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SAN JOSE, Calif. >> The San Jose State women's basketball team, smarting from a 42-point whipping by Fresno State on Monday night, discovered redemption last night.



SJSU 73
HAWAII 45

NEXT UP
vs. SMU on Thursday


The Spartans held Hawaii to its lowest first-half point total (14) of the season, then used a 19-0 run in the second half to build a 29-point lead en route to a 73-45 Western Athletic Conference victory.

San Jose State (10-2 overall, 2-1 WAC), off to its best start in school history, scored 20 points off 20 UH turnovers and received 41 points from its bench players to just 11 for the Rainbow Wahine, who did not have the services of center Callie Spooner or wing Pam Tambini due to injuries.

Hawaii (3-9, 1-2) held a brief lead twice in the first four minutes of play. Then the Wahine slowly fell farther and farther behind as one mistake was compounded by another.

The Wahine still trailed by only four points, 14-10, with five minutes left in the first half, but the Spartans outscored UH 14-4 the rest of the way for a 28-14 halftime advantage.

Hawaii fired blanks with its offense twice in the half, going five minutes and 38 seconds and 5:13 without scoring.

Eight points by April Atuaia, two free throws by Jade Abele and a layup by Amber Lee pulled Hawaii to within 10 points, 38-28, with 14:59 left to play. That's when the Spartans exploded for 19 unanswered points, a 57-28 lead and put their game on cruise control to the final whistle.

During the SJSU run, the Wahine went 6:16 without putting a point on the scoreboard.

"We didn't run our offense very well the whole game. We were trying everything," said UH coach Vince Goo.

"We did not handle the ball very well and the four people without the ball did not play well. We were tentative and that led to turnovers and poor shot selection."

The Spartans, who had averaged just 10 shots from beyond the arc going into the game, took advantage of Hawaii's inability to defend the 3-point shot. They launched 31 treys and connected on 12, with their top gunner, Chenne Tuimoloau, making six of 13 attempts.

Atuaia topped UH's scorers with 16 points and Abele had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Tuimoloau, who came off the bench, led SJSU with 20 points.

Notes: Spooner sprained her right ankle in the shootaround prior to the game and Tambini is still wearing a protective walking boot on her left foot. ... The 28-point loss was the Wahine's worst since Louisiana Tech beat visiting UH by 29 points on Feb. 7, 2002.


WAC standings


WAC games Overall


W L PCT. W L PCT.

Rice 3 0 1.000 6 6 .500

San Jose St. 2 1 .667 10 2 .833

Louisiana Tech 2 1 .667 9 2 .818

So. Methodist 2 1 .667 6 6 .500

Boise St. 1 1 .500 4 7 .364

Tulsa 1 2 .333 8 5 .615

Fresno St. 1 2 .333 7 6 .538

Hawaii 1 2 .333 3 9 .250

Nevada 1 2 333 2 11 .154

UTEP 0 2 .000 5 6 .455

Yesterday's results

San Jose State 73, Hawaii 45

Southern Methodist 67, Fresno St. 62

Rice 71, Boise State 63

Tulsa 66, Texas-El Paso 62

Louisiana Tech 110, Nevada 47


San Jose St. 73, Hawaii 45

Wahine (3-9, 1-2)

fg fga ft fta min reb a tp
Abele 3 10 4 4 33 12 1 10
Grice 2 6 0 0 22 5 0 4
Taylor 0 5 0 0 23 2 2 0
Sanders 2 3 0 0 15 5 2 4
Atuaia 6 13 0 0 27 3 3 16
Nishimoto 2 3 0 0 11 0 1 5
Solia 0 5 1 3 20 4 0 1
Crouch 0 3 0 0 5 2 0 0
Macfarlane 0 6 0 0 15 1 1 0
Aiwohi 0 0 3 5 14 5 1 3
Lee 1 1 0 2 15 4 0 2
Totals 16 55 8 14 200 44 11 45

Spartans (10-2, 2-1)

fg fga ft fta min reb a tp
Taylor, Ta. 2 8 2 4 27 10 1 6
Augustine 2 10 0 0 17 3 0 4
Gemo 0 5 0 0 19 7 2 0
Williams 6 17 0 0 37 7 10 15
McGlaston 3 5 1 2 27 4 2 7
Tuimoloau 7 17 0 0 26 3 2 20
Harris 3 10 0 0 14 3 4 9
Taylor, Te. 3 5 4 6 19 7 0 10
McKneely 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Morris 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0
Forster 1 1 0 0 8 2 0 2
Totals 27 79 7 12 200 52 21 73

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--San Jose St. 28, Hawaii 14.
3-point goals--Hawaii 5-15 (Atuaia 4, Nishimoto), San Jose St. 12-31 (Tuimoloau 6, Harris 3, Williams 3). Personal fouls--Hawaii 14, San Jose St. 15. Steals--Hawaii 6 (Abele 3, Taylor 2, Aiwohi); San Jose St. 11 (Gemo 4, Williams 2, McGlaston 2, Harris, Taylor, Te., Forster). Blocked shots--Hawaii 1 (Abele); San Jose St. 3 (Gemo 2, Taylor, Ta.); Turnovers--Hawaii 20 (Aiwohi 5, Abele 4, Solia 3, Taylor 2, Macfarlane 2, Grice, Sanders, Atuaia, Crouch); San Jose St. 10 (Williams 4, Taylor, Te. 2, Taylor, Ta., Gemo, McGlaston, Morris). Att--525.

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