No. 22 Virginia Defeats Hawaii, 60-43
HONOLULU – Virginia defeated host school Hawaii, 60-43, Saturday (Nov. 26) at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown. The win improved Virginia’s record to 5-1 on the season, while Hawaii dropped to 1-5 on the year.
“It’s a great win for us, although I think we’re still trying to find ourselves a little bit,” UVa head coach Joanne Boyle said. “We need to do some things better. We’re playing flat, and that’s the piece we need to fix before tomorrow’s game. I’m happy with the win.”
Three Cavaliers scored in double figures for Virginia, led by Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) and Lexie Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Gerson came off the bench for UVa and connected on three 3-pointers, which tied a career-high. Franklin led the team with four steals in addition to her team-high 14 points.
Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) was the other Cavalier in double figures for scoring, as she finished with 10 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds.
As a team, Virginia forced 23 Hawaii turnovers and scored 25 points off those turnovers.
Hawaii’s high-scorer was Kamilah Jackson with 21 points.
Virginia led, 31-21, at halftime.
Virginia concludes action at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown on Sunday (Nov. 27) vs. California. The Golden Bears fell, 61-60, in Saturday’s first game at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Virginia-Cal game will begin at 8 p.m. ET.