Vandals turn out the lights on Hawaii

28 Feb

The Idaho Vandals overcame a late slump and a 30-minute blackout to vanquish the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine tonight in Honolulu by a score of 63-60.

The victory moves the Vandal women to 12-13 overall, 9-5 in the Western Athletic Conference. With Boise State also winning tonight at San Jose State and Nevada falling to the Fresno State Bulldogs, the Vandals are now in a tie for third with the Broncos. Both teams are one-half game behind the 9-6 Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters and a game-and-a-half behind the 10-3 Bulldogs.

Late in the second half, the lights went out in the Stan Sheriff Center, forcing the game to be suspended. When play resumed, the Rainbow Wahine went on a 9-0 run to take a 2-point lead with 5 minutes remaining. The Vandals battled back and held Hawaii scoreless in the game’s final 2:24, while sophomore guard Rachele Kloke drilled three clutch free throws in that span to give Idaho the win. Kloke led all scorers with 20 points.

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One Response to “Vandals turn out the lights on Hawaii”

  1. Billy February 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    The women won a much needed game in Hawaii- turning the lights out in the arena benefitted Idaho, with playing only 6 girls, they used the rest to their advantage. Can’t wait for the WAC tournament.

    keep up the good work, Travis.

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