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Two days after setting a career-high, Hawaii guard McKenna Hare broke the record with yet another impressive shooting performance.
The UH graduate student hit a career-high six 3-pointers to lead the Rainbow Wahine basketball team to a 76-60 victory over Northridge, CA at the Premier America Credit Union Arena in Northridge, CA.
Hare went 6-8 from the 3-point range with a career-high 18 points, while Rainbow Wahine (6-9, 4-2 Big West) posted a season-best 57% overall to make the road trip.
Hare entered the road trip this season with 6 points on 12-2 shooting. She finished her two-game stint in California with 33 points, going 11-for-19 overall and 10-for-18 from a three-point range. She recorded her all-time best 15 points and four of her 3-pointers in her Saturday loss at Long Beach State.
“What she’s doing incredibly well is that she’s getting her spot right away and on her feet,” UH coach Laura Beeman said in a phone interview. It’s been really fun to watch her grow and develop, and she was our key to tonight.”
UH guard Lilly Wahinekapu hit two 3-pointers and had 16 points and 6 assists, contributing to the team’s best points total of the season. Guard Deja Phillips said that from the field he went 5-for-7 and from the bench he tallied 14 points, 5 assists and 3 stolen bases.
UH moves into a four-way tie for second in the Big West standings and has a quick run ahead of Thursday’s game against conference leaders UC Irvine (14-3, 6-0) at the Stan Sheriff Center’s SimpliFi Arena. turnaround is performed.
Wahine is scheduled to return to campus this afternoon and has a day to prepare for Monday’s 70-60 win at UC Santa Barbara against the Anteaters, who remained undefeated in the Big West.
“We have to do a few things to prepare for their pace,” Beeman said. “They captured the whole court and it’s been like our Achilles heel. We have to be able to handle their sets and personnel and they’re playing very well right now.”
After struggling off the field in a 62-48 loss to Long Beach State on Saturday and being moved from Walter Pyramid due to a roof leak, the Rainbow Wahine went 3-12-7 with 70.8% shooting from the field. was. – Points range for CSUN to take a 44-36 lead at halftime.
“I think the (LBSU) gold mine warmed us up for Matadome,” Beeman said. “The girls didn’t like playing in Long Beach. They didn’t like the way they hit the ball. They understand that energy and focus and effort is everything… I can shoot the ball better, play defense better, do everything better.”
Tess Amundsen led CSUN with 17 points (4-13, 3-4) and Jordyn Jackson finished with 15 points.
UH led 58-51 going into the fourth quarter and the Matadors came within five again on two free throws from Amundsen. But Kelsey Imai made a layup and Hare extended his lead to 10 with his fifth 3-pointer. Hare scored the final 3-pointer with 2:48 left to give UH a 73-60 lead as Wahine closed the third. Big West Road victory.
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