Rainbow Wahine drop to 1-6 with loss to Florida Gulf Coast

The Maui News

The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team fell behind early and was never able to fully recover as the Rainbow Wahine lost to Florida Gulf Coast 73-67 in a Rainbow Wahine Showdown game Saturday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Julissa Tago scored 13 points off the bench to lead UH, which dropped to 1-6 on the season. Courtney Middap, Makenna Woodfolk and Jadynn Alexander each added 10 points, with Woodfolk also grabbing eight rebounds.

The Rainbow Wahine, who fell behind 25-11 in the first quarter, had 19 turnovers in the game, 11 of those coming on steals by the Eagles (3-2). Hawaii shot 44.4 percent from the field (20-of-45).

Florida Gulf Coast got a game-high 17 points from Nasrin Ulel. Keri Jewett-Giles and Lisa Zderadicka each added 16 points for the Eagles.

The Rainbow Wahine finish the tournament today with a game against Stanford — the undefeated Cardinal are ranked No. 8 in the country by The Associated Press