HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii trailed by nine points in the second half
before coming back to beat Washington State 68-63 Friday in the
first round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
With the victory, Hawaii advanced to the tournament's semifinals
for the first time in three years. The Rainbow Wahine will face
Wisconsin, an 85-73 winner over Idaho State, at 5 p.m. Saturday.The score was tied 57-57 with a little more than two minutes
left, before the Rainbow Wahine (2-1) outscored the Cougars (2-1)
11-6. Nine of Hawaii's final points came on free throws.In all, UH scored 25 points on 39 free throw attempts, while
Washington State was 21-of-33 from the foul line.Brittany Grice led Hawaii with 14 points, followed by Janevia
Taylor with 13, and Amy Sanders and Tanya Smith with 12 apiece.Charmaine Jones scored 16 points to lead the Cougars. Teammate
Kate Benz had a game-high 15 rebounds.