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 […]
It’s been a week of basics — old and new — for the Rainbow Wahine basketball team. With a roster of eight returnees and eight newcomers, UH head coach Laura Beeman and her staff spent the first week of practice introducing the schemes for the first-year players while the veterans adjust to tweaks to the […]
The drilling and pounding emanating from maintenance on the Stan Sheriff Center roof echoed through the arena Monday morning. On the floor below, Rainbow Wahine basketball coach Laura Beeman’s construction project began in full. The Wahine officially opened practice with a two-hour plus session as they continued the process of blending eight returnees and eight […]
This offseason, Rainbow Wahine basketball assistant coach Wendy Anae and director of basketball operations Alex Delanian swapped jobs. Anae is now the UH women’s DOBO and Delanian is a full assistant.
Size shouldn’t be an issue for the Hawaii women’s basketball team in 2014-15. Coach Laura Beeman capped a massive recruiting class by adding a transfer from USC over the weekend.