Campbell conquers Leilehua


POSTED: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Entering their Oahu Interscholastic Association Red West matchup against Leilehua last night, the Campbell basketball team had a lot of potential distractions swirling about.

On the court, the Sabers were looking to rebound from a disappointing 11-point loss to Mililani last week that knocked them from the league's unbeaten ranks. Off the court, the team was reeling from the sudden departure of head coach Zaricke Jackson, who made an impromptu flight back home to the mainland early yesterday morning due to a dire family medical emergency.

In spite of it all, the Sabers (12-4) put together a strong team effort to defeat the host Mules 63-36 and improve to 7-1 in league play to take a half-game lead over Radford (6-1).

“;We knew that Leilehua was a strong penetrating team that plays good team ball, so we had to come in ready to play,”; said Campbell assistant Arturo Morales, who is serving as the team's head coach in the interim. “;We have a great bunch of kids—obviously our thoughts are with Coach Jackson and we played some inspired ball tonight.”;

Senior standouts Zachery Manuel and Patrick Ward led the Sabers out of the gates, accounting for all but two of their team's points in the first quarter as Campbell took a 20-11 lead. On the opening tip, Ward directed the ball upcourt to Manuel, who streaked downcourt for a quick layup for the first points of the game.

A pair of free throws by Ward, a 3-pointer by Manuel and back-to-back close-range buckets by Ward sandwiched a Kristian Manuel basket to put Campbell up 13-9 early in the contest. The Sabers closed the period with seven more points from the veteran pair to take the early nine-point lead.

“;They are our leaders out there,”; said Morales. “;Patrick is our vocal leader and our presence in the post and Zach brings our energy to the floor in the backcourt. We rely on them to provide leadership and they have been a big part of our maturation during the season.”;

With Ward out for much of the second quarter with three fouls, the Sabers turned to Manuel, who kept his team's transition game moving at a high-octane level without their top post player on the court. Manuel finished the first half with 12 points as Campbell extended its advantage to 33-20 before the half.

Ward re-entered the game in the second half and sparked the Sabers with his playmaking ability. With a high foul count, Ward spent most of the half playing away from the basket, adding five assists to his eight rebounds.

“;He (Manuel) can obviously take the game over at any time,”; Morales said. “;He is physically superior and is a natural ballplayer, so he can do a lot of things out there. We know big men will get into foul trouble sometimes, and it's nice that we can count on Zach to keep us going.”;

As they often do, the undersized Mules spread the floor on the offensive end to open driving lanes and 3-point opportunities. Senior guard Hoku Kama provided the biggest spark for the Mules, finishing with 13 points in the loss. Sophomore forward Xavier Ager also put forth a good effort, 11 points, including seven in the second half.

“;First of all, our hearts go out to Zaricke and his family,”; said longtime Mules boss Keith Spencer. “;He has to take care of his family and we wish him the best. His team came out tonight and played like one of the best teams in the West tonight, which they are. Our strength this season has been our team defense and tonight they were able to exploit it. Because we're small, we have to do different things to try and create opportunities, and tonight the shots just didn't fall for us.”;


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CAMPBELL—Zachery Manuel 16, Kristian Manuel 10, Sanster Pagtulingan 3, Christian Storment 8, Mason Mau 4, Nichlas Daniels 6, Patrick Ward 12, Clayton Darity 4.
LEILEHUA—Dillon Pau'u 6, Marcus Breakfield 2, Brent Lemon 2, Hoku Kama 13, Phillip Legrier 2, Xavier Adger 11.
3-point goals—Campbell 4 (Z. Manuel 2, K. Manuel, Pagtulingan), Leilehua 2 (Kama 2).

Kapolei 57, No. 7 Mililani 54

Austin Gaskin scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Hurricanes held on to upset the visiting Trojans.

Kapolei's Jordan Ferreira finished with a game-high 19 points.

Daniel Paglinawan scored 14 points for Mililani in a disappointing loss.


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MILILANI—Brandon Fujinaga 2, Bryan Villegas 0, Makena Kahaono 0, Nick Kunz 0, Ed Ocampo 3, Andrew Longboy 0, Reginal Griffin 9, Daniel Paglinawan 14, Nick Demusis 10, Kelei Mamahu 0, Hassan Richardson 6, Bo Keto 0, Jo Mcglamery 0, Dalaunte Stevenson 0, Reid Pangelinan 10.
KAPOLEI—John Spearman 3, Pomai Mero 7, Nathaniel Osada 0, Alex Makinano 2, Kainoa Pakele 1, Magic Halmos 0, Austin Gaskin 15, Jordan Ferreira 19, Jonathan Yang 4, Lorenzo Imamura 0, Chaunce Lawson 0, Luke Kaumatule 6, Cody Gouveia 0, Michael Medeiros 0.
3-point goals—Mililani 5 (Griffin 2, Paglinawan, Ocampo), Kapolei 2 (Spearman, Mero).
Junior varsity—Mililani 40, Kapolei 43

Waipahu 45, Aiea 42

After four closely played quarters, the Marauders escaped Na Alii for their first win of the season.

Waipahu's Kendall Tomas scored a game-high 18 points.

Zach Hannemann led Aiea with 12 points.


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Waipahu (1-7)141381045

AIEA—Kory Naeole 7, Api Foumai 2, Chucky Kaahanui 4, Latupo Faumina 4, Michael Hogan 4, Zack Hannemann 12, Braxton Fukutomi 2, Steven O'Meally 0, Miah Faatoafe 0, Lawrence Lagafuaina 2, Keano Kuia 5, Kaau Kuia 0.
WAIPAHU—Daeniel Diomananpo 0, Glenn Labuguen 4, Kendall Tomas 18, Michael Alipio 2, Kaimi Haina 0, Regan Prestige 9, Anson Castelo 4, Asalemo Fruean 8.
3-point goals—Aiea 4 (Hannemann 2, Naeole, Kuia), Waipahu 2 (Tomas 2).
Junior varsity—Aiea 49, Waipahu 46


No. 2 Kahuku 68, Kaiser 38

The Red Raiders outscored the visiting Cougars 37-9 in the first half to cruise to a 30-point victory.

Twelve Kahuku players scored in the romp, led by Jray Galeai and Nehoa Akina with 14 points apiece.


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KAISER—Devin Wolfe 0, Landan Tamanaha 6, Ryan Chong 6, Keola Hunt 5, Sani Taylor 8, Quinton Wong 0, Dan Hilton 0, Bryce Masaki 3, Salele Aliifua 6, Jordan Wang 2, Ronson Hill 0, Todd Takanishi 0, Kainoa Pa 2.
KAHUKU—Mikeli Damuni 5, Jray Galeai 14, Irwin Ah-Hoy 0, Aulola Tonga 1, Kohl Nauahi 2, Nehoa Akina 14, Jackson Kaka 2, Shairone Thompson 8, Michael Tyau 7, William Beatty 6, Kona Schwenke 5, Christian Feagai 2, Tyler Aughenbaugh 2.
3-point goals—Kaiser 5 (Tamanaha 2, Chong 2, Masaki), Kahuku 8 (Akina 4, Beatty 2, Damuni, Tyau).
Junior varsity—Kahuku 71, Kaiser 57

No. 6 Kaimuki 57, No. 5 Kalaheo 43

The Bulldogs put forth a solid effort for four quarters and the Mustangs could not overcome scoring droughts in the second and third quarters as Kaimuki strolled past Kalaheo.

David Taulung, Desmond Tautofi and Ryan Kakitani nearly outscored the entire Kalaheo squad, combining for 42 points. Taulung finished with 15 points, Tautofi with 14 and Kakitani with 13.

Christian Kepa scored a team-high 13 for Kalaheo.


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KALAHEO—Dwayne Mitchell 0, Kevin Leong 0, Richard Preza Haynes 12, Zach Lovelace 0, John Bascuk 0, Christian Kepa 13, Kona Makaula 2, Shawn Hipa 2, Aaron Fernandez 10, Matt Gasparine Young 4, Carlos Craig 0.
KAIMUKI—Tevin Nishiyama 6, Rafael Vares 0, David Taulung 15, Donavan Keaulani 0, Gabriel Stietzel 0, Jason Nutter 6, Ryan Kakitani 13, Clay Montiho 0, Elijah Morita 2, Chad Kaaihue 0, Desmond Tautofi 14, Kelly Tobin 1, Tyson Davis 0.
3-point goals—Kalaheo 4 (Fernandez 2, Preza Haynes, Kepa), Kaimuki 4 (Nishiyama 2, Taulung 2).
Junior varsity—Kaimuki 53, Kalaheo 25

Farrington 39, No. 9 Moanalua 30

The visiting Governors shot 9-for-11 from the line in the fourth quarter to upset Na Menehune.

Moanalua managed only two field goals in the final 8 minutes.

James Smith and J.P. Saycon scored eight points apiece to lead Farrington.


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FARRINGTON—Vaughn Tomas 0, Jhordan Ramos 2, Dale Domingo 4, Jayfrey Damo 0, Dayton Kealoha 4, James Smith 8, Michael Carter 7, J.P. Saycon 8, Ronald Williams 0, Andre Pettis 1, Lancelot Williams 5.
MOANALUA—Aaron Davis 3, Joshia Kauhola 2, Reece Racoma 4, Randy Starks 7, Marcus Monroe 4, Carl Ko 0, Richard Villasenor 3, Pete Elizade 0, Austin Miranda 3, Maurice Allen 4.
3-point goals—Farrington 3 (Smith 2, Carter), Moanalua 3 (Davis, Starks, Miranda).


Waianae 45, Pearl City 30

Knotted at 25 points apiece after the third quarter, the Seariders went on a 20-5 fourth-quarter run to defeat the Chargers.

Danny Kekoanui scored seven of his game-high 13 points in the deciding frame to lead Waianae.


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WAIANAE—Kalin Sandobal 2, Keoni Napierala-Rose 1, Christian Mendonza 10, Fauniatu Loua 0, Danny Kekoanui 13, Anthony Niederschmidt 5, Troy Faliuga 6, Guyson Amina 5, B.J. Ahwong 3, Mike Foster 0.
PEARL CITY—Micah Choy 2, Nick Villarmia 0, Johnson Chao 10, Kellan Oshiro 7, Tyler Yamanouchi 2, Jeremy Fermin 0, Josiah Demello 8, Guy Kaapuni 1.
3-point goals—Waianae 1 (Amina), Pearl City 3 (Chao 2, Oshiro).
Junior varsity—Waianae 43, Pearl City 40

Kailua 59, Castle 45

The Surfriders outscored the Knights 37-21 in the first half for a comfortable second-half lead en route to a double-digit victory.

Kailua's Ali'i Kiama shot 9-for-14 from the field for a team-high 18 points. Michael Santos led Castle with 18 points.


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CASTLE—Michael Santos 18, Russell Ige 0, Nick Tuamoheloa 5, Dennis Darrientos 0, Isaiah Tilton 9, Adam Canne 2, K.J. Aipia 11, Jordan Aleki 0.
KAILUA—Kauila Miller 12, Dylan Farias 14, Kenny Ellis 8, Cory Lau 5, Ali'i Kiama 18, Isaiah Vasconcellos 0, Tesi Fisilau 2, Jordan Decorte 0.
3-point goals—Castle 2 (Santos, Tilton), Kailua 3 (Farias 2, Miller).
Junior varsity—Kailua 41, Castle 36

Roosevelt 53, Kalani 35

Matthew Moe and Lowen Kahooilihala combined for 20 points in the second half to fuel the Rough Riders on an otherwise off night, helping Roosevelt past the Falcons despite a tight first half.

Moe finished with a game-high 14 points.


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KALANI—Max Fujio 1, Bryson Yorita 1, Albert Khatkoun 0, Kameron Noyama 11, Ryoji Iguchi 5, Vincent Tran 0, Jordan Yogi 2, Angelo Berady 5, Brook Parker 0, Hiroyuki Ono 10.
ROOSEVELT—Rylan Ikehara 0, Bobby Chun 0, Clint Washington 4, Matthew Moe 14, Brandon Mitchell 3, Chase Yogi 4, Reid Oshiro 9, Lowen Kahooilihala 11, Kaipo Pale 2, Asten Koki 4, Kainoa Gaspar 0, Phaz Francisco 2.
3-point goals—Kalani 4 (Noyama 3, Iguchi), Roosevelt 1 (Oshiro).
Junior varsity—Roosevelt 64, Kalani 52

Nanakuli 49, Waialua 48

  ILH Division II
University High 43, Christian Academy 40
Word of Life 54, Lanakila Baptist 45
Leading scorersUHS: Noah Chong-Viernes 21. CA: Michael Urcia 10. WOL: Brad Foster 19. LB: Keawe Ochman 16.


No. 3 Kamehameha 56, Damien 34

ILH Division I boys

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DAMIEN—Drey Dutro 5, Tim Smith 2, Anthony Tuitele 0, Breyson Lee 6, Kevin Aganos 0, Mark Baay 4, Tyler Tamayo 5, Lonn Iwashita 6, Marvin Berueda 0, Jeremy Torcuato 2, Sean Weisskopf 1, Jacob Cochola 3.
KAMEHAMEHA—Edmund Kamano 0, Shane Matayoshi 5, Frank Ho 0, Micah Christenson 15, Wally Calistro 5, Chaz Bajet 4, Brandon Dumlao 1, Pii Minns 14, Auwae DeRego 3, Shawn Bode 2, Blake Viena 7.
3-point goals—Damien 2 (Dutro, Tamayo), Kamehameha 3 (Matayoshi, Christenson, Calistro).

  BIIF boys
Hilo 69, Kamehameha-Hawaii 56

Nanakuli 42, Waialua 12

OIA White girls

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Waialua (1-6)440412

NANAKULI—Stephanie Kalili 5, Kirstie Rosa 10, Naiiniuolealelei Kakiva 3, Potera Toli 2, Raenice Talo 4, Shashawn Kekahuna 0, Maresena Foi 2, Violet Mau 14, Erica Sula 2.
WAIALUA—Deja Lunasco 0, Cassie Hoku Ho 7, Courtney Kildar 0, Gabby Maxwell 1, Alyssiah Hernandez 1, Savannah Ash 3, Shaurice Talaroc 0.
3-point goals—Nanakuli none, Waialua 1 (Hoku Ho).
Junior varsity—Nanakuli 48, Waialua 12