Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WAC Tournament Women's Game No. 3 - No. 1 Fresno State vs. No. 8 Hawaii

Top-seeded Fresno State will showcase its talent for the first time as it takes on Hawaii here in the quarterfinals. 

The Rainbow Wahine are holding their own and keeping pace with the Bulldogs early, in a 10-8 game, as Fresno State is on top. 

Side note: Three out of every four people have chapped lips among WAC staff, citing the lack of moisture in the air around the greater Reno area.

(12:17) Fresno State has extended its lead to six, with the score at 16-10. The Bulldogs have converted on 4-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc. FS leads the nation in three-pointers per game, making 9.9 per contest this season.

Fun fact: Hawaii is the most isolated population center on Earth. It is 2,390 miles (3,850 km) from California, 3,850 miles (6,195 km) from Japan and 4,900 miles (7,885 km) from China.

SID update: Director of WAC Media Relations, Jason Erickson, returns from lunch where he thoroughly enjoyed his Jimmy Johns. And it looks like he is going to follow his tuna sandwich up with a roll of shortbread cookies from Girl Scouts of America. Mmmmmm, good. 

At the 6:51 mark, Hawaii is only down two, 18-16. Fresno State won both contests during regular season play.

Fun fact: Fresno is the Raisin Capital of the World.

With 15 points so far, Bailey Amundsen leads the Bulldogs in scoring converting on 5-of-6 three-pointers. 

At one point, Fresno State had a 12 point lead, but the Rainbow Wahine have cut the deficit to just one at the half, 33-32.

The Utah State dance team has arrived is to watch game No. 3. The Aggiettes served as the halftime entertainment for the first game of the day. They performed a stunning routine that would have made even Valerie Baum, a dance team specialist for the WAC, honored.  

And the second half begins...

(18:00) The Rainbow Wahine takes their first lead of the game on a Tara Hill bucket, 34-33.

DC is in the house... sitting courtside.

(15:50) The Bulldogs retake the lead, 38-36, to continue this back-and-forth game.

The Jiffy Lube Cheeta has continued his scooter slump, losing for the third-straight time in the full court race.

Checking back in to the contest: Fresno State still holds the advantage, 42-39. Amundsen has a team-high 18 points, making six three-pointers so far. 

Score update: Fresno State 53, Hawaii 45

(3:15) Fresno State has extended the lead to 11, in the 61-55 game. 
And the Bulldogs are going to continue on to the semifinal round to face 4th-seeded Utah State on Friday.

Final Score: Fresno State 65, Hawaii 50

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