Kamehameha and Mid-Pacific won their losers' bracket contests yesterday at Ala Wai Field and will meet each other today in an elimination game of the ILH baseball tournament. The Warriors and Owls play at 3:30 p.m. at Mid-Pacific.
At Ala Wai Field, defending state champ Iolani takes on nemesis St. Louis in a 3:15 p.m. winners' bracket game. The Raiders won the regular-season title, with their only two losses coming to the Crusaders.
Kamehameha 2, Punahou 0: Syd Kawahakui scattered four hits, striking out five and walking none in eliminating the Buffanblu at Ala Wai Field.
Both of Kamehameha's runs were unearned. The first came in the bottom of the second as Paki Lum singled, advanced to third on a two-base throwing error and scored on a double play grounder.
The second run came in the bottom of the sixth when Bronson Sardinha singled and later scored on a fielding error by the Punahou second baseman.
Punahou 000 000 0--0 4 2 Kamehameha 010 001 x--2 4 0Josh Cardwell, Larry Burgess (5) and Chad Sakumoto; Syd Kawahakui and Regan Yokoi. W--Kawahakui. L--Cardwell.
Leading hitters--Pun: Keola Ane, 2-3. Kam: Paki Lum, 2-3.
Mid-Pacific 8, Maryknoll 2: At Ala Wai Field, Blake Sing Chow's three-run home run in the sixth broke it open for the Owls.
Winning pitcher Ricky Bauer gave up two runs in six innings, striking out six and walking two.
Maryknoll 010 001 0--2 5 4 Mid-Pacific 002 123 x--8 9 1Jared Tsukamoto, Reily Maeda (5), Cruz Hatanaka (5) and Mark Bagayas; Ricky Bauer, Bryan Lee (6) and Jacob Flick. W--Bauer. L--Tsukamoto.
Leading hitters--Mrykl: Kevin Higa, 2-3. MPI: B. Lee, 2-3, 2b; Blake Sing Chow, 3-run HR; Garrett Kuwahara, 3b.
On to the state tournament.
clinches ILH title
Ashley DeSilva scored 12 points and Kamehameha won the ILH girls' basketball regular-season crown and a state tournament berth via last night's 53-21 victory over University at Kekuhaupi'o Gym.
DeSilva scored eight of her points in the first quarter as the Warriors (11-1) took a commanding 20-7 lead. Kea Kimball added 10 points for Kamehameha, which saw its 18-game winning streak ended last Friday by Punahou.
Christina Ciacci led the Junior Rainbows (0-12) with seven points.
University 7 7 0 7--21 Kamehameha 20 16 12 5--53University: Aloha Yamaguchi 4, Iolani Morikami 4, Shalei Lumpkin 0, Jasmine Tua 0, Jeanal Souza 0, Christina Ciacci 7, Kecia Wong 0, Bri Tsukamoto 0, Renee Auyong 4, Karlee Kailiehu 0, Janeen Waialae 2, Jennifer Health 0.
Kamehameha: Ashley Ruff 2, Uila Crabbe 3, Courtney Chai 0, Beth Nakamura 2, Ashley DeSilva 12, Mandy Kiaha 2, Raelen Self 5, Drae Ann Self 3, Tai Soo 6, Kealani Kimball 10, Katannya Kapeli 0, Traci Bush 6, Karlel Crowley 2, Noelle Russell 0.
3-point goals--Kam: DeSilva 2.
Maryknoll 51, Mid-Pacific 37: At Mid-Pacific, Michele Gabriel hit four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 20 points to lead the Spartans (9-3) topped the Owls (4-8).
Maryknoll used a 15-0 run in the first quarter and appeared to be in control. However, Mid-Pac closed to 33-29 at the end of the third quarter before the Spartans put it away. Ashley Watamura scored 15 points to lead the Owls.
Maryknoll 15 11 7 18--51 Mid-Pacific 0 10 19 8--37Maryknoll: Nicole Mew 0, Shalei Bissen-Kealohi 0, Kanani Medeiros 0, Shannon Riley 5, Michelle Gabriel 20, Denby Fukuda 8, Marissa Kealho 3, Carla Donlin 4, Celeste Caliri 0, Kainoa Fialkowski 3, Nabosa Basse 8.
Mid-Pacific: Lianne Ige 0, Kimberly Hee 2, Erika Sayson 6, Jessica Eji 2, Stephanie Toshi 2, Brenda Bauer 1, Ashley Watamura 15, Jean Kasamoto 0, Christina Hee 7, Megahn Chun 2.
3-point goals--Mrk: Gabriel 4, Riley.
Punahou 63, Iolani 51: At Iolani, Malia Durand scored 14 points and the Buffanblu (10-2) defeated the Raiders (5-7).
Monica Tokoro, the ILH's leading scorer, led Iolani with 21 points, six above her average.
Punahou 16 12 19 16--63 Iolani 8 6 14 23--51Punahou: Christen Zoccolante 4, Rebecca Lee 0, Wendy Takeguchi 0, Chanel Kealoha 4, Malia Durand 14, Milia Macfarlane 8, Caroline Abe 6, Mia Moe 7, Estee Okamura 4, Christine Wilson 8, Lauren Yamada 8.
Iolani: Trisha Nishimoto 8, Kacy Nekoba 2, Monica Tokoro 21, Kari Hayashi 4, Noelle Izumi 0, Kristin Masunaga 8, Keri Tomomitsu 2, Chris Demetropolis 2, Elyssa Street 2, Rachel Faleafine 2.
The sophomore point guard scored 14 points in a 45-43 upset of previously unbeaten Kamehameha on Friday and 20 points, including the winning basket, in a 64-62 quadruple-overtime win against Maryknoll on Saturday. She had seven steals and nine rebounds in the two games.
Athletes of the week
The senior, who will attend California next year, broke a 17-year-old Punahou Relays record in the high jump with an effort of 6 feet, 8 inches. Cuaresma-Primm, who was also an all-state receiver for the Wolfpack last football season, won the 1998 state meet title in the high jump.
Pac-Five track and field
Girls' basketballJackie Caballero, St. Francis: The junior guard scored a combined 23 points with nine rebounds and six steals in two games as the Troubadors clinched their second consecutive Division II title. In Saturday's win, she had 15 points.
Michele Gabriel, Maryknoll: The senior guard played all 48 minutes in the four-overtime loss to Punahou on Saturday, scoring 26 points with four rebounds and two assists.
Kealani Kimball, Kamehameha: Kimball scored 31 points in two games -- a loss to Punahou and a win against Mid-Pacific that clinched the Warriors a tie for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu championship.
Momilani Monis, Pearl City: Monis scored 14 points against Radford to help the Chargers win their 10th in a row in regular season play.
Estee Okumura, Punahou: The senior guard had 26 points in wins against Kamehameha (Friday) and Maryknoll (Saturday), as well as six rebounds, six steals and five assists.
Jami Strapple, St. Francis: The senior forward scored 20 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and had eight steals in two games for the Troubadors.
Monica Tokoro, Iolani: The sophomore guard had 26 points in a win over University, including 13 in the third quarter.
Silas Ah Sui, Nanakuli: Ah Sui struck out 15 in 10 innings and drove in the winning run in a 4-3 victory over Waianae. He also had a double and a triple in a loss to Pearl City.
Doug Jackson, Iolani: The senior outfielder hit a clutch one-out run-scoring triple in the top of the ninth and scored on a single as the defending state champions rallied to beat Mid-Pacific, 7-5, in the ILH playoffs.
Kaulana Kaapana, Kaiser: The first baseman went 5-for-5 Wednesday against Kahuku and 2-for-3 against Farrington on Saturday, homering in both games.
Brandon League, St. Louis: He pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts in an ILH playoff win over Kamehameha.
Reid Santos, Castle: He pitched a four-hitter and struck out 14 in a loss to Kalani.
Daniel Sekigawa, Leilehua: Went 3-for-4 Saturday, scored three times and drove in six runs on a single and two home runs -- one a grand slam -- as the Mules upset Pearl City. The senior right-hander also earned the win in relief, giving up one unearned run and striking out four over the last 4° innings. In a win over Waialua, he went 4 for 4 with five RBI, including a run-scoring triple and a two-run homer. He also picked up the victory on the mound as the starting pitcher.
GolfFred Jacobs, Mililani: Won the OIA individual title with a two-round total of 2-over 146 at Pearl Country Club.
Jim Seki Jr., Punahou: Won a second straight ILH individual title with a two-round total of even-par 142 at Waialae.
Brian Lee, Leilehua: The senior won his third straight OIA boys' singles championship by beating Kahuku's Karl Moritz, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. The Mules' No. 1 singles player is unbeaten this season (9-0).
Track and fieldVictoria Chang, Punahou: The junior ran the 1600-meter anchor leg for the winning distance medley relay team in 4 minutes and 54 seconds at the Punahou Relays. The team time was 12:07.64.
Eri Macdonald, Punahou: The senior anchored a record-setting 4x400-meter relay effort (4:03.21) at the Punahou Relays with a 57.84 leg.
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State champions in five sports will be crowned this month, beginning with this week's Hawaii High School Athletic Association golf tournaments on the Big Island.
Five sports decide
champs this month
For the first time, the HHSAA will crown a team champion in girls' competition.
The girls began their 36-hole competition today at the Hapuna Golf Course. Last year's winner, Melanie Matsumura of Waiakea High, is now a member of the University of Hawaii golf team.
The boys' tournament opens tomorrow at the Waikoloa King's Course on the Big Island with Waiakea defending its title.
Finishing out the school year are state tournaments in tennis, track and field, baseball and girls' basketball.
Tennis is scheduled for May 13-15 at the Wailea and Makena tennis courts on Maui. The Valley Isle will also host the Island Movers state track and field championships, May 13-15, at War Memorial Stadium.
The Wally Yonamine Foundation state baseball tournament is May 18-21 at Rainbow Stadium. The GTE Hawaiian Tel state girls' basketball championships are May 19-22 at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Dozen gridders honoredThe Hawaii Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor 12 high school senior football scholar-athletes at its first awards banquet May 16 at the Moana Surfrider Hotel.
The 12 are:
St Louis: Joseph Siofele, Gerald Ho, Christopher Koyama, Joshua Tabisola, Sione Thompson.One of the 12 will be named Hawaii's top nominee for consideration for a national honor.
Aiea: Vince Sivas.
Iolani: Joe Igber.
Kahuku: Siuaki Livai Jr.
Kaimuki: Tyronne Tausaga.
Kamehameha: Chad Mahoe.
Moanalua: Korey Smith.
Waimea: Clesson Oligo.
Don Murphy and the late Alec Waterhouse also will be honored for their contributions to University of Hawaii football.
June Jones, the Rainbows' new head football coach, will be the guest speaker.
Deadline is next Monday for registration and payment for the banquet's 10-person tables -- $500 (gold), $400 (silver) and $300 (bronze). Individual tickets are $30.
For more information, contact Mark Zeug at 732-8805, or Earl Galdeira at 839-5575.
Richardson honoredKalaheo forward Brandy Richardson has been named the Gatorade Circle of Champions Hawaii winner for girls' basketball.
Richardson, a sophomore, is averaging 20 points and 15 rebounds for undefeated Kalaheo. The Lady Mustangs have won 26 straight OIA Eastern Division games.
Earlier, Iolani senior forward Cord Anderson was named the boys' winner. The two are eligible for regional and national awards.
Lanai Team to nationalsThe Lanai High physical fitness team, Hawaii's 25-time state champion, is participating at the National Youth Physical Fitness Competition, which opened today in San Diego.
The Pinelads, coached by Ed Magaoay, are up against more than 30 other teams in five events -- push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, standing long jump and 300-yard shuttle run. The competition continues through Sunday.