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Sunday, April 11, 2004



[ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ]


Wily powers Kahuku
to 70-50 victory over
McKinley


After three wins in a row, the McKinley Tigers were in position to make a clear statement.

Unfortunately, Kahuku wasn't taking notes. Latoya Wily poured in 26 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as the Red Raiders roared to a 70-50 win at McKinley Student Council Gymnasium.

"She's big and strong, and she's agile," McKinley girls basketball coach Jesse Victorino said. "She runs the court and gets position. She's not going to wait."

Kahuku coach Wendy Anae was pleased with her team's second-half defense and rebounding. Wily, though, was merciless on the low post.

"She started out a little shaky, but once she settled down, she was fine," Anae said.

Aisha Ale hustled for 10 points and eight rebounds, while Karla Tailele tallied nine points and Monarisa Ale scored eight. Kahuku improved to 6-0 in Oahu Interscholastic Association East Division play.

"I was just thinking teamwork," said Wily, sporting a new pair of gray and black canvas Chuck Taylors. "If we stick together, we have an advantage."

Bre Carson scored 19 points and Chelsie Sato added 10 for McKinley, which dropped to 3-2. The Tigers are in a precarious situation since only four teams from the East qualify for the league's Division I playoffs.

"Of the three games we just started, we needed to steal two of them," Victorino said. "Now we have to win our next two."

McKinley needed a superlative night from the field and an answer to Wily's dominance in the paint. The Tigers got neither, shooting 9-for-40 from the 3-point line and losing the battle of the boards.

Kahuku outrebounded McKinley 29-9 in the second half to turn a close game into a runaway. The Lady Raiders finished with a 49-25 advantage.

"That was the key. I'm very happy with our rebounding in the second half," Anae said. "But it wasn't good in the first half."

Kahuku, opening with a 1-3-1 zone, got six quick points from Aisha Ale to take a 10-0 lead. McKinley responded with an 11-0 run, and Melody Ababa's 3-pointer gave the Tigers their only lead of the game moments into the second quarter.

McKinley stayed close before Kahuku went on a 14-3 run late in the half. Anny Soliai's drive through the paint for two points gave Kahuku a 32-21 lead. McKinley closed the half with treys by Sato and Carson, and Kahuku's lead was 32-27 at the break.

The Tigers were 7-for-20 from the 3-point arc at that point, but made just two of 20 tries after intermission. McKinley switched from a man defense to a 2-3 zone, and Soliai and Tailele each hit 3-pointers as Kahuku took a 42-29 lead.

McKinley got no closer than 11 the rest of the way.

At McKinley H.S. gym
Kahuku (6-0) 10 22 20 18 -- 70
McKinley (3-2) 8 19 7 16 -- 50

KAHUKU--Karla Tailele 7, Camilla Ah Hoy 4, Monarisa Ale 8, Anny Soliai 7, Latoya Wily 26, Aisha Ale 12, Nancy Vave 6, Ane Vea 0, Delicia Wilson 0.
MCKINLEY--Chantal Yadao 6, Chelsie Sato 11, Cassie Oda 0, Christine Ching 0, Meagan Miyasaka 6, Melody Ababa 4, Bre Carson 19, Janine Corpuz 0, Linda Fowler 4, Natasha Chang 0, Lute Filimoehala 0.
3-point goals -- Kahuku 2 (Tailele, A. Soliai), McKinley 9 (Carson 5, Sato 2, Yadao, Ababa).
Junior varsity --Kahuku 44, McKinley 40

Kalaheo 52, Castle 26
Shanadee Canon scored 13 points and Shaina Siliga added 10 as Kalaheo beat Castle.
At Castle H.S. gym
Kalaheo (5-1) 10 11 20 11 -- 52
Castle (2-4) 3 8 9 6 -- 26

KALAHEO--Hoku Kaiu-Denning 0, Shaina Siliga 10, Randi Farstad 8, Wesley Whitman 2, Shantel Marumoto 0, Kaila Samson 1, Shanadee Canon 13, Kaiena Huihui 9, Kaliko Kepa 7, Kamala Kau 2.

CASTLE--Audrey Ako 3, Kalei Akaka 2, Shardae Ingano 3, Kellsie Sasaki 0, Berry Argue 0, Uilani Kekauoha 6, Stacy Tilton 2, Tiare Kahoekapu 4, Puna Waiolama 1, Sarah Kodama 2, Shanyn Fafard Kaaihue 0, Titi Kawainui 3.
3-point goals -- Kalaheo 1 (Siliga), Castle 2 (Ako, Ingano).
Junior varsity --Kalaheo 50, Castle 30

Roosevelt 53, Kaimuki 19
Tati Beasley scored 14 points to lead all scorers as Roosevelt defeated Kaimuki.
At Kaimuki H.S. gym
Roosevelt (4-2) 15 7 16 15 -- 53
Kaimuki (1-5) 4 5 7 3 -- 19

ROOSEVELT--Tati Beasley 14, Chelsie Kadota 6, Dasha Kawakami 3, Larisa Nakasone 7, Capi Uyechi 3, Nicole Yoshimoto 4, Shannon Miyashiro 5, Dara Kiyuna 2, Nicole Okada 2, Puuwai Crawford-Kapanui 2, Chelsea Uchihara 0, Miya Frank 5.

KAIMUKI--Flora Mesa 6, Kara Hayashida 2, Sashi Capps-Doll 0, Keri Nakahashi 5, Nicole Sasaki 1, Rachelle Butler 0, Chelsea Gornichec 2, Noelani Duffey 0, Ashley Moi 2, Paige Moi 1, Dena Nakahashi 0.
3-point goals -- Roosevelt 2 (Nakasone, Jyechi), Kaimuki 2 (Mesa, Nakahashi).
Junior varsity -- Roosevelt 40, Kaimuki 22

OIA WEST

Mililani 64, Waipahu 33
Suzy Jackson and Christina Korodan each scored 10 points as the Trojans beat the Marauders. Waipahu's Nicole Enos scored a game-high 14 points.
At Waipahu H.S. gym
Mililani (3-3) 8 19 21 16 -- 64
Waipahu (2-3) 8 4 8 13 -- 33

MILILANI--Suzy Jackson 10, Yvonne Morris 4, Ceclie Ma'afala 9, Shantell Ka'auwai 0, Lori Nonies 4, Crystal Ah Sam 7, Ku'ulei Agbayani 4, Diamond Badajos 3, Chelcey Pang 0, Allyson Ochoa 2, Melissa Lehano 1, Christina Korodan 10, Erica James 9, Rebekah McKoy 1.

WAIPAHU--MaryAnn Baxa 6, Renee Busch 2, Tiffany Caliboso 0, Nicole Enos 14, Laura Florendo 0, Tiare Kaulupali 2, Joanne Manuel 2, Ashley Mendoza 4, Malia Spencer 2, Juliana Sooalo 1.
3-point goals -- None.
Junior varsity -- Waipahu 17, Mililani 56

Waianae 40, Campbell 29
Tihara DeMello and Tiare Kealoha-Holbron each scored nine points as the Seariders won their first game of the season.
At Campbell H.S. gym
Waianae (1-4) 7 8 16 9 -- 40
Campbell (2-3) 5 5 7 12 -- 29

WAIANAE--Leilani Faavesi 5, Daina Correa 3, Chelsie Park 6, Naomi Lino 0, Charisse Estrera 0, Wendy Peltier 0, Tashawn Mahoe 5, Tihare DeMello 9, Audrey Hauge 3, Tiare Kealoha-Holbron 9, Naomi Endo 0.

CAMPBELL--Joanne Corpuz 5, Nicole Jackson 5, Latara Tano 0, Shiann Leong 0, Tiani Sojot 2, Jenna Contemplo 2, Raynette Whitfield 9, Terri Feagiai 0, Chaunte Jackson 6.
3-point goals -- Waianae 5 (Correa, Park, Mahoe, Hauge, Kealoha-Holbron), Campbell 2 (C. Jackson 2).
Junior varsity --Campbell 60, Waianae 41

Pearl City 46, Aiea 39
Desiree Blaney and Marci Lobendahn combined to score 13 of Pearl City's 16 fourth-quarter points as the Chargers came from behind to beat Na Alii.
Lobendahn finished with 19 points and Blaney 15.

At Pearl City H.S. gym
Aiea (0-6) 12 14 6 7 -- 39
Pearl City (5-1) 9 11 10 16 -- 46

AIEA--Kim Elia 5, Shareyz Minda 3, Shareyn Muneoka , Donna Echalas 4, Shannon Nahoopii 0, Tiffany Pearson 0, Sherylann Miyashiro 0, Nicole Takemoto 7, Michelle Shiroma 0, Cheri Gauer 0, Felisha Liilii 2, Zori Drew 8, Kalei Castillo 2, Jamie Rosario 8.

PEARL CITY--Lenny Radona 0, Miki Uyeshiro 0, Kellie Nishikida 0, Kristylen Among 0, Jennifer Law , Desiree Blaney 15, Kamill Riego de Dios 6, Olivia Vasquez , Stacy Asato 0, Mele Laulea 0, Marci Lobendahn 19, Lusia Kleinschmidt 6.
3-point goals -- Pearl City 2 (Riego de Dios).
Junior varsity - Pearl City 44, Aiea 22

ILH

Iolani 51, Saint Francis 43
Ginger Gravelle scored a game-high 23 points as the Raiders beat the Troubadors.
At Iolani H.S. gym
Saint Francis (1-5) 14 11 15 3 -- 43
Iolani (5-1) 13 22 10 6 -- 51

ST. FRANCIS--Monica Chock 15, Kanani Perry 0, Danielle Tanaka 0, Tesia Ahai 0, Latasha Griffin 8, Jasmine Dulan 10, Chelsey Powell 10, Abigail Lee 0, Mel Keliipuleole 0, Siutiti Takai 0.

IOLANI--Kaz Masutani 0, Hennasea-Sue Tokumura 9, Alana Matayoshi 4, Ginger Gravelle 23, Marci Kang 1, Alana Wall 6, Meilin Akamu 0, Ashley Reinig 0, Keilyn Fujioka 8.
3-point goals -- St. Francis 8 (Chock 5, Dulan 2, Griffin), Iolani 4 (Tokumura 2, Gravelle 2).

Sacred Hearts 48, Kamehameha 44
Megan Burton scored 21 points and Nicole Lehner added 15 as Sacred Hearts pulled off the upset.
At Sacred Hearts Academy gym
Kamehameha (3-3) 12 11 15 6 -- 44
Sacred Hearts (2-4) 11 11 10 16 -- 48

KAMEHAMEHA--Miki Nakamura 2, India Soo 2, Lori Nakamura 8, Analee Viena Lota 4, Kauiokeola Todd 4, Noelani Hoopii 1, Jordan Tangonan 2, Tatriana Lorenzo 11, Danna Friedemann 0, Mounia Nihipali 10.

SACRED HEARTS--Megan Burton 21, Rebecca Debo 6, Cherie Kinoshita 0, Nicole Lehner 15, Tiare McClellan 0, Karis Moi-Simeona 0, Malia Okamura 0, Samantha Saito 4, Sandy Tsui 2, Lola Williams 0.
3-point goals -- Kamehameha 0, Sacred Hearts 1 (Lehner).

Punahou 38, Maryknoll 31
Shanna-Lei Dacanay nailed two 3-pointers and finished with 11 points to help the Buffanblu stay undefeated.
At Hemmeter Field House
Maryknoll (2-4) 8 10 8 5 -- 38
Punahou (6-0) 8 13 9 8 -- 31

MARYKNOLL-- Nicole Fu 3, Kristie Watanabe 0, Jessica Akamine 0, Tammie Andres 4, Whitney Wong 4, Jessica Ho 5, Kaulana Salangdron 0, Bowha Kang 4, Cheryl Lee 6, Sela Fisilau 5.
PUNAHOU-- Shanna-Lei Dacanay 11, Eryn Chun 10, Ciana Aiwohi 0, Makena Hunt 2, Mahina Macfarlane 0, Tessa Sonobe 4, Sophia Merrifield 0, Chelsea Deptula 4, Christine Takara 7, Gail Matsushima 0.
3-point goals -- Maryknoll 2 (Fu, Ho), Punahou 2 (Dacanay 2).

Varsity II
La Pietra 50, Hawaii Baptist 49
Iolani 46, Christian Academy 16
Punahou 63, University 51
St. Andrew's 52, Hanalani 41
Leading scorers--LaP: Jeannin Russo 14, Megan Bernardi 14. HBA: Kara Onosaki 16, Jodi Kanemoto 12. Iol: Amy Lawson 16. Pun: Lori Nakamoto 10, Cory Shin 10. UHS: Mandy Yoshizu 13, Brittany Anderson 13. StA: Caasi Nakasone 25, Holly Saito 10. Hana: Jasmine Yoshimoto 13, Jen Ramos 10.
Junior varsity I
Kamehameha-Blue 42, St. Francis 37
Punahou-Gold 34, Punahou-Blue 32
Junior varsity II
Mid-Pacific 44, University 16
La Pietra 25, St. Andrew's 23
Sacred Hearts 57, Le Jardin 21
Maryknoll 32, Lutheran 30

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