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Rainbow Wahine down Long Beach State to advance to Big West championship game

Rainbow Wahine advance to the Big West conference title game Rainbow Wahine advance to the Big West conference title game
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Twelve months after being upset by Cal State Northridge in the 2015 Big West Conference championship game, the Rainbow Wahine basketball team is a win away from making amends and advancing to the NCAA tournament.

Hawaii defeated Long Beach State in the semifinal round of the tournament on Friday, 76-60, and will play U.C. Davis on Saturday for the conference title.

The 'Bows pulled off the double-digit win despite a game-high 27 points from Long Beach guard Raven Benton, who shot 10-for-20 from the floor. Hawaii made 49 percent of their shots, including 46 percent from deep.

Marissa Wimbley led all Hawaii scorers with 18 points. Destiny King scored 8 points in 30 minutes, but added 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals.

The 'Bows outrebounded The Beach 41-17.

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