November 20, 2009
UCLA Women’s Basketball Dominates UH, 98-52
The UCLA Women's' Basketball team, (2-1) in their regular season home opener, gave up some friendly mahalo, as they hosted the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahines, (1-1), who were fresh off a victory against UC-Riverside. The last time the two teams met was in November of 2002, with the Bruins losing a heartbreaker, 70-66.
From the onset, it appeared this Bruins team set out to avert repeating that scenario with a vengeance, bringing the heavy artillery from all angles, as they applied double and triple teams, pressing, trapping, wreaking utter havoc in the turnover department, and, at times, stealing almost at will. By the 10 minute point of the first half, Hawaii looked out-of-sync, gassed, and confused, while appearing to lack both the necessary rhythm and acceleration required in keeping up with the footloose and feisty Bruins, who apparently left that mahalo behind with the opening handshakes.
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