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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 9:59 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2006

Rainbow Wahine edge Texas Tech in basketball

By Brandon Masuoka
Advertiser Staff Writer

Pam Tambini grabbed a key rebound and sank 2 of 4 foul shots in the final minute as Hawai'i fended off previously undefeated Texas Tech, 57-54, Friday night in the opening round of the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic before 634 at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Hawai'i advanced to play Arkansas, an 84-58 winner over Denver, in today's semifinal at 1:20 p.m. In other games, No. 2 North Carolina routed Sacramento State, 99-38, and Gonzaga upset No. 23 UCLA, 62-57.

Hawai'i's Janevia Taylor scored a game-high 17 points. Fellow guard Saundra Cariaga, who started her first collegiate game, added a career-high 12 points.

Hawai'i (2-1) led by as many as 14 twice in the second half, but the Lady Raiders (3-1) rallied to within one point three times, the last at 53-52, on Jordan Murphree's 3-pointer with 2:29 remaining.