PacWest Women’s Quarterfinals: Inside the matchups

PacWest Women’s Quarterfinals:  Inside the matchups

QUARTERFINAL 1 — 6:30 p.m. MDT: 6th Seed University of Hawaii-Hilo (9-15) v. 3rd Seed Hawaii Pacific University (17-9)

hiloCoach: David Kaneshiro
Record: 9-15 (8-12 Pacific West)
Streak: 2 losses
PPG: 64.7
PAPG: 66.6
Probable starters: McKenzie Mangino (C, 5’10″, 9.5), Kamie Imal (G/F, 5’9”, 11.5 ppg), Jordan Kealoha (G, 5’3″, 6.3 ppg), Kirstie Williams (G, 5’6″, 11.7 ppg), Whitney Edens (G, 5’6″, 4.8 ppg)
Other key contributors: C.C. Rode (G, 5’8″, 3.9), Hayley Reynolds (F, 5’11″, 5.8 ppg), Danielle Kooyman (F, 6’0″, 4.8 ppg), Thea Hanato-Smith (G, 5’6″, 4.2 ppg)

hpuCoach: Reid Takatsuka
Record: 17-9 overall, (13-7 Pacific West)
Streak: 3 wins
PPG: 76.6
PAPG: 70.5
Probable starters: Loren Gurrola (G, 5’1″, 3.5 ppg), Shianne Solomon (G, 5’7″, 11.2 ppg), Ieva Nagy (F, 5’10″, 6.0 ppg), Morganne Comstock (C, 6’2″, 13.4 ppg), Skye Savini (G, 5’10″, 16.0 ppg)
Other key contributors: Brittany Hale (G, 5’1″, 5.0 ppg), Laken McClelland (F, 5’11″, 8.0 ppg), Veanne Navarro (G, 5’6″, 7.5 ppg)

Last meeting: Hawaii Pacific 78, UH-Hilo 61 HPU sweeps the season series at Hilo’s home gym. Comstock leads balanced scoring attack with 20 points.

Game outlook: HPU dominated both season games. The Lady Vulcans have no one to match up with Comstock inside. Savini and Solomon shredded Hilo with their outside shooting. Advancing for the Lady Sea Warriors is all but automatic.


QUARTERFINAL 2 — 8:45 p.m. MDT: 5th Seed Dominican University (9-17) v. 4th Seed Dixie State University (13-13)

dominicanCoach: Brianna Chambers
Record: 9-17 (9-11 Pacific West)
Streak: 1 win
PPG: 64.2
PAPG: 69.2
Probable starters: Danielle Yamauchi (G, 5’4″, 4.1 ppg), Salonika Quewon-Owens (G, 5’9″, 6.0 ppg), Jasmine Cox (C, 5’10”, 8.0 ppg), Sarah Nelson (C, 6’4”, 6.6 ppg), Lauren Hyatt (C, 6.2 ppg)
Other key contributors: Jessy Marshall (G, 5’6″, 6.0 ppg), Noelle Roldan (G, 5’6″, 6.2 ppg), Carly Holboke (G, 5’8”, 8.5 ppg), Melissa Boscarino (G, 5’6”, 3.3 ppg)

dsulogoCoach: Catherria Turner
Record: 13-13, (11-9 Pacific West)
Streak: 2 losses
PPG: 74.3
PAPG: 76.7
Probable starters: Haley Holmstead (G, 5’8″, 23.5 ppg), Kaylah Miller (G, 5’7″, 13.3 ppg), Taylor Mann (C, 6’2″, 7.8 ppg), Taylor Maynes (G, 5’9″, 3.1 ppg), Halleigh Emmerine (C, 6’0″, 5.2 ppg)
Other key contributors: Miranda Moore (G, 5’7″, 2.1 ppg), Brianna White (F, 5’9″, 10.0 ppg), Austen Harris (G, 5’7”, 2.3 ppg), Jessica Anderson (C, 6’3”, 2.4 ppg)

Last meeting: Dixie State 86, Dominican 65 DSU avenges earlier upset loss to Dominican. Miller and White lead scoring with 22 and 20 points respectively.

Game outlook: These two teams split the season series, both winning in overtime on the other team’s home court. However Dixie State played probably their worst game of the season in their loss to Dominican. If they show up to play, the Red Storm should advance easily to the semifinals.

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