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Rainbow Warriors fall short against Anteaters

The Maui News

Brad Greene had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, and UC Irvine held off the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 53-51 on Friday at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Casdon Jardine scored 14 points and James Jean-Marie added 12 to lead the Rainbow Warriors, who fell to 4-5 overall and 2-5 in Big West Conference play when Justin Webster’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer missed the mark.

The Anteaters improved to 9-4, 5-0 in the Big West.

In Irvine, Calif., the UH women’s team never led in falling to UC Irvine 82-68.

Amy Atwell had 16 points, Jadynn Alexander scored 13, and Kelsie Imai and Kasey Neubert each added 12 for the Rainbow Wahine (3-4, 2-3).

Kayla Williams scored 20 points to lead the Anteaters (8-5, 5-0).

The teams play again today.