Rainbow Wahine rally to beat Aggies, end three-game skid

The Maui News

Makenna Woodfolk had 19 points as the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team rallied for a 65-60 victory over UC Davis on Saturday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Tia Kanoa scored seven of her 15 points in the fourth quarter, when the Rainbow Wahine outscored the Aggies 24-14. She also finished with eight rebounds and seven assists to help UH end a three-game losing streak and improve to 5-10 overall, 1-1 in Big West Conference play.

UC Davis took its biggest lead with 7 minutes, 26 minutes left in the game when Kourtney Eaton hit a 3-pointer to put the Aggies up 56-47. Courtney Middap quickly answered with a 3 for UH on the next possession, and the Rainbow Wahine climbed back to take a 59-58 lead on a pair of Leah Salanoa free throws with 2:52 remaining.

Hawaii went 6-for-6 from the line while holding the Aggies to a pair of free throws the rest of the way.

Morgan Bertsch led defending Big West champion UC Davis (9-6, 1-1) with 29 points. The Rainbow Wahine next host Cal State Northridge on Thursday.