HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii senior forward Ashleigh Karaitiana hit a go-ahead three with 14 seconds to play in the game, and the Rainbow Wahine defeated the Gauchos of U.C. Santa Barbara, 63-62, at the Thunderdome on Saturday.
Hawaii trailed 62-60 in the waning moments of the game when Destiny King found Karaitiana while dribbling along the baseline. After launching the three, it bounced several times on and above the rim before finally falling through.
Hawaii's seniors, including Destiny King, Kalei Adolpho, and Karaitiana, accounted for 21 of the 'Bows last 23 points in the game.
King led all scorers with 17 points. She also pulled down a team-high eight rebounds. Karaitiana finished with 12 points on the night.