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Saturday, January 31, 2004



[ HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS ]


Iolani holds off
Kamehameha


Iolani's Derrick Low erupts when his team needs him, and it's a good thing he did it early in last night's game against Kamehameha.

Low scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the second quarter to give the top-ranked Raiders a comfortable lead. But he went down with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter before the fourth-ranked Warriors fought back like madmen.

But Iolani (9-0) had enough to hold on for a 68-56 victory in front of a packed home crowd. It was the closest Interscholastic League of Honolulu game of the season for the two-time defending state champion Raiders.

"Sometimes you just got to step it up," said Low, the two-time state player of the year, who added that his ankle is fine. "It was my job to do it and it gave us a decent cushion. Kamehameha did well at the end off the game and took advantage of the situation by putting in some extra effort."

Coming off an upset loss to University on Tuesday, Kamehameha (5-4) was as close as 12-10 after one quarter when Low sat the final 4:43 with two fouls.

But Low came out on fire in the second quarter, hitting nearly everything he put up as Iolani took a 31-22 halftime lead.

"Derrick is a great player," Warriors coach Jesse Nakanishi said. "Every shot he took was a tough shot to take and he made them. It was tough coming off that loss. We had no energy, but tonight our kids really fought."

Low added two 3-pointers to end the third quarter as the lead blossomed to 49-32, but with 5:04 left in the game and his team leading 52-38, he came down hard on his left ankle after colliding with a Kamehameha player while leaping to the basket on a drive.

"I came down on it awkwardly," he said. "I still could have contributed a little the rest of the way, but not that much."

Waika Spencer, who finished with a team-high 17 for the Warriors, keyed the gallant comeback bid by scoring nine fourth-quarter points. They got as close as eight points, 64-56, when Kawika Hepa drained a 3-pointer with under a minute to go, but Iolani's Kawika Shoji hit two free throws and Ryan Hirata added a drive off the glass to close it out.

The hustle and hard work of Ikaika Hardie and Jacob Ho were also factors in Kamehameha's 24-point fourth-quarter surge.

"We went all out and didn't give up," Spencer said. "Coach told us to play with pride and we played with a lot of pride."

At Iolani School gym
Kamehameha (5-4)
10 12 10 24 -- 56
Iolani (9-0)
12 19 18 19 -- 68

KAMEHAMEHA--Ikaika Hardie 6, Keo Pacarro 2, Rykin Enos 2, Jacob Ho 5, Quincy Crowell 0, Mike Nii 0, Jacob Bode 0, Parker Bode 0, Waika Spencer 17, Aaron Aiu 0, Kapono Kuikahi 0, Ernie Vidinha 0, Ikaika Shelton 2, Gabriel Spencer 8, Kawika Hepa 14.
IOLANI--Ryan Hirata 16, Vinny Nip 5, Todd Blankenship 4, Jon Yasuda 3, Derrick Low 21, Jon Takamura 0, Zach Tollefson 10, Kawika Shoji 5, Kyle Pape 2, Sean Carney 2. Wes Eberlin 0, James Street 0.
3-point goals: Kamehameha 1 (Hepa), Iolani 6 (Low 3, Tollefson 2, Shoji).


Saint Louis 47, Damien 43
Kerstan Ho scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Crusaders over the Monarchs.

Ranson DeCosta led Damien with 11 points.

At McCabe gym
Damien (5-4) 10 11 12 10 -- 43
Saint Louis (2-7) 8 12 14 13 -- 47

DAMIEN--Antonio Carezo 0, Micah Kikuta 5, Justin Casil 8, Kawika Lopez 8, Ranson DeCosta 11, Fehi Sevelo 0, Soane Sevelo 0, Tevita Williams 7, Brandon Kahale 4.
SAINT LOUIS--B.J. Batts 8, Bo Ronduen 0, Keao Monteilh 4, Jason Allen 0, Ikaika Nakoa 0, Shaun Kauleinamoku 0, Ryan Brilhante 0, Desmond Hanohano 9, Kerstan Ho 20, Kelii Zablan 0, Stephen Lei 6, Bronson Abrigo 0, Brandon Va'a 0.
3-point goals -- Damien 3 (Casil 2, DeCosta), Saint Louis 4 (Ho 2, Batts 2).


University 50, Maryknoll 38
David Johnson scored 19 points and James Cabras chipped in 13 as the Jr. 'Bows rolled over the Spartans.

Edward Kawahara hit four 3-pointers to lead Maryknoll with 14 points.

At Iolani H.S. gym
University (4-5) 9 8 13 20 -- 50
Maryknoll (0-9) 6 4 11 17 -- 38

UNIVERSITY--Scott Nishimoto 7, Jose Ver 0, AJ Clark 0, Michael Tenorio 0, James Cabras 13, Albert Li 1, Lucion Holyfield 4, John Duro 6, David Johnson 19.
MARYKNOLL-- Jordan Durant 8, Edward Kawahara 14, Chris Lum 0, Riley Tang 4, Michael Toyama 0, Tyler Tsukazaki 8, Tommy Nguyen 4.
3-point goals -- University 1 (Johnson), Maryknoll 5 (Kawahara 4, Tsukazaki).


OIA
No. 5 Kalaheo 72, Thompson Academy 11
Jason Tanaka hit five 3-pointers to lead the Mustangs over Thompson Academy.

Joshua Perry added 11 points for Kalaheo, which played without standout Sam Wilhoite due to an ankle injury.

Keo Evans-Gonda scored six points to lead Thompson.

At Kalaheo H.S. gym
Thompson Academy (0-9) 0 4 5 2 -- 11
Kalaheo (8-1) 20 20 15 17 -- 72

KALAHEO--Elias Ayau 4, Chris Tumaneng 0, Matt Nakashima 4, Theo Fujita 5, Kahua Hollinger 3, William Elliott 5, Neil Bowers 8, Joshua Perry 11, David Moore 5, Clifton Pires 6, Jason Tanaka 15, Daniel Phair 6.
THOMPSON ACADEMY--Justin Chang 0, John Abrams 0, Devon Eror 0, Aja Muncie 0, Lance Chang 0, Joshua Musick 5, Keo Evans-Gonda 6.
3-point goals -- Thompson Academy 1 (Musick), Kailua 9 (Tanaka 5, Elliott 1, Fujita 1, Hollinger 1, Perry 1).


Waianae 55, Waipahu 46
The Seariders outscored the Marauders 31-18 in the second half to earn the win.

"Waipahu was on fire in the first half. They hit their 3s," Searider coach Kendall Maeda said.

Waianae's big fourth quarter made the difference, as it outscored Waipahu 19-9. "We made some free throws down the stretch," Maeda said.

Game-high scorers Justin Lafua and Jayson Milare each finished with 18.

Jacob Aga scored 15 points to lead Waipahu.

At Waianae H.S. gym
Waipahu (1-7) 14 14 9 9 -- 46
Waianae (2-6) 15 9 12 19 -- 55

WAIPAHU--Jamar Pacupac 0, Jarrett Kalaola 8, Jacob Aga 15, Stanley Abasial 3, Albert Gamayo 6, Andre Tailele 2, Jonathan Cordeiro 0, Tyrone Vaimaona 11, Matthew Namu 1 .
WAIANAE--Darell Academia 4, Dewey Davis 5, Junior Faliuga 7, Albert Galano 0, Easten Gonzales 0, Kala Honda 0, Justin Lafua 18, Jayson Milare 18, Chad Puha 0, John Solaita 3, Mark Mokiao 0.
3-point goals -- Waipahu 8 (Aga 5, Gamayo 2, Vaimaona), Waianae 4 (Milare 3, Davis).
Junior varsity -- Waipahu 38, Waianae 36


Leilehua 65, Waialua 54
Anthony Palomares hits three 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead the Mules over the Bulldogs.

Edward Garcia added 10 points for Leilehua. Lawrence Sumaoang led Waialua with 15 points.

At Waialua H.S. gym
Leilehua (5-3) 15 11 22 17 -- 65
Waialua (0-8) 6 9 15 24 -- 54

LEILEHUA--Angelo Massey 3, Edward Garcia 10, Kennedy Orteza 3, Anthony Palomares 24, Antonio Carter 3, Kekoa Kama 1, BJ Fruean 4, Anthony Hall 7, Angel Fontanez 1, Joshua Fetters 5, David Spore 2, Yahweh Yago 2.
WAIALUA--Roldan Dacuicui 4, Kelson Silva 5, Glenn Rubio 9, Mark Langaman 0, Joshua Miller 1, Lawrence Sumaoang 15, Charles Bell 8, Yashua Zawadi 0, Brandon Macadangdang 4, Ikaika Ahia 8.
3-point goals -- Leilehua 6 (Palomares 3, Garcia 2, Fetters), Waialua 6 (Rubio 3, Sumaoang 2, Silva).
Junior varsity -- Leilehua 63, Waialua 43


Kaiser 51, Farrington 29
Matt Ching scored a game-high 11 points to lead the Cougars over the Governors.

John Fonoti, who scored Farrington's sole basket in the third quarter, led the Govs in scoring with six points.

At Farrington H.S. gym
Kaiser (1-8) 12 15 12 12 -- 51
Farrington (2-7) 10 10 2 7 -- 29

KAISER--Chad Nishihira 3, Matt Ching 11, Andy Uehara 5, Jeff Peters 7, Chris Assily 9, Mitch Shimabukuro 2, Sheldon Herring 2, Colby Ho 2, Brett Hatten 1, Shannon Wise 4, Steven Pratt 5, James Bello 0.
FARRINGTON--Shanson Garcia 0, Jay-ar Mariano 5, Jermaine Rabago 0, NC Dela Cruz 5, Truong Nguyen 0, Dave Viloria 0, Devan Selman 2, Matt Bell 2, Eti Atonio 9, John Fonoti 6, Ferdinand Morales 0, Micah Kalingo 0, Kuaika Kamano 0.
3-point goals -- Kaiser 3 (Wise, Pratt, Peters), Farrington 2 (Dela Cruz, Mariano).
Junior varsity -- Farrington 59, Kaiser 41


Moanalua 64, Kailua 34
Joseph Nishimura scored 14 points as the Menehunes defeated the Surfriders.

Moanalua jumped out to a 13-3 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Eric Keys grabbed 10 rebounds in the win as 13 Menehunes scored in the game.

At Moanalua H.S. gym
Kailua (2-7) 3 11 9 11 -- 34
Moanalua (7-2) 13 12 19 20 -- 64

KAILUA--Kama Crowell 3, Kelroy Kohatsu 0, Zach Akamine 1, Cory Nemoto 9, Bronson Kamaka 5, Justin Pedro 2, Wayne Kaiu-Denning 0, Kea Crowell 0, Kainoa LaCount 10, Hogan Paleafei 4, Nathan Botts 0, Tyler Harrison 0.
MOANALUA--Glenn Gascon 4, Joseph Nishimura 14, Michael Loeschke 4, Marquise Du Vall 5, Jonathan Austad 2, Greg Morgan 4, Glenn Taijeron 5, Zachary Pendergast 6, Darin-Jay Shinagawa 6, Eric Keys 6, Ira Rodrigues 2, Kamoe Mehrtens 0, Micah Bagor 0, Sean Mullaney 4, Mitchell Kuga 2, Jameson Iereneo 0.
3-point goals -- Kailua 3 (Nemoto 2, Crowell 1), Moanalua 5 (Nishimura 2, Shingawa 2, Pendergast 1).
Junior varsity -- Moanalua 49, Kailua 37


ILH
Division II varsity boys
Kamehameha 67, Lanakila Baptist 46
Word of Life 57, Hawaii Baptist 51, OT
Iolani 75, Redemption Academy 55
Hanalani 69, Academy of Pacific 50
Saint Louis 83, Assets 30
High scorers--Kam: Justin Padilla 14, William Kane 12. LB: Charles Hazelwood 19, Kiley Tanioka 15. WOL: Brashton Satele 20, Shane Lawrence 13, Chad Sui 10. HBA: Will Stinton 12. Iol: Cale Yamada 20, Alexander Why 11, Paul Bennett 11. RA: Anthony Troche 25, Scott Duvauchelle 14, Kaanoi Poouahi 10. Hana: Keoni Haole 17, Justin Suderman 16, Collin Furukawa 13. AOP: Kaimana Komaine 22. StL: Zach Santos 16, Danny Lee 13. Asst: Nick Castello 7.
Division I junior varsity
Iolani 43, Kamehameha 36 OT
Division II junior varsity
Maryknoll 51, Hawaii Baptist 33
University 43, Word of Life 38
Mid-Pacific 61, Lutheran 25


BIIF
Varsity boys
No. 8 Kealakehe 56, Hawaii Prep 32
Leading scorers--Keal: Easton Takata 19. HPA: Ehitu Keeling 14.
Junior varsity
Kealakehe 92, Hawaii Prep 28

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