HAWAII GROWN: WSU’s Molina tears ACL

Washington State's Chanelle Molina tracked down the ball in a game against Washington recently. Associated Press photo.
Washington State’s Chanelle Molina tracked down the ball in a game against Washington recently. Associated Press photo.

Washington State freshman Chanelle Molina will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered in last Friday’s 68-49 loss to No. 18 Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.

The Konawaena alumna was injured in the second half after another freshman from Hawaii, Cameron Fernandez, suffered a scary head injury in the first half.

“Friday the 13th was absolutely the horriblest, worst day of our lives I think,” Washington State coach June Daugherty said during Tuesday’s press conference.


Molina had started the first 17 games of the season for the Cougars averaging 12.8 points on 51.5-percent shooting. She was named the Pac-12 freshman of the week two times in a row to start 2017 after helping the Cougars beat Oregon, UCLA and USC in consecutive games.

Molina hurt her left knee drawing a foul in the key.

Fernandez, a Lahainaluna alumna, was averaging 4.7 points in 10.8 minutes in nine games off the bench.


Fernandez hit her heard on the court after drawing a charge and was treated by emergency personnel before being stretchered out of the arena. She spent the night in a local area hospital and is back resting in Pullman, Wash after suffering a concussion.

“Fortunately she is doing well,” Daugherty said. “We wish her the best with that. It’s something that is day-to-day with her.”

Washington State freshman guard Cameron Fernandez was tended to by medical staff after an injury in a game against Arizona State. Associated Press photo
Washington State freshman guard Cameron Fernandez was tended to by medical staff after an injury in a game against Arizona State. Associated Press photo

COMMENTS

  1. Education First January 18, 2017 10:15 am

    If yuo have a player averaging 12.8 points on 51.5-percent shooting from the wing (perimeter position) then you need to run more sets for her. Maybe if the coach did, then their record would be better than 8-10 which really sucks.


  2. The Great One January 19, 2017 1:27 pm

    Let’s see you coach basketball on the collegiate level, Education First.

    Wait, all you ever do is talk trash on the Hawaii Prep World online articles.

    Don’t lose your day job!


  3. The Rim January 20, 2017 5:23 am

    I don’t think he has one.


  4. Education First January 20, 2017 8:06 am

    @LicktheRim & @TheWishHeWasAGreatOne, why would I want to take a HUGE pay cut to be a women’s college basketball coach?

    Secondly, I am sorry you both don’t have the common sense to see something that most pre-schoolers could see.

    I will spell it out for you and I will make sure I go slowly. I will even used numbers to sequence my thoughts to keep you guys on track (well I can hope for a miracle, right?)

    1. The girl is talented.
    2. Their team is struggling and has a sub .500 record.
    3. You need to do something to improve their record.
    4. The girl shoots 51.5% which is very high for a guard/wing.
    5. She only scores 12.8 points.
    6. She attempts 9.8 shots per game.
    7. She attempts 2.23 free throws a game

    Based on this empirical evidence (#5, 6, 7), I believe they should run more plays for her. She shoots a high percentage. She is dynamic. Their team is losing games. And based on the history of Women’s NCAA D1, dynamic players shooting 50% or more from the wing position do not get only 9.8 shot attempts on top 25 teams.

    Do the research. But then again, that would take some sort of intelligence. And judging by your guys two posts, you both have little if any.

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    The Great One January 19, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    Let’s see you coach basketball on the collegiate level, Education First.

    Wait, all you ever do is talk trash on the Hawaii Prep World online articles.

    Don’t lose your day job!

    WOW THAT IS SO ORIGINAL. DON’T LOSE YOUR DAY JOB? LOL! HOW DID YOU EVER COME UP WITH THAT ONE! YOU GOT ME!!!

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    The Rim January 20, 2017 at 5:23 am
    I don’t think he has one.

    THIS IS ALMOST SHAKESPEAREAN! YOUR WRITING IS SCHOLARLY! I AM SURPRISED YOU HAVEN’T WON A NOBEL PRIZE YET! WOW!


  5. Bball January 20, 2017 12:31 pm

    Education First – way to show how insecure you truly are. Hatred has you going crazy and obsess either with WSU or Chanelle. YIKES you need HELP!!! Love how an article comes out and Education First is the one and only to write a sweet blog on it haha!!! Classic


  6. Pun Alum 95 January 20, 2017 5:42 pm

    I am confused. Why are you guys insulting EF? When I am reading it I interpret it as he’s saying Molina is really good and they should give her the ball more. Am I reading something wrong here?


  7. The Great One January 24, 2017 8:36 am

    A huge paycut? Sure. You’ve probably spent more than 5 hours writing that scholarly post that no one cares about. If you think you can do a better job prove it!


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