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Rainbow Wahine fall to Mean Green 66-60

The Maui News

The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team’s comeback bid fell short Friday night as UH lost to North Texas 66-60 in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

The Mean Green used an 18-point second quarter to take a 38-28 lead into halftime. They still led 50-41 after three quarters before the Rainbow Wahine rallied in the fourth.

UH went on a 7-0 run to close within 56-50 with 4 minutes, 30 seconds to go in the game. The Rainbow Wahine continued to chip away, and Amy Atwell’s 3-pointer with 18 seconds left closed the deficit to 60-58, but North Texas was able to hold on by going 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.

Julissa Tago had 15 points and Atwell added 13 for UH (3-3).

Anisha George led the Mean Green (3-3) with 21 points.

Hawaii plays No. 12 N.C. State today and Texas on Sunday to wrap up the tourney.