Rough Riders get running against Na Menehune


POSTED: Friday, January 30, 2009

Roosevelt's post presence is well established. The Rough Riders proved they can run, too, in a 56-38 victory on their home court over Moanalua last night.

Senior Tasia Kamakawiwoole was a dominant force inside and sophomore guard Abcde Furuta-Harada provided a speedy option upcourt when the Rough Riders (6-3 Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East) got out in transition.

Kamakawiwoole scored her team's first nine points of the second half en route to a 19-point night on 9-for-10 shooting. She added 16 rebounds and altered several Na Menehune shots in the paint.

The 5-foot-9 forward was impressive, but it was Furuta-Harada who put the finishing touches on the victory by punishing Moanalua (3-5) when Na Menehune couldn't keep a handle on the ball. She scored eight of her 11 points on fast-break layups in the second half, extending the Rough Riders' lead to as many as 19 points late in the fourth quarter.

“;I'm tired,”; Furuta-Harada said with a laugh. “;Our defense was really on it, a lot of steals. Once we did that, we just bombed it (upcourt) and I was there. We just work on our defense, and that just comes along with it.”;

It resulted in one of the Rough Riders' better offensive nights of the OIA season. They had been in a slump of sorts, losing three of five after starting league play 3-0.

“;We like to run, but we also like to take slowed aggression as well,”; Roosevelt coach Clint Chikamori said. “;(Abcde) really helped us a lot. She finished a lot of shots. Even though she was tired, she was able to concentrate. Our energy level and defense picked up because of it.”;

Roosevelt played without key forward Mikela Thoemmes (injured hand), but didn't seem to miss a step without her. That confounded Moanalua coach Kristie Morikawa, whose team played Roosevelt relatively close (a 45-37 loss) on Jan. 10 with Thoemmes in the lineup.

“;Logically, it makes no sense,”; she said. “;Them without (Thoemmes) and to lose by more, it's mind-boggling. Just a lot of us not showing up.”;

Hoku Dela Cruz led Moanalua with 13 points, while A.J. Verdida and Justine Aguas added seven apiece.

Moanalua got off to a slow start with only three points in the first quarter.

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MOANALUA—Britney Calucag 0, Briana Dacoscos 4, Kiley Lau 3, Joanna Nicolas 0, Michelle Hardy 4, Amanda Selvey 0, Meleane Smith 0, Jaidon Rego 0, Hoku Dela Cruz 13, A.J. Verdida 7, Justine Aguas 7.

ROOSEVELT—Charisse Tanabe 3, Kelcie Namba 8, Nicole Ramirez 9, Abcde Furuta-Harada 11, Rachel Gomes 0, Joshy Noga 6, Cierra Kapea 0, Tasia Kamakawiwoole 19.

3-pointers—Moanalua 2 (Lau, Dela Druz), Roosevelt 5 (Ramirez 2, Namba 2, Tanabe).

Junior varsity—Moanalua 36, Roosevelt 29

  No. 1 Farrington 56, Kailua 42
The Governors extended their winning streak to eight games after putting in four solid quarters of play against the Surfriders.

Ten players got on the board for Farrington, led by Valerie Lesu's 12 points.

Kailua's Ashley Jacobs scored a game-high 14 points.

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KAILUA—Jayna Hanawahine 0, Tawny Kiko 0, Sola Williams 11, Teuila Asele 4, Zsalei Kamaka 5, Ka'u Kohatsu 3, Alysha Franco 0, Anu Ahyun 5, Ashley Jacobs 14.

FARRINGTON—Janell Nance 7, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 5, Valerie Lesu 12, Natalie Mata 9, Lusina Otineru 8, Kirsten Liana 6, Macilee Moi 0, Sofia Folaumahina 2, Jasmine Funtanilla 0, Angie Argel 0, Lucky Crichton 1, Precious Maave 4, Aisha Gaea 2.

3-point goals—Kailua 1 (Jacobs), Farrington 4 (Lesu 2, Mata, Tatupu-Leopoldo).

Junior varsity—Farrington 48, Kailua 21

  McKinley 49, Castle 46
Kylie Sato scored eight of her game-high 20 points in the first half as the Tigers held off the host Knights.

Cailee Awa scored all of her team-high 12 points in the second half to lead Castle.

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MCKINLEY—Emerenciana Rayes 0, Kylie Sato 20, Twanzyna Spencer 0, Ashley Gravley 9, Tatiana Dinson 4, Brenda Walker 2, Hanna Yoo 0, Jorina Faletoi 7, Juwill Starks 0, Jackie Tihano 7.

CASTLE—Cailee Awa 12, Brittney Hawn 10, Brittany Lane 0, Leisha Liilii 9, Kaity Wills 6, Maycee Moe 5, Joshell Lilio 4, Nicole Aberilla 0.

3-point goals—McKinley 5 (Sato 3, Tihano 2), Castle 1 (Awa).

Junior varsity—Castle 29, McKinley 19



Kapolei 55, Campbell 29
The Hurricanes warmed up after the first quarter and put away the Sabers, outscoring Campbell 49-22 in the final three quarters.

Kapolei's Nicole Fuataga scored a game-high 13 points, followed by teammate Danniel Tapat's 12 points.

Ama Lui led Campbell with seven points.

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CAMPBELL—Ama Lui 7, Jaysha Delizo 6, Karen Tano 1, Chantaty Samante 3, Sammi Aki 0, Ikoa Dias-Kekahuna 0, Stormi Wright 2, Ariel Medlin 3, Randi Wright 2, Oli Kila 5, Chelsey McDonald 0.

KAPOLEI—Krystal Jacobs 9, Danniel Tapat 12, Victoria Afoa 4, Sarah Awana 0, Rhilee Soriano 7, Alysse Bishop 2, Kawehi Hagi 2, Cherece Beyer 2, Shaina Ducosin 0, Kayla Fuataga 4, Nicole Fuataga 13.

3-point goals—Campbell none, Kapolei 2 (Tapat 2).

Junior varsity—Kapolei 44, Campbell 30

  Radford 59, Waianae 45
Bui Baravilala scored 16 points and Disa Brown and Mama Fiaseu each added 12 as the Rams turned back the visiting Seariders.

Baravilala also pulled down 14 rebounds, and Brown hit four 3-pointers, including three in the final quarter.

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WAIANAE—Alisa Tupuola 0, Alesa Ramaila 2, Emma Atiga 4, Maili Enos-Branigan 6, Beverly Madrid 16, Evalani Yoshimura 11, Shantel Bucker 4, Emma Tanoi 2.

RADFORD—Melanie Alofaituli 4, Kaeli Patton 0, Alana Gionet 1, Antionette Carradine 7, Marissa Stavros 0, Bui Baravilala 16, Ja'Kira Leggett 2, Rachel Kapesi 0, Lily Sevao 1, Disa Brown 12, Pierra Brown 2, Mama Fiaseu 12, Kawai 2.

3-point goals—Waianae 3 (Madrid 2, Yoshimura), Radford 4 (Brown 4).

Junior varsity—Waianae 23, Radford 15

  Mililani 68, Aiea 46
The Trojans dominated the second quarter and kept the momentum up through the third and fourth quarters to dismantle Na Alii.

Mililani's Sophie Chang scored a game-high 18 points with four buckets from behind the arc.

Carol Sio led Aiea with 16 points.

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MILILANI—Chelsea Basilio 21, Tiff Lagua 0, Kellise De La Cruz 0, Samantha Yuki 2, Jordan Sakai 8, Amber Ogata 0, Celina Garces 0, Abby McKoy 5, Darcey Goulsby 13, Sophie Chang 18, Cory Ramos 0, Khyla Alcantra 1, Pomai Grube-Hose 0, Andi Felise 0.

AIEA—Ashlei Liilii 0, Celeste Fong 0, Natasha Helsham 6, Natasha Fong 6, Briana Brooks 0, Crystal Tagudin 6, Rayna Strom-Okimoto 0, Maria Holtzman 0, Kaui Kuehu 6, Carol Sio 16, Emily Tausaga 6.

3-point goals—Mililani 4 (Chang 4), Aiea 1 (N. Fong).

Junior varsity—Mililani, Aiea



No. 8 Kahuku 65, Kaiser 53
Lama Tito came up big again, scoring 11 of her game-high 16 points in the third quarter as the eighth-ranked Raiders turned back the stubborn Cougars.

Kaiser took the lead in the second quarter and staged a rally in the fourth behind Chelsy Okuma, who hit for 27 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter.

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KAISER—Alaiza Del Andre 3, Hailey Durham 7, Lijah Boyverman 4, Chelsy Okuma 27, Kaitlyn Nakano 2, Daryn Vorderbruegge 4, Bailey Miller 4, Shelby Pa 2.

KAHUKU—Nile Te'o 5, Lama Tito 16, Temutisa Te'o 6, Maria Tonga 5, Lavania Latu 6, Jessica Falemalu 4, Jovan Falemalu 13, Uluakimata Tonga 2, Rachel Tailele 4, Hi'ilei Alyssa Cummings 2, Vaunelle Hingano 2.

3-point goals—Kaiser 4 (Okuma 3, Del Andre), Kahuku 8 (Tito 4, N. Te'o, T. Te'o, Tonga, Falemalu).

Junior varsity—Kahuku 48, Kaiser 43

Leilehua 47, Nanakuli 29
Michelle Fletcher scored 10 points to lead the Mules over the host Golden Hawks.

Patricia Lindo added nine points, including three 3-pointers, and Vanessa Bocobo chipped in eight for Leilehua.

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LEILEHUA—Ciara Paracualles 1, Ashley Gonzales 5, Chelsy Fontes 0, Patricia Lindo 9, Alaina Johnson 0, Starr Hayashida 0, Vanessa Bocobo 8, Kehau Rivera 0, Keke Moala 1, Michelle Fletcher 10, Mariyah Tamaalemalo 2, Toe Motu 4, Brittney Taufui 0, Caroline Wilson 2, Alondra Hooks 5.

NANAKULI—Stephanie Kalili 0, Kirstie Rosa 8, Napualani Kelii 0, Potesia Toli 2, Camille Simon 0, Marsena Foi 0, Violet Mau 10, Erica Sula 0, Raeniece Talo 1, Shashawn Kekahuna 2, Nana Kakiva 6.

3-point goals—Leilehua 4 (Lindo 3, Bocobo), Nanakuli none.

Junior varsity—Nanakuli 37, Leilehua 36

  Kaimuki 55, Anuenue 26
The Bulldogs capitalized on a surplus of Na Koa turnovers, cruising to their ninth win of the season.

No single player carried Kaimuki, as all 14 players who suited up got on the board.

Anuenue's Kenui Wahilani scored a game-high 15 points, all of which came from 3-point range.

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ANUENUE—Kenui Wahilani 15, Nalani Kamano 5, Kapela Kahili 2, Hoonani Wahilani 2, Nanea Kon 0, Kala Lewis 2.

KAIMUKI—Olivia Phommachanh 4, Pua Akaka 4, Sasha Tokuda 9, Brooke Borce 6, Tanya Villanueva 6, Dinishah Fa'asoa 4, Justell Arthur 3, Brittney Anglin 3, Letishah Fa'asoa 3, Dejah Fa'asoa 2, Mikki Morihara 4, Leti Mikaele 3, Ashley Fortson 2, Lani Mikaele 2.

3-point goals—Anuenue 6 (Wahilani 5, Kamano), Kaimuki 5 (Tokuda, Borce, Villanueva, Arthur, Fa'asoa).