Honolulu, HI- FGCU (3-0) won their 3rd game in a row, defeating the University of Hawai’i (0-3), 65-45, Friday night in the first game of the Bank of Hawai’i Classic.
FGCU shot 38.6% (22/57) from the field, 35.3% (12/34) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded by Hawai’i 48-27. The Eagles dished out 15 assists, had 10 steals, and 1 block in the game. FGCU forced 22 Rainbow Warriors team turnovers, while having 8 team turnovers of their own.
Hawai’i shot 35.3% (18/51) from the field, 21.4% (3/14) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded FGCU 48-27. The Rainbow Warriors dished out 9 assists, had 4 steals, and 1 block in the game. Hawai’i forced 8 Eagles team turnovers, while having 22 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
TK Morehouse 17 pts, 3 asts
Kaela Webb 12 pts, 2 asts
Sophia Stiles 9 pts, 9 reb
Outstanding Players (UH):
Lily Wahinekapu 9 pts, 5 reb
Daejah Phillips 8 pts, 4 reb
Jovi Lefotu 8 pts
The Eagles defeated Hawai’i courtesy of the 3 ball, hitting 12 3 point field goals, and shooting 35% from beyond the arc (12/34). Hawai’i won the rebounding battle, but the Eagles dominated the Rainbow Warriors in every other facet of Friday night’s game. TK Morehouse scored a game high 17 points to lead FGCU, and Kaela Webb also scored in double figures in the game, finishing with 12 points. Sophia Stiles just missed a double double, and contributed 9 points, to go with 9 rebounds.
Hawai’i was led offensively by Lily Wahinekapu, who scored 9 points. The Eagles never trailed in this game, and their largest lead was their 30 point lead at halftime (39-19). FGCU had 15 assists to go with 10 steals in the game, and did all of this without Alyza Winston (leading scorer) playing in the game.
FGCU (3-0) faces the University of San Diego (3-1), Sunday at 5:30 PM, from the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, in the second game of the Bank of Hawaii Classic.