Lily Wahinekapu makes a basket in the third quarter of Hawai'i's 73-69 overtime loss against Lipscomb on Sunday.

The Rainbow Wāhine had their chances against Lipscomb Sunday, but the University of Hawai‘i women’s basketball team fell to the Bisons in the final game of the Bank of Hawai‘i Classic in a 73-69 overtime loss at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

“We’re still trying to figure out who we are. We do not execute consistently on either side of the ball,” UH coach Laura Beeman said. “We’ve got injuries — every basketball team in America has injuries — the healthy teams win and right now we’re not healthy.”

Daejah Phillips, who played with four fouls for much of the fourth quarter and overtime period, tied the game at 57 with 3.5 seconds left in regulation. UH (0-4) was down by as many as six points in the overtime period before Phillips tied it at 65 with 90 seconds left.

Despite rallying back to tie the game, Aleah Sorrentino’s layup and Jalyn Holcomb’s jumper gave Lipscomb a four-point lead with 28 seconds remaining. Hawai‘i cut it to 71-69 with Meilani McBee’s 3-pointer, but it wasn’t enough for the Rainbow Wāhine after Sorrentino drained a pair of free throws.

Lily Wahinekapu scored 18 points for Hawai‘i in the loss and was named to the all-tournament team in the ceremony afterwards. The 5-foot-7 guard was 7-of-20 from the field, taking a dozen more shots than the next player, which was Phillips with eight.

UH’s eight turnovers was lower than the 22 it had in its loss to Florida Gulf Coast on Friday, but they came at times where the Rainbow Wāhine could not afford to when they were looking to tie or take a lead late in the game.

“If you’re not locked in, you’re not focused, and you’re trying to do something that does not fit into what we’re trying to do, you’re either going to get a really bad shot or turnover,” Beeman said. “We had eight turnovers… that’s incredible for as fast-paced as the game was but a couple of those came at really crucial times.”

Hawai‘i made a trio of 3-pointers in the first quarter with Phillips, Kallin Spiller, and Jacque David each making one. Both UH and Lipscomb finished the final two minutes of the quarter without points scored, with the Rainbow Wāhine opening a 20-11 lead after one quarter.

Lipscomb made three baskets and a pair of free throws in the second quarter, but Hawai‘i suffered a major scoring drought in which they did not score until McBee drained a 3-pointer on the right wing with 3:17 left in the quarter.

Phillips made a 3-pointer from the left corner in the possession after McBee’s 3 to put UH up 26-20. The Rainbow Wāhine also held Lipscomb without a basket over the final 5:54 of the second quarter to take a 28-21 lead at halftime.

Sorrentino led Lipscomb in scoring with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Bella Vinson also added 20 points for the Bison with three 3s to go with eight rebounds..

Hawai‘i will host the Rainbow Wāhine Showdown beginning on Friday with Florida Gulf Coast, Grambling State, and No. 2 Stanford in the field.

“We’re going to get better,” Beeman said. “I don’t know how it’s going to take, but we’ve got some kids that really love this program, want to win (and) give good effort. We just got to keep (our) heads up.”

Tipoff for the Rainbow Wāhine’s game vs. Grambling State on Friday is 2:30 p.m. HST.