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Hawaii Pacific makes a 2nd half comeback against UH-Hilo


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After one of their best first half performances of the season, the University of Hawaii at Hilo let it slip away in the second half in a 63-55 loss to Hawaii Pacific University in a Pacific West Conference match in the UHH gymnasium.

The Vulcans fall to 4-12 overall and 1-4 in the PacWest while the Sea Warriors are 9-4 overall and 5-0 in the PacWest.

Winning the first half’s battle on the boards (21-15) and hitting four 3-pointers, gave the Vulcans a 31-28 advantage at the break. But after the break, the Sea Warriors out-rebounded the Vulcans 29-16 while the Vulcans hit just 8 of 32 (25 percent) shots from the field.

“I think we just relaxed and became complacent,” UHH head coach Daphne Honma said. “We jumped out to a pretty good lead. We mentally let down a little bit and it’s tough to get back into it.

“It was the best first half and the first time they strung together back-to-back good games.”

Kirsty Imai hit three 3-pointers to lead the Vulcans with 15 points. Amanda Muller added 13 points and Hina Kimitete had 11.

Hawaii Pacific University vs University of Hawaii at Hilo
01/18/10 5:30pm at Hilo,HI

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VISITORS: Hawaii Pacific University 9-4,5-0
                        TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Karasawa,Mackenna... *  1-5    1-4    5-6    0  0  0   1   8  7  1  0  1  23
12 Awa-Williams,Jazzmin *  3-5    0-1    1-2    2  5  7   3   7  0  3  0  0  26
14 Hopkins-Vandenakker, *  2-7    0-0    1-2    1  1  2   1   5  3  2  1  0  24
15 Gravely,Paris....... *  5-16   2-8    0-0    0  4  4   3  12  0  2  0  2  29
30 Lewis,Genesis....... *  6-11   0-1    0-2    4  8 12   1  12  2  1  2  0  31
10 Craig,Taylor........    1-1    0-0    2-4    1  0  1   0   4  4  3  0  1  24
11 Steindl,Brooke......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
21 Buster,Courtney.....    2-3    0-0    1-2    1  7  8   4   5  1  3  3  0  22
33 Ronolo,Britni.......    5-7    0-0    0-0    0  6  6   0  10  0  0  1  0  18
 TEAM................                           1  3  4
 Totals..............     25-55   3-14  10-18  10 34 44  13  63 17 15  7  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-25 48.0%   2nd Half: 13-30 43.3%   Game: 45.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-6  33.3%   2nd Half:  1-8  12.5%   Game: 21.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  8-14 57.1%   Game: 55.6%    4

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HOME TEAM: University of Hawaii at Hilo 4-12,1-4
                        TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Kirihara, Kayce..... *  1-8    0-3    0-2    1  4  5   3   2  0  3  0  1  34
11 Mata, Natalie....... *  2-11   0-1    0-0    0  3  3   0   4  4  1  0  1  22
20 Muller, Amanda...... *  5-11   0-0    3-5    3  0  3   1  13  0  0  0  1  27
21 Deniz, Leesa........ *  0-0    0-0    1-2    1  3  4   1   1  0  1  0  2  17
22 Kimitete, Hina...... *  3-10   3-8    2-2    2  3  5   2  11  6  2  0  4  27
04 Harris, Ruby........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  0  0  0   4
12 Imai, Kirsty........    5-15   5-11   0-0    0  2  2   5  15  1  1  0  0  22
31 Pio, Sheena.........    2-4    0-0    2-2    3  3  6   4   6  0  0  0  0  23
32 Howard, Carol.......    0-0    0-0    1-2    1  0  1   0   1  0  0  0  0  10
43 Vaaimamao, Hotia....    1-5    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   0   2  0  1  0  0  14
 TEAM................                           1  3  4             1
 Totals..............     19-64   8-23   9-15  13 24 37  17  55 11 10  0  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-32 34.4%   2nd Half:  8-32 25.0%   Game: 29.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-11 36.4%   2nd Half:  4-12 33.3%   Game: 34.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-8  62.5%   2nd Half:  4-7  57.1%   Game: 60.0%    4

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Officials: Ryan Sueoka,Mike Daugherty,Jose Irizarry
Technical fouls: Hawaii Pacific University-None. University of Hawaii at
Hilo-None.
Attendance: 350
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Hawaii Pacific University.....   28   35  -   63
University of Hawaii at Hilo..   31   24  -   55

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