HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Wahine basketball team came back strong in the second half Cal State Fullerton to tie things up late Saturday afternoon, but the ‘Bows ultimately fell 72-68 on the road.
"It comes down to consistency," said head coach Laura Beeman in a statement. "When you foul a team as much as we are, you're not going to win ball games. When we don't foul our opponents and sure up our defense, we are a really good team, but when we don't, it hurts."
Hawaii (4-10, 0-1) has now dropped three games in a row.
After trailing in the first half, the Wahine tied the game at 50-50 with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. However, the Titans went on a 13-8 run in the last three minutes to seal the win.
Amy Atwell notched a career-high 25 points in 16 minutes of action off the bench, hitting 9-of-11 from the floor, 4-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc and 3-of-3 from the free throw line.
Lauren Rewers notched double-digits points as she tallied 10 points, three rebounds and three assists.
"Amy (Atwell) and Lauren (Rewers) were our two positives from tonight, along with our ability to cut down on the turnovers," Beeman said. "Amy got hot, and it was fun watching her play, while Lauren continues to build her confidence and be a very productive player for us."
The ‘Bows will return to Honolulu to take on UC Davis and CSUN in their first conference home games of the season.