The Hawaii’s women’s basketball team beat Cal Poly 61-43 after jumping out to big first-half lead late Thursday night in Honolulu.
The loss dropped the Mustangs from first place in the Big West Conference to third, a game back of conference-leading Pacific and a half game behind the Rainbow Wahine.
Molly Schlemer had 15 points and six rebounds for Cal Poly (10-7, 4-2 Big West), which trailed Hawaii 39-24 at halftime.
The Mustangs cut the lead to 41-30 after opening the second half on a 7-2 run, but that was as close as Cal Poly would get as the Wahine extended their lead to 23 with just under six minutes remaining.
Ariana Elegado had nine points, and Taryn Garza added eight points and five rebounds for Cal Poly. The Mustangs shot 27.6 percent from the floor and 12.5 percent from 3-point range.
Asleigh Karaitiana had 17 points, and Kamilah Martin had 14 points and five rebounds for Hawaii.