HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Fairfax rolls over Mililani by 72
The defending Iolani Classic champion Fairfax Lions electrified the crowd yesterday with fancy moves, acrobatic shots and high-flying blocks during their 96-24 rout over the Mililani Trojans on the first day of Division I basketball in the 23rd Iolani Classic.
The Trojans struggled offensively all night long with the high-pressure, man-to-man Lions defense forcing 23 turnovers and a limited number of good looks at the basket.
Jonathan Keen scored a team-high six points, and more than a third of the Trojans' total points came from behind the free-throw line.
"You don't see this type of talent every day and our guys just couldn't match up: the speed, the height, the skill level," Mililani's head coach Hiram Akina said of the Los Angeles team, which is ranked 14th in the USA Today Super 25 and has only one player under 6-foot on their roster.
The Trojans' defense was porous as the Lions scored at will in transition, on put-backs and in the halfcourt offense.
Chace Stanback, a 6-8 forward who has signed with UCLA and is a member of the 2005 Classic's All-Tournament team, personally outscored the Trojans with a game-high 26 points that included three slam dunks. Although Stanback suffered a blow to the face with about 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Lions coach Harvey Kitani said he will play in the next game.
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Chace Stanback of Fairfax, a 6-foot-8 forward headed to UCLA after graduation, raced downcourt and went up for an uncontested dunk in last night's 96-24 rout of Mililani. CLICK FOR LARGE
Fellow senior guard Ja'Shon Hampton added 20 points, and sophomore forward Solomon Hill chipped in 13 points.
Kitani, who was pleased with his team's "hard work and unselfish play," hopes to win his fourth Classic championship in six years.
Despite the blowout loss, Akina remains optimistic about the rest of the season.
"I was disappointed we didn't execute or take care of the ball, but happy we didn't completely give up and that we learned a lot from this game," Akina said.
The Trojans finished first in their conference last year and are off to a 6-1 preseason start.
Roman Catholic 68, Kaimuki 59
Earlier in the day, Philadelphia's Roman Catholic Cahillites edged the Kaimuki Bulldogs.
Bradley Wanamaker registered a game-high 20 points Maalik Wayns added 18 points and Brian Wanamaker and Courtney Stanley chipped in 11 points apiece for the visiting private school.
The Bulldogs' Keone Reyes scored a team-high 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the charity stripe. Daniel Colon and Beau Albrechtson added 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Georgetown 79, Campbell 52
Campbell lost to Classic newcomers Georgetown Prep from Washington, D.C.
The Hoyas' Garvey Young scored 13 of his game-high 22 points in the first quarter, and freshman Markel Starks sank four treys en route to scoring 20 points.
Hoyas teammate Chris Harrington and the Sabers' Mike Maknano each scored 14.
Parker 72, Lutheran 59
On the last day of Division II Classic action, the Big Island's Parker Bulls edged out Honolulu's Lutheran Lions for the D-II championship.
Lutheran's Derek Alik drilled four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 28 points, and Lions teammate Michael Abang chipped in 16 points.
However, it was not enough to overcome Parker's balanced offense, which had four players scoring in double digits: Zac Nealy 18, Alex Nielsen 17, Leo Aiono 16 and Djavan Cackley 15.
Hana 56, Christian Academy 38
In the third-place game, Hana's Josh Helekani and Liloa Lecker-Tolentino led the Dragons with 19 and 17 points, respectively, in a victory over Christian Academy.
The Patriots' Joshua Ko had 20 points.
Vincent 73, Kamehameha 45
The Kamehameha Warriors were only down by six points in the first half, but were scoreless in the third quarter and eventually fell to Milwaukee's Vincent Vikings.
The Vikings' Diante Garrett, Michale Weems and Dominique Sharp registered 20, 13 and 12 points, respectively.
The Warriors' Conrad Scheidt's three treys helped him score a team-high 13 points.