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Wahine Blow Past Tulsa In First Round Of WAC Tourney

(Tulsa, Oklahoma-AP) -- Natasja Allen scored 16 points as the University of Hawaii beat Tulsa 62-48 last night in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference women's basketball tournament. The Wahine opened a 30-23 first-half lead, then increased it to 54-35 with seven minutes remaining. Kim Willoughby added 14 points, Jade Abele had 12 and April Atuaia scored ten for Hawaii, which improved to 14-and-12.

The Golden Hurricane hit only 18 of 59 shots and committed 15 turnovers, including ten in the first half. Tulsa made only three of its first 20 second-half shots. Allison Curtin paced Tulsa with 19 points and Megan Moody had 15 points. Hawaii advances to tomorrow's semifinal round against Number Six Louisiana Tech.

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