Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, January 20, 1999

By George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
Iolani's Cord Anderson, right, and Punahou's
Jesse Lam grapple for the ball during last night's game.

Iolani slows
down Punahou

By Cindy Luis


For 236 agonizing seconds, Brad Anderson had to sit on the edge of the Hemmeter Fieldhouse bleachers and hope. The senior forward fouled out nearly a minute after putting Iolani ahead, 23-22, against Punahou in last night's battle for the ILH first-round basketball title.

"I knew our freshmen would step it up," said Anderson, who fouled out with 3:56 left. "Plus, my brother (Cord) was still out there. It was all right."

Brad Anderson was a prophet. His twin sank two free throws with 1:46 left and freshman guard Bronson Melemai iced it with a free throw with 3.5 seconds to go as the defending state champs upset the previously unbeaten Buffanblu, 28-24, leaving the two teams tied at 5-1 at the conclusion of the first round.

Iolani	6	5	5	12--28
Punahou	10	6	2	6--24
Iolani: Doug Jackson 7, Travis McGaughy 0, Kyle LaBenz 0, Joe Igber 0, Janson Young 0, Bronson Melemai 1, Brant Yasaka 0, Brad Anderson 11, Cord Anderson 9, Donny Mateaki 0.

Punahou: Blair Suzuki 5, Steve Gilliam 6, Noah Wee 4, Ryan Saito 0, Zac Stevens 3, Jesse Lam 0, Bryan Turner-Gerlach 2, Brandon Brooks 4.

bullet St. Louis 66, Damien 23: At Damien, the Crusaders (4-2) beat the Monarchs (0-6) to snap a two-game losing streak.

St. Louis	20	11	20	15--66
Damien		4	8	2	9--23
St. Louis: Anthony Arceneaux 4, Timothy Chang 2, Joey Borja 2, Jr.. Wong 14, Farries Chappel 2, Keala Aiu 3, Matt Vivas 18, Sione Thompson 2, Frank Rivers 9, Joe Siofele 10.

Damien: Justin Garaviles 0, Meinard Agraan 10, Palani Lopez 2, Sean Klein 3, Ronald Malalis 0, Mark Arquero 3, Jay Saavedra 0, Sam Tau 3, Marcus Anguay 2, Tony Zarriello 0, Brandon Rogers 0, Jeff Bryant 0.

bullet Kamehameha 46, Maryknoll 40: At Kekuhaupio Gym, the Warriors (4-2) used a 13-8 second quarter run to pull away from the Spartans (2-4).

Maryknoll	10	8	13	9--40
Kamehameha	15	13	11	7--46
Maryknoll: Jeremy Irvine 0, Erik Valdriz 5, Brandon Ching 5, Russell Sypowicz 0, Landon Toshi 3, Matt Robinson 7, Kenneth Lindsay 18, Janson Kilantang 2.

Kamehameha: Nouveau Naumu 2, Jordan Vannatta 6, Dennen Kanoa 3, Kanoa Alapai 4, Keoni Lota 3, Isaiah Alameda 8, Dominic Haku Milles 4, Reggie Maldonado 1, Kolomona Kapanui 15.

bullet Kalaheo 52, Farrington 47: At Farrington, Julian Sensley and Ryan Hogue led the Mustangs' (6-0) fourth quarter rally past the Governors (2-3).

Kalaheo		15	16	6	15--52
Farrington	10	8	25	4--47
Kalaheo: Damien Guerreiro 1, Eric Sandoval 2, Reggie Bartley 0, Levon Freeman 13, Ryan Hogue 19, D.C. Daniels 2, Andrew Braley 0, Julian Sensley 10, Karl Kuhau-Liftee 2, Kaleo Morton 3.

Farrington: Edel Valera 0, Anthony Gerber 2, Matt Khan 2, James Soriano 0, Brandon Parras 4, Ross Silva 14, Ken Gasilos 8, Ed Ripley 10, Wes Hufana 0, Ronald Delos Santos 0, William Mateaki 0, Ikaika Solomon 7, Vince Manuwai 0.

bullet Kalani 68, Kailua 65: At Kalani, the Falcons (5-1) held off a late surge by the Surfriders (0-5) for the win.

Kailua	13	13	11	28--65
Kalani	18	14	16	20--68
Kailua: John Kepa 17, Roger Majit-Gorron 5, Sione Tamale 0, Brad Cummings 9, Koali Costillo 8, Rocky Alo 16, Justin Lui 2, Sean Stewart 2, Joshua Napoleon 6.

Kalani: Everett Frye 24, Ahren Kersting 0, Jason Lee 0, Keala Fujimori 4, Lohi Pinho-McKeague 16, Cory Okimura 3, Justin Kobayshi 0, Brandon Ross 4, Kila Kamakawiwoole 3, Malu Akiona 9, Keola Castro 5, Shaye Oana 0, George Alefasio 0.

bullet Pearl City 48, Mililani 42: At Mililani, the Chargers (2-3) overcame an early deficit to beat the Trojans (2-4).

Pearl City	6	5	5	12--28
Mililani	10	6	2	6--24
Pearl City: Imanil 0, Shelton 9, Campania 5, Bode 14, Simbre 8, Devega 0, Aguilar 8, Parks 2, Sullivan 2.

Mililani: Chad Thompson 0, Lawrence Ching 2, Daireyon Abrams 6, Taylor Kirihara 2, Chris Deveraturda 2, David Tavares 0, Calvin Saymon 16, Kris Andrews 2, Justin Grahovac 12.

bullet Nanakuli 39, Waianae 38: At Waianae, Mafua Mafua stole the ball and drove for the game-winning layup with five seconds left as the Golden Hawks (5-2) beat the Seariders (5-1).

Nanakuli	10	6	12	11--39
Waianae		15	3	13	7--38
Nanakuli: Kevin Kwan 4, Bronson Akuna 2, Silas Ah Sui 2, Mafua Mafua 6, Louis Mafua 7, Timothy Arce 0, Joseph Lewis 2, Alfredo Paulo 0, Keoki Duarte 0, Kevin Calleon 16.

Waianae: Mike Autida 3, Nathaniel Donnell 11, Gerald Boyd 0, Ronald Brown 12, William Broadus 11, Kelii Lopes 1.

bullet Radford 76, Waialau 27: At Waialua, the Rams (4-3) blitzed the Bulldogs (0-6) in the first quarter and won in a breeze.

Radford	21	15	20	20--76
Waialua	2	7	10	8--27
Radford: Joaquin Benavente 2, Issac Dunklee 9, Eugene Foki 7, Marc Geolina 6, James Googe 5, Rickey Howard 6, Jeremy Kambel 2, Frank Kuresa 5, Jeremy O'Donnell 4, Jonathan Stevens 5, Jacob Sur 4, Sa Tanuvasa 10, CJL 8.

Waialua: Angelito Alfanta 0, Desmond Amper 2, Denny Asuncion 3, Jared Chun 4, Pita Fulawa 2, Stephen Gudoy 3, Julian Luke 2, Jason Pacariem 0, Ikaika Soares 2, Clifford Waiwaiole 9.

Athletes of the Week

Rachel Lacar
Pearl City

The junior right-hander pitched a perfect game over five innings last Wednesday, striking out six in a 17-0 win over Waialua. The Chargers' co-captain also had two home runs against the Bulldogs. She came back on Saturday to toss a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts.

Steven Birgado

The senior forward scored 10 goals in two games last week, including six against Waialua last Tuesday. Birgado played three games on defense and the Menehunes went 0-2-1. Moanalua is 5-0 with Birgado on offense, where he again leads the OIA West in scoring (14 goals).

Honorable mention

Boys' basketball

bullet Cord Anderson, Iolani: Scored five of his game-high 14 points, including three free throws in the final three minutes, to help the Raiders rally past Kamehameha, 40-36, Tuesday.

bullet Chris Daniels, Maui: Scored 25 points to lead the Sabers over Molokai, 76-58, Tuesday.

bullet Everett Frye, Kalani: Scored 29 points, sinking all 11 free throw attempts, to help the Falcons pull away from Castle, 61-49, Friday.

bullet Brian Green, Moanalua: Scored 26 points, hitting three 3-pointers to keep the Menehunes' perfect in the OIA West with a 54-35 win over Radford Thursday.

bullet Kenny Lindsay, Maryknoll: Sank three free throws with two seconds left to lift the Spartans over Damien, 40-39, Tuesday. He finished with 20 points.

Boys' soccer

bullet Kealii Kuehu, Castle: The junior goalie held high-scoring Kaiser to one goal Saturday in the Knights' 2-1 victory Saturday. It was the first goal he had given up in seven games.

bullet Kenji Treschuk, Moanalua: Scored three goals in the Menehunes' 8-1 win over Waianae Friday.

Girls' soccer

bullet Charity Drumeller, Pearl City: Scored four goals Tuesday as Pearl City blanked Nanakuli, 13-0.

bullet Nani Ah Sam, Mililani: Scored five goals to take over the scoring lead in the OIA West with 14 goals as the Trojans shut out Nanakuli, 9-0, Friday, She had four goals Tuesday against Waipahu.

bullet Sarah Rothbaum, Punahou: Scored three goals in the Buffanblu's 8-2 win over St. Andrew's Priory.

bullet Kory Yasumura, Castle: Scored the game's lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Kaiser, putting the undefeated Knights (6-0) into the driver's seat of the OIA East title race.

Girls' softball

bullet Heather Berinobis, Castle: Gave up two hits over five innings and struck out six in the Knights' 15-0 win over Farrington last Wednesday. Also drove in two runs in going 2-for-2.

bullet Kristin Fujii, Roosevelt: Tossed a no-hitter, struck out six and drove in four runs for the Roughriders in a 10-1 win over Kahuku Wednesday. She gave up two hits and hit a homer in Saturday's victory over McKinley.

bullet Kehau Kahana, Leilehua: Struck out seven and held Waipahu to two hits over six innings in the Mules' 11-1 win Saturday.

bullet Jade Savusa, Mid-Pacific: Drove in eight runs on three homers and was the winning pitcher in the Owls' 20-5 win over Maryknoll Saturday.

To nominate

A male and female athlete will be selected each week based on their performances of the previous week. To nominate an athlete, call the Star-Bulletin sports department between 6-11 p.m. Sundays at 525-8600; fax the info to 525-5497; or e-mail to by noon Monday.


Game of the Week

Kamehameha (4-0) and St. Louis (3-1) vs. Iolani (3-1)
ILH wrestling
Friday, 5 & 7 p.m., McCabe Gym.

The critical dual matches have the top three teams in the league on the mats at McCabe. The Iolani-St. Louis match features two father-son meetings. Senior Chris Torres (119 pounds) is wrestling for his dad, Al, the former Crusaders head coach who is back assisting Todd Los Banos. Junior Clayton Schroers (215 pounds) is wrestling for his dad, Carl, the head coach of the Raiders.

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