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Dumlao sparks Kamehameha to win
On the gridiron and the hardwood, Brandon Dumlao has always found a little extra energy for his Kamehameha Warriors.
The junior guard came through last night with nine points, including 5-for-5 shooting at the free-throw line in a key 41-37 win over Mid-Pacific at Kekuhaupi'o Gym.
The victory means Kamehameha (8-3) remained one step behind co-leaders Iolani and Punahou as the regular season draws to a close. A Warriors win over Punahou on Tuesday would create a potential three-way logjam with two automatic state-tournament berths up for grabs.
Dumlao, one of the top running backs in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, had only one turnover while guiding the offense last night.
"Brandon's been playing very well for us," coach Jesse Nakanishi said. "He's asked to do a lot, handling the ball against pressure, and he's been our most consistent player."
Kamehameha shot 43 percent from the field against MPI's mix of man-to-man and 2-3 zone defenses. It was the Warriors' defensive effort that limited the visitors to 34 percent shooting (14-for-41). Hot-shooting Marcus Holyfield managed just 11 points.
"We didn't want him to touch the ball at all," Dumlao said. "Sampson (Won) and Ryan (Kurihara), we made sure we didn't leave them alone."
Won and Kurihara, both accurate long-range shooters, combined for just eight points. Actually, though, there wasn't a hot shooter to be found on either end of the court.
The Owls recently completed a stretch of six games in 11 nights, including an upset of then-No. 1 Punahou. By last night, their energy level didn't match Kamehameha's until the third quarter.
MPI (3-8) didn't have an offensive board until the final minutes.
The Warriors extended their five-point halftime lead to 27-15 midway through the third quarter after Kawika Lyons drained a 22-footer and Auwae DeRego hustled for a follow shot on his own miss.
The Owls dug deep and came back with a 13-2 run. Holyfield's steal and coast-to-coast three-point play sparked the run, and Devon Takenaka nailed a trey along the way. After Won hit two foul shots, MPI was within 29-28 with 7:18 remaining.
Mid-Pac trailed 36-35 midway through the fourth, but missed a ton of scoring opportunities. In all, the Owls missed seven chances to tie or take the lead while Kamehameha spread the floor and chewed time off the clock.
Dumlao hit two foul shots for a 38-35 lead with 51 seconds to go. Holyfield answered with a tough 12-foot bank shot in traffic with 40 seconds left.
Lyons then found Damien Teramae-Kaehuaea open for a fast-break bucket and a 40-37 lead with 31 seconds remaining. Takenaka, who finished with nine points, six boards and five assists, went to the line and missed the front end of a 1-and-1.
With 16 seconds to go, Lyons made the second of his two free throws for a 41-37 lead, icing the win.
MPI coach Kevin O'Connell has a short time to get the Owls refocused.
"It's disappointing, but our guys are still in position to get that third (state) berth," he said, referring to next week's ILH tournament.
O'Connell wouldn't point to fatigue as a factor.
"We just need to finish those shots. We did what we needed to do defensively. We held down their leading scorers," he said of Minns and DeRego. "I would've liked to have seen us push the ball more in the first half. That's what we did in the third quarter to get back."
ILH DIVISION I
No. 4 Kamehameha 41, Mid-Pacific 37
At Kekuhaupio Gym
MID-PACIFIC -- Jonathan Taniguchi 0, Sampson Won 2, Ryan Kurihara 6, Marcus Holyfield 11, Kellar Ellsworth 6, Devon Takenaka 9, Cameron Roberts 3.
KAMEHAMEHA -- Kauila Miller 2, Edmund Kamano 0, Jonathan Hew-Len 0, Kawika Lyons 7, Chaz Bajet 3, Brandon Dumlao 9, Pii Minns 4, Auwae DeRego 2, Shawn Bode 4, Blake Viena 7, Damien Teramae-Kaehuaea 3.
3-point goals -- Mid-Pacific 5 (Kurihara 2, Holyfield, Takenaka, Roberts), Kamehameha 3 (Lyons 2, Bajet).
No. 3 Iolani 69, Damien 53
Pablo Warner scored 15 points and the Raiders outscored the Monarchs 27-13 in the third quarter en route to the win. Damien's Kaiakoili Lima scored a game-high 20 points.
At Iolani School gym
DAMIEN -- Nikko Romuar 0, Tim Smith 2, Anthony Tuitele 7, Kaiakoili Lima 20, Nick Cerny 0, Aminis Thompson 10, Austin Dawson 3, Tyler Tamayo 5, Michael Memea 4, Mark Baay 0, Breyson Lee 2.
IOLANI -- Kela Marciel 9, Andrew Skalman 2, Nick Christman 0, Trevyn Tulonghari 6, Sheldon Lee 0, Lionel Fujioka 5, Berton Wong 7, Brandon Ball 0, Bricen McCartney 9, Pablo Warner 15, Kainoa Scheer 5, Taylor Mounts 11, Jarrett Arakawa 0.
3-point goals -- Damien 1 (Tuitele), Iolani 4 (McCartney 2, Wong, Marciel).
ILH DIVISION II
University 65, Le Jardin 33
Noah Chong-Viernes dropped 20 points and Victor Jube added 18 as the Jr. 'Bows routed the Bulldogs.
At Manoa Gym
|Le Jardin (3-4)
LE JARDIN -- Tevin Togami 6, Kalani Soeda 5, Oliver Donkervoet 0, Kelvin Akamine 0, John Whitty 5, William Durnin 0, Joshua Kava 4, Max Rasuch 9, Alex Gomes 4.
UNIVERSITY -- Marck Siler 0, Dylan Gomez 11, Isiah DeLaura 0, Kyle Nitta 0, Kent Morita 0, Noah Chong-Viernes 20, Casey Harlow 1, Bryan McGuinness 7, Victor Jube 18, Andrew Bayan 0, Kalie Copp 2, James Loui 4, Adam Oshiro 2.
3-point goals -- Le Jardin none, University 4 (Chong-Viernes 2, Jube 2).
Friday's late score
Hawaii Baptist 48, Hanalani 27
OIA WHITE GIRLS
Waianae 45, Anuenue 14
Chaelyn Manuel and Beverly Madrid scored eight points apiece as the Seariders took care of the Rainbow Wahine.
At Waianae H.S. gym
ANUENUE -- Kalaiku Kaowili 0, Nanea Kon, Kenui Wahilani 3, Pua Kimball-Aikau 3, Kapela Kahili 2, Hoonani Wahilani 6.
WAIANAE -- Chaelyn Manuel 8, Alesa Ramaila 2, Emma Atiga 3, Beverly Madrid 8, Alexis Mason 7, Dynasty Ayala 7, Genevieve Cuesta 4, Shantel Buckner 4, Misha Jones 2.
3-point goals -- Anuenue 2 (K. Wahilani, H. Wahilani), Waianae 3 (Manuel 2, Cuesta).
ILH DIVISION II GIRLS
Friday's late score
Maryknoll 57, Lanakila Baptist 21
Hanalani 45, Word of Life 36