Rainbow Wahine Are Defeated 61-60 At Oregon State In Their Season Opener

Rainbow Wahine Are Defeated: The opening game of the 2022-23 season for the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team was played at Oregon State and ended in a disappointing loss for the Rainbow Warriors, 61-60.

The Rainbow Wahine, who had led by as much as 13 points in the first half, fell behind by as many as 10 points in the second half but rallied back thanks to the effort of guards Lily Wahinekapu and Deajah Phillips, who each scored 12 points. Ultimately, the Rainbow Wahine lost the game.

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Olivia Davis scored a jump shot with 24 seconds left to play that tied the game at 60 points apiece.

After a driving layup attempt by the Beavers was unsuccessful, players from both teams chased after a loose ball as the clock ran out. However, after a review, Phillips was called for a foul on the loose ball, and Oregon State‘s Noelle Mannen was put on the free throw line, where she would hit one of two shots to take a 61-60 lead for the Beavers.

Rainbow Wahine Are Defeated
Rainbow Wahine Are Defeated

Why Did Rainbow Wahine Lose The Match?

The Rainbows were able to get possession of the ball at the midpoint of the court with.04 seconds left on the clock, but Davies’ last-ditch attempt to score was unsuccessful.

Talia von Oelhoffen was the primary contributor for Oregon State, as she scored 14 points, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out six assists. She is a native of Molokai, and her father was a defensive tackle in the NFL. Her father’s name is Kimo von Oelhoffen.

The Rainbow Wahine will wrap up the first two games of their season on the road in Portland on Wednesday at three o’clock in the afternoon Hawaii Standard Time (HST).

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