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Friday, March 25, 2005



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Tereva Moore had 16 points and six rebounds last night.


Lady Rams follow
Moore

Tereva Moore scored 16 points, including five during a critical third-quarter run, as Radford outlasted Nanakuli 33-26 last night at Jim Alegre Gymnasium.

Radford improved to 4-0 in Oahu Interscholastic Association West Division play (11-4 overall). Freshman Marlena Malepeai added nine points and six rebounds for the Lady Rams, who are 14-0 in West action since the start of last season.

Moore, a 5-foot-10 junior, hauled in six rebounds and dished out three assists.

Sierra Nakea scored six points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots for Nanakuli, which dropped to 1-2 in league play.

"Nanakuli was aggressive. We underestimated their athleticism," Radford coach David Lane said.

The Golden Hawks used a persistent man-to-man defense to force Radford into 15 first-half turnovers.

"We kept thinking we could make a pass to the wing while Nanakuli kept challenging the passing lane."

Nakea missed 4 minutes of the third quarter after committing her fourth personal foul while covering Moore.

"We kind of blew a lot of stuff defensively," Nanakuli coach Eric Nakabayashi said. "We wanted to keep denying the pass to the wing, but for some reason, our girls were too far off. Sometimes, they have a tendency to forget."

Nanakuli was within six (22-16) at the half, but Moore took control. She scored on a jumper from the right elbow and added a baseline jumper as Radford went on a 9-2 run. The Lady Rams led 31-18 midway through the fourth quarter.

The Golden Hawks pulled within 33-26 on Frances Busano-Leleo's 3-point shot from the right wing, but they did not foul in the final 44 seconds and Radford ran out the clock.

The Lady Rams hit only two of 11 from the free-throw line and finished with 28 turnovers. They shot much better from the field, making 15 of 33 attempts (45 percent).

Nanakuli shot 22 percent from the floor (eight of 37), including 1-for-10 accuracy from beyond the 3-point arc. The Golden Hawks got to the line, but made only nine of 22 tries. They finished with 23 turnovers.

Guard Vernadine Vickers had five steals, but scored only two points against Radford's relentless man defense. Guard Sasha Montez showed some scoring ability, but didn't quite get untracked.

"Nakea is a very good player," Lane said. "Vickers and No. 10 (Montez) were tough. When they pulled (Montez) out in the second half, that really helped us."

Nakabayashi believes time will help his squad, especially Montez, who scored on a smooth spin move and jump shot on the baseline late in the game.

"Sasha is only a freshman, and she's just trying to figure out what we're doing. Once she gets comfortable, we're expecting a lot from her in the next three years."

Radford hosts Campbell on Tuesday.

Nanakuli will entertain Leilehua, also on Tuesday.

At Radford H.S. gym
Nanakuli (1-2) 5 9 2 10 -- 26
Radford (4-0) 11 6 5 11 -- 33

NANAKULI--Sasha Montez 4, Kristen Serrano 0, Delisha Kaimi 0, Vernadine Vickers 2, Frances Busano-Leleo 6, Lahela Kanagasuku 2, Chantel Tuiloma 6, Sierra Nakea 6.
RADFORD--Sonya Legaspi 0, Nicole Grebe 0, Celina Cruz 0, Sarah Brown 4, Marlena Malepeai 9, Tereva Moore 16, Chelsea-Ann Villanueva 2, Gabby Rellin 2, Marie Fe Bumanglag 0, Chadney Thompson 0.
3-point goals -- Nanakuli 1 (Busano-Leleo), Radford 1 (Moore).
Junior varsity -- Nanakuli 38, Radford 37


OIA West Division I

Kapolei 51, Campbell 41

Game-high scorer Kayla Kam scored eight of her 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Hurricanes down the Sabers and remain undefeated in OIA West play.

Campbell's Jenny Sweeney and Darlyn Livae both scored 11 points in the loss.

At Kapolei H.S. gym
Campbell (0-3) 10 11 9 11 -- 41
Kapolei (4-0) 14 9 10 18 -- 51

CAMPBELL--Cheyna Tagura 0, Nicole Jackson 0, Latara Tano 3, Everlyn San Agustin 7, Shiann Leong 2, Tiani Sojot 4, Jenna Contemplo 0, Jasmine Valentin 1, Jenny Sweeney 11, Elysia Makaena 0, Cierra Tagura 2, Alexis Pagharion 0, Darlyn Livae 11, Nicole Gardner 0.
KAPOLEI--Whitney Tatomer 2, Kesha Miller 0, Berlyn Devera 0, Becka Simanu 12, Charmaine Jackson 11, Jasmine Gipson 2, Kawachi 0, Kayla Kam 15, Jerrell Taituave 6, Shanna Arthur 0, Lehua Figueroa 3, Tricia Warashina 0.
3-point goals -- Campbell 2 (Tano, Livae), Kapolei 1 (Kam).
Junior varsity -- Campbell 28, Kapolei 26

Leilehua 42, Pearl City 39

Laree Rodrigues scored 11 points to lead the Mules to a win over the Chargers.

With an eight-point lead going into the fourth quarter, the Mules held off a late comeback by the Chargers, who scored 17 points in the final period.

Jazmin Pahukoa-Malia led Pearl City with 10 points.

At Pearl City H.S. gym
Leilehua (2-1) 11 15 4 12 -- 42
Pearl City (1-3) 5 8 9 17 -- 39

LEILEHUA--Laree Rodrigues 11, Mahela Punley 0, Trisha Reitz 7, Brittaney Stafford 7, Lin'keshia Green 0, Marquesha Mcvea 8, Joray Nacapuy 0, U'i Forgione 8, Ethel Redor 0, Joslen Collado 1.
PEARL CITY--Crystal Tadeo 1, Tiana Bolosan 0, Desiree Luis 0, Veronica Bothelo 7, Lindsay Cartwright 4, Channette Nakama 3, Tazha Passi 7, Jazmin Pahukoa-Malia 10, Mele Laulea 7.
3-point goals -- Leilehua 0, Pearl City 2 (Pahukoa-Malia 2).
Junior varsity -- Leilehua 35, Pearl City 33


OIA Division II

Kaimuki 47, Aiea 42, OT

Flora Mesa drained two 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs to an overtime victory over Na Alii.

With the game tied at 39-all at the end of regulation, Kaimuki held Aiea to three points in the extra period. Kalei Castillo and Zori Drew each scored 11 points for Na Alii.

At Aiea H.S. gym
Kaimuki (3-1) 11 13 2 13 8 --47
Aiea (3-1) 15 4 10 10 3 -- 42

KAIMUKI--Flora Mesa 16, Mindy Hirokawa 2, Nicole Sasaki 0, Kanoe Nicola 0, Chelsea Gornichec 2, Rachelle Butler 2, Lisa Kawada 0, Paige Moi 6, Chasity Laulusa 10, Keri Nakahashi 9.
AIEA--Shareyn Muneoka 6, Jennifer Yuen 0, Jessica Tan 0, Chelsea Puma 0, Shannon Nahoopii 4, Michelle Shiroma 2, Zori Drew 11, Felicia Liilii 0, Nohelani Fonoti 0, Kalei Castillo 11, Amanda Jungblut 0, Capri Holiona 8.
3-point goals -- Kaimuki 3 (Mesa 2, Nakahashi), Aiea 1 (Castillo).
Junior varsity -- Kaimuki 31, Aiea 27



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