Give me five, ladies! Depth, defense pave way for streaking Vulcans vs. Dominican

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald UH-Hilo guard Heaven Samayoa-Mathis dribbles the ball toward the basket during a game against Dominican on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald UH-Hilo guard Mandi Kawaha throws the ball around Dominican point guard Alex Salise back to a teammate during a game at home on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald UH-Hilo forward Kayla Revelo jumps for a basket during a game against Dominican on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald UH-Hilo guard Mindy Kawaha looks for an opening while dribbling the ball down the court in a game against Dominican on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

The UH-Hilo women’s basketball team was well aware of Dominican forward Riley Frauf, who averages 22 points and 11 rebounds per game, but had a sound strategy to counter the 6-foot-1 graduate student and scoring machine.