Rainbow Wahine basketball


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Wahine basketball: Let it snow

by Jason Kaneshiro on November 18, 2014

Morgan Mason’s first snowfall helped the Hawaii point guard keep her cool when the tension rose on Sunday. Mason grew up in Southern California and hadn’t seen snow until the Rainbow Wahine basketball team arrived in Colorado for their season opener last week. “I was just outside playing like a little kid, throwing the snow […]


Breathtaking win for Rainbow Wahine

by Jason Kaneshiro on November 15, 2014

With Colorado’s thin air in mind, Laura Beeman pushed the Rainbow Wahine basketball team through drills “without oxygen” leading up to the season opener. To prepare for the altitude, Beeman and the UH coaches gave the Wahine reduced recovery time between conditioning and shooting drills in the practices leading up to the season-opening road trip […]


Rainbow Wahine take defensive stance to CSU

by Jason Kaneshiro on November 13, 2014

Defense was a recurring theme in Laura Beeman’s postgame comments following the Rainbow Wahine basketball team’s exhibition win over Hawaii Hilo on Oct. 29. She’s maintained that emphasis over the two weeks leading up to Friday’s season opener at Colorado State. “After Hilo, we haven’t stopped defensive practices,” UH senior Shawna-Lei Kuehu said. Beeman opens […]


Video: Rainbow Wahine basketball opener

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by Stan Lee on November 12, 2014

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team opens the season on the road at Colorado State on Friday and Denver on Sunday.


Wahine basketball: Thinking Big

by Jason Kaneshiro on October 30, 2014

Size and depth were the most notable additions to the Hawaii women’s basketball team’s roster in the offseason and the Rainbow Wahine didn’t waste much time in utilizing both in Wednesday’s exhibition game against Hawaii Hilo. The Wahine worked the ball to 6-foot-4 center Connie Morris on three of their first four possessions. On the […]

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Video: Rainbow Wahine basketball preview

by Stan Lee on October 30, 2014

Ashleigh Karaitiana and coach Laura Beeman talk about the upcoming Rainbow Wahine basketball season.


Karaitiana gives Rainbow Wahine a triple threat

by Jason Kaneshiro on October 27, 2014

Ashleigh Karaitiana was describing the role she envisions for her senior season when Shawna-Lei Kuehu, sitting to her left in the Stan Sheriff Center green room, interjected. “Ashleigh’s going to be a triple-threat,” Kuehu said. “She’s going to have the drive, the shot and the defense.” Karaitiana did much of her scoring in threes in […]


Wahine basketball: Green vs. White scrimmage Sunday

by Jason Kaneshiro on October 25, 2014

After the completion of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team’s match Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center, basketball steps into the spotlight as coach Laura Beeman’s team makes its public debut with its Green vs. White scrimmage. The scrimmage will be an extension of practice as well as a dress rehearsal for the Wahine as they […]


Wahine basketball: UH second in Big West preseason poll

by Jason Kaneshiro on October 22, 2014

A lofty placement in the Big West preseason media poll could make the Rainbow Wahine basketball team a target for the rest of the conference this season — precisely the scenario Laura Beeman envisioned when she took over as head coach. The Rainbow Wahine were picked second in the preseason poll released on Wednesday, trailing […]

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Laura Beeman Call the Coach recap

by Brian McInnis on October 21, 2014

Since taking the Hawaii job prior to the 2012-13 season, Rainbow Wahine basketball coach Laura Beeman has earned the reputation amongst the local media as a forthright, solid interview. Her hour on KKEA 1420-AM Tuesday night with Wahine play-by-play man Dave Kawada for the “Call the Coach Show” might have been some of her best […]

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