Quantcast
StarBulletin.com

Kamehameha overcomes cold shooting night


By

POSTED: Saturday, February 07, 2009

The Kamehameha Warriors were frigid but kept their cool.

With 16 points and eight steals from Pii Minns, the second-ranked Warriors held on for a key 42-36 win over visiting 'Iolani last night to seize first place in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys hoops race.

A robust crowd of about 1,000 at Kekuhaupio Gym saw Kamehameha (16-3 overall) improve to 8-1 in league play. 'Iolani (17-5), ranked No. 3, fell to 7-2 in the ILH.

“;Like Coach said, you gotta take the ugly ones,”; Minns said of assistant coach Julian Nakanishi.

The Warriors are in the driver's seat, so to speak, with three home games left. If they run the table, they claim the ILH title and an automatic state-tournament berth.

“;We control our destiny for sure,”; head coach Jesse Nakanishi said.

Center Blake Viena added 11 points for Kamehameha, including six key points in the fourth quarter.

“;Tonight was very important,”; Viena said.

Against a new-look, diamond-and-one defense by the visitors, Kamehameha shot a combined 3-for-26 in the second and third quarters.

“;There's always that one guy chasing me,”; Minns said. “;We just needed someone to hit from outside.”;

The Warriors got their share of open looks, but wasn't in any comfort zone thanks to the pestering Raiders.

“;Give their coaches credit. It was a great game plan. It took us a while to adjust,”; Nakanishi said. “;Our defense kept us in it. Our kids kept composure for the most part.”;

Kamehameha's shooting problem was good news for the Raiders, who played without two starters. One of them, Kainoa Chu, was diagnosed with a fractured orbital and a concussion after scoring 28 points in a loss at Saint Louis.

Jarrett Arakawa led 'Iolani with 12 points and Pablo Warner finished with 10. The Raiders had three field goals and 12 turnovers by halftime, but managed to stay within 17-12. They never led, but tied it at 19-all on a baseline jumper by Arakawa, who tied it again at 22-all with a 3-pointer before the end of the third quarter.

Minns opened the final quarter with his only trey of the game, sparking a 13-6 run. A steal and layup by Arakawa kept 'Iolani within 25-24, but Viena hit a pair of baseline jumpers and point guard Chaz Bajet scored back-to-back buckets, including one on a pass from Viena, for a 35-28 lead with 2:04 remaining.

Struggling to find open shots against Kamehameha's 2-3 matchup zone, the Raiders got no closer than five the rest of the night.

Kamehameha shot just 34 percent from the field (15-for-44), but held its own on the boards (25 for each team). The Warriors committed just 11 turnovers and forced the Raiders into 20 giveaways.

Micah Christenson scored just two points, but controlled the paint with four blocks and seven rebounds for the Warriors.

Warner struggled from the field, shooting 4-for-18 against a swarm of defenders. 'Iolani shot 30 percent from the field (11-for-37).

“;I'm disappointed because our senior did poorly,”; Raiders coach Mark Mugiishi said. “;We needed more than what he brought, especially with decision making.”;

'Iolani won the earlier meeting, 44-42, on Jan. 13.


                                                                                                                                                           
'Iolani (7-2)
57101436
Kamehameha (8-1)
10752042

'IOLANI—Kela Marciel 2, Andrew Skalman 0, Reid Saito 2, Jarrett Arakawa 12, Brandon Ball 5, Nicholas Christman 5, Josiah Sukamaran 0, Pablo Warner 10.

KAMEHAMEHA—Edmund Kamano 2, Shane Matayoshi 0, Micah Christenson 2, Chaz Bajet 8, Pii Minns 16, Auwae DeRego 3, Shawn Bode 0, Koa Ka'ai 0, Blake Viena 11, Damien Teramae-Kaehuaea 0.

3-point goals—'Iolani 2 (Arakawa, Warner), Kamehameha 1 (Minns).

 

ILH girls

No. 5 Kamehameha 56, Sacred Hearts 40
Kylle Roy scored 15 points to lead the Warriors past the Lancers.

Raecha-Ann Kauahikaua led Sacred Hearts with 14 points.

                                                                                                                                           
Sacred Hearts (1-9)315913 40
Kamehameha (5-6)151362256

SACRED HEARTS—Kara Vause 0, Rayna Munos 3, Kamri Lin 4, Morgan Donohue 2, Sara Souza 0, Lindsey Bareng 9, Raecha-Ann Kauahikaua 14, Theresa O'Connor 0, Kuhina Luis 5, Naihe Paikai 3.

KAMEHAMEHA—Alexis Furtado 7, Dalian Krampert 7, Sanoe Keliinoi 4,Noelani Mikami 2, Tia Perreira 2, Zianna Zablan 2, Lindsey Wong 7, Pomaikai Kalakau 6, Piikea Kalakau 3, Kellsie Crowell 0, Makana Borden 1, Kylle Roy 15.

3-point goals—Sacred Hearts 3 (Munos, Bareng, Paikai), Kamehameha none.

 

OIA Red East girls

No. 1 Farrington 71, McKinley 42
The Governors outscored the Tigers 45-18 in the second and third quarters for an easy win.

Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo hit three 3-pointers and finished with 22 points.

                                                                                                                                           
Farrington (11-0)12212414 71
McKinley (7-4)121171242

FARRINGTON—Janell Nance 6, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 22, Valerie Lesu 10, Natalie Mata 10, Lusina Otineru 2, Kirsten Liana 7, Macilee Moi 0, Sofia Folaumahina 12, Jasmine Funtanilla 0, Angie Argel 0, Lucky Crichton 0, Precious Maave 0, Aisha Gaea 2.

MCKINLEY—Emerenciana Rayes 0, Kylie Sato 13, Ashley Gravely 7, Tatiana Dinson 6, Brenda Walker 1, Hanna Yoo 2, Jorina Faletoi 8, Juwill Starks 0, Jaylynn Baoit 0, Jackie Tihano 5.

3-point goals—Farrington 4 (Tatupu-Leopoldo 3, Lesu), McKinley 1 (Tihano).

Junior varsity—Farrington 55, McKinley 37

Roosevelt 75, Kalani 71, OT
Nicole Ramirez scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, and Tasia Kamakawiwoole added 15 as the Rough Riders defeated the Falcons in overtime.

Ashlyn Onaga scored a game-high 28 points for Kalani in the loss.

                                                                                                                                                           
Roosevelt (7-4)201217179 75
Kalani (6-6)11212113571

ROOSEVELT—Charisse Tanabe 0, Kelcie Namba 7, Samantha Murakami 4, Kathleen Nakata 2, Nicole Ramirez 19, Abcde Furuta-Harada 4, Rachel Gomes 0, Cierra Kapea 0, Mikela Thoemmes 18, Joshy Noga 6, Tasia Kamakawiwoole 15.

KALANI—Violet Alama 18, Ashlyn Onaga 28, Jamie Higa 7, Kelsie Maslanka 0, Corie Kuia 11, Kiera Iinuma 3, Christina Sasano 0, Kristi Belshe 2, Tiare Maafala 2, Tiffany Liao 0, Hikaru Kumagai 0.

3-point goals—Roosevelt 6 (Ramirez 3, Thoemmes, Namba, Murakami), Kalani 5 (Onaga 3, Kuia 2).

Junior varsity—Roosevelt 37, Kalani 28

  Kailua 39, Moanalua 27
Zsalei Kamaka scored 12 points and Ashley Jacobs added 10 as the Surfriders defeated Na Menehune.

                                                                                                                                           
Moanalua (3-7)8487 27
Kailua (4-7)86151039

MOANALUA—Brittany Calucag 0, Brianna Dacoscos 0, Kiley Lau 0, Joanna Nicolas 8, Michelle Hardy 3, Amanda Selvey 0, Meleane Smith 4, Jaidon Rego 0, Hoku Dela Cruz 6, A.J. Verdida 2, Justine Aguas 4.

KAILUA—Jayna Hanawahine 0, Tawny Kiko 0, Sola Williams 8, Teuila Asele 0, Zsalei Kamaka 12, Ka'u Kohatsu 6, Alysha Franco 0, Anu Ahyun 3, Ashley Jacobs 10, Tia Nazarra 0.

3-point goals—Moanalua 2 (Nicholas 2), Kailua 1 (Williams).

Junior varsity—Moanalua 42, Kailua 29

 

OIA Red West girls

Campbell 43, Pearl City 41
Ama Lui scored with 0.5 seconds left as the Sabers defeated the Chargers.

Glacen Florita led Pearl City with 18 points in a losing effort.

                                                                                                                                           
Campbell (5-7)814714 43
Pearl City (7-5)3982141

CAMPBELL—Ama Lui 8, Jaysha Delizo 0, Karen Tano 1, Jazmin Brown 9, Chantay Samante 10, Ikoa Dias-Kekahuna 0, Stormi Wright 0, Ariel Medlin 9, Randi Wright 0, Oli Kila 6, Chelsey McDonald 0.

PEARL CITY—Charmagne Monis 0, Ashley Goto 0, Shanise Gabriel-Yomes 2, Victoria Victor 1, Glacen Florita 18, Jordan Ahakuelo 9, Alana Kaili 4, Keshia Manning 4, Leina Basques 3, Emme Cabrejos 0.

3-point goals—Campbell 1 (Brown), Pearl City 3 (Florita 2, Basques).

Junior varsity—Campbell 35, Pearl City 29

Radford 47, Mililani 38
Bui Baravilala scored half of her game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter to help the Rams defeat the host Trojans.

Radford's Disa Brown drained four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points.

                                                                                                                                           
Mililani (8-4)13799 38
Radford (6-6)1111101547

MILILANI—Chelsea Basilio 11, Kellise De La Cruz 0, Samantha Yuki 2, Jordan Sakai 4, Amber Ogata 0, Abby McKoy 1, Darcey Goulsby 7, Sophie Chang 10, Khyla Alcantra 3.

RADFORD—Melanie Alofaituli 2, Antionette Carradine 2, Bui Baravilala 16, Ja'Kira Leggett 2, Lily Sevao 2, Disa Brown 14, Pierra Brown 1, Mama Fiaseu 8.

3-point goals—Mililani 4 (Basilio 3, Chang), Radford 4 (Brown 4).

Junior varsity—Mililani 40, Radford 29

  Aiea 37, Kapolei 31, OT
Na Alii blitzed the visiting Hurricanes in the overtime period to secure the win.

Crystal Tagudin led Aiea with 11 points and Natasha Helsham and Carol Sio each added nine.

                                                                                                                                                           
Kapolei (6-7)591052 31
Aiea (10-2)7778837

KAPOLEI—Krystal Jacobs 0, Danniel Tapat 7, Victoria Afoa 0, Sarah Awana 0, Rhilee Soriano 3, Alysse Bishop 5, Kawehi Hagi 4, Cherece Beyer 6, Shaina Ducosin 0, Kayla Fuataga 0, Nicole Fuataga 6.

AIEA—Ashlei Liilii 0, Celeste Fong 0, Natasha Helsham 9, Natasha Fong 3, Briana Brooks 0, Crystal Tagudin 11, Rayna Strom-Okimoto 2, Maria Holtzman 0, Kaui Kuehu 3, Carol Sio 9, Emily Tausaga 0.

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

Junior varsity—Kapolei 40, Aiea 36

 

OIA White girls

No. 7 Kahuku 60, Anuenue 20
Nile Te'o and Jovan Falemalu scored 12 points each as the Red Raiders dominated Na Koa.

Kahanu Walker scored eight points for Anuenue in the loss.

                                                                                                                                           
Anuenue (0-10)2639 20
Kahuku (11-1)1217151660

ANUENUE—Kenui Wahilani 3, Leikula Gottlieb 0, Nalani Kamano 3, Kala Lewis 3, Kahanu Walker 8, Kapela Kahili 0, Hoonani Wahilani 3, Nanea Kon 0.

KAHUKU—Nile Te'o 12, Vaimalama Tito 0, Temutisa Te'o 6, Maria Tonga 3, Lavania Latu 3, Jessica Falemalu 6, Jovan Falemalu 12, Uluakimata Tonga 0, Rachel Tailele 4, Hi'ilei Cummings 7, Vaunelle Hingano 7.

3-point goals—Anuenue 6 (Walker 2, K. Wahilani, Kamano, Lewis, H. Wahilani), Kahuku 3 (Latu, Tonga, Jo. Falemalu).