UH women’s hoops edges LBSU on second straight day to complete sweep


Amy Atwell (Courtesy Julie Kim)

The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team edged Long Beach State 76-73 in overtime on Saturday afternoon to complete a two-day sweep.

For the second straight night, Amy Atwell was the leading scorer for the Rainbow Wahine and made clutch buckets down the stretch. In scoring 23 points, Atwell drained four 3-pointers for the second night in a row, including a 3-pointer that was the last basket of regulation. The ‘Bows outscored the Beach 7-4 in the extra period as Naomi’ Hunt’s desperation 3-point attempt fell short to seal the win for UH.

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The Rainbow Wahine improved to 7-6 overall and 6-5 in Big West Conference play. The Beach drops to 11-7 overall and 10-6 in Big West play after having its losing streak extended to six.

The ‘Bows will return to Oahu for their final two home games of the year against UC Davis, which takes place on Friday and Saturday at SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center. Friday’s game, which tips off at 7 p.m., will be the first home game for the Wahine since Jan. 23.

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