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UH-Hilo beaten by Western Washington in women’s basketball

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Guard Amanda Dunbar (Jr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) had a game-high 17 points and established a new school record for consecutive 3-pointers made, leading Western Washington University to an 80-46 triumph over University of Hawaii Hilo in a non-league women’s basketball game Thursday on Haggen Court at Sam Carver Gymnasium.

Forward Willow Cabe (Sr., McCleary/Elma) added 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Vikings, who remained undefeated at 5-0.

Kayce Kirihara had 14 points for Hawaii Hilo, which fell to 2-5.

Dunbar hit her first four 3-point attempts of the game, running her overall streak to 10 and breaking the record set by Jodi Gerald during the 2004-05 season.

Dunbar, who also had game highs of six assists and three steals in the contest. is shooting 73.9 percent (17-of-23) on 3-pointers for the season. She was 4-of-6 on Thursday as Western hit 9-of-17 (52.9 percent). For the year, the Vikings are hitting 47.1 percent on treys (41-of-87).

Western never trailed, scoring the first eight points of the game and opening up a 15-2 lead six minutes into the game. The Vikings led 42-17 at halftime, holding the Vulcans to just 6-of-24 field-goal shooting (25 percent) in the opening period.

Center Jessica Summers (Sr., Blaine) had 12 points for Western, which shot 50.9 percent (29-of-57) from the field and had a 39-27 advantage in rebounds.

The Vikings break for fall quarter final examinations before competing in the WWU Great Western Shootout on Dec. 16-17 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

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