BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – CSU Bakersfield outscored Hawai'i 25-15 in the fourth quarter to take a 58-51 win in women's basketball action on Sunday in Bakersfield.
Hawai'i (0-2) led 36-33 heading into the final quarter before the Roadrunners (1-0) took control by shooting 8-of-15 from the field and 7-of-9 from the free throw line in the final frame to pick up the win.
Senior Briana Harris had 15 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for Hawai'i, while junior Sarah Toeaina added 14 points and eight boards, but Hawai'i shot 31 percent (18-of-58) from the field in the game. The 'Bows connected on 5-of-23 (21.7 percent) 3-point attempts and 10-of-20 free throws.
Bakersfield, meanwhile, was only slightly better shooting the ball, hitting 33.3 percent (20-of-60) from the field and 24.1 percent (7-of-29) from 3, but went 11-of-14 at the free throw line and converted 19 UH turnovers into 18 points. The Rainbow Wahine held a 44-41 rebounding advantage but their 15 offensive rebounds produced only eight second-chance points.
Leah Salanoa scored eight points off the bench for Hawai'i, while Lahni Salanoa had seven points and eight rebounds. Bakersfield's Aja Williams scored a game-high 27 points on 9-of-26 shooting including 5-of-15 from 3.
The Rainbow Wahine will return home to take on Youngstown State in the Bank of Hawai'i Classic on Nov. 18. Hawai'i will also host New Mexico State on Nov. 20 to wrap up the Classic.
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