HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team is finally set to return to the Stan Sheriff Center this weekend to finish their 2021 regular season against UC Davis.
After spending majority of the season on the road, the ‘Bows are excited to finish off the most unique seasons ever back at home.
“It’s super exciting, we’ve played like two home conference games all year, which is kind of unheard of, but it’s just been a crazy year and we’ve just been grateful to play games.” Senior Amy Atwell told reporters. “It’s super exciting to come back and play at our home court again.”
The final game at home usually means Senior Night, however in the age of COVID-19 seniors have the ability to return for another year, but head coach Laura Beeman left out no speculatation, announcing that seniors Barbara Rangel and Jaydnn Alexander will be honored this weekend, while Amy Atwell is set to return next year.
“Senior week is always fun, senior night is always great, being able to play at home for the first time in 41 days or something is a nice feeling when you can sleep in your own bed and just have the comforts of Hawaii.” Coach Beeman said. “This team is excited about playing at home, we’ve been on the road a lot.”
looking ahead, the ‘Bows are looking to make a splash in the Big West Tournament, in order to make that bappen, coach Beeman says that her girls need to have a big outing against the Aggies.
“We need to play well, we need to compete against Davis Friday and Saturday.” Coach Beeman said. “I think were very capable of beating them, as good as they are, very experienced team, it’s a very tough match up for us, we need to play well and whatever the outcome is Friday, were going to get back after it Saturday, whatever the outcome Saturday, were going to get back after it if we see them in the tournament.”
Game one set for Friday at 7:00 p.m. Hawaii time on Spectrum Sports