The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team closed out its road trip with a 51-47 victory at Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday.
In improving to 8-11 overall and 6-4 in Big West Conference play, the Rainbow Wahine rebounded from a tough loss at UC Santa Barbara on Thursday that saw the ‘Bows get edged in the closing seconds.
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Lily Wahinekapu had a team-high 14 points and a game-high four steals for UH, while Meilani McBee added 13 points by hitting three of the team’s four 3-pointers.
Additionally, freshman Imani Perez added seven points and 10 rebounds, including a pair of free throws that sealed the game with less than 15 seconds left, making up for a pair of free throw misses with less than 30 seconds left.
For CSUB (5-13, 2-8), Hennie Van Schaik had a double-double of a game-high 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Hawaii returns home to face UC Davis on Thursday at 7 p.m. at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.