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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Rainbow Wahine basketball team opens the season on the road at Colorado State on Friday and Denver on Sunday.
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 […]
Ashleigh Karaitiana and coach Laura Beeman talk about the upcoming Rainbow Wahine basketball season.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]