HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Warriors’ comeback stuns Raiders
The Kamehameha baseball team isn't the only team pulling off a stunning comeback on the Kapalama campus.
Tatriana Lorenzo ignited a thrilling comeback, scoring 10 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter as No. 6 Kamehameha came back from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to stun No. 2 Iolani 45-40 last night at McCabe Gym to clinch the ILH's second Division I state basketball tournament berth.
"It's not over till it's over and we knew that," Lorenzo said. "We had to want it more and we didn't play with that intensity until the fourth quarter."
Kamehameha outscored Iolani 26-10 over the final 8 minutes.
"Was that a comeback," Kamehameha coach Clay Cockett joked after the game. "We just took it one possession at a time."
Analee Viena Lota scored nine of her 11 points in the final quarter, and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2 minutes left to give Kamehameha a one-point lead, its first of the game.
Iolani's Hennasea-Sue Tokumura nailed two free throws to pull within three with 30 seconds to play. Lorenzo converted one of two free throws to push the lead to four, and Tokumura missed a 3-point try with 14 seconds left as Kamehameha pulled away with free throws down the stretch.
"We just had all the momentum in the fourth quarter and we couldn't be stopped," Lorenzo said.
Iolani's Jamie Smith finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds, but only had seven points in the final three quarters after opening the game by scoring Iolani's first 10 points.
But it was Lorenzo that kept the Warriors in the game, scoring eight of Kamehameha's 14 first-quarter points as they struggled to get anything going on offense. It was the defense of Kamehameha, led by Lorenzo's five steals, that forced Iolani into nearly twice as many turnovers that proved to be the difference.
"That's her job," Cockett said of Lorenzo. "That's why we have her."
At Iolani H.S. gym
KAMEHAMEHA--Miki Nakamura 0, Alexis Furtado 0, Johanna Sai 5, Analee Viena Lota 11, Leah Godinet 0, Rhani Kaneaiakala 4, Kauiokeola Todd 4, Tatriana Lorenzo 21.
IOLANI--Kaz Masutani 0, Hennasea-Sue Tokumura 12, Alana Matayoshi 0, Chanel Hirata 0, Marci Kang 2, Alana Wall 2, Jamie Smith 17, Meilin Akamu 0, Sarah Turgeon 2, Keilyn Fujioka 0, Megan Burton 5.
3-point goals -- Kamehameha 2 (Sai, Viena Lota), Iolani 1 (Tokumura).