Rainbow Wahine rout Titans in home finale

The Maui News

Courtney Middap scored 14 points to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 70-55 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Leah Salanoa added 11 points and Amy Atwell had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Rainbow Wahine (12-15, 8-6 Big West Conference) in their home finale.

UH outscored the Titans 22-9 in the second quarter, taking a 35-23 lead into halftime. Fullerton slowly chipped away, eventually closing within four points twice in the fourth quarter before Middap and Salanoa each hit back-to-back 3s to put Hawaii ahead 63-47 with 4 minutes, 37 seconds remaining.

Daeja Smith scored 22 points and Raina Perez added 11 to lead the Titans (13-14, 5-9). UH next plays at UC Riverside on Thursday.