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Saturday, November 25, 2000


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



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Goo joyless, but
Wahine prevail


By Al Chase
Star-Bulletin

Vince Goo's demeanor afterward confirmed what everyone saw in the last of four games in the Asahi Rainbow Wahine Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center yesterday.

The University of Hawaii head women's basketball coach was not happy at all even though the Wahine prevailed, 65-52.

Despite using Jana Gabrielova, Michelle Gabriel and April Atuaia at point guard, the Wahine offense never clicked on all cylinders.

"They weren't playing under control. They weren't defending the penetration and they didn't get us into our offensive transition," Goo said.

"It was a ragged game. It was a horrible performance."

Fortunately for the Wahine, the University of California-Irvine Anteaters shot a miserable 28 percent from the field. The Anteaters took 42 more shots (81-39) than UH but sank just four more (23-19).

They outrebounded UH, 45-27, including 27 offensive rebounds.

"That happens when you miss a lot of shots," UCI head coach Mark Adams said.

"We're a pretty good shooting team. They had good looks, but we weren't knocking them down. I thought we played very well."

Goo agreed.

"They played very hard and you've got to give them a lot of credit for that," he said.

When the Wahine face a man defense, they like to drive to the basket and pick up fouls along the way. They tried, but all too often, didn't get the ball inside.

Kylie Galloway sat for several minutes in the second half when her teammates couldn't get her involved in the offense.

"She was working to get open, but a lot of times we didn't look in and didn't get the ball in to her," said Goo.

Crystal Lee did receive the ball enough and was fouled enough to lead all scorers yesterday with a career high 31 points. The senior forward was 9-for-16 from the field and 12-of-13 from the foul line.

"We drove well, but we didn't pass very well," Lee said. "We need to pass the ball tomorrow, get the ball to Kylie, Dainora (Puida) and Christen (Roper)."

If the Wahine don't, it will be a long afternoon against Arizona State in a semifinal matchup.

"We're more athletic and more talented than in previous years," Sun Devils head coach Charli Turner Thorne said.

"We're used to pressure and have strong guards. Amanda Levens got the rest of us going today."

The Wahine closed the first half with an 11-1 run to take the lead for good, 31-22. They built a double-digit advantage in the second half, but only because of the Anteaters' cold shooting.

In other games in the Wahine Classic:

N.C. STATE 68, N. ILLINOIS 39:

The 22nd-ranked Wolfpack (2-1) used a pressure defense to build a 16-point halftime lead, then held the Huskies (1-2) to 27 percent shooting from the field despite missing three injured starters.

Tynesha Lewis led N.C. State with 14 points.

ARKANSAS 78, MICHIGAN 67:

After two road losses, the Lady Razorbacks (1-2) made 15 of 19 free throws in the last eight minutes to hold off the Spartans (1-2).

"We played in two tough places on the road, but we have to do that to get ready for the Southeastern Conference," Arkansas head coach Gary Blair said.

ARIZONA STATE. 67, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 45:

The Sun Devils (3-0) controlled the boards (49-29) and Amanda Levens had a hot hand, topping all scorers with 28 points.

The Ladyjacks (2-1) fell behind by 17 points (39-22) at the half and shot just 30 percent from the field for the game.

Hawaii 65, UC Irvine 52

Anteaters (1-1 overall, 0-1 tournament)


fg fga ft fta min reb a tp
Woznick 3 8 0 0 20 1 1 7
Gabbe 5 18 0 0 31 7 5 11
Tomlinson 1 4 0 2 30 5 3 2
Hudson 3 9 0 0 14 4 1 6
Oparah 1 7 0 3 28 7 0 2
Ciperova 6 13 0 0 24 5 0 13
Green 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Vincent 3 8 1 1 10 0 2 8
Matthews 0 7 0 2 13 3 0 0
Callaway 1 7 1 2 25 9 0 3
Team




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Totals 23 81 2 10 200 45 12 52

Wahine (4-0 overall, 1-0 tournament)


fg fga ft fta min reb a tp
Galloway 2 3 0 0 32 2 1 5
Gabrielova 1 3 2 2 23 1 3 4
Lee 9 16 12 13 37 3 2 31
Greeny 0 2 1 2 12 5 1 1
Puida 3 5 4 4 22 9 0 10
Croser 1 2 2 4 3 0 0 4
Brossman 0 0 1 2 11 2 2 1
Roper 1 3 0 0 14 3 0 2
Gabriel 0 0 0 0 12 1 01 0
Atuaia 1 3 2 2 22 5 3 5
Allen 1 2 0 0 12 4 0 2
Team




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Totals 19 39 24 29 200 37 13 65

Key--fg: field goals; fga: field goals attempted; ft: free throws; fta: free throws attempted; min: minutes; reb: rebounds; a: assists; tp: total points.

Halftime score--Hawaii 31, UC Irvine 24.

3-point goals--UCI 4-15 (Ciperova 1-1, Woznick 1-2, Gabbe 1-4, Vincent 1-4, Tomlinson 0-1, Matthews 0-3), UH 3-10 (Atuaia 1-1, Galloway 1-2, Lee 1-3, Greeny 0-1, Croser 0-1, Gabrielova 0-2). Personal fouls--UCI 24, UH 15. Fouled out--Gabbe, Ciperova. Steals--UCI 10 (Ciperova 3), UH 2 (Lee, Puida). Blocked shots--UCI 2 (Gabbe, Ciperova), UH 4 (Puida 2). Turnovers--UCI 14 (Ciperova 4), UH 23 (Gabriel 5). Technicals--none. Officials--Yamasaki, Kau, Blaque. A--778.



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