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Friday, February 5, 1999


W A H I N E _ B A S K E T B A L L




Wahine pick up
road win

Star-Bulletin staff

Tapa

EL PASO, Texas -- The University of Hawaii women's basketball team filled one big order and have one tall order left to handle on its two-game road trip.

Taking control of the game with a 9-0 run midway through the second half, the Wahine defeated Texas-El Paso, 77-64, in a Western Athletic Conference Pacific Division game last night.

"We had a timeout and our players said it was time to get it over with," UH head coach Vince Goo said. "We went to a pressure man (defense) and cut off the baseline. We knew if we did a good job defensively, we could score."

The timeout came with 9:45 to play and UH had just started its run and led 52-46. Five minutes later the Wahine (13-7, 5-3 WAC) were up, 65-52. They converted 8-of-12 free throws in the wanning moments to hold off the Miners (8-12, 2-6).

Raylene Howard led UH with 28 points and 10 rebounds. BJ Itoman followed with 18 points.

There was concern for UTEP's 3-point shooting, but the Wahine held the Miners to just 3-for-12 in that department.

"Our perimeter people did the pressing and the inside people, especially Hedy (Liu), were rotating and helping out," Goo said.

"BJ played a great floor game offensively and, as usual, at the defensive end. She's had just one turnover in the last two games."

Next up is Sunday's visit to The Pit for a rematch with New Mexico, a five-point winner over UH in Honolulu on Jan. 9.

Tapa

Box Score

Hawaii 77, Texas-El Paso 64

At El Paso, Texas

bullet Wahine (13-7 overall; 5-3 WAC)

		mp	fgm	fga	ftm	fta	reb	pf	tp
Lee		36	3	9	7	8	3	2	13
Howard		38	11	14	4	4	10	3	28
Liu		30	3	6	1	3	7	3	7
Itoman		39	7	12	3	4	6	0	18
Evers		35	3	6	2	5	1	1	9
Forsberg	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
McMeeken-Ruscoe	8	1	1	0	0	0	1	2
Spencer-Vasco.	1	0	1	0	0	0	0	0
Kohler		9	0	1	0	0	0	1	0
Petersen	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Greeny		2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
	Team						5
	Totals	200	28	50	17	24	32	11	77
bullet Miners (8-12 overall; 2-6 WAC)

		mp	fgm	fga	ftm	fta	reb	pf	tp
Caussey		23	2	6	0	0	0	1	5
Specht		34	5	8	0	0	15	4	10
Doumerc		36	0	1	0	0	0	3	0
Mata		27	2	4	0	0	4	2	5
Daniel		34	6	18	2	2	1	3	14
Gray		17	3	6	1	1	2	1	7
Garza		4	1	2	0	0	0	3	3
Prieto		1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Lattin		24	8	17	4	4	7	3	20
	Team						1
	Totals	200	27	62	7	7	30	20	64
Key: mp-minutes played. fgm-field goals made. fga-field goals attempted. ftm-free throws made. fta-free throws attempted. reb-rebounds. pf-personal fouls. pts-points scored.

Halftime score--Hawaii 34, UTEP 31

3-point goals--Hawaii 4-10 (Howard 2-3, Evers 1-2, Itoman 1-3, Lee 0-2), UTEP 3-12 (Mata 1-1, Garza 1-2, Caussey 1-4, Doumerc 0-1, Daniel 0-4).

Assists--Hawaii 16 (Howard 4), UTEP 11 (Caussey 2, Doumerc 2, Mata 2, Lattin 2). Turnovers--Hawaii 12 (Howard 6), UTEP 10 (Daniel 3). Steals--Hawaii 4 (Lee 2), UTEP 7 (Lattin 3). Blocked shots--Hawaii 1 (Lee 1), UTEP 3 (Specht 2).

A--569. Officials: Perlman, Morris, Short.



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