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No. 6 Mid-Pac holds on


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POSTED: Sunday, January 04, 2009

For the first time in a while, Mid-Pacific was on the verge of blowing out Sacred Hearts.

But, as recent history shows, wins over the Lancers don't come easy.

Jordan Kealoha scored 11 points, including going 5-for-6 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, as No. 6 Mid-Pac eked past Sacred Hearts 51-45 last night.

               

     

 

ILH GIRLS

        Through Jan. 3
Division I

       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
TEAMWL
Punahou10
Iolani10
Mid-Pacific11
Kamehameha11
Sacred Hearts02

       

       

OIA RED EAST GIRLS

        Through Jan. 3
(Top 6 make playoffs)

       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
TEAMWL
McKinley20
Roosevelt20
Farrington10
Moanalua10
Kailua02
Kalani02
Castle02

       

       

OIA RED WEST GIRLS

        Through Jan. 3
(Top 6 make playoffs)

       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
TEAMWL
Aiea20
Pearl City20
Kapolei10
Campbell11
Mililani01
Waianae02
Radford02

       

       

OIA WHITE GIRLS

        Through Jan. 3

       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
TEAMWL
Kaimuki20
Waialua10
Kalaheo10
Kahuku11
Leilehua11
Kaiser00
Waipahu01
Nanakuli01
Anuenue01

       

       

       

The Owls (11-2) nearly blew a 15-point lead, but hung on to even their record in Interscholastic League of Honolulu play at 1-1.

“;We had some mistakes on defense,”; Kealoha said of missed assignments. “;But you can't take anything away from them. Sacred Hearts is scrappy.”;

Sacred Hearts (8-4, 0-2) lost its second close game in a row to start league play.

A crowd of 141 in Dorothy Macy Nobriga Gymnasium saw Johnnelle Kapua and Keaton McFadden lead the Owls. Kapua had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists, and McFadden tallied 10 points and 15 rebounds.

The Owls shot just 31 percent against SHA's man-to-man defense, but it was rebounding that bothered coach Byron Cheng.

“;We do drills where the rebound never hits the ground, but I counted five tonight,”; Cheng said. “;Sacred Hearts absolutely outplayed us and out-coached us. They wanted it more. We got the (15-point) lead and we relaxed.”;

Raecha-Ann Kauahikaua had 15 points and five rebounds for the Lancers. Forward Kuhina Luis had a team highs 16 points and 15 boards, and Kamri Lin added five points and 12 rebounds.

“;In the beginning, we weren't shooting as much,”; Kauahikaua said. “;In the end, we got more aggressive. Offensively, you just take have to take the shot. Don't be scared.”;

Last year, MPI won both meetings with Sacred Hearts in overtime (45-43 and 57-49). The Owls seized an early 15-5 lead and opened the margin to 36-21 early in the third quarter. They still led by 15, 41-26, early in the fourth.

Lancers coach Alan Matsui, imploring his team to play aggressively, got his wish from that point on. After committing 17 turnovers in the first three quarters, the Lancers had just two giveaways in the final stanza. They drove hard against the Owls, who were over the foul limit early, and took 17 free-throw attempts in the fourth. SHA hit 12 of those, including two by Kauahikaua, to pull within 48-44 with 22 seconds left.

However, inexperience caught up with the Lancers, who allowed Mid-Pac to inbound the ball easily and burn 5 seconds off the clock. Though the Owls missed seven free-throw tries in the fourth, Sacred Hearts wound up fouling Kealoha, one of MPI's best shooters.

Kealoha sank both of her foul shots and the Lancers never got closer in the final 17 seconds.

For SHA, which has losses only to Top 10 teams (No. 2 Farrington, No. 3 Lahainaluna, No. 5 Kamehameha), it was too little, too late.

The Lancers were in the bonus at the start of the second quarter, but attempted only two free throws during those 8 minutes. Mid-Pac had an 18-11 edge on the boards by halftime, but Sacred Hearts finished the game with a 37-34 advantage.

 

                                                                                                                                           
Mid-Pacific (1-1)1515912 51
Sacred Hearts (0-2)51561945

MID-PACIFIC—Ashley Yamachika 7, Paige Young 1, Johnelle Kapua 12, Jacqueline Donovan 0, Shanon Nishimura 0, Kelli Shibata 0, Jordan Kealoha 11, Taylor Babbitt 2, Keaton McFadden 10, Jenna Savusa 8.
SACRED HEARTS—Rayna Munos 3, Lynsey Overstreet 0, Kamri Lin 5, Morgan Donohue 0, Sara Souza 0, Lindsey Bareng 2, Raecha-Ann Kauahikaua 15, Theresa O'Connor 4, Kuhina Luis 16, Naihe Paikai 0.
3-point goals—Mid-Pacific none, Sacred Hearts 2 (Munos, Kauahikaua).

 

ILH DIVISION I

No. 8 'Iolani 37, No. 5 Kamehameha 35, OT

Kylie Maeda sank two free-throws in the last 25 second of over time to lift the Raiders over the Warriors.

Tami Konishi scored a game-high 19 points in the win for Iolani.

Three Kamehameha players, Alexis Furtado, Makana Borden and Kylle Roy scored six points each.

                                                                                                                                                           
Kamehameha (1-1)1235114 35
'Iolani (1-0)81265637

KAMEHAMEHA—Alexis Furtado 6, Dalian Krampert 2, Sanoe Keliinoi 0, Tia Perreira 0, Lindsey Wong 5, Pomaikai Kalakau 5, Kellsie Crowell 5, Makana Borden 6, Kylle Roy 6.
'IOLANI—Tami Konishi 19, Kylie Maeda 5, Lori Yamashita 5, Georgette Lopes-Liutolo 8, Kryn Masutani 0, Mahina Haina 0, Lahela Usui 0.
3-point goals—Kamehameha 3 (Furtado 2, Wong), 'Iolani 5 (Tami Konishi 5).

 

OIA RED EAST

Moanalua 31, Castle 28

Joanna Nicolas scored 9 points as Na Menehune edged past the host Knights.

                                                                                                                                           
Moanalua (1-0)8968 31
Castle (0-2)993728

MOANALUA—Brittany Caiucag 0, Brianna Bacoscos 0, Joanna Nicolas 9, Michelle Hardy 7, Hoku Dela Cruz 2, A.J. Verdida 7, Justine Aguas 6.
CASTLE—Brandee Sasaki 2, Cailee Awa 13, Britt Hawn 2, Britt Lane 0, Leisha Liilii 6, Kaity Wills 2, Maycee Moe 2, Joshell Lilio 0, Kree Espinda 1.
3-point goals—Moanalua none, Castle none.
Junior varsity—Moanalua def. Castle

 

McKinley 82, Kalani 44

Tatiana Dinson scored 24 points and Brenda Walker added 20 as the Tigers nearly doubled up the Falcons in the victory.

Cristine Sasano hit two 3-pointers and had 12 points for Kalani, which finished 4-for-35 from 3.

                                                                                                                                           
Kalani (0-2)155121244
McKinley (2-0)13212325 82

KALANI—Alyssa Obata 4, Ashlyn Onaga 11, Jamie Higa 6, Kelsie Maslanka 1, Corie Kuin 5, Kiera Iinuma 1, Cristine Sasano 12, Kristi Belshe 2, Leina Faleolo 2, Lorenna Misaalefua 0, Loretta Misaalefua 0, Tiare Maafala 0, Tiffany Liao 0, Joyce Lam 0.
MCKINLEY—Emerenciana Rayes 0, Twanzyna Spencer 0, Ashley Gravley 12, Tatiana Dinson 24, Brenda Walker 20, Hanna Yoo 2, Jorina Faletoi 16, Juwill Sparks 0, Jaylynn Baoit 0, Jackie Tihano 8.
3-point goals—Kalani 4 (Sasano 2, Obata, Higa), McKinley 3 (Tihano 2, Gravley).
Junior varsity—Kalani 45, McKinley 19

 

Roosevelt 29, Kailua 28

The Surfriders held the lead through out most of the game but the Roughriders outscored them 9-3 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Mikela Thoemmes led Roosevelt with 10 points.

                                                                                                                                           
Roosevelt (2-0)72119 29
Kailua (0-2)10510328

ROOSEVELT—Kelcie Namba 1, Kathleen Nakata 0, Nicole Ramirez 3, Abcde Furuta-Harada 2, Mikela Thoemmes 10, Joshy Noga 6, Tasia Kamakawiwoole 7.
KAILUA—Tawny Kiko 2, Sola Williams 2, Zsalei Kamaka 9, Ka'u Kohatsu 1, Anu Ah Yun 8, Ashley Jacobs 6, Tia Nazarra 0.
3-point goals—Roosevelt 1 (Ramiez), Kailua none.
Junior varsity—Roosevelt 38, Kailua 28

 

OIA RED WEST

Kapolei 38, Waianae 34

Nicole Fuataga scored 13 points and Danniel Tapat added 12 as the Hurricanes defeated the Seariders.

Beverly Madrid led Waianae with 12 points in the loss.

                                                                                                                                           
Waianae (0-2)71368 34
Kapolei (1-0)69131038

WAIANAE—Alisa Tupuola 0, Alesa Ramaila 5, Emma Atiga 0, Maili Enos-Branidan 2, Beverly Madrid 12, Genevieve Cuesta 6, Evalani Yoshimura 0, Shantel Buckner 9.
KAPOLEI—Krystal Jacobs 0, Danniel Tapat 12, Victoria Afoa 2, Sarah Awana 0, Rhilee Soriano 2, Alysse Bishop 2, Kawehi Hagi 2, Chereece Beyer 1, Shaina Ducosin 0, Kayla Fuataga 4, Nicole Fuataga 13.
3-point goals—Waianae 3 (Cuesta 2, Ramaila), Kapolei 2 (Tapat 2).
Junior varsity—Kapolei 39, Waianae 19

 

Aiea 57, Campbell 49

Crystal Tagudin scored 16 points and drained two 3-pointers to lead Na Alii past the visiting Sabers.

                                                                                                                                           
Campbell (1-1)812524 49
Aiea (2-0)112251957

CAMPBELL—Ama Lui 5, Jaysha Delizo 2, Karen Tano 0, Jazmin Brown 12, Chantaty Samante 2, Sammi Aki 0, Ikoa Dias-Kekahuna 0, Stormi Wright 2, Ariel Medlin 10, Randi Wright 4, Oli Kila 12, Chelsey McDonald 0.
AIEA—Ashlei Liilii 1, Celeste Fong 0, Natasha Helsham 13, Natasha Fong 11, Briana Brooks 0, Crystal Tagudin 16, Rayna Strom-Okimoto 8, Maria Holtzman 0, Shayla Kuehu 4, Carol Sio 4.
3-point goals—Campbell 1 (Brown), Aiea 4 (Fong 2, Tagudin 2).
Junior varsity—Campbell 40, Aiea 28

 

Pearl City 53, Radford 39

Jordan Ahakuelo posted 17 points to lead the Chargers past the visiting Rams.

Jakira Leggett scored a game-high 25 points for Radford.

                                                                                                                                           
Radford (0-2)681312 39
Pearl City (2-0)139141753

Radford—Melanie Alofaituli 0, Kaeli Patton 0, Alana Gionea 5, Antionette Caradine 2, Tisa Brown 7, Marissa Stavros 0, Bui Daravilala 0, Jakira Leggett 25, Rachel Kapesi 0, Lily Sevao 0.
Pearl City—Abigail Bala 0, Charmagne Monis 10, Ashley Goto 0, Shanise Gabriel-Yomes 2, Victoria Victor 0, Glacen Florita 9, Sasha Kamalii 0, Jordan Ahakuelo 19, Kiaeani Tassi 6, Alana Kaili 0, Keshia Manning 5, Leina Basques 2, Emme Cabrejos 0, Tearaina Meyer 0.
3-point goals—Radford 2 (Brown 2), Pearl City 4 (Monis 2, Florita, Ahakuelo).
Junior varsity—Pearl City 38, Radford 34

 

Leilehua 55, Waipahu 31

The Mules jumped out to a 21-3 first quarter lead en route to the blow-out victory at home.

                                                                                                                                           
Waipahu (0-1)3491531
Leilehua (1-1)211215755

WAIPAHU—Moriah Blackmon 4, Geneva Balladares 0, Jessica Lozano 0, Amber Javier 0, Genivee Velasco 12, Alyssa Torres 4, Adrienne Mendiola 0, Brendalyn Brub 4, Shanice Julio 2, Kelcey Viliamu 1, Rashia Chatman 4.
LEILEHUA—Ciara Paracualles 3, Chelsey Fontes 11, Patricia Lindo 5, Alaina Johnson 8, Starr Hayashida 2, Vanessa Bocobo 3, Kehau Rivera 3, Keke Moala 6, Mariyah Tamaalemalo 6, Toe Motu 2, Brittney Taufui 2, Carline Wilson 2, Alondra Hooks 2.
3-point goals—Waipahu (Velasco 2, Torres, Brub), Leilehua (Paracuelles, Fontes, Lindo, Rivera).
Junior varsity—Leilehua 32, Waipahu 27

 

OIA WHITE

Kaimuki 54, No. 7 Kahuku 48

Dejah Faasoa scored 22 points to lead the Bulldogs past the host Red Raiders.

A twenty-point second quarter helped secure the victory for Kaimuki.

                                                                                                                                           
Kaimuki (2-0)10201311 54
Kahuku (1-1)71771748

KAIMUKI—Olivia Phommachanh 4, Pua Akaka 10, Tanya Villanueva 0, Dinishah Faasoa 0, Justell Arthur 0, Brittney Anglin 0, Letisha Faasoa 4, Dejah Faasoa 22, Leti Mikaele 10, Ashley Fortson 0, Lani Mikaele 4.
Kahuku—Maria Tonga 0, Jessica Falemalu 7, Kay Ernestburg 0, Rachel Tailele 15, Alyssa Cummings 17, Vaunelle Hingano 2, Adele Schwenke 7.
3-point goals—Kaimuki (Akaka 2, Faasoa 2), Kahuku (Cummings 3, Falemalu, Tailele).
Junior varsity—Kahuku 64, Kaimuki 20
Also
Kalaheo 49, Nanakuli 27

ILH Division II boys
Kamehameha 55, Lanakila Baptist 28
Hawaii Baptist 44, Hanalani 29
Saint Louis 69, Academy of the Pacific 31
University 29, Word of Life 22

  ILH Division II girls
Kamehameha 48, La Pietra 21
Hawaii Baptist 57, Hanalani 43
St. Francis 51, Word of Life 43
University 52, Lanakila Baptist 15