The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa women’s and men’s basketball teams had a strong weekend against UC Riverside. The Rainbow Wahine claimed a 55-51 home win while the Warriors won 67-63 on the road in Riverside, California.
The Rainbow Wahine’s final score of 55-51 marked their seventh straight win over UC Riverside. UH took the lead late in the first half and maintained it through a relatively close game.
Sophomore guard Lily Wahinekapu led the team with 14 points, a career-high 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Kallin Spiller chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds to contribute to UH‘s advantage inside.
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The men’s basketball team picked up a pivotal road win by knocking off first-place UC Riverside, 67-63. The Rainbow Warriors snapped UC Riverside’s six-game winning streak.
Junior guard JoVon McClanahan scored a team-high 19 points and shot 9-of-10 free throws, including a pair of free throws with 9.7 seconds left to help seal the win. Bernardo da Silva poured in 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting with all but four of his points coming in the second half. He also added a team-high eight rebounds.
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