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Sunday, March 27, 2005



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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Kaiser's Sharde Pratt grabbed a rebound in front of teammate Kilioe Aliifua and Farrington's Tanya Sale and Kapio Alatasi.


Cougars turn Governors
inside out

Kilioe Aliifua and Nicole Lehner provided a powerful inside-outside scoring combo as Kaiser defeated Farrington 55-35 in an Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East contest yesterday at Farrington.

Aliifua (19 points, seven rebounds) got the Cougars going early and Lehner turned it on in the second half. The senior guard scored 11 of her 18 points after intermission, knocking down an assortment of outside shots.

The Cougars also got contributions from Sharde Pratt (nine points, four rebounds) and Kehau Bangay (six points).

C'ani Kealoha led the Governors with 10 points, while Tanya Sale chipped in eight points and six rebounds.

Kaiser improved to 2-1 in league play, while the Governors (0-4) are still searching for their first OIA win.

"We did OK," Kaiser coach Lisa Mann said. "We need to work on communicating a little more on offense. Defensively, our effort was good.

"Nicky Lehner shot especially well, and that really made it hard for them because they were trying to pack it in on us. By her shooting well on the outside, they were forced to come out and guard her instead of doubling down low."

Kaiser held a 28-25 lead at the half before the Cougars blew open a tight game in the third quarter.

Aliifua poured in six points and Lehner swished a 3-pointer from the right wing to push the Cougars ahead 37-29.

"I was getting good looks and I was feeling it tonight," Lehner said. "I was on today."

She scored seven points in the fourth quarter and led an 11-3 charge in the final period that left no doubt in the outcome of the game.

Kaiser also benefited from Farrington's inexperience.

The Governors were whistled for an administrative technical foul in the third quarter after putting six players on the floor following a timeout.

"It comes down to execution. Kaiser came out with a good game plan," Farrington coach Jenic Tumaneng said. "They hit their shots. We're happy to be that close at halftime. The second half is always a different story.

"They hit shots. We didn't close out quick enough for us. We'd rather have them take those outside shots than those closer shots. But if they're hitting, what else can we do?"

Kaiser controlled the first quarter with solid ball movement. The Cougars fed Pratt and Aliifua, who combined for 13 of Kaiser's 16 points in the first quarter.

The Governors pushed the pace in the second period, using a 12-6 run to cut their deficit to one at 22-21.

Farrington consistently beat Kaiser in transition and scored all but two points off layups in the second quarter.

"They started beating us back on defense," Mann said. "We were trying to put full-court pressure on them. They got three or four layups on them."

But Farrington wasn't able to continue and the Governors' miscues sealed their fate in the second half.

At Farrington H.S. gym
Kaiser (2-1) 16 12 10 17 -- 55
Farrington (0-4) 9 16 4 6 -- 35

KAISER--Aja Yamamoto 0, Nicole Lehner 18, Jaime Nerona 3, Kehau Bangay 6, Sharde Pratt 9, Kilioe Aliifua 19.
FARRINGTON--C'ani Kealoha 10, Sandy Valdez 2, Tanya Sale 8, Kalani Alatasi 3, Joanna Montero 3, Kapio Alatasi 5, Bryanna Tatupu-Leopoldo 4.
3-point goals -- Kaiser 2 (Lehner 2), Farrington 0.

No. 4 Kalaheo 55, McKinley 42

Taylor Smith scored 20 points and Kathleen Hicks added 15 as the Mustangs beat the Tigers.

Chelsie Sato led McKinley with 20 points.

At Kalaheo H.S. gym
McKinley (1-2) 12 6 12 12 -- 42
Kalaheo (4-0) 10 13 24 8 -- 55

MCKINLEY--Kamakani Victorino 3, Pearly Togiai 0, Christine Ching 2, Kaitlyn Ikehara 8, Matibel Hebron 0, Julia Chong-Viernes 0, Hannah Daep 0, Chelsie Sato 20, Roxxy Lievan 0, Rayna Scudder 0, Linda Fowler 7, Crystal Tafai 2, Chellisa Faletoi 0.
KALAHEO--Hoku Kaiu-Denning 0, Shaina Siliga 6, Kandice Kinney 0, Lohi Aweau 0, Shantel Marumoto 0, Kaila Samson 2, Shanadee Canon 2, Brianne Villarosa 2, Taylor Smith 20, Katie Lintz 0, Kendra Fischer 7, Kaliko Kepa 1, Kathleen Hicks 15.
3-point goals -- McKinley 5 (Ikehara 2, Sato 2, Victorino), Kalaheo 2 (Siliga, Fischer).
Junior varsity -- Kalaheo 50, McKinley 33

No. 5 Kahuku 51, Roosevelt 43 OT

Artevia Wily and Aisha Ale scored 18 points apiece, and the Red Raiders pulled away from the Rough Riders in overtime.

Kahuku was down by two with less than 2 minutes left in overtime when the game was delayed 30 minutes because of a blackout. When play resumed, the Red Raiders, aided by four points apiece from Wily and Ale, put the game away.

Shannon Miyashiro led Roosevelt with 20 points.

At Roosevelt H.S. gym
Kahuku (4-0) 11 12 8 8 12 -- 51
Roosevelt (1-2) 14 5 11 9 4 -- 43

KAHUKU--Ane Vea 0, Artevia Wily 18, Tina Soliai 2, Aisha Ale 18, Kamaile Hughes 11, Luseane Kauvaka 0, Lily Latu 0, Kaimi Ah Puck 2.
ROOSEVELT--Dianna Zane 0, Chelsie Kadota 12, Dasha Kawakami 3, Larisa Nakasone 3, Kaitlynn Simmonds 0, Melanie Nakatani 0, Noelle Kawelo 2, Shannon Miyashiro 20, Kayleen Kaaiai 3, Chevelle Kauahipaula 0.
3-point goals -- Kahuku 0, Roosevelt 4 (Kadota, Kawakami, Nakasone, Kaaiai).
Junior varsity -- Roosevelt 53, Kahuku 52

OIA WHITE
Kalani 41, Castle 40

Richline Batoon made a free throw with 1 second remaining to keep the Falcons undefeated.

With time winding down, Batoon drove to the basket and was fouled. She missed her first free throw, but sank the second after a Castle timeout.

Kalani's Megan Kamehiro hit five 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Kellsie Sasaki scored 11 points to lead Castle, which lost its first OIA White Division game.

At Kalani H.S. gym
Castle (3-1) 12 5 11 12 -- 40
Kalani (5-0) 13 8 8 12 -- 41

CASTLE--Karissa Kinney 0, Candyce Ames 0, Niki Kobashigawa 0, Kellsie Sasaki 11, Sarah Phromisiri 4, Raquel Hoe-Pedro 0, Uilani Kekauoha 8, Audrey Ako 2, Tracie Kam 0, Ette Amerperosa 0, Leighla Kalehiki 0, Shanyn Fafard-Kaaihue 8, Titi Kawainui 7, Kawena Kawainui 0.
KALANI--Chloe Martin 0, Brandi Yamauchi 0, Richline Batoon 5, Megan Kamehiro 20, Kim Caduyadao 2, Mana Camara 8, Yasmine Taketa 0, Chelsea Kimura , Nicole Isemeto 2, Kaci Gushiken 4, Liandra Bonificio 0, Kerri Chikamori 0.
3-point goals -- Castle 3 (Sasaki, Fafard-Kaaihue, T. Kawainui), Kalani 6 (Kamehiro 5, Gushiken).
Junior varsity -- Kalani 44, Castle 31

Waianae 35, Waipahu 26

Danielle Lovell scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Seariders rallied for their first win of the year.

Nicole Enos led Waipahu with 17 points.

At Waipahu H.S. gym
Waianae (1-3) 5 9 5 16 -- 35
Waipahu (0-5) 9 8 4 5 -- 26

WAIANAE--Danielle Lovell 20, Kahea Kelii 7, Priscilla Mathewson 2, Olivia Vasquez 3, Naomi Endo 2, Melody Moe 4, Risha Navarro 0, Serita Blu 0.
WAIPAHU--Malia Spencer 4, Maile Spencer 0, Nicole Enos 17, Renee Busch 1, Taulafo Unutoa 2, Denise Paleaae 2, Sabrina Escobar .
3-point goals -- Waianae 3 (Lovell 2, Kelii), Waipahu 0.
Junior varsity -- Waipahu 29, Waianae 28

Kaimuki 53, Kailua 38

Chasity Laulusa scored 19 points to lead the Bulldogs over the Surfriders.

Paige Moi and Flora Mesa added 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Bulldogs. Kristen Corrales led the Surfriders with 11 points, and Kalina Kama scored 10.

At Kaimuki H.S. gym
Kailua (1-3) 12 7 7 12 -- 38
Kaimuki (4-1) 14 15 13 11 -- 53

KAILUA--Kristen Corrales 11, Kim Yamashita 1, Stephanie Nault 2, Kalina Kama 10, Pume Kanoa-Docterello 0, Keala Iaea 4, Nani Nault 2, Ashley Shigaki 7, Tomai Fernandez 1.
KAIMUKI-- Flora Mesa 11, Mindy Hirokawa 4, Nicole Sasaki 1, Kanoe Nicola 3, Rachelle Butler 0, Lisa Kawada 0, Paige Moi 13, Chasity Laulusa 19, Keri Nakahashi 2.
3-point goals -- Kailua 4 (Kama 2, Corrales, Shigaki), Kaimuki 2 (Mesa 2).
Junior varsity -- Kaimuki 15, Kailua 14

Aiea 62, Thompson 14

Zori Drew and Felicia Liilii scored 12 points apiece to lead Na Alii to a rout of the Sharks.

Eleven Aiea players scored in the game. Ramona Soosenuu led Thompson with nine points.

At Aiea H.S. gym
Thompson (0-4) 1 6 4 3 -- 14
Aiea (4-1) 18 14 14 16 -- 62

THOMPSON--Kayla Torres-Petrone 0, Ramona Soosenuu 9, Melissa Fern 0, Alanna Fern 0, Britnee Greene 4, Christina Sei 1, Tatiana Wilbur 0.
AIEA--Shareyn Muneoka 5, Jennifer Yuen 6, Jessica Tan 6, Chelsea Puma 2, Shannon Nahoopii 5, Michelle Shiroma 0, Zori Drew 12, Felicia Liilii 12, Nohelani Fonoti 2, Kalei Castillo 4, Amanda Jungblut 2, Capri Holiona 6.
3-point goals -- Thompson 1 (Soosenuu), Aiea 0.

ILH DIVISION II

Varsity girls
St. Francis 60, Hawaii Baptist 55
Leading scorers--StF: Siutiti Takai 26, Jennifer Perry 15. HBA: Jodi Kamemoto 19, Rayna Kitaguchi 14.

BIIF

Thursday's results
Varsity girls
Honokaa 55, Kamehameha-Hawaii 45
Keaau 90, Ka'u 48
Leading scorers--Hon: Wila Lavea 17, Jerrika Lorenzo 16. KSH: Jamie Mattos 18, Sierra Gacayan 13. Kea: Antonette Ventura 19, Mercel Habab 18. Ka'u: Joshlyn Castaneda. 10
Junior varsity girls
Kamehameha-Hawaii 59, Honokaa 49.
Keeau 44, Ka'u 39



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