Ah Yun leads Kailua past Radford


POSTED: Wednesday, February 11, 2009

For at least two more games, the Kailua Surfriders are alive.

Anu Ah Yun scored 13 points as Kailua outlasted Radford 34-28 last night in the opening round of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red girls basketball playoffs at Roosevelt High School.

Ah Yun, a force in the paint, was formidable, as was Kailua's backcourt, led by Zsalei Kamaka. Their solid play was essential on a day when leading scorer Ashley Jacobs suffered what may be a season-ending injury. The starting guard injured her hand during physical education class.

Still, the Surfriders were resilient against the quick Rams, who got 17 points from guard Bui Baravilala.

“;We lost our best player, but we pulled together and played nice, strong defense,”; Kailua coach Zach Stephens said. “;All the strong teams have pressed us at times, but we have a strong point guard. Kamaka did a solid job running things for us.”;

Radford seemed to have momentum early in the third quarter behind a swarming fullcourt press. Baravilala scored eight points in a row for the Rams, who had the Surfriders wilting under pressure.

However, Sola Williams connected on two free throws to give Kailua a 20-19 lead with 4:25 left in the third quarter. Baravilala's follow shot near the end of the third quarter tied the game at 21, but Kailua went ahead on another foul shot by Williams, and after Ah Yun scored a bucket and added a free throw with 5:32 to play, the Surfriders spread the floor and Radford never regained the lead.

The Surfriders held the Rams without a point for nearly 8 minutes.

After Williams sank two more free throws with 2:31 remaining, Kailua led 29-21. Radford, which missed its first 12 tries from 3-point range against Kailua's 2-3 zone, finally got a trey from Disa Brown and cut the lead to 29-26 with 1:25 left.

However, Kamaka swished four free throws in a row for a 33-26 lead with 30 ticks left to secure the win. Kamaka finished with eight points.

Kailua, 5-7 in OIA play, will face No. 1 Farrington tomorrow. The losing team will still be alive in the new double-elimination format that takes effect beginning with tomorrow's round.

“;If they have an off night and we play well, we can hope for a win,”; Stephens said. “;They've really been that good.”;

Six state-tournament berths are available for OIA Red teams.

The Governors attended the game during the first half. Farrington won both regular-season matchups with Kailua 66-39 and 56-42.

Radford (6-7) had momentum after upsetting Mililani over the weekend, but saw its season end with last night's loss.

“;In the playoffs, you have to be hitting on all cylinders. That's what it's all about,”; Rams coach Tani Dutro said.


Kailua (5-7)6691334
Radford (6-7)5412728

KAILUA—Jayna Hanawahine 0, Tawny Kiko 3, Sola Williams 5, Teuila Afele 2, Zsalei Kamaka 8, Ka'u Kohatsu 3, Anu Ah Yun 13.

RADFORD—Antionette Carradine 2, Melanie Alofaituli 0, Bui Baravilala 17, Lily Serao 2, Disa Brown 3, Pierra Brown 2, Mama Fiaseu 2.

3-point goals—Kailua none, Radford 1 (D. Brown).

Roosevelt 54, Campbell 43
Center Tasia Kamakawiwoole amassed 23 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter as the Rough Riders pulled away for the win.

Nicole Ramirez added 12 points, all on NBA-range bombs, while low posts Mikela Thoemmes and Joshy Noga combined for 16 points and 12 rebounds to help the Rough Riders take command.

“;We were a little hesitant in the first half, but once we started settling in, we were all right,”; Roosevelt coach Clint Chikamori said.

Ama Lui had 14 points, eight boards and four steals for Campbell. Jazmin Brown added 13 points and five assists, and Oli Kila tallied nine points as the Sabers closed their season at 5-8 in league play. Twenty-four turnovers derailed Campbell, which was the Division II state champion last year.

Roosevelt (8-4) will battle the Red West's top team, Mililani, tomorrow at Farrington High School.

“;Mililani's a real tough, dangerous team,”; Chikamori said. “;Their guards are real tough and they've got a couple of decent posts. We match up similarly.”;

After a 3-pointer by Brown, Campbell had a 13-12 lead late in the opening quarter. Roosevelt point guard Kelcie Namba answered with her only trey of the game moments later, and Campbell never led again.

Roosevelt closed the first half with a 7-0 run for a 29-19 lead.

Campbell's fullcourt press was less effective in the second half and Roosevelt took advantage. The home team opened a 41-24 lead with well-placed entry passes to Kamakawiwoole, Thoemmes and Noga. The visitors got no closer than nine the rest of the way.

“;I still don't think we played our best this year,”; Campbell coach Jody Bantolina said. “;We tried everything we could, but the shots weren't falling.”;

Campbell shot 33 percent (16-for-49) against Roosevelt's 2-3 zone.

Roosevelt fared better from the field (42 percent on 21-for-50 shooting), but didn't finish strong. The Rough Riders were 5-for-16 at the foul line in the final quarter.

Each team had 31 rebounds, including eight on the offensive glass.

Campbell (5-8)13681643
Roosevelt (8-4)1514151054

CAMPBELL—Ama Lui 14, Jaysha Delizo 0, Jazmin Brown 13, Chantay Samante 4, Ikoa Dias-Kekahuna 0, Stormi Wright 0, Ariel Medlin 3, Randi Wright 0, Oli Kila 9, Chelsey McDonald 0.

ROOSEVELT—Kelcie Namba 3, Samantha Murakami 0, Kathleen Nakata 0, Nicole Ramirez 12, Abcde Furuta-Harada 0, Mikela Thoemmes 8, Joshy Noga 8, Tasia Kamakawiwoole 23.

3-point goals—Campbell 2 (Brown, Kila), Roosevelt 5 (Ramirez 4, Namba).

Kalani 61, Kapolei 40
Ashlyn Onaga scored 12 points and Violet Alama added 11 as the Falcons defeated the Hurricanes in the first round of the OIA Red Conference playoffs.

Alysse Bishop scored 15 points to lead Kapolei.

Kapolei (6-8)151384 40
Kalani (7-6)1816171061

KAPOLEI—Krystal Jacobs 3, Danniel Tapat 3, Victoria Afoa 0, Sarah Awana 0, Rhilee Soriano 4, Alysse Bishop 15, Kawehi Hagi 5, Cherece Beyer 0, Shaina Ducosin 0, Kayla Fuataga 2, Nicole Fuataga 8.

KALANI—Violet Alama 11, Ashlyn Onaga 12, Jamie Higa 9, Kelsie Maslanka 5, Corie Kuia 7, Kiera Iinuma 8, Christina Sasano 3, Kristi Belshe 1, Tiare Maafala 2, Tiffany Liao 0, Joyce Lam 0, Hikaru Kumagai 3.

3-point goals—Kapolei none, Kalani 9 (Iinuma 2, Higa 2, Maslanka, Kuia, Onaga, Sasano, Kumagai).

Moanalua 40, Pearl City 19
Poor shooting by the Chargers combined with strong Na Menehune defense held Pearl City to just four points in the first half.

Joanna Nicolas and Michelle Hardy scored eight points each to lead Moanalua in the win.

Moanalua (4-7)1061113 40
Pearl City (7-6)229619

MOANALUA—Brittany Calucag 1, Brianna Dacoscos 0, Kiley Lau 0, Joanna Nicolas 8, Michelle Hardy 6, Amanda Selvey 0, Meleane Smith 0, Jaidon Rego 6, Hoku Dela Cruz 7, A.J. Verdida 8, Justine Aguas 4.

PEARL CITY—Abigail Bala 0, Charmagne Monis 0, Ashley Goto 0, Shanise Gabriel-Yomes 1, Victoria Victor 1, Sasha Kamalii 1, Jordan Ahakuelo 6, Kiaeani Tassi 3, Alana Kaili 0, Keshia Manning 2, Emme Cabrejos 0, Tearaina Meyer 5.

3-point goals—Moanalua 1 (Dela Cruz), Pearl City none.


OIA White girls playoffs

Kaimuki 45, Waipahu 16
Olivia Phommachanh scored nine points as the Bulldogs routed the Marauders.

Waipahu (2-9)3049 16
Kaimuki (11-2)16174845

WAIPAHU—Moriah Blackmon 0, Jessica Lozano 1, Amber Javier 0, Genivee Velasco 6, Alyssa Torres 2, Brendalyn Brub 1, Dara Aiwohi-Dutro 1, Shanice Julio 5.

KAIMUKI—Olivia Phommachanh 9, Pua Akaka 0, Sasha Tokuda 0, Brooke Borce 0, Tanya Villanueva 7, Dinishah Fa'asoa 6, Justell Arthur 2, Letishah Faasoa 2, Dejah Fa'asoa 5, Mikki Morihara 0, Leti Mikaele 5, Ashley Fortson 2, Lani Mikaele 7.

3-point goals—Waipahu none, Kaimuki 3 (Phommachanh, Villanueva, De. Fa'asoa).

Kaiser 43, Nanakuli 23
Keely Bitanga scored 16 points, including two 3-pointers, as the Cougars dominated the Golden Hawks.

Kaiser (9-4)1011814 43
Nanakuli (5-6)569323

KAISER—Tiana Miyasato 0, Alaiza Del Andre 0, Hailey Durham 8, Krysta Yasui 4, Kiana Nolai 0, Lijah Boyverman 2, Chelsy Okuma 6, Keely Bitanga 16, Kaitlyn Nakano 0, Daryn Vorderbruegge 0, Bailey Miller 7, Shelby Pa 0, Celeste Tsutahara 0.

NANAKULI—Stephanie Kalili 2, Kirstie Rosa 0, Shashawn Kekahuna 3, Nana Kakiva 2, Chelsea Eli-Kido 1, Sia Toli 3, Camille Simon 0, Sena Foi 0, Violet Mau 12.

3-point goals—Kaiser 3 (Bitanga 2, Miller), Nanakuli none.


ILH Division I girls

No. 2 Punahou 58, No. 8 Mid-Pacific 42
The Buffanblu outscored the Owls 19-9 in the final frame to stretch the lead and secure the win.

Tressa Toores finished with 17 points and Janelle Nomura added 16.

Keaton McFadden paced Mid-Pacific with 17 points.

Mid-Pacific (5-6)1210119 42
Punahou (9-1)1212151958

MID-PACIFIC—Ashley Yamachika 3, Paige Young 0, Johnnelle Kapua 3, Jacqueline Donovan 1, Shanon Nishimura 0, Kelli Shibata 0, Mahina Doktor 0, Jordan Kealoha 6, Taylor Babbitt 0, Keaton McFadden 17, Jenna Savusa 12.

PUNAHOU—Kaylin Okuma 0, Rebecca Lau 8, Julianne Nomura 3, Janet Li 2, Anna Merrifield 2, Brittnie Lau 0, Mysha Sataraka 5, Janelle Nomura 16, Ashley-Anne Feria 0, Jennifer Ching 4, Julia Brand 0, Kysa Ludviksen 1, Tressa Torres 17.

3-point goals—Mid-Pacific 1 (Kealoha), Punahou 3 (Lau, Ja. Nomura, Ju. Nomura).

Division II
Hanalani 35, Lanakila Baptist 24

Maryknoll 38, Hawaii Baptist 30

Leading scorersMary: Soana Fifita 11. HBA: Keline Yoshimura 10.



Kamehameha-Hawaii 51, Hawaii Prep 44

Leading scorersKSH: Kayla Costales 16, Joelle Cabasa 13. HPA: Leahi Lindsey 22, Tayler Wang 14.


ILH Division I boys

No. 3 'Iolani 67, Maryknoll 44
Kainoa Chu hit four from behind the arc and finished with a team-high 14 points as the host Raiders upended the Spartans.

Tyler Terai had 14 points for Maryknoll, who remained winless in the ILH.

Maryknoll (0-9)116621 44
'Iolani (8-2)181519 1567

MARYKNOLL—Masashi Uematsu 0, Chasen St. Onge 6, Tyler Terai 14, Craig Shoji 0, Jordan Victorino 3, David Nosal 7, Kekia'i Cashman-Fernandez 0, Dillon Keaney 0, Chad Sumulong 1, Jacob Mayer 9, Hirokazu Sasaki 0, Davis Holt 4.

'IOLANI—Kela Marciel 1, Andrew Skalman 2, Reid Saito 2, Jarrett Arakawa 4, John Foy 2, Kainoa Chu 14, Evan Sukita 2, Brandon Ball 8, Kainoa Scheer 5, Nicholas Christman 4, Gabriel Vega 7, Josiah Sukumaran 1, Pablo Warner 10, Sealii Epenesa 2, Jourdan Simmonds 3, Adam Ching 0.

3-point goals—Maryknoll 3 (St. Onge 2, Victorino), 'Iolani 6 (Chu 4, Ball, Simmonds).

No. 7 Saint Louis 53, No. 4 Punahou 50
Micah McClinton hit two free throws with three seconds left and the Crusaders defeated the visiting Buffanblu.

Punahou (4-4)1711715 50
Saint Louis (5-3)1914101053

PUNAHOU—Robby Toma 5, Shane Yoshiyama 0, Sean McFadden 0, Taylor Crabb 0, Kimo Makaula 7, Malik Johnson 5, James Dowsett 1, Matt Feldman 7, Kai Gaddis 9, Casey Shibuya 0, Joshua Taylor 14, DeForest Buckner 2.

SAINT LOUIS—Lucas Gonsalves 23, Marcus Umu 0, Joey Bryant 0, Quinn Arakawa 0, Micah McClinton 7, Dean Viena 10, Chris Cook 0, Mika Wong 6, Michael Tuiloma 7, Moses Samia 0.

3-point goals—Punahou 2 (Toma, Gaddis), Saint Louis 4 (Gonsalves 4).

Mid-Pacific 66, Damien 51
Marcus Holyfield dropped in a game-high 33 points, 10 of which came in the third quarter to lead the Owls.

Ahead by three at the half, Holyfield led Mid-Pac on a 13-4 third-quarter run.

Mid-Pacific (5-5)19141320 66
Damien (1-7)141641751

MID-PACIFIC—Jonathan Taniguchi 8, Ty Konno 3, Shane Kurihara 2, CJ Woolsey 0, Cameron Roberts 9, Patrick Young 2, Sampson Won 7, Mark Fooks 0, Marcus Holyfield 33, Matthew Reyes 2, John Sherlock 0, Shawn Dobovan 0, Matthew Carland 0.

DAMIEN—Drey Dutro-Solomua 2, Tim Smith 15, Anthony Tuitele 5, Breyson Lee 4, Kevin Aganos 2, Mark Baay 4, J.B. Ferreira 6, Tyler Tamayo 4, Nephi Tuitele 0, Lonn Iwashita 6, Marvin Berueda 0, Jeremy Torcuato 0, Sean Weisskopf 0, Jacob Cochola 3.

3-point goals—Mid-Pacific 4 (Roberts 2, Won, Konno), Damien 2 (Ferreira, A. Tuitele).

ILH Division II
Punahou 69, Christian Academy 38
Lanakila Baptist 52, Assets 46, OT
Hanalani 58, Saint Louis 42