The University of Hawai’i women’s basketball team split the series with the University of Cal Poly Friday and Saturday afternoon at the Mott Arena.
The Wahine (4-5, 3-4) attempted 42 3-point baskets and made 15 of of the attempts in the tightly contested game. The Wahine fell to the Mustangs (4-4, 8-6) 79-71 in overtime.
The 42 3-point attempts neared the Wahine’s collective total for three-point attempts throughout the entire season and allowed them to keep the contest against the ‘Bows close, but it wasn’t enough to complete the sweep against the Big West foe.
During the end of regulation time, Amy Atwell’s 3-point attempt with 36 seconds left in the game was enough to give the Wahine a 62-60 lead in regulation, but that wasn’t enough of a cushion to prevent overtime when Cal Poly came back to tie the game.
Hawai’i struggled to contain Mustangs’ player Maddie Willet during the overtime period.
Willet scored eight points in overtime that allowed Cal Poly to go on a 17-9 run to gain momentum and win the game in the overtime period.
The ‘Bows were led by freshman point guard Kelsie Imai, who dished out a total of eight assists in the loss.
In the second contest with the Mustangs, the Wahine didn’t allow the game to venture into overtime.
Hawai‘i outscored the Mustangs 21-16 in the third quarter, which was enough to carry them to a victory.
Hawai‘i had three contributors score in double digits in the victory over the Mustangs.
Jadynn Alexander, Amy Atwell and Daejah Phillips combined to score 47 of the Wahine’s 66 total points in the game.
Hawai’i’s defense also limited Abbey Ellis’s support in the game. Ellis led the Mustangs with 24 points, but only Sierra Campisano scored in double digits with 10 points.
Hawai’i will travel to play the University of California Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Jason Blasco, reporter, can be reached at 245-0437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.