HONOLULU – BYU-Hawaii women's basketball fell 92-40 to the University of Hawaii in an exhibition on Saturday night in the Stan Sheriff Center.
"Playing a good team like that with being injured isn't good, but it's an opportunity for other members of the team to step up," BYU-Hawaii head coach Craig Stanger said. "I was disappointed in our effort and there are some things we could have done a lot better, regardless of our opponent."
Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo bounced back after a tough week to lead the Seasiders (3-2, 1-1 PacWest) with 15 points, two rebounds, and one steal. Megan Goodman added six points and three rebounds. Whitney Fieldsted led the team with seven steals.
Hawaii (5-4, 0-0 Big West) jumped out of the gates with a 14-0 run during the first five minutes of the game. The Seasiders finally found their stride when Emily Nelson drew contact to get to the line and Tatupu-Leopoldo drove in for a layup to cut the Rainbow Wahine lead to 11.
Hawaii continued to pour it on with the Seasider's Devyn Kauhi hitting a 3-pointer with five minutes left to bring the score to 35-12 being one of the lone highlights in a difficult first half for BYU-Hawaii. By the end of the half, the Rainbow Wahine held a 50-17 lead and were on pace to score in triple digits.
Hawaii began the second half with a 6-0 run until Marquessa Gilson made a free-throw to bring the score to 56-18. With only 5:19 left in the game, a layup by Dalayna Samptom gave the Rainbow Wahine a 50 point lead as they cruised to victory.
BYU Hawaii will return to the court on Tuesday against Pittsburg at St. Francis HS Honolulu Holiday Tournament at 10 a.m.