Wahine travel to take on the Tritons

  • Courtesy of the University of Hawai‘i Sports Information Department file

    Hawai’i freshman guard Kelsie Imai drives to the basket in the first half of a game against Cal State Fullerton last month at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Manoa.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— The University of Hawai‘i women’s basketball team will have to adapt to another last-minute schedule change because of COVID-19.

The Wahine (3-4 overall, 2-3 Big West Conference) dropped their one BWC game to UC Irvine 82-68 last Friday before the second portion of the doubleheader was cut short Saturday in what the university referred to as an “abundance of caution.”

The Hawai‘i game scheduled against UC San Diego, hosting the Tritons, now will not happen.

Instead, the Wahine traveled to the University of Cal Poly for games at 2 p.m. today and 5 p.m. Saturday at Mott Gym in San Luis Obispo County, California.

Hawai‘i had been scheduled to play a two-game BWC sest Series in late December, but it was canceled because of COVID-19 travel complications.

Leaders of the pack

Two Wahine players have stood out in the team’s topsy-turvy season, with only redshirt senior forward Amy Atwell and senior guard Jadynn Alexander averaging in double figures, Atwell with 12 points and 5.4 rebounds a game, and Alexander with 10.3 points and 3.9 rebounds a gme, accounting for one-third of the Wahine total output.

Bombs away

A bulk of Atwell and Alexander’s scoring comes from beyond the arc, with both players making 25 of the team’s 42 three-point attempts this season.

Containing the two-headed monster

Like the Wahine, the Tritons (7-5, 3-3) have two players who account for most of the team’s points.

Sophomore guard Abbey Ellis, the team leader, averages 17.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists a game.

Senior Center Sierra Campisano is averaging 16.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

The two account for over half of the team’s 63-point-per-game average.

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