Farrington downs another ranked opponent


POSTED: Saturday, January 31, 2009

Michael Carter pumped in 24 points as Farrington made it back-to-back wins over Top 10 teams with a 55-50 double-overtime victory over No. 5 Kalaheo last night at Richard Kitamura Fieldhouse.

A raucous crowd of about 500 enjoyed the Governors' success, just a few days after Farrington upended eighth-ranked Moanalua. Farrington (11-8 overall) improved to 5-3 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East in its return from a two-year stint in the White Conference.

Kalaheo (10-7) dropped to 4-4 in league play.

“;They're starting to believe in themselves, starting to climb the ladder,”; said coach Allan Silva, who guided the Govs to the Division II state championship last year. “;It's the first time since I've been at Farrington, five years, that we've beaten Kalaheo.”;

James Smith added 12 points for the Govs, including a game-tying free throw with 1 second left in regulation. Smith missed the second try, but it was just enough to spare a senior-night gathering a heartbreaking finish.

Instead, Kalaheo endured another tough loss.

“;It's not for a lack of effort. Take nothing away from Farrington. They played great,”; Kalaheo coach Chico Furtado said. “;But it's been our problem the last three games. We need to make intelligent decisions, and we don't. But it was a great game with great effort by both teams.”;

Kalaheo had a 39-38 lead late in regulation when Smith drove from the corner and drew a foul.

“;I knew they'd try to cap me,”; Smith said.

“;All we had to do was play defense for 4 seconds,”; Furtado lamented.

Aaron Fernandez scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, to lead Kalaheo, but was under wraps for most of the game by Farrington forward Dayton Kealoha. After draining three bombs over Farrington's 2-3 zone in the first 3 minutes and 11 seconds, the 6-foot-3 gunner had just six shot attempts for the final 36-plus minutes.

“;We had to cover him, get a hand in his face, don't let him get the ball,”; Kealoha said.

Christian Kepa had 13 points, nine boards and five blocks for Kalaheo and point guard Richard Preza Haynes added 11 points and seven assists. Matt Gasparine-Young added 10 points and nine boards. Kepa's only trey of the game, a 22-footer with 21 seconds left in the first overtime, tied it at 47-all and led to the final extra period.

That's when Farrington got a pull-up 15-footer from Carter, who added a quick and easy layup a moment later when Kalaheo threw a pass away. After two foul shots by Smith and a layup by center Andre Pettis, the Govs were ahead 55-47 with less than a minute to go.

Fernandez drained a 3-pointer with 23 seconds left to bring the Mustangs within five, but they got no closer.

“;We just came to play. We wanted to avenge our losses,”; Carter said. “;Back then, we weren't really playing together.

Carter heard his share of pointers from older brother Oscar, who was one of the key contributors to last year's team.

“;I could hear him. He was saying, 'Drive the ball, keep your head up,'”; Carter said. “;But this was about defense. The fans were screaming and that helped our defense.”;

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Farrington (5-3)9101198855

KALAHEO—Kevin Leong 0, Richard Preza Haynes 11, Zach Lovelace 0, Christian Kepa 13, Kona Makaula 1, Shawn Hipa 0, Aaron Fernandez 15, Matt Gasparine-Young 10, Carlos Craig 0.

FARRINGTON—Deo Domingo 5, Jayfrey Damo 2, Dayton Kealoha 5, James Smith 12, Michael Carter 21, J.P. Saycon 5, Ronald Williams 0, Andre Pettis 3, Lancelot Williams 2.

3-point goals—Kalaheo 6 (Fernandez 5, Kepa), Farrington 2 (Carter 2).

Junior varsity—Farrington 48, Kalaheo 44


OIA Red East

No. 2 Kahuku 68,
No. 6 Kaimuki 61, OT
Jray Galeai poured in 23 points as the second-ranked Red Raiders wore down the Bulldogs in overtime.

Irwin Ah-Hoy hit two critical 3-pointers late, and Kahuku rallied from four points down with 40 seconds left in regulation. Kona Schwenke hit the tying layup to force overtime After Kaimuki's Desmond Tautofi was called for a charge.

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KAIMUKI—David Taulung 17, Gabriel Stietzel 3, Jason Nutter 14, Ryan Kakitani 9, Chad Kaaihue 1, Desmond Tautofi 12, Kelly Tobin 5.

KAHUKU—Mikeli Damuni 3, Jray Galeai 23, Irwin Ah-Hoy 9, Aulola Tonga 2, Kohl Nauahi 3, Nehoa Akina 14, Shairone Thompson 4, Kona Schwenke 8, Christian Feagai 2.

3-point goals—Kaimuki 5 (Taulung 2, Nutter, Kakitani. Stietzel), Kahuku 8 (Akina 3, Galeai 2, Ah-Hoy 2, Nauahi).

Junior varsity—Kahuku 64, Kaimuki 48

No. 9 Moanalua 52, McKinley 42
Marcus Monroe poured in 32 points to lead Na Menehune past the host Knights.

Monroe led a 3-point barrage by Moanalua in the third quarter, hitting four of his five treys. Reece Racoma and Randy Starks also sank 3-pointers for Na Menehune, who converted seven of 13 from behind the arc.

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McKinley (0-8)510141342

MOANALUA—Aaron Davis 0, Joshia Kauhola 5, Reece Racoma 5, Randy Starks 5, Shane Aquino 0, Alexander Braswell 0, Kevin Amaral , Dexter Williams 0, Christopher Daniels , Bradley Lakin 0, Marcus Monroe 32, Carl Ko 0, Marcellis Turner 0, Richard Villasenor 0, Pete Elizade 0, Austin Miranda 1, Maurice Allen 4.

MCKINLEY—Ricardo Siasoco 2, Moku Spencer 11, Royce Kwon 0, Sio Fiso 0, Lesley Machiguchi 0, Millard Semitara 2, Tavita Woodard 9, Jason Sabado 0, Tana Woodard 13, Rio Kwon 0, Pryson Wallace 3, Wai Kalama 2.

3-point goals—Moanalua 7 (Monroe 5, Starks, Racoma), McKinley 1 (Spencer).

Junior varsity—Moanalua 55, McKinley 38


OIA Red West

Kapolei 46, Leilehua 45
Jordan Ferreira scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning basket, to lead the Hurricanes past the visiting Mules.

Leilehua seized the lead after the teams ended the first half tied at 20, and the teams traded the lead back and forth in the final quarter until Ferreira converted the clincher.

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Kapolei (3-5)61462046

LEILEHUA—Dillon Pau'u 6, Elijah Padilla 0, Marcus Breakfield 2, Brent Lemon 5, Andrew Manley , Hoku Kama 4, Philip Legrier 3, Carlos Marshall 9, Xavier Ager 5, Martin Hall 11.

KAPOLEI—John Spearman 2, Spencer Fountain 0, Pomai Mero 0, Nathaniel Osada 4, Alex Makinano 0, Kainoa Pakele 0, Magic Halmos 1, Austin Gaskin 9, Jordan Ferreira 20, Jonathan Yang 0, Lorenzo Imamura 0, Chaunce Lawson 2, Luke Kaumatule 8, Cody Gouveia 0, Michael Medeiros 0.

3-point goals—Leilehua 3 (Lemon, Pau'u, Hall), Kapolei none.

Junior varsity—Kapolei 41, Leilehua 28

  Radford 65, Waipahu 42
Quentin Kimura scored 11 points in the third quarter as part of the Rams' 21-point outburst to gain a comfortable advantage over the Marauders.

Five players scored in double figures for Radford, led by Kimura's 18 points, which included 4-for-4 shooting from 3-point range.

Kendall Tomas, who shot a perfect 2-for-2 from behind the arc, led Waipahu with 10 points.


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Radford (7-1)1513211665

WAIPAHU—Duke Tili 4, Robinson Atud 0, Daeniel Diomananpo 6, Glenn Labuguen 2, Kendall Tomas 10, Anthony Agustin 0, Michael Alipio 0, Kaimi Haina 0, Regan Prestige 6, Anson Castelo 8, Asalemo Fruean 6.

RADFORD—Jason Pangilinan 0, Jared Victorino 0, Tavita Baravilala 3, Jefferson Fiesta 0, Darrell Lee 10, Tony Reid 12, Aldvin Valdez 11, Bobby Wolshlager 0, Quentin Kimura 18, Jaenne Fontenot 11, Kamu Taulelelu 0, Colvin Taylor 0.

3-point goals—Waipahu 2 (Tomas 2), Radford 6 (Kimura 4, Baravilala, Fontenot).

Junior varsity—Radford 43, Waipahu 29

  No. 7 Mililani 63, Aiea 49
Mililani pushed an up-tempo pace in the second quarter, taking a 10-point lead into the half en route to the victory over Na Alii at home.

Nick Demusis dominated with a game-high 26 points, including several crowd-pleasing dunks.

Zack Hanneman led Aiea with 20 points.

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Mililani (7-2)1222191063

AIEA—Kory Naeole 17, Api Foumai 0, Chucky Kaahanui 6, Dave Supnet 0, Latupo Faumuina 2, Michael Hogan 0, Zack Hannemann 20, Braxton Fukutomi 0, Steven O'Meally 0, Miah Faatoafe 4, Lawrence Lagafuaina 0, K. Kuia 0, K. Kuia 0.

MILILANI—Brandon Fujinaga 0, Bryan Villegas 0, Makena Kahaono 0, Nick Kunz 0, Ed Ocampo 2, Andrew Longboy 0, Reginal Griffin 6, Daniel Paglinawan 7, Nick Demusis 26, Kelei Mamahu 0, Hassan Richardson 5, Bo Keto 6, Jo Mcglamery 0, Dalaunte Stevenson 1, Reid Pangelinan 10.

3-point goals—Aiea 4 (Naeole 3, Hanneman), Mililani 1 (Paglinawan).

Junior varsity—Mililani 41, Aiea 21


OIA White

Castle 65, Waialua 32
Nick Tuamoheloa scored 15 of his game-high 18 points in the first half as the Knights overwhelmed the visiting Bulldogs.

Castle limited Waialua to two field goals in the first quarter and was in control the entire game.

The Knights hit eight 3-pointers, with Tuamoheloa sinking three of his four treys in the first half.

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Castle (6-2)1624131265

WAIALUA—Daniel Caluza 0, Jeremy Carillo 2, Kristoffer Cuadro 0, William Sacapulo-Uepa 2, Chase Uhlir 2, Tyler Smith 4, John Rey Garcia 3, Victor Nobello 0, Jesse Kauwalu-Hurst 0, Rudi Galapia 2, Vance Maluyo 17, Lati Tui 0.

CASTLE—Michael Santos 13, Russell Ige 8, Nick Tuamoheloa 18, Dennis Darrientos 3, Isaiah Tilton 5, Adam Canne 4, Brent Roberts 3, K.J. Aipia 7, Jordan Aleki 4.

3-point goals—Waialua 2 (Garcia, Maluyo), Castle 8 (Tuamoheloa 4, Ige 2, Santos, Tilton).

Junior varsity—Castle 62, Waialua 26

  Kailua 65, Waianae 43
Ali'i Kaiama led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points for the Surfriders, who turned an early lead into an easy victory over the visiting Seariders.

Dylan Farias added 11 points for Kailua, and Kenny Ellis followed with nine.

Waianae's Danny Kekoanui had a game-high 13 points in the loss.

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Kailua (7-1)1413201865

WAIANAE—Kalin Sandobal 3, Keoni Napierala-Rose 0, Christian Mendonza 10, Fauniatu Loua 1, Danny Kekoanui 13, Anthony Niederschmidt 12, Troy Faliuga 2, Guyson Amina 0, B.J. Ahwong 2, Mike Foster 0.

KAILUA—Chevy Mikaele 6, Calen Friel 4, Rhys Nakakura 2, Kauila Miller 5, Dylan Farias 11, Kenny Ellis 9, Corey Lau 7, Luis Valenzuela 0, Ali'i Kaiama 12, Isaiah Vasconcellos 5, Tesi Fisilau 0, Jordan DeCorte 4.

3-point goals—Waianae 3 (Mendonza 2, Sandobal), Kailua 4 (Miller, Farias, Lau, Vasconcellos).

Junior varsity—Kailua 55, Waianae 54, OT

  Kalani 53, Pearl City 39
Ryoji Iguchi scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as the host Falcons turned back the Chargers.

Josiah Demello hit for eight points as Pearl City ran out to the first-quarter lead, but Angelo Berady answered with eight in the second to lead the Kalani rally.

The Chargers pulled to as close as three points with about 6 minutes left in the game, but Iguchi hit a 3-pointer from the corner and the Falcons converted free throws down the stretch to pull away.

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Kalani (5-4)613151953

PEARL CITY—Micah Choy 0, Nick Villarmia 6, Johnson Chao 2, Kellan Oshiro 10, Tyler Yamanouchi 5, Kalei Mitchell 3, Jeremy Fermin 0, Skye Kaapuni 2, Josiah Demello 11.

KALANI—Max Fujio 0, Bryson Yorita 11, Kameron Noyama 1, Ryoji Iguchi 19, Dennis Lau 0, Vincent Tran 2, Chase Suzumoto 2, Jordan Yogi 0, Marcus Hill 0, Angelo Berady 18, Brook Parker 0.

3-point goals—Pearl City 2 (Oshiro 2), Kalani 4 (Iguchi 2, Yorita, Berady).

Junior varsity—Kalani 46, Pearl City 38

  Nanakuli 56, Anuenue 31
The Golden Hawks picked up their second straight win after starting 0-6 with a 25-point win over Na Koa.

Micah Milho scored a team-high 14 points, followed by Calvin Laumana's 12 points.

Anuenue's Ikaika Gante scored a game-high 15 points.

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Nanakuli (2-6)101592256

ANUENUE—Kekoa Sitarek 3, Kaipo Cullen 0, Aina Kelii-Supnet 8, Mahuka Cullen 0, Ikaika Gante 15, Makana Fernandez 1, Kahooipo Mossman-Ancog 0, Makamae Otani-Wengler 4, Iokepa Waiwaiole 0.

NANAKULI—Kaimana Silva 10, Calvin Laumana 12, Robinson Pahinui 2, Micah Milho 14, Benjamin Weiss 8, Cassius Wood 2, Kapukana Anakalea 2, Tonio Irvin 6, Kainalu Garcia 0.

3-point goals—Anuenue none, Nanakuli 2 (Laumana, Milho).