Chaminade snaps 40-game losing streak to Hawai’i Pacific, 77-66

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED JAN 19, 2024

HONOLULU — Finally.

The Chaminade women’s basketball team snapped a 40-game losing streak to crosstown rival Hawai’i Pacific Thursday night with a 77-66 win at McCabe Gymnasium.

The Silverswords also snapped a 13-game losing streak in the process as they earned their first win in PacWest play.

Sameera Elmasri scored a game-high 18 points off the bench, Ashley Holen had 17 and Alyssa Schuetze poured in 12 in a reserve roll to lead Chaminade (3-13 overall, 1-10 league).

The victors got it done on defense, holding the Sharks (4-9, 2-5) to just 29 percent from the field on 18 of 62 shooting.

HPU, who trailed by 12 at the half, was able to trim the deficit to three just before the fourth quarter before the home team was able to pull away for the breakthrough victory.

Haley Jones had a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds with three blocks to lead the Sharks in the loss.

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