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Roosevelt hands Farrington first loss in OIA tournament


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POSTED: Saturday, February 14, 2009

Roosevelt is on a roll and the Governors are in shock therapy.

Once-injured Mikela Thoemmes continued her sensational postseason with 24 points and nine rebounds as Roosevelt stunned No. 1-ranked Farrington 62-60 last night in OIA Red playoff action at Pearl City.

Farrington had a chance to tie or win the game with an inbounds play at halfcourt with 0.9 seconds left. Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo missed a runner from 3-point range at the buzzer.

The sophomore sharpshooter thought she was fouled as she caught the ball when Thoemmes drew close contact.

“;I wanted my defender to go into the screen, but another forward (Thoemmes) picked me up. I tried to lean in and get the foul,”; Tatupu-Leopoldo said.

Roosevelt has come a long way since 31- and 17-point regular-season losses to the Govs.

“;Our first two times, honestly, we thought they were just going to beat us,”; said Roosevelt senior Tasia Kamakawiwoole, who had nine points and 10 rebounds. “;Today, everybody's pumped up. Kela and Nicole stepped up.”;

Roosevelt, 10-4 in league play, will challenge another upstart in Kalani tonight.

“;I'm not surprised that our girls can play,”; Rough Riders coach Clint Chikamori said. “;They gutted it out. They've learned to stay composed when Farrington makes a run.”;

Roosevelt used different defensive looks to smother Farrington's normally prolific low-post scorers.

Lusina Otineru led the Governors with 19 points. Farrington suffered its first OIA loss after 13 wins, but is still in title contention because of the new double-elimination playoff format.

“;We weren't playing defense. We didn't play with heart until the end,”; Tatupu-Leopoldo said. “;We can still come back. We just gotta stay together as a team.”;

Thoemmes, playing with a wrap around her right hand, scored 19 points in the second half despite Farrington's strong, tall defenders in the low post. Her steady ballhandling and scoring righted the ship after Roosevelt fell behind 33-28 early in the third quarter.

Nicole Ramirez, who scored 16 points, connected on two free throws, a 3-point bomb on a feed from Thoemmes and scored a fastbreak layup to give Roosevelt a 39-35 lead.

Farrington responded with a mini-run to take the lead back, 40-39, but Thoemmes dropped in five free throws and a left-handed jump hook as Roosevelt zoomed to a 50-41 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Farrington chipped away and got within 56-54 after Lusina Otineru hit a free throw with 2:12 remaining. The Govs got the ball back, but Natalie Mata and Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo missed tough off-balanced shots in the paint and Ramirez boxed out the taller Otineru for a key rebound.

Ramirez hit two foul shots after drawing the foul, but the Govs got a bucket underneath by Otineru to get within 58-56 with 1:53 to go. Kelcie Namba sank a free throw for Roosevelt for a three-point lead, but Kirsten Liana swished a pair of foul shots to bring the Govs within 59-58 with 1:30 to go.

After a Farrington steal, Tatupu-Leopoldo blew past two defenders from the left wing, but Abcde Furuta-Harada stepped in from the weak side to draw the charge with 1:13 left.

 


                                                                                                                                           
Roosevelt (10-4) 1411231462
Farrington (13-1)1413141960

ROOSEVELT—Kelcie Namba 5, Kathleen Nakata 0, Nicole Ramirez 16, Abcde Furuta-Harada 2, Mikela Thoemmes 24, Joshy Noga 6, Tasia Kamakawiwoole 9.

FARRINGTON—Jasmine Funtanilla 0, Natalie Mata 12, Lucky Crichton 0, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 4, Precious Maave 0, Janell Nance 0, Macilee Moi 0, Kirsten Liana 15, Sofia Folaumahina 10, Lusina Otineru 19.

3-point goals—Roosevelt 4 (Ramirez 3, Namba), Farrington 1 (Tatupu-Leopoldo).

Kalani 57, Moanalua 48
Violet Alama amassed 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Ashlyn Onaga pumped in 24 points as the Falcons advanced.

“;Our team is finally gelling,”; said Alama, a 6-foot senior who missed half the season while recovering from an offseason knee injury. “;Everyone has a part.”;

Onaga was almost in disbelief, seeing her team reach the upper echelon of the OIA Red playoffs after starting the regular season 1-3.

“;It feels awesome. Unbelievable,”; the senior guard said.

                                                                                                                                                           
Kalani (9-6) 171871557
Moanalua (5-9) 1310151048

KALANI—Joyce Lam 0, Kelsie Maslanka 0, Corie Kuia 7, Ashlyn Onaga 24, Kiera Iinuma 0, Kristi Belshe 4, Cristine Sasano 0, Violet Alama 19, Hikaru Kumagai 0, Jamie Higa 3, Tiare Maafala 0.

MOANALUA—Brittney Calucag 0, Briana Dacoscos 3, Kiley Lau 2, Joanna Nicolas 17, Meleane Smith 6, Jaidon Rego 10, Hoku Dela Cruz 4 , A.J. Verdida 5, Justine Aguas 1.

3-point goals—Kalani 5 (Onaga 4, Kuia), Moanalua 3 (Nicolas 3).

Aiea 47, McKinley 40
Na Alii used a dominant third quarter to secure a victory over the Tigers.

Natasha Helsham led Aiea with 15 points and Carol Sio added 14.

Kylie Sato scored a team-high 15 points for McKinley.

                                                                                                                                           
Aiea (11-3)155171047
McKinley (7-6)10951640

AIEA—Celeste Fong 0, Natasha Helsham 15, Natasha Fong 7, Crystal Tagudin 2, Rayna Strom-Okimoto 2, Kaui Kuehu 2, Carol Sio 14, Emily Tausaga 5, Kaala Leotoldo 0.

MCKINLEY—Kylie Sato 15, Twanzyna Spencer 0, Ashley Gravley 7, Tatiana Dinson 5, Hanna Yoo 0, Jorina Faletoi 3, Juwill Starks 6, Jackie Tihano 4.

3-point goals—Aiea none, McKinley 1 (Sato).

Kailua 32, Mililani 29
Zsalei Kamaka's 15 points helped the Surfriders beat the Trojans.

Mililani's Amber Ogata missed a 3-pointer to tie at the buzzer.

                                                                                                                                           
Kailua (5-8)887932
Mililani (8-6)6114829

KAILUA—Jayna Hanawahine 0, Tawny Kiko 4, Sola Williams 3, Teuila Asele 0, Zsalei Kamaka 15, Ka'u Kohatsu 7, Alysha Franco 0, Anu Ahyun 3.

MILILANI—Chelsea Basilio 12, Tiff Lagua 0, Samantha Yuki 2, Jordan Sakai 6, Amber Ogata 0, Abby McKoy 0, Darcey Goulsby 5, Sophie Chang 4, Khyla Alcantra 0.

3-point goals—Kailua 2 (Kohatsu, Kamaka), Mililani none.

 

OIA White playoffs

Kailua 57, Roosevelt 47

Kauila Miller scored six of his 17 points in the third quarter to lead the Surfriders over the Rough Riders.

                                                                                                                                           
Roosevelt (9-3)68201347
Kailua (10-1)1812101757

ROOSEVELT—Rylan Ikehara 2, Matthew Moe 7, Brandon MItchell 11, Chase Yogi 0, Reid Oshiro 6, Lowen Kahooilihala 4, Kaipo Pale 4, Asten Koki 5, Kainoa Gaspar 6, Chaz Francisco 2.

KAILUA—Chevy Mikaele 0, Calen Friel 10, Rhys Nakakura 0, Kauila Miller 17, Dylan Farias 5, Kenny Ellis 9, Corey Lau 10, Ali'i Kaiama 6, Tesi Fisilau 0, Jordan Decorte 0.

3-point goals—Roosevelt 2 (Oshiro 2), Kailua none.

Waianae 76, Nanakuli 58
Christian Mendonza scored 19 of his game-high 25 points in the third quarter as the Seariders stormed back to defeat the Golden Hawks.

Mendonza hit four 3-pointers after the half to help Waianae outscore Nanakuli 28-8 in the third quarter.

                                                                                                                                           
Nanakuli (1-8)151282358
Waianae (6-4)1418281676

NANAKULI—Kaimana Silva 24, Calvin Laumana 3, Robinson Pahinui 0, Micah Milho 14, Benjamin Weiss 9, Nilo Paulo 8, K. Garcia 0.

WAIANAE—Kalin Sandobal 2, Keoni Napierala-Rose 2, Christian Mendonza 25, Danny Kekoanui 15, Anthony Niederschmidt 10, Troy Faliuga 6, Guyson Amina 10, Macneil Moresca 0, B.J. Ahwong 2, Mike Foster 4, Matthew Sabir 0.

3-point goals—Nanakuli 9 (Silva 4, Milho 3, Laumana, Weiss), Waianae 4 (Mendonza 4).

Junior varsity—Waianae 68, Nanakuli 25

Kalani 75, Anuenue 55
Vincent Tran scored 10 points to lead the Falcons over Na Koa.

Aina Kelii-Supnet scored a game-high 35 points for Anuenue in a losing effort.

                                                                                                                                           
Anuenue (0-11)1191126 55
Kalani (6-6)2121121872

ANUENUE—Kekoa Sitarek 5, Kaipo Cullen 3, Aina Kelii-Supnet 35, Mahuka Cullen 0, Ikaika Gante 1, Kahooipo Mossman-Ancog 2, Kealoha Smith 1, Iokepa Waiwaiole 6.

KALANI—Max Fujio 8, Bryson Yorita 6, Albert Khatkoun 3, Kameron Noyama 6, Ryoji Iguchi 4, Dennis Lau 6, Vincent Tran 10, Edwin Watt 4, Chase Suzumoto 5, Jordan Yogi 6, Marcus Hill 7, Andy Chu 7.

3-point goals—Anuenue 3 (Kelii-Supnet 2, K. Cullen), Kalani 1 (Yorita).

 

OIA Red East BOYS

No. 1 Kahuku 57,

Moanalua 41

Nehoa Akina scored 10 points as the Red Raiders defeated Na Menehune to remain undefeated in league play.

Marcus Monroe led Moanalua with 11 points.

                                                                                                                                           
Moanalua (5-7)815810 41
Kahuku (11-0)621131757

MOANALUA—Maurice Allen 2, Aaron Davis 1, Joshia Kauhola 1, Reece Racoma 5, Randy Starks 12, Shane Aquino 4, Alexander Braswell 0, Dexter Williams 0, Christopher Daniels 0, Bradley Lakin 0, Marcus Monroe 11, Marcellis Turner 0, Pete Elizade 0, Austin Miranda 5.

KAHUKU—Mikeli Damuni 3, Jray Galeai 9, Irwin Ah-Hoy 1, Aulola Tonga 5, Mua Malufau 0, Sage Kaka 5, Kohl Nauahi 0, Nehoa Akina 10, Jackson Kaka 2, Shairone Thompson 6, Michael Tyau 0, William Beatty 0, Kona Schwenke 7, Christian Feagai 5, Tyler Aughenbaugh 4.

3-point goals—Moanalua 4 (Starks, Racoma, Miranda, Monroe), Kahuku 4 (Damuni, Kaka, Akina 2).

Junior varsity—Kahuku 54, Moanalua 44

No. 5 Kaimuki 61, Farrington 50
The Bulldogs' stellar free-throw shooting helped them pull away from the Governors for good.

Kaimuki shot 19-for-23 from the line, including 15-for-16 in the fourth quarter.

David Taulung led the Bulldogs with 16 points.

                                                                                                                                           
Farrington (6-5)911151550
Kaimuki (9-3)917161961

FARRINGTON—Vaughn Tomas 0, Dale Domingo 4, Jayfrey Damo 0, James Smith 13, Michael Carter 8, J.P. Saycon 15, Ronald Williams 5, Andre Pettis 1, Lancelot Williams 4, Ernest Tucholong 0.

KAIMUKI—Tevin Nishiyama 2, Rafael Vares 0, David Taulung 16, Gabriel Stietzel 10, Jason Nutter 5, Ryan Kakitani 3, Clay Montiho 1, Elijah Morita 0, Chad Kaaihue 7, Dayton Ortiz 4, Desmond Tautofi 11, Kelly Tobin 2 .

3-point goals—Farrington 3 (Carter 2, R. Williams), Kaimuki 6 (Taulung 3, Stietzel 2, Nutter).

Junior varsity—Kaimuki 40, Farrington 31

 

OIA Red West

Kapolei 61, Aiea 58, 2OT

Jordan Ferreira scored 24 points to help the Hurricanes escape with the win in double overtime.

Kory Naeole hit three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 29 points for Na Alii.

                                                                                                                                                                           
Aiea (2-10)15713127458
Kapolei (5-7)71114157761

AIEA—Kory Naeole 29, Api Foumai 5, Chucky Kaahanui 3, Dave Supnet 0, Michael Hogan 4, Steven O'Meally 0, Miah Faatoafe 11, Lawrence Lagafuaina 0, Keano Kuia 4, Kaau Kuia 2.

KAPOLEI—John Spearman 0, Spencer Faintain 0, Pomai Mero 1, Nathaniel Osada 2, Alex Makinano 8, Kainoa Pakele 2, Magic Halmos 2, Austin Gaskin 5, Jordan Ferreira 24, Jonathan Yang 0, Lorenzo Imamura 0, Chaunce Lawson 6, Luke Kaumatule 11, Cody Gouveia 0, Michael Medeiros 0, Telenohti Mafi 0.

3-point goals—Aiea 4 (Naeole 3, Kaahanui), Kapolei none.

Junior varsity—Kapolei 52, Aiea 37

Leilehua 60, Waipahu 47
Philip Legrier scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Mules over the Marauders.

                                                                                                                                           
Leilehua (5-7)15982860
Waipahu (1-11)101252047

LEILEHUA—Dillon Pau'u 4, Elijah Padilla 0, Marcus Breakfield 2, Brent Lemon 6, Philip Legrier 25, Carlos Marshall 2, Xavier Ager 12, M. Hall 9.

WAIPAHU—Duke Tili 6, Robinson Atud 2, Daeniel Diomananpo 4, Glenn Labuguen 1, Kendall Tomas 19, Anthony Agustin 1, Kaimi Haina 0, Regan Prestige 8, Anson Castelo 2, Asalemo Fruean 4.

3-point goals—Leilehua 2 (Legrier 2), Waipahu 3 (Tomas 3).

Junior varsity—Leilehua 60, Waipahu 48

Campbell 62, No. 9 Radford 48
Patrick Ward led the Sabers with 21 points and Zachary Manuel added 16.

Tony Reid scored a team-high 11 points for the Rams.

                                                                                                                                           
Campbell (6-8)1713102262
Radford (5-9)11982048

CAMPBELL—Zachery Manuel 16, Kristian Manuel 6, Nicholas Daniels 9, Patrick Ward 21, Clayton Darity 5, Sanster Pagtulingan 5, Raymond Daoang 0, Mason Mau 0, Christopher Crawford 0, Reece Wilson 0.

RADFORD—Jason Pangilinan 4, Jared Victorino 3, Tavita Baravilala 0, Jefferson Fiesta 0, Derrell Lee 10, Tony Reid 11, Aldvin Valdez 9, Bobby Wolshlager 4, Quentin Kimura 3, Jaenne Fontenot 2, Kamu Taulelelu 0, Colvin Taylor 0, Marcus Malepeia 2.

3-point goals—Campbell 5 (Manuel, Z., Manuel, K., Pagtulingan, Darity, Ward), Radford 2 (Victorino, Reid).

Junior varsity—Radford 41, Campbell 39

 

ILH Boys

No. 4 Punahou 68,

Maryknoll 38

Taylor Crabb and DeForest Buckner scored nine points each as the Buffanblu dominated the winless Spartans.

At Damien

                                                                                                                                           
Punahou (5-4)1413202168
Maryknoll (0-10)8101010 38

PUNAHOU—Dalton Hilliard 2, Robby Toma 7, Shane Yoshiyama 4, Sean McFadden 7, Taylor Crabb 9, Henry Cassiday 0, Kimo Makaula 7, Manti Te'o 3, Malik Johnson 6, James Dowsett 1, Matt Feldman 2, Kai Gaddis 4, Casey Shibuya 5, Joshua Taylor 2, DeForest Buckner 9.

MARYKNOLL—Masashi Uematsu 4, Chasen St. Onge 8, Tyler Terai 5, Craig Shoji 0, Jordan Victorino 6, David Nosal 2, Kekia'i Cashman-Fernandez 2, Dillon Keaney 5, Isaiah Dowell 0, Jacob Mayer 4, Trevor Ventura 2, Davis Holt 0.

3-point goals—Punahou 3 (Toma, Crabb, McFadden), Maryknoll 5 (St. Onge 2, Victorino 2, Keaney).

No. 2 Kamehameha 70, No. 7 Saint Louis 57
Micah Christenson scored a game-high 27 points, including 23 in the second and third quarters, to lead the Warriors past the Crusaders.

                                                                                                                                           
Saint Louis (5-4)12141318 57
Kamehameha (9-1)1319211770

SAINT LOUIS—Lucas Gonsalves 5, Marcus Umu 8, Joey Bryant 0, Micah McClinton 10, Dean Viena 19, Mika Wong 4, Jordan Ilagan 2, Michael Tuiloma 7, Moses Samia 2.

KAMEHAMEHA—Edmund Kamano Jr. 3, Shane Matayoshi 0, Micah Christenson 27, Chaz Bajet 17, Brandon Dumlao 2, Pii Minns 4, Auwae Derego 2, Shawn Bode 4, Koa Ka'ai 0, Blake Viena 9, Damien Teramae-Kaehuaea 2.

3-point goals—Saint Louis 6 (Umu 2, McClinton 2, Gonsalves, Viena), Kamehameha 4 (Christenson 4).

 

ILH Boys Division II

'Iolani 56, Assets 39

Word of Life 42, Punahou VII 41

Kamehameha 78, Academy of the Pacific 30

Hawaii Baptist 62, Island Pacific 35

Leading scorersIol: Kevin Serai 12. Ast: George Cambra 20. WOL: David Daniels 17. Pun: James Portwood 10. HBA: Christian Morimoto, Ryan Leung, Kyle Barretta 9. IPA: Theo Duplechain 15. Kam: Chris Bright 12. AOP: Nick Seberg 10.

 

BIIF

Varsity girls Division I

Konawaena 65, Hilo 39

Leading scorersKona: Lia Galdeira 15. Hilo: Vicky Taglicod 15.

Varsity Girls Division II
Kamehameha 65, Pahoa 37
Hawaii Prep 52, Ka'u 28

Leading scorersKam: Joelle Cabasa 14. Pah: Ashley Christian 14. HPA: Tayler Wang 22. Kau: Amber Pocock 11.