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.

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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