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Rainbow Wahine return from long layoff, beat Vikings

December 19, 2011
The Maui News

HONOLULU - Playing for the first time in over two weeks, the University of Hawaii women's basketball team won its second straight game Sunday night, defeating Portland State 78-66 at the Stan Sheriff Center in the Rainbow Wahine Shootout.

Kamilah Jackson had 22 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Rainbow Wahine (3-7). Hawaii was coming off a 66-55 win at Columbia on Dec. 3 that ended a seven-game losing streak.

Molokai High School graduate Kalei Adolpho made her debut with the UH basketball team Sunday after concluding the volleyball season earlier this month. The freshman forward/center had eight rebounds, two blocks, six points, an assist and a turnover in 20 minutes. She was 1-for-3 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free-throw line.

Kanisha Bello had 15 points and Vicky Tagalicod added 11 for Hawaii, which led 42-37 at the half.

Eryn Jones scored 18 and Kate Lanz 17 to lead the Vikings (5-4).

UH plays Denver today before concluding the tournament Tuesday against UC Davis, which earlier Sunday beat Denver 60-51.



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