Star-Bulletin Sports


Wednesday, February 17, 1999


H A W A I I _P R E P _ B A S K E T B A L L



Knights prove
they belong in
state tourney

A fourth-quarter spurt
was the key to Castle's 37-28
upset of Iolani last night

By Cindy Luis
Star-Bulletin

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There was plenty of motivation for the Castle boys' basketball team. It just took a while for it to kick in.

Somewhere around the middle of the fourth quarter, the Knights changed their attitude from just-happy-to-be-here to we've-got-something-to-prove. They used a 14-7 fourth quarter run and took advantage of Iolani's cold free-throw shooting to upend the defending state champion, 37-28, in last night's feature game of the Hawaiian Airlines/Hawaii High School Athletic Association state tournament.

Castle (9-5) will take on Oahu Interscholastic Association East rival and top-seeded Kalaheo (12-0) in tonight's 6:30 p.m. quarterfinal at the Stan Sheriff Center. Today's play began with the 2 p.m. consolation game between Iolani and Kohala.

In the 3:30 p.m. game, St. Louis (11-4) takes on fourth seed Maui (15-1), while Kalani (10-3) faces No. 3 seed Waiakea (13-1) at 5 p.m. At 8 p.m., second-seeded Punahou (11-1) meets surprising Kapaa (7-3), which became the first team from Kauai to advance to the quarterfinals since the tournament went to a 12-team format in 1983.

"I think we were just satisfied to make it to the states and we came out slow," said Castle's Dayton Aberilla, who finished with a game-high 14 points. "Then we realized what a win would mean. Kalaheo is our rival and we wanted to play them again."

The Knights have played giant-killers once already this season, ousting previously undefeated Moanalua in the OIA Tournament. Castle used a 17-2 first-quarter spurt against the Menehunes and "we have to come out like that again," said Aberilla. "We can't come out and play sloppy like we did our last two games (losses to Kalani and Waianae)."

Neither Castle nor Iolani was particularly sharp at the start of the game. The Raiders (9-4) were without twin 6-foot-5 seniors Brad and Cord Anderson (ineligible as fifth-year seniors), who accounted for over 60 percent of their offense.

Iolani coach Mark Mugiishi started 6-4 freshman Donny Mateaki and hoped for the best. The Raiders' patience paid off, as they stayed close until the final quarter behind the outside shooting of Brant Yasaka and Doug Jackson.

Aberilla scored 10 of his team's final 14 points as the Knights pulled away in the closing minutes. Jackson led the Raiders with 11 points.

bullet St. Louis 60, Kohala 49: The Cowboys (12-3) scored the opening basket, but that would be their only lead as the Crusaders (10-4) used superior size and speed to dominate the contest.

Matt Vivas led St. Louis with 19 points and nine rebounds. Kohala got 19 points from Kalei Carvalho.

The Cowboys trailed by as many as 26 late in the third quarter but used a 19-5 fourth-quarter run to avoid a blowout.

bullet Kalani 70, Lahainaluna 58: A sore shooting shoulder didn't bother Everett Frye as the senior guard scored 30 points and had five assists to carry the Falcons (10-3) over the Lunas (14-3).

Christoph Sieben led Lahainaluna with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

bullet Kapaa 45, Waianae 40: Nick Hill scored 13 points and the Warriors (7-3) broke a string of 19 straight opening-game tournament losses dating back to 1957 against the Seariders (10-4).

Kekoa Chun added 12 points for the Warriors.

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HHSAA Boys' Basketball

bullet Castle 37, Iolani 28

Castle		4	10	9	14--37
Iolani		5	6	10	7--28
Castle: Brandon Kaio 1-2 2-4 4, Rodney Pelanska 0-1 0-0 0, Dayton Aberilla 6-8 12-14, Arnubi Bruhn 2-7 0-1 4, Buddy Guillermo 3-7 0-0 7, Micah Chinen 0-0 0-0 0, Dayton Gernler 1-4 0-0 2, Paul Collins 1-2 0-0 2, Maurice Sevelo 2-5 0-2 4. Totals 16-36 3-9 37.

Iolani: Ross Morimoto 0-0 0-0 0, Doug Jackson 2-8 5-6 11, Travis McGaughy 0-0 0-2 0, Kyle La Benz 0-0 0-0 0, Joe Igber 0-0 0-0 0, Manson Young 1-2 3-8 5, Bronson Melemai 1-5 0-0 3, Matt Fuller 0-5 0-0 0, Brant Yasaka 3-7 0-2 9, Donny Mateaki 0-1 0-0 0, Warner Au 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 7-28 8-18 28.

3-point goals--Cas (2-7): Aberilla 1-2, Guillermo 1-4, Collins 0-1). Iol (6-18): Yasaka 3-6, Jackson 2-4, Melemai 1-5, Fuller 0-3). Rebounds--Cas (27): Aberilla 8. Iol (27): Yasaka 5, Young 5. Assists--Cas (5): Aberilla 2. Iol (4): all with one.

bullet St. Louis 60, Kohala 49

St. Louis	18	21	16	5--60
Kohala		6	16	8	19--49
St. Louis: Ka'ui Ho 0-2 0-0 0, Anthony Arceneaux 2-3 1-2 5, Timmy Chang 1-5 2-2 4, Joey Borja 0-2 1-2 1, Junior Wong 4-9 3-3 12, Enoch McKeague 0-2 0-0 0, Kalvin Koverman 1-6 0-2 2, Keala Aiu 0-1 1-2 1, Matt Vivas 8-10 3-5 19, Sione Thompson 1-1 0-0 2, Frank Rivers 2-5 0-0 4, Joe Siofele 5-10, 0-0 10. Totals 24-56 11-18 60.

Kohala: Bryson Marquez 0-1 0-0 0, Kenneth Shim 1-6 2-5 4, Beau Cazimero 1-4 0-0 2, Elliot Naito 0-0 0-0 0, Tony Rocha 5-11 2-3 14, Keahi Akana 0-2 1-2 1, Leleand Galan 0-2 0-0 0, Robin Marquez 0-3 2-4 2, Brycen Caravalho 0-4 0-0 0, Chris Peterson 0-0 0-2 0, Joey Salvador 2-4 3-4 7, Kalei Carvalho 5-12, 5-5 19. Totals 14-49 15-26 49.

3-point goals--StL (1-5): Chang 0-2, Wong 1-2, McKeague 0-1). Koh (6-21): Shima 0-3, Cazimero 0-2, Rocha 2-4, Akana 0-1, Galan 0-2, Marquez 0-1, Caravalho 0-1, Carvalho 4-7. Rebounds--StL (49): Vivas 9. Koh (36): Salvador 6. Assists--StL (13): Wong 4. Koh (8): Shim 3.

bullet Kalani 70, Lahainaluna 58

Lahainaluna	10	13	21	14--58
Kalani		13	18	18	21--70
Lahainaluna: Christopher Lagazo 2-4 7-9 11, Simon Gaspar 0-1 0-0 0, Ferdinand Agcaoli 5-7 0-1 13, Jamal White 2-5 0-0 4, Aaron Nava 1-5 0-0 2, Danny Kauvaka 0-0 0-0 0, Christoph Sieben 7-15 1-3 15, Tino Finau 6-11 0-1 13. Totals 23-48 8-14 58.

Kalani: Everett Frye 12-19 5-5 30, Keala-Joe Fujimori 0-0 1-2 1, Lohi Pinho-McKeague 4-10 7-8 15, Cory Okimura 0-1 1-2 1, Justin Kobayashi 0-0 0-0 0, Brandon Ross 2-3 1-2 5, Kila Kamakawiwo'ole 3-7 0-0 6, Malu Akiona 2-5 1-3 5, Keola Castro 0-2 7-8 7, George Alefasio 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-47 23-30 70.

3-point goals--Lah (4-7): Lagazo 0-1, Gaspar 0-1, Agcaoli 3-3, Seiben 0-1, Finau 1-1. Kal (2-6): Frye 1-4, Pinho-McKeague 1-1, Okimura 0-1. Rebounds--Lah (26): Sieben 12. Kal (29): Kamakawiwo'ole 7. Assists--Lah (9): Lagazo 3. Kal (11): Frye 5.

bullet Kapaa 45, Waianae 40

Waianae		10	4	12	14--40
Kapaa		10	8	7	20--45
Waianae: Mike Autida 1-4 0-0 2, Nathaniel Donnell 5-15 0-0 9, Gerald Boyd 0-2 2-2 2, William Broadus 2-5 5-6 10, Wilfredo Dinong 0-0 0-0 0, Robert Hamili 0-0 0-0 0, Sam Keauli'i 7-13 2-2 17.

Kapaa: Justin Matsukawa 0-0 0-0 0, Kihei Fernandez 1-1 2-2 4, Corie Raquel 0-1 0-0 0, Nick Hill 4-8 4-6 13, Jeremy Dupree 1-1 0-0 2, Kekoa Chun 5-7 2-4 12, Bryson Anakalea 1-2 4-4 6, Dustin Smith 1-5 5-6 8, Isaiah Caycayon 0-0 0-0 0.

3-point goals--Wai (3-16): Donnell 1-11, Broadus 1-2, Keauli'i 1-3. Kap (2-6): Hill 1-3, Anakalea 0-1, Smith 1-2). Rebounds--Wai (21): Keauli'i 7. Kap (24): Chun 7. Assists--Wai (1): Broadus. Kap (8): Fernandez 6.

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HHSAA basketball

bullet Today's games

Quarterfinals 
At Stan Sheriff Center

Kohala vs. Iolani, 2 p.m.
Maui vs. St. Louis, 3:30 p.m.
Waiakea vs. Kalani, 5 p.m.
Kalaheo vs. Castle, 6:30 p.m.
Punahou vs. Kapaa, 8 p.m.

bullet Last night's games Castle 37, Iolani 28
St. Louis 60, Kohala 49
Kalani 70, Lahainaluna 58
Kapaa 45, Waianae 40



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