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Kamehameha rolls over Punahou


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POSTED: Sunday, February 01, 2009

When Pii Minns is this good, no opposing team stands much chance.

Minns poured in 26 points as No. 3 Kamehameha overwhelmed No. 4 Punahou 62-45 last night before about 1,000 fans at Hemmeter Fieldhouse.

Minns' hot shooting and a swarming 2-3 matchup zone helped Kamehameha (14-3) improve to 6-1 in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu.

“;I'm proud of them. Our effort is always there, but we did a better job of executing,”; Warriors coach Jesse Nakanishi said.

Coupled with 'Iolani's loss at Saint Louis on Friday, the Warriors now share first place, with an improved chance of securing a regular-season title—and the automatic state berth that comes with it.

“;Pii was hitting on all cylinders,”; Punahou coach Dan Hale said. “;When you have guys who haven't played together a lot like us, a team like Kamehameha will expose that.”;

Minns, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, added 10 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. He also hit six free throws down the stretch to seal the big win in hostile territory.

“;This feels real good. We knew coming to their house, they'd be real strong,”; Minns said. “;We had a clinic today with the kids, first- to sixth-graders. I loved their support tonight, 100 percent support.”;

Micah Christenson added 14 points, seven boards and three blocks for Kamehameha, which shot 45 percent from the field (23-for-51) against Punahou's man defense. The Warriors also controlled the boards with a 38-25 edge.

Punahou (10-7, 3-3) had an early 5-0 lead, but Kamehameha rallied for a 19-8 lead after Auwae DeRego drilled a 3-pointer from the top of the arc. The Buffanblu then nearly let the game get away because of two technical fouls in the second quarter.

Dalton Hilliard, assigned to cover Minns, was whistled for a foul on a long pass, then drew a technical for his reaction to the call. That gave the senior three personal fouls and he sat the rest of the half, as well as the entire third quarter.

Minns had just three points when Hilliard went to the bench.

Kamehameha did not capitalize on the technical, missing the front end of a 1-and-1 and both technical free throws, then failing to score on the ensuing possession.

Moments later, a collision under the basket led to a foul on Punahou's Kai Gaddis, who was also whistled for a technical foul. Kamehameha came away with a free throw and a pull-up jumper by Minns out of that possession for a 24-12 lead.

“;Our guys have a point, but they've got to keep their heads. You get hammered, but you've gotta play through that,”; Hale said. “;I'd rather they learn this now and not later.”;

After shooting 2-for-20 against Kamehameha's 2-3 matchup zone, Punahou was down 27-14 at halftime. The Buffanblu got a 3-pointer from Matt Feldman and a turnaround jumper in the key by Kimo Makaula to pull within 27-19 early in the third quarter, but didn't get closer.

Christenson swished an open 3-pointer from the left wing, then sank another from nearly the same spot as the visitors opened a 36-24 lead.

“;That was huge,”; Nakanishi said.

Christenson was stoked.

“;That first one ended my drought. The coaches have been encouraging me,”; he said.

Minns hit a trey of his own on an inbounds play, and then scored on a backdoor pass from Damien Teramae-Kaehuaea for a 43-29 lead shortly before the third quarter ended.

Punahou shot 4-for-17 from the field in the final quarter and never threatened.

“;Aside from the free throws, it's a complete win,”; Nakanishi added.

Kamehameha shot just 46 percent (11-for-24) from the foul line.

Punahou had just nine turnovers and shot well from the line (13-for-15), but finished at just 27 percent from the field (13-for-49).

“;We played so hard, wanted it so bad,”; Hale said. “;But we're just not patient enough yet.”;

 

                                                                                                                                           
Kamehameha (6-1)918181762
Punahou (3-3)59201145

KAMEHAMEHA—Edmund Kamano 0, Shane Matayoshi 0, Micah Christenson 14, Chaz Bajet 3, Pii Minns 26, Auwae DeRego 5, Shawn Bode 2, Koa Ka'ai 3, Blake Viena 5, Damien Teramae-Kaehuaea 4.
PUNAHOU—Robby Toma 8, Shane Yoshiyama 0, Taylor Crabb 8, Dalton Hilliard 8, Henry Cassiday 0, Casey Shibuya 0, Sean McFadden 0, Matthew Feldman 8, Kimo Makaula 8, James Dowsett 0, Malik Johnson 2, Kai Gaddis 1, Joshua Taylor 0, DeForest Buckner 2.

3-point goals—Kamehameha 5 (Christenson 2, Minns 2, DeRego), Punahou 6 (Crabb 2, Feldman 2, Toma 2).

  Also
Mid-Pacific 66, Maryknoll 59
ILH Division II
Word of Life 63, AOP 26
University 50, 'Iolani 33
Leading scorers—WoL: Brad Foster 14, Ralph Aviles 13, Gabe Miller 13. AOP: Ronald Nipp Jr. 7, Nick Seberg 7. UHS: Dylan Gomez 15, Benjamin Keller 11, Noah Chong-Viernes 10. IOL: Larson Lew 7.

ILH DIVISION I GIRLS

No. 6 Kamehameha 61, No. 5 'Iolani 44

The visiting Warriors capitalized on a sluggish third quarter by the Raiders to secure the victory.

Kamehameha's Pualei Furtado posted 20 points, including three treys. Lindsey Wong added 11.

 

                                                                                                                                           
Kamehameha (4-5)1214142161
'Iolani (6-3)91661344

KAMEHAMEHA—Pualei Furtado 20, Maile Krampert 1, Sanoe Keliinoi 7, Noe Mikami 4, Tia Perreira 0, Zianna Zablan 1, Lindsey Wong 11, Pomaikai Kalakau 2, Piikea Kalakau 2, Kala Crowell 0, Makana Borden 4, Kylle Roy 9.
'IOLANI—Elysse Tom 0, Tami Konishi 18, Kylie Maeda 4, Saphyre Rezentes 0, Lori Yamashita 6, Georgette Lopes-Liutolo 4, Kaitlyn Shikada 1, Mahina Haina 1, Lahela Usui 10, Shauni Watanabe 0, Brittany Barnes 0.
3-point goals—Kamehameha 3 (Furtado 3), 'Iolani 4 (Konishis 3, Usui).

No. 7 Mid-Pacific 56, Sacred Hearts 44

The Owls played consistently for four quarters en route to the victory over the Lancers.

Jordan Kealoha and Johnelle Kapua scored 13 points apiece for Mid-Pacific.

                                                                                                                                           
Mid-Pacific (4-5)11161316 56
Sacred Hearts (1-8)911131144

MID-PACIFIC—Ashley Yamachika 11, Paige Young 0, Johnnelle Kapua 13, Jacqueline Donovan 0, Shanon Nishimura 0, Kelli Shibata 0, Jordan Kealoha 13, Taylor Babbitt 6, Keaton McFadden 11, Jenna Savusa 2.
SACRED HEARTS—Kara Vause 0, Rayna Munos 11, Kamri Lin 6, Morgan Donohue 0, Sara Souza 0, Lindsey Bareng 3, Raecha-Ann Kauahikaua 11, Theresa O'Connor 2, Kuhina Luis 6, Naihe Paikai 5.
3-point goals—Mid-Pacific 4 (Kealoha 3, Yamachika), Sacred Hearts 5 (Munos 3, Bareng, Paikai).

  Division II
Maryknoll 65, Hawaii Mission 34
Leading scorersMary: Ashley Agcaoili 14, Shuilina Wu 11. HMA: Samantha Ramos 15.

OIA RED EAST GIRLS

No. 1 Farrington 63, Roosevelt 46

The visiting Governors led the whole game against the Rough Riders to remain undefeated.

Sofia Folaumahina put up 17 points and Kirsten Liana added 11 for Farrington.

Roosevelt's Nicole Ramirez led all scorers with 21 points.

                                                                                                                                           
Farrington (9-0)16161417 63
Roosevelt (6-4)127151246

FARRINGTON—Janell Nance 2, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 6, Valerie Lesu 6, Natalie Mata 8, Lusina Otineru 4, Kirsten Liana 11, Macilee Moi 2, Sofia Folaumahina 17, Jasmine Funtanilla 0, Angie Argel 0, Lucky Crichton 2, Precious Maave 5, Aisha Gaea 0.
ROOSEVELT—Charisse Tanabe 0, Kelcie Namba 1, Samantha Murakami 0, Kathleen Nakata 2, Nicole Ramirez 21, Abcde Furuta-Harada 2, Rachel Gomes 0, Cierra Kapea 0, Joshy Noga 9, Tasia Kamakawiwoole 11.
3-point goals—Farrington 1 (Maave), Roosevelt 5 (Ramirez 4, Noga).
Junior varsity—Farrington 47, Roosevelt 41

Kalani 54, Moanalua 45

Violet Alama scored 15 points and Ashlyn Onaga added 13, helping the Falcons turn back the Menehunes.

Moanalua stayed competitive in the second half, but could not overcome the deficit.

                                                                                                                                                           
Kalani (4-5)
1019111454
Moanalua (4-5)
101091645

KALANI—Ashlyn Onaga 13, Jamie Higa 7, Kelsie Maslanka 0, Corie Kuia 5, Kiera Zinuma 3, Christina Sasano 3, Kristi Belshe 4, Tiare Maafala 2, Tiffany Liao 0, Joyce Lam 0, Hikaru Kumagai 2, Violet Alama 15.
MOANALUA—Brittany Calucag 0, Brianna Dacoscos 2, Kiley Lau 0, Joanna Nicolas 3, Michelle Hardy 8, Amanda Selvey 2, Meleane Smith 2, Jaidon Rego 16, Hoku Dela Cruz 6, A.J. Verdida 6, Justine Aguas 0.
3-point goals—Kalani 5 (Onaga 2, Zinuma, Sasano, Higa), Moanalua 1 (Dela Cruz).
Junior varsity—Kalani 23 Moanalua 31

Castle 42, Kailua 36

Cailee Awa's driving layup with 1:27 left in the fourth quarter gave the Knights the lead as they went on to beat the visiting Surfriders for their first conference victory.

Castle outscored Kailua 16-2 in the deciding frame, with Awa scoring six of her game-high 17 points.

                                                                                                                                           
Kailua (3-7)147132 36
Castle (1-10)510111642

KAILUA—Jayna Hanawahine 3, Tawny Kiko 4, Sola Williams 6, Teuila Asele 2, Zsalei Kamaka 0, Ka'u Kohatsu 0, Alysha Franco 0, Anu Ahyun 10, Ashley Jacobs 11.
CASTLE—Brandee Sasaki 4, Cailee Awa 17, Britt Hawn 0, Britt Lane 5, Leisha Liilii 1, Kaity Wills 2, Maycee Moe 1, Joshell Lilio 5, Kree Espinda 2, Ashley Ballesteros 0, Nicole Aberilla 5.
3-point goals—Kailua 3 (Jacobs 2, Hanawahine), Castle none.
Junior varsity—Kailua 30, Castle 27

  Also
Kalani 54, Moanalua 45

OIA RED WEST GIRLS

Pearl City 34, Kapolei 27

The Chargers' Jordan Ahakuelo scored eight of her 10 points in the second quarter, helping the Chargers earn the victory over the Hurricanes.

 

                                                                                                                                           
Pearl City (5-4)61468 34
Kapolei (5-5)8104527

PEARL CITY—Charmagne Monis 2, Ashley Goto 0, Shanise Gabriel-Yomes 4, Victoria Victor 0, Glacen Florita 9, Jordan Ahakuelo 10, Alana Kaili 5, Keshia Manning 4, Leina Basques 0, Emme Cabrejos 0 .
KAPOLEI—Krystal Jacobs 2, Danniel Tapat 6, Victoria Afoa 4, Sarah Awana 0, Rhilee Soriano 4, Alysse Bishop 0, Kawehi Hagi 3, Cherece Beyer 2, Shaina Ducosin 2, Kayla Fuataga 0, Nicole Fuataga 4.
3-point goals—Pearl City none, Kapolei 1 (Tapat).
Junior varsity—Kapolei 56, Pearl City 36

Aiea 55, Waianae 34

Visiting Aiea took command early and never faltered, keeping Waianae winless.

Na Alii nearly shut out the Seariders in the third quarter, scoring 18 unanswered points before yielding two in the final 30 seconds.

Carol Sio had 14 points for Aiea, and Natasha Helsham added 12.

Waianae's Beverly Madrid posted 16 points in the loss.

 

                                                                                                                                           
Aiea (8-2)1612189 55
Waianae (0-10)9921434

AIEA—Ashlei Liilii 4, Celeste Fong 2, Natasha Helsham 12, Natasha Fong 4, Briana Brooks 0, Crystal Tagudin 8, Rayna Strom-Okimoto 3, Kaui Kuehu 6, Carol Sio 14, Emily Tausaga 2.
WAIANAE—Alesa Ramaila 2, Emma Atiga 0, Beverly Madrid 16, Genevieve Cuesta 8, Evalani Yoshimura 0, Shantel Bucker 8 , Emma Tanoi 0.
3-point goals—Aiea none, Waianae 1 (Madrid).
Junior varsity—Waianae 37, Aiea 33

OIA White girls

Nanakuli 40, Waipahu 37

Violet Mau scored 16 points and Kirstie Rosa added 13 to lead the visiting Golden Hawks past the Marauders.

 

                                                                                                                                           
Nanakuli (5-5)881212 40
Waipahu (1-7)11821637

NANAKULI—Stephanie Kalili 4, Kirstie Rosa 13, Napualani Kelii 0, Sia Toli 1, Camille Simon 0, Sena Foi 0, Violet Mau 16, Erica Sula 0, Nainiuolealelei K. 4, Chelsea E. 0, Raeniece Talo 0, Shashawn K. 2.
WAIPAHU—Moriah Blackmon 0, Geneva Balladares 12, Jessica Lozano 0, Genivee Velasco 10, Alyssa Torres 4, Adrienne Mendiola 0, Brendalyn Brub 0, Shanice Julio 5, Amber Javier 0, Dara Aiwohi-Dutro 6.
3-point goals—Nanakuli none, Waipahu 2 (Balladares 2).
Junior varsity—Nanakuli 35, Waipahu 29

Kaiser 70, Anuenue 26

Chelsy Okuma had 16 points and the Cougars drained nine 3-pointers to cruise past Na Koa.

 

                                                                                                                                           
Anuenue (0-8)71180 26
Kaiser (6-4)1615221770

ANUENUE—Kenui Wahilani 8, Leikula Gottlieb 2, Nalani Kamano 8, Kala Lewis 0, Kahanu Walker 0, Kapela Kahili 6, Hoonani Wahilani 2, Nanea Kon 0.
KAISER—Alaiza Del Andre 2, Lijah Boyverman 12, Chelsy Okuma 16, Keely Bitanga 11, Kaitlyn Nakano 2, Daryn Vorderbruegge 10, Bailey Miller 9, Shelby Pei 8.
3-point goals—Anuenue 4 (K. Wahilani 2, Kamano 2), Kaiser 9 (Miller 3, Bitanga 3, Okuma 2, Boyverman).

Leilehua 50, Waialua 13

The Mules romped over the Bulldogs at home, puncuating the win with a 25-point fourth quarter.

Michelle Fletcher had 14 points for Leilehua, eclipsing the total posted by Waialua.

 

                                                                                                                                           
Waialua (1-7)223613
Leilehua (6-3)9972550

WAIALUA—Deja Lunasco 3, Christel Banis 0, Cassie Hoku Ho 7, Courtney Kilday 0, Gabby Maxwell 0, Alyssiah Hernandez 2, Savannah Ash 1, Shaurice Talaroc 0.
LEILEHUA—Ashley Gonzales 0, Chelsy Fontes 4, Patricia Lindo 6, Alaina Johnson 2, Starr Hayashida 5, Vanessa Bocobo 4, Kehau Rivera , Keke Moala 0, Michelle Fletcher 14, Mariyah Tamaalemalo 0, Toe Motu 6, Brittney Taufui 4, Carline Wilson 2, Alondra Hooks 3.
3-point goals—Waialua 2 (Lunasco, Hoku Ho), Leilehua 5 (Lindo 2, Fletcher 2, Hayashida).
Junior varsity—Waialua 5, Leilehua 50.

Also
No. 8 Kahuku 65, Kalaheo 58, OT

BIIF

Hawaii Prep 47, Kohala 29
Leading scorersHPA: Tayler Wang 20, Leahi Lindsey 12. Koh: Erin Macalma 13, Jovi Antonio 10.

ILH Division II
Hawaii Baptist 47, Saint Francis 45
Leading scorersHBA: Narissa Fujii 12, Keline Yoshimura 10. StF: Chardonnay Pao 11, Aja Gample 10.

ILH Division II
Hawaii Baptist 53, Le Jardin 43
Leading scorersHBA: Landry Kiyabu 13, Reid Morihara 10, Kyle Barretta 10. LJ: Kalani Soeda 9.