The Rainbow Wahine had their worst loss of the season as they fell to the UC-Irvine Anteaters 68-83. The ‘Bows didn’t have the chance to answer back, as Saturday’s game was cancelled due to “an abundance of caution and safety of the student athlete's health,” according to UH Athletics.
The ‘Bows fall to 3-4 on the season and 2-3 in conference, all conference losses being on the road, while the Anteaters stay undefeated in their conference play.
Irvine jumped out to a big lead, with the Wahine only scoring nine points in the first quarter. While Amy Atwell and the starting five did their best to stay competitive in the game, the ‘Bows could not catch up with the Anteaters as they dominated the ‘Bows defense.
UH led the conference in scoring defense prior to the matchup, averaging only 56 points allowed per game. Irvine would finish the game with 51 percent shooting, as well as forcing 20 turnovers from UH.
Unfortunately the next day’s game would be cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions. No information as of January 31 has come out to specify what exactly the measures were taken for.
In brighter news from the weekend, senior Amy Atwell jumped into the top nine for all-time three pointers made in UH history, passing 90’s star Melanie Azama.
UH will be preparing for the return to the islands against UC San Diego in the Triton’s first matchup against the Wahine as a member of the Big West.