Chaminade drops heartbreaker to academy of art, 74-68

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED JAN 14, 2024

HONOLULU — They almost had it.

After taking an eight-point lead at the half, the Chaminade women’s basketball team lost a tough one Saturday afternoon to Academy of Art, 74-68 at McCabe Gymnasium.

The Silverswords were seeking their first win in almost two months as they dropped to 2-11 overall and 0-6 in PacWest play.

Paint presence played a big factor in the second half as the Urban Knights outrebounded Chaminade, 51 to 37. They also had six blocks to the Silverswords’ one.

Four players scored in double figures for Academy of Art (4-10, 3-5), with two players notching double-doubles. Alba Rovira Ayuso led all scorers with 24 points on 9 of 18 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds and four steals.

Leading Chaminade in the loss was Sameera Elmasri and Ashley Holen, who scored 13 and 11 points respectively.

The Silverswords will try to snap an 11-game losing streak when they host Dominican on Monday.

PHOTOS BY MICHAEL LASQUERO