RAINBOW WAHINE SHOWDOWN: FGCU/HAWAI’I RECAP

Honolulu, HI- FGCU (5-1) defeated the University of Hawai’i (1-5), 63-50, Saturday night, in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU shot 43.9% (25/57) from the field, 27.0% (10/37) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 39-25 by the Rainbow Warriors. The Eagles dished out 11 assists, had 12 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 24 Hawai’i team turnovers, while having 10 team turnovers of their own.

Stats (UH):

Hawai’i shot 41.3% (25/57) from the field, 30.8% (4/13) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded the Eagles 39-25. The Rainbow Warriors dished out 7 assists, had 4 steals, and 0 blocks in the game. Hawai’i forced 10 FGCU team turnovers, while having 24 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Alyza Winston 16 pts, 2 reb

Sha Carter 11 pts, 2 asts

TK Morehouse 10 pts, 7 reb

Outstanding Players (UH):

Daejah Phillips 15 pts, 5 reb

Jovi Letofu 8 pts, 2 reb

Lily Wahinekapu 7 pts, 2 reb

Overview:

FGCU completed the season series sweep of Hawai’i, after another huge win vs the Rainbow Warriors, in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. FGCU had three players finish in double figures in scoring in the game: Alyza Winston (16 pts), Sha Carter (11 pts), and TK Morehouse (10 pts). Hawai’i was led offensively by Daejah Phillips, who finished with a game high 16 points. FGCU forced 24 Hawai’i team turnovers, and that was key to the Eagles victory. The Eagles hit 10 3 point field goals in tonight’s game. The Rainbow Warriors never held a lead in the game.

What’s Next:

FGCU (5-1) will face Grambling State University (1-5), Sunday at 5:00 PM, in the final game of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown, from the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

RAINBOW WAHINE SHOWDOWN: FGCU/HAWAI’I PREVIEW

Honolulu, HI- FGCU (4-1) faces the University of Hawai’i (1-4) Saturday night, from the Stan Sheriff Center, as part of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU averages 76.5 ppg, shoot 44.4% (108/243) from the field, and 36.5% (46/126) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 38.5 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 17.0 assists, 9.0 steals, and 3.3 blocks per game. FGCU averages 13.5 team turnovers per game.

Stats (UH):

Hawai’i averages 58.2 ppg, shoot 38.7% (110/284) from the field, and 29.6% (34/115) from beyond the arc. The Rainbow Warriors average 34.2 team rebounds per game. Hawai’i dishes out 11.8 assists, 7.8 steals, and 2.8 blocks per game. The Rainbow Warriors averages 15.0 team turnovers per game.

3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston 20.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg

5’3 5th G TK Morehouse 15.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg

6’0 5th G Sha Carter 8.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg

3 Players To Watch For (UH):

5’10 SO G Daejah Phillips 14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg

5’7 SO G Lily Wahinekapu 10.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg

6’3 GR F Kallin Spiller 7.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg

Overview:

FGCU and Hawai’i will face off for the second time in eight days, Saturday night from the Stan Sheriff Center. FGCU won the first meeting as part of the Bank of Hawaii Classic, on 11/18, 65-45. In that game, the Eagles were led offensively by TK Morehouse, who scored 17 points. Lily Wahinekapu led the Rainbow Warriors with 9 points in the game. Hawai’i defeated Grambling State Friday night, to earn their first win of the season. The Eagles fell to #2 Stanford, 93-69, and were led offensively by TK, who scored 24 points. After a tough loss to the #2 team in the country, FGCU gets to get right back out there, and expect the Eagles to take advantage of this opportunity.

RAINBOW WAHINE SHOWDOWN: #2 STANFORD/FGCU RECAP

Honolulu, HI- FGCU (4-1) dropped their first game of the year, falling 93-69, to #2 Stanford University (6-1), Friday night in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

Stats (#2 SU):

#2 Stanford shot 52.1% (37/71) from the field, 33.3% (6/18) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded the Eagles 58-21. The Cardinal dished out 15 assists, had 3 steals, and 1 block in the game. #2 Stanford forced 7 FGCU team turnovers, while having 14 team turnovers of their own.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU shot 34.3% (24/70) from the field, 28.3% (13/46) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded by the Cardinal 58-21. The Eagles dished out 10 assists, had 4 steals, and 1 block in the game. FGCU forced 14 Stanford team turnovers, while having 7 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

TK Morehouse 24 pts, 4 asts

Uju Ezeudu 13 pts, 4 reb

Kaela Webb 6 pts

Outstanding Players (#2 SU):

Haley Jones 24 pts, 14 reb

Kiki Iriafen 16 pts, 11 reb

Cameron Brink 13 pts, 7 reb

Overview:

FGCU held their own vs the #2 team in the country, for most of the game, until the Cardinal pulled away, courtesy of a 32 point 4th quarter. Haley Jones scored a game high 24 points, and grabbed 14 rebounds and was one of two Cardinal players with a double-double in the game. Kiki Iriafen, was the other player with a double-double, and she finished with 16 points, and 11 rebounds. Cameron Brink also scored in double figures for #2 Stanford, scoring 13 points.

The Eagles were led offensively by TK Morehouse, who scored a game high 24 points, and Uju Ezeudu, who scored 13 points in the game. FGCU shot 28% from beyond the arc, hitting thirteen 3 points field goals in the game. The seven team turnovers by the Eagles, were another positive for the team, and FGCU can only find positives to build off, after facing the #2 team in the country in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

What’s Next:

FGCU (4-1) faces the University of Hawai’i (0-4), Saturday at 7:30 PM from the Stan Sheriff Center in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

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