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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:02 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2006

UH women fall to Boise, 72-63, in WAC Tournament

Advertiser Staff

Reno, Nev. — A second-half collapse led to an early exit from the Western Athletic Conference Tournament for the University of Hawai'i women's basketball team Tuesday.

Boise State upset the Rainbow Wahine, 72-63, in the quarterfinals of the tournament at the Lawlor Events Center.

Hawai'i led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but was outscored 42-28 in the second half. The Rainbows led 35-30 at intermission, but the Broncos opened the second half with a 13-2 run to take the lead for good.

Dalia Solia scored 16 points, including 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range, to lead Hawai'i. Janevia Taylor added 15 points and Amy Sanders 13.

Michelle Hessing led the Broncos with 17 points, including 12 during the second half, and 10 rebounds.

Hawai'i, which was the No. 3 seed, dropped to 18-10 and must now wait to see if it gets invited to the WNIT. The tournament field will be announced Monday.

Boise State, which is the No. 6 seed, improved to 15-14 with its second victory over Hawai'i this season.