Honolulu, HI (January 14, 2013) – Four Sea Warriors (8-3, 4-1) reached double-figures in scoring as the Hawai’i Pacific women’s basketball team defeated Chaminade (1-10, 1-6) for the 15th consecutive time, this time a 85-71 win at Moanalua High School.
The Sea Warriors would lead from the opening tip to the final whistle as HPU remained just a game back of first place in the Pacific West Conference. Just six minutes into the game, HPU’s lead had reached double-digits at 14-2 after a basket and foul shot by Skye Savini. The defense held Chaminade under 10 points till the 6:36 mark of the first half with the score at 23-11. The lead grew to as many as 17 points in the first half and was a 38-22 game at the break.
Both teams improved in the second half, but the Sea Warriors stayed in control leading by 25 points with 2:18 left to play. In the late stages Chaminade would go on a run to make the final score more respectable at 85-71.
Susannah Walmsley hit 6-10, including four three-pointers, on her way to 24 points. She also added five points and five assists. Mikela Thoemmes had her way down low, scoring 21 points on 9-13 shooting. Ieva Nagy scored 12 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Veanne Navrro, who got the first start of her career, also scored 12 points and had six rebounds. Hedi Anton just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds, she added five assists.
HPU will now hit the road for a four-game West Coast swing, starting with Holy Names on January 19th at 2 PM PST.