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Friday, May 7, 2004



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Toyama repeats
in ILH golf


University High golfer Travis Toyama won his second straight Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys golf championship in a four-hole playoff against Iolani's Lance Hirai yesterday at Waialae Country Club.

"The second one was a lot tougher," said Toyama, who won last year's title by six strokes. "I'm pretty happy about it. It was exciting to be in a playoff."

On Wednesday, Toyama finished the second and final round of the ILH tournament tied with Hirai and Damien's Kurt Nino at 148.

They played one hole of the playoff Wednesday and Nino was eliminated with a bogey before it was postponed due to darkness.

Yesterday, Toyama and Hirai remained tied through two holes (Waialae's par-4 No. 1 and par-3 No. 2) before Toyama secured the win with a birdie on the next hole (Waialae's par-5 No. 9).

"On the final hole, I hit a really good drive and my second shot was right in front of the green," Toyama said. "I chipped on and one-putted for birdie."

Hirai's drive went into a bunker, and he was putting for bogey by the time he reached the green.

Warriors win D-II hoops: Kamehameha defeated host Hawaii Baptist 58-34 in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II girls basketball game last night to finish 13-0.

The Warriors also ended the season as league champions, but because Kamehameha also has a D-I team, they'll be unable to compete in the upcoming inaugural D-II state tournament.

Aubrey Kimnec led the Warriors with 18 points. Rayna Kitaguchi had 14 for the Eagles.

Tomorrow night, Word of Life (8-4) visits St. Andrew's Priory (7-5) in the final ILH D-II game of the season. The Firebrands can clinch the state berth with a win. If St. Andrew's Priory wins, a playoff game for the spot in the states will be held Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.

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