Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Basketball: Washington!

The University of Hawaii women's basketball team was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Big West Women's Basketball Tournament. Boo. But! The team was invited to play in the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Yay! Hawaii will play against the University of Washington in Washington on Friday. Cake. (University of Washington is them, by the way, not them.).

Dear Wahine basketball:  I will be on a plane on Friday and will not be able to watch, so please, please, please advance out of this round and maybe I'll be able to watch the second. Please.

(Post-script:  Things are happening! Good, happy things that unfortunately don't leave much time for this blog --- not yet, anyway. I'm still looking for a solid half-hour or so everyday where I can just sit and let loose my usual nonsense here. Crossing my fingers that things will line up soon.)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Basketball: Hawaii vs. Long Beach State (Big West Tournament)

The University of Hawaii women's basketball team will play against Long Beach State (at Long Beach State but, you know what, whatever) tomorrow at 3:00pm HST in the second round of the Big West tournament. The game will be telecast live on ESPN3.

Dear Wahine basketball:  Either forget the noise or use the noise to win. It's no longer okay to only be okay, so make 'em cry. Be better than okay.

Update!  Hawaii leading 27-20 at the half! Diane Moore picked the perfect time to peak! I can't watch or listen because! Ack!

Another update!  Hi. How are you? Me, I'm just sitting here hyperventilating a little bit. Hawaii 50-49 with 54 seconds left in the game. HANG ON, Wahine!

And yet another update!  Hawaii wins! 52-49, thanks to a final seconds steal and free throws by Morgan Mason and 18 points for Ashleigh Karaitiana! Huzzah, huzzah! All these feelings! And just from livestats! One down, two more to go. Get this done!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Basketball: Big West awards

No University of Hawaii women's basketball player received first team honors, but two second team honorees and the Sixth Woman of the Year in Kamilah Jackson, Shawna Kuehu, and Ashleigh Karaitiana. Huzzah, huzzah!

That said, dear Big West:  The day Kamilah Jackson does not deserve first team honors is the day I turn into broccoli. (I don't know. It made sense in my head at the time.) Boo. Hiss.

Volleyball: Emily Hartong in a sling

For those of you who read that tweet and are wondering (and, apparently, do not watch men's volleyball on TV):  labrum tear; recently had surgery; out of commission for a few months; occurred toward the end of season.

How do I know? Not by reason Contributor told me. How does she know? Ryan Kalei interviewed Hartong and Ali Longo on Friday during the Hawaii men's volleyball match against UC Irvine and asked about it.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Basketball: 2014 Senior Night!

If you have not yet watched a University of Hawaii women's basketball game at the Stan Sheriff Center this season, then know that I am judging you --- not too harshly because I could not attend many games this season either, but still.

That said, go and watch tonight. It's Senior Night! There will flowers and leis and video tributes and Sydney Haydel practically guaranteed tears. 7:00pm at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Oh, and UC Santa Barbara will be there too.

Update!  Guess who had to take a last minute trip off-island shortly after posting this post and so could not attend. YES, I AM JUDGING ME.