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Thursday, April 15, 2004



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Czumalowski comes up big
in OT to give Radford victory


Joanne Czumalowski knows lock-down defense as well as any guard in the state.

Just don't expect her to forget her offense, either. The senior guard came up with a steal and the go-ahead free throw with 54 seconds left in overtime as Radford edged Pearl City 32-30 last night.

Radford, a team without a home court this year, retained sole possession of first place in the Oahu Interscholastic Association West Division. At 6-0, the Lady Rams are in excellent shape to earn one of the four playoff berths allotted to the West.

Pearl City dropped to 5-2, but is still in relatively solid position to secure a playoff berth.

"We lost to Pearl City when our girls were on JV, and again the last two years on varsity," Radford coach David Lane said. "I didn't have to do much yelling to motivate them for this."

Pearl City, which was 10-0 in the OIA West last year, has lost its share of close games this season.

"They played their hearts out. They just need to keep their heads up," Pearl City coach Mike Morton said of his Chargers. "Give all the credit to Radford. They did an awesome job."

The Rams did it with relentless man-to-man defense, stifling a Charger team that averaged 48 points per game.

Center Michelle Winebush and sophomore forward Tereva Moore paced Radford with eight points apiece. "Michelle's a senior, and she's never stepped up like she did tonight," Lane said.

Senior center Lusia Kleinschmidt led Pearl City with 12 points. Senior Marci Lobendahn, who came into the game with a West-leading 16.2 points per game, was limited to seven.

In overtime, Desiree Blaney's pull-up bank shot tied the game at 30-all, but Czumalowski stole an inbounds pass moments later. Blaney committed her fifth personal foul on the play, and Radford went ahead on a free throw with 54 seconds to play.

Moore stole the ball from Kellie Nishikida with 25 seconds left, and Leslie Lazo drew a foul from Lobendahn with 12.6 seconds to go. Lobendahn fouled out on the play, and Lazo hit the second of her two foul shots to give Radford a 32-30 lead.

Pearl City, without its point guard and go-to post scorer, got the ball to Mele Laulea for a tough 13-footer in the lane that missed with five seconds to go.

The ball was loose on the rebound, and a jump ball was called with one second to go. Radford gained possession and ran out the clock.

The Rams devoted plenty of attention to Blaney, Pearl City's point guard. The senior finished with just four points before fouling out.

At Pearl City H.S. Gym
Radford (6-0) 6 10 4 8 4 -- 32
Pearl City (5-2) 6 8 7 7 2 -- 30

RADFORD--Joanne Czumalowski 3, Nicole Grebe 0, Jenna Johnson-Endo 2, Ashley Rioux 0, Shanice Young 2, Leslie Lazo 5, Tereva Moore 8, Lia Mickey 4, Michelle Winebush 8.
PEARL CITY--Lenny Radona 2, Miki Uyeshiro 0, Kellie Nishikida 4, Kristylen Among 0, Desiree Blaney 4, Kamill Riego de Dios 1, Mele Laulea 0, Marci Lobendahn 7, Lusia Kleinschmidt 12.
3-point goals --Radford 1 (Mickey).
Junior varsity--Radford 34, Pearl City 24



Campbell 54, Waialua 45, OT: Chaunte Jackson scored 21 points and Raynette Whitfield had 11 points and 18 rebounds as the Sabers overcame 26 points from Kira Nakasono to win in overtime.
At Campbell H.S. Gym
Waialua (0-7) 4 8 18 11 4 -- 45
Campbell (3-3) 8 8 14 11 13 -- 54

WAIALUA--Christina Dunn 0, Misty Maxwell 2, Samantha Segundo 0, Cheyenne Opianna 2, Jaime Souza 0, Shanay Coloma 0, Melissa Baker 5, Jaylyn Keao 10, Julia Yamanouchi 0, Kira Nakasono 26.
CAMPBELL--Joanne Corpuz 13, Nicole Jackson 0, Latara Tano 0, Everly San Agustin 7, Shiann Leong 0, Tiani Sojot 2, Jenna Contemplo 0, Raynette Whitfield 11, Terri Feagiai 0, Chaunte Jackson 21.
3-point goals --Waialua 3 (Nakasono 3), Campbell 1 (Corpuz).
Junior varsity--Campbell 38, Waialua 32


Leilehua 45, Waipahu 30: Charlene Borromeo was the only player in double figures with 10 points as Leilehua raced to a 13-2 first-quarter lead and rolled over Waipahu.
At Waipahu H.S. Gym
Leilehua (6-1) 13 8 7 17 -- 45
Waipahu (2-4) 2 8 7 13 -- 30

LEILEHUA--Isis Atualevau 7, Charlene Borromeo 10, Heidi Hamilton 4, Shaina Matthias 2, Marquesha McVea 2, Pikake Nutter-Gaudet 6, Mahela Punley 0, Vanessa Ramelb 2, Laree Rodrigues 6, Brittaney Stafford 6.
WAIPAHU--MaryAnn Baxa 5, Renee Busch 4, Tiffany Caliboso 1, Nicole Enos 9, Laura Florendo 0, Joanne Manuel 0, Ashley Mendoza 4, Malia Spencer 3, Juliana Sooalo 2, Elsha Tivera 2.
3-point goals --Leilehua 1 (Rodrigues), Waipahu 1 (Baxa).
Junior varsity--Leilehua 32, Waipahu 10


Kapolei 44, Nanakuli 40: Up one with a minute remaining, Tasha Faumuina hit a key basket and the Hurricanes nailed three crucial free throws down the stretch to hold off the Golden Hawks and improve to 5-1 in the OIA West.
Kaena Apana scored a game-high 13 points to lead Nanakuli.
At Nanakuli H.S. Gym
Kapolei (5-1) 8 11 13 12 -- 44
Nanakuli (3-3) 7 8 15 10 -- 40

KAPOLEI--Tasha Faumuina 8, Raelynn Reyes 0, Kamaile Kelekolio 1, Tanya Menino 11, Nicole Tamapua 0, Shauntay Leutu 2, Kayla Kam 5, Gabrielle Tabios 0, Jerrell Taituave 9, Shanna Arthur 0, Pamela Mellinger 0, Leafa Vagatai 8.
NANAKULI--Kanani Kaimi 0, Kristen Serrano 4, Kaena Apana 13, Vernadine Vickers 8, Chalcedony Silva 0, Anja Nahalea 0, Sierra Nakea 6, Theodora Auwae 3, Sasha Kanahele 2, Victoria Mao 4.
3-point goals --None.
Junior varsity--Kapolei 54, Nanakuli 40



OIA EAST

Kalani 60, Kailua 50 : Tamai Miyashiro scored 20 points to lead the Falcons over the Surfriders.
At Kalani H.S. Gym
Kailua (0-7) 15 11 5 19 -- 50
Kalani (3-4) 15 8 17 20 -- 60

KAILUA--Kori Maekawa 5, Kalina Kama 4, Ashley Shigaki 9, Hoku Arias 0, Tanisha Milca 2, Keala Iaea 9, Pomai Fernandez 15, Pohai Hovey 6.
KALANI--Richline Batoon 7, Liandra Bonifacio 2, Nicole Isemoto 4, Megan Kamehiro 10, Alisa Lum 4, Tamari Miyashiro 20, Karlie Saiki 6, Kristie Saiki 5, Team 2.
3-point goals --Kailua 3 (Shigaki 2, Maekawa), Kalani 4 (Miyashiro 2, Batoon, Kamehiro).
Junior varsity--Kalani 55, Kailua 37



ILH

Junior varsity I
Punahou-Gold 41, Iolani 22
Junior varsity II
Maryknoll 30, La Pietra 23
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