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Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, February 9, 2001

By FL Morris, Star-Bulletin
Kailua's Rachael Gonzales, left, and Baldwin's Nicole Garbin
compete for the ball yesterday at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park.

Baldwin advances
in state soccer

By Jason Genegabus
Special to the Star-Bulletin

After yesterday's quarterfinal in the Meadow Gold Girls' State Soccer Championships, there was one thing a majority of the players and coaches involved could agree on: more playoff games need to be played in Waipio Stadium.

Coaches and players on the field had glowing remarks for the crown jewel of the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park, many saying that the state championship itself should be decided on its well-manicured grass.

"Oh definitely, this is great," said Baldwin coach Kawika Keator, whose Bears moved on to the semifinals today with a 5-3 win over Kailua. "I'd rather play here. It's a totally different game when you play at the stadium on the turf."

Baldwin senior midfielder Nicole Garbin felt right at home on the grass. The 2000 player of the year scored four of the five Bears' goals, two in each half.

"I like it," said Garbin about the conditions at Waipio. "I thought our field (on Maui) was nice, but this is really nice."

Defending state champion Baldwin plays No. 4 seed Hawaii Prep today at 5:30 p.m. at Aloha Stadium in the first semifinal. No. 2 Pearl City meets Mililani at 7:30 p.m.

Yesterday, Kailua opened the second half with a quick goal from senior midfielder Carli Yokoi less than a minute into play.

Yokoi chipped a shot over a crowd of players and the Baldwin goalkeeper from just inside the top of the penalty box, giving the Surfriders a lead they would hold on to for the next 17 minutes.

"It seemed they wanted it more than us," said Keator of the Surfriders' play to start the second half. "We're happy with the win, but I hope we play better tomorrow."

Once again, it was Garbin's play that would put the Bears ahead. Her goals at 57:01 and 71:55 carried Baldwin to victory. Bear senior midfielder Mellissa Petro would add one more score at 73:44 to put the game further out of reach.

Kailua coach Wil Kimura was satisfied with the effort of his team, which will face Aiea in a consolation game today.

"They put everything out there on the field," he said. "We just ran out of legs at the end."

HPA and Baldwin are the two remaining neighbor island teams in the championship hunt. HPA edged Aiea in yesterday's first match, battling Na Alii through two overtime periods before winning, 5-3, in a shootout.

In other quarterfinal action, Kahuku was unable to capitalize on their win Wednesday over Hilo and build momentum in their first bid for a state title. The Red Raiders lost to Pearl City, 3-0.

"Well, we played a great first half," said Kahuku coach Randy Myers. "Pearl City was just a better team. They stood up and won the game in the second half."

Junior forward Shayna Egloria led the charge for Pearl City. Her goals at 43:29 and 66:51 broke a scoreless tie and gave the Chargers a solid lead. Pearl City senior Kory Ann Toyama would seal the victory with a goal during the 75th minute of the match.

"Toyama wanted to score so badly," said Pearl City coach Archie Chung. "We always told her if she got an open shot to just take it. And then it so happens she took it and it got into the corner."

Jolie Nitta scored the tie-breaking goal in the 44th minute to lead the Trojans to a 2-1 upset of No. 3 seed Punahou.

Mele French opened the scoring for Mililani and Punahou's Tiffany Taylor tied the game late in the first half.


Meadow Gold Girls State Championships

Yesterday's results

At Waipio Soccer Stadium


Hawaii Prep 2, Aiea 1 (2 OT, HPA 5-3 PK))

Scoring--HPA: Cobey Ackerman (27:30). Aiea: Lynnsey Ho (37:34).

Baldwin 5, Kailua 3

Scoring--Bald: Nicole Garbin 4 (6:25, 38:30, 57:01, 71:55), Mellissa Petro (73:44). Kail: Sarah Takekawa 2 (5:29, 40:55), Pilialoha Afong (34:56).

Pearl City 3, Kahuku 0

Scoring--PC: Shayna Egloria 2 (43:29, 66:51), Kory Ann Toyama (75:24)

Mililani 2, Punahou 1

Scoring--Mil: Mele French (6:18), Jolie Nitta (44:57). Pun: Tiffany Taylor (33:47).

Kroeger placed on leave


First-year Kamehameha varsity boys' basketball coach Micah Kroeger has been placed on administrative leave until further notice, according to a letter sent from Principal Anthony Ramos to the parents of the Warrior players.

Co-athletic director Blane Gaison declined to comment on the situation after Kamehameha played its final regular season game yesterday without Kroeger on the sideline.

Assistant coaches Kalia McGee and Jesse Nakanishi coached in Kamehameha's 74-45 win over Maryknoll. The Warriors are 7-5.

Kroeger played for the University of Hawaii basketball team from 1995-98. He had no prior coaching experience before taking the job last September.

Kamehameha 74, Maryknoll 44:

Seniors Kolo Kapanui and Nainoa Spencer each scored 18 points for the Warriors. Kamehameha will play in a mini-tournament next week that determines the Interscholastic League of Honolulu's third state tournament representative.

Maryknoll 4 10 14 16 -- 44
Kamehameha 17 23 17 17 -- 74

MARYKNOLL: Ryan Hirata 5, Ken Torres 3, Nate Cowen 2, Sean Ortiz 6, Russell Sypowicz 18, Kevin Lee 4, Jason Lum 2, McShane Dator , Jaocb Noh 2.

KAMEHAMEHA: Eric Shaver 0, Kolo Kapanui 18, Nainoa Spencer 18, Sean Uyehara 7, Caleb Spencer 9, Ko Kealoha 7, Mana Aweau 0, Matthew Perkins 5, Aaron Kahaloa 0, Ray Oka 5, Willy Melemai 5.

3-point goals--Maryknoll 4 (Ortiz 2, Hirata, Torres), Kamehameha 6 (N. Spencer 2, Uyehara, C. Spencer, Kealoha, Oka).

Iolani 62, Mid-Pacific 53:

Travis McGaughy drained two of his four 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 14 points to help the Raiders (11-1) win the ILH championship. Mid-Pacific finished at 2-10.

Iolani 19 14 15 14 -- 62
Mid-Pacific 8 11 10 24 -- 53

IOLANI: Derrick Low 15, Travis McGaughy 14, Bobby Webster 2, Robert Mageo 6, Bronson Melemai 11, Bobby Nash 5, Matt Choy 0, Tyler McCready 5, Joe Udell 0, Jon Grobe 2, Ryan Hannemann 0, Donny Mateaki 1.

MID-PACIFIC: Clint Copulos 8, Ryan Leong 3, Brian Terayama 2, James Ogiwara 6, Kyle Yanabu 5, Tyler Young 0, Chris Hoe 4, Matt Friedman 4, Brandyn McCall 7. Lawren Kanno 5, Chad Wheeler 9

3-point goals--Iolani 10 (McGaughy 4, Melemai 3, Mageo 2, Low), Mid-Pacific 6 (Copulos 2, Leong, Yanabu, Hoe, Kanno)

Punahou 53, St. Louis 45:

Richard Kim scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the first half to lead the Buffanblu to a win and a second-place tie with the Crusaders. The two teams play for second place and an automatic state berth on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Kamehameha.

Punahou 14 16 10 13 -- 53
St. Louis 12 6 10 17 -- 45

PUNAHOU: Kynan Pang 0, Richard Kim 23, Todd LaFountaine 0, Jason Ching 2, Alex Fergus 6, Lucas Love 10, Ryan Zabriske 6, Dane Uperesa 6, David Kowen 0.

ST. LOUIS: Bobby Tappy 0, Brendan Clement 2, Jose Vidad 2, Justin Harris 10, Jonah Nakatani 0, T.J. Moe 0, J.P. Kanoa 4, Jason Rivers 8, Frank Rivers 19, Arist DeWolfe 0.

3-point goals--Punahou 2 (Kim 2), St. Louis 0.



Division II varsity boys

St. Louis 60, Punahou 59

Hawaii Baptist 62, University 47

Leading scorers--StL: Kainoa Fernandez 14. Pun: Matthew Hisaka 18. HBA: Eric Ching 14, Ryan Hee 12. UHS: Chris Beebe 17.


OIA Tournament

Samson Satele completed a three-point play with 1:35 to go in the game to give Kailua the lead, and the Surfriders held on for a 37-34 comeback win over Aiea in the opening round of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Tournament.

Na Alii held the Surfriders to just two first half points, but Kailua rebounded to outscore Aiea, 35-13, in the second half.

Aiea 11 10 10 3 -- 34
Kailua 0 2 12 23 -- 37

AIEA: Jerome Duldulao 2, Chris Antonio 9, Daniel Min 7, Wes Williams 2, Aaron Powell 1, Anthony Johnson 4, Dennis Dedicatoria 0, Arthur Phanphengdy 2, Nathan Olaivar 4, Taylor Watanabe 1.

KAILUA: Koali Castillo 12, Samson Satele 9, Taleki Mailau 0, Michael Cathcart 8, Kealii Kalahiki 1, Kaleo Pili 0, Ammon Kaleo 5, Jordan Montgomery 2, Kekoa Sniffen 0. Edward Campbell 2, Xavier Hoolulu 2, Kai Hovey 0

3-point goals--Aiea 2 (Antonio, Min), Kailua 1 (Castillo)

Radford 56, Moanalua 25:

Kevin Calloway scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half to lead the host Rams over the Menehunes.

Moanalua 6 7 7 5 -- 25
Radford 14 9 20 13 -- 56

MOANALUA: Aaron Fujino 4, John Simbahon 0, Joey Sierra 4, Teruo Nagasako 1, Brent Stone 3, Rick Fukushima 2, Chris Young 5, David Kilborn 6, Nickolas Slate 0.

RADFORD: Justin Rellin 0, Joseph Redding 2, Kula Tanuvasa 11, Sam Baker 7, Dwight Edwards 10, Jonathan Atimua 9, Kevin Calloway 17.

3-point goals--Moanalua 2 (Stone, Young), Radford 4 (Calloway 2, Edwards, Baker)

Kahuku 77, Campbell 57:

Aaron Francisco scored nine of his 16 points in the first quarter to give the Red Raiders a lead they wouldn't relenquish. The Sabers hit five treys in the third quarter, and finished with eight in the game.

Campbell 10 17 19 11 -- 57
Kahuku 20 24 15 18 -- 77

CAMPBELL: Antone Pacheco 10, Gentel Morris 7, Mark Boucher 3, Wallace Simanu 0, Dominique Carter 18, Fred Donald 5, Richard Frost 0, Randy Saramosing 10, John Gonsalves 0, Chad Kelley 4.

KAHUKU: Trumaine Oto 2, Ferron Fonoimoana 10, Phillip Alisa 19, Aaron Francisco 16, Anthony Hill 2, Inoke Funaki 6, Micah Casey 14, James Kammerer 6, Adonis Buttel 0, Tala Esera 0, Jonathan Mapu 2, Quin Ah-You 0.

3-point goals--Campbell 8 (Carter 4, Saramosing 2, Donald, Boucher), Kahuku 4 (Alisa 3, Francisco)

Mililani 60, Farrington 46:

The Broadus brothers -- Rashaun and William -- combined for 24 points and the Patocs -- Hoku and Kaipo -- added 15 more as the Trojans beat the Governors.

Farrington 9 9 13 15 -- 46
Mililani 12 20 12 16 -- 60

FARRINGTON: Sanford McKee 0, Michael Rabago 8, Ronald Caday 0, Jason Domingo 9, Shaun Tabil 2, Chad Mock 2, Naseri Sunia 14, Chester Pacquing 2, Richard Udani 1, Warren Gaspar 8, Kinohi Aki 0, Billy Tafea 0, Patrick Costelo 0.

MILILANI: Gary Deliz 6, Koji Price 4, Rashan Broadus 10, Alex Aguda 0, William Broadus 14, Andrew Min 5, Hoku Patoc 6, Chad DeMello 4, Kaipo Patoc 9, Brown 2.

3-point goals--Farrington 6 (Sunia 4, Rabago, Domingo), Mililani 4 (Deliz 2, Min, K. Patoc).

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