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Kalaheo ends Aiea's season


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POSTED: Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chico Furtado was upset about his Kalaheo team's lackluster performance going into halftime.

Furtado let his players know in the locker room, and the Mustangs realized what was on the line - their season.

Kalaheo came out with a vengeance after halftime on its home court, putting up a 30-point third quarter and pulling away from Aiea last night, 67-52, in the opening round of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference tournament.

Senior forward Matt Gasparine-Young battled his way to 18 points and frontcourt mate Christian Kepa added 12. Richard Preza Haynes chipped in 11 as the Mustangs (9-4) led by as many as 22 and advanced to the double-elimination portion of the tournament against the OIA West's second seed, Campbell, today at the Kahuku gym.

Kory Naeole scored a game-high 20 for Na Alii (2-11), who didn't stop hustling until the final whistle and the end of their season. The West's sixth seed pulled to within eight points at intermission on a 9-1 run.

“;We came out strong, jumped to a big lead (23-7 in the second quarter), and then we have some letdowns,”; Furtado said. “;Some guys start doing things on their own, and get away from the team concept. Next thing you know, it's an eight-point halftime game. That's the ghost that we've been battling all year.”;

Gasparine-Young was the workhorse that put the game away in the third quarter as the Mustangs, the third seed out of the OIA East, opened up the second half on a 14-5 run. The 6-1 senior scored seven of his points in the period by crashing the offensive glass relentlessly for putbacks and getting to the free-throw line.

“;I know my role is to try to get the boards, get an offensive rebound and put it back in the hole,”; Gasparine-Young said. “;That's what I did tonight, battled hard. We really needed this one after a long, hard year. We didn't want to battle all for nothing.”;

Aiea coach Wyatt Tau wasn't able to coach his team because he just returned from a trip, but he was proud of Na Alii's effort. He watched from the sideline as JV coach Gary Ortiz guided Aiea.

“;It's been tough all season, but these guys never gave up,”; Tau said. “;Despite our record, these guys came to practice every day, practiced hard.”;

Aiea (2-11) 4 12 16 20 - 52

Kalaheo (9-4) 15 9 30 13 - 67

AIEA-Kory Naeole 20, Keano Kuia 1, Michael Hogan 2, Braxton Fukutomi 12, Miah Faatoafe 6, Jasper Hunt 2, Api Foumai 5, Kaau Kuia 0, Latupo Faumuina 2, Steven O'Meally 2, Lio Lio 0, Freddy Taliulu 0.

KALAHEO-Christian Kepa 12, Richard Preza Haynes 11, Kona Makaula 6, Shawn Hipa 5, Matt Gasparine-Young 18, Carlos Craig 5, Steve Joseph 2, Kevin Leong 0, Aaron Fernandez 5, Shane Hipa 0, Dwayne Mitchell 1, Zach Lovelace 2.

3-point goals-Aiea 3 (Naeole 2, Keano Kuia), Kalaheo 1 (Fernandez).

Moanalua 60, Kapolei 43

Marcus Monroe poured in 23 points as Na Menehune outscored the Hurricanes at Kalaheo.

Reece Racoma hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter as Na Menehune jumped out to an early lead and cruised the rest of the way.

Moanalua advances to visit Kahuku, undefeated in league play, tonight.

Kapolei (5-8) 9 7 12 15 - 43

Moanalua (6-7) 21 12 14 13 - 60

KAPOLEI-John Spearman 0, Spencer Fountain 0, Pomai Mero 2, Nathaniel Osada 8, Kainoa Pakele 0, Magic Halmos 4, Austin Gaskins 4, Jordan Ferreira 6, Johnathan Yang 2, Lorenzo Imamura 2, Mapi Telenati 3, Chance Lawson 0, Luke Kaumatule 12.

MOANALUA-Aaron Davis 1, Joshua Kauhola 6, Randy Starks 10, Shane Aquino 0, Alexander Brasnell 0, Reece Racoma 9, Austin Miranda 0, Bradley Lakin 2, Marcus Monroe 23, Dexter Williams 0, Marcellis Turner 0, Richard Villasenor 0, Pete Elizalde 2, Maurice Allen 7.

3-point goals-Kapolei 1 (Osada), Moanalua 3 (Racoma 2, Monroe).

Farrington 62, Leilehua 40

James Smith scored seven of his 17 points in the third quarter to lead the Governors over the Mules in a first-round OIA Red playoff game at Radford.

J.P. Saycon and Michael Carter scored four points apiece in the first quarter as Farrington held Leilehua without a basket until late in the period.

Farrington (7-5) 14 10 18 21 - 62

Leilehua(5-8) 2 6 16 16 - 40

FARRINGTON -Vaughn Tomas 3, Deo Domingo 11, Jayfrey Damo 2, James Smith 17, Michael Carter 11, J.P. Saycon 6, Andre Pettis 6, Keke Williams 4, Jordan Ramos 2.

LEILEHUA-Dillon Pau'u 2, Brent Lemon 2, Hoku Kama 9, Philip Legrier 7, Carlos Marshall 6, Xavier Ager 5, S. Crowley 2, S. Shafer 5, D. Wyatt 0, Carvalho 0, M. Hall 2.

3-point goals-Farrington 2 (Smith, Carter), Leilehua 4 (Kama 2, Legrier, Shaffer).

Radford 57, Kaiser 37

Quentin Kimura and Tony Reid scored five points apiece in the third quarter to rally the Rams past the Cougars.

Radford faces Kaimuki at Mililani tonight.

Kaiser (1-10) 9 11 8 9 - 37

Radford (10-3) 8 11 17 21 - 57

KAISER-Jaymes Kawashima 2, Devin Wolfe 5, Jonathan Lau 0, Landan Tamanaha 5, Keola Hunt 14, Sani Taylor 2, Quinton Wong 0, Dan Hilton 0, Bryce Masaki 0, Salele Aliifua 4, Jordan Wang 0, Ronson Hill 0, Todd Takanishi 5, Kainoa Pa 0.

RADFORD-Tavita Baravilala 2, Jefferson Fiesta 5, Derrell Lee 11, Tony Reid 5, Aldvin Valdez 6, Bobby Wolshlager 0, Quentin Kimura 16, Jaenne Fontenot 5, Kamu Taulelelu 2, Jarret Victorino 5 Colvin Taylor 0, Marcus Malepeai 0.

3-point goals-Kaiser 2 (Wolfe, Tamanaha), Radford 5 (Kimura 3, Reid, Fontenot).

OIA Red girls

No. 4 Farrington 80, No. 10 Kalani 72

Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo hit for 29 points to lead the Governors past the Falcons at Radford.

The Govs hit seven 3-pointers - five by Tatupu-Leopoldo - to outgun Kalani, which was led by Hikaru Kumagai's 17 points.

Farrington faces Roosevelt at McKinley for the OIA Red girls tourney title tonight.

                                                                                                                                           
Farrington (15-1)19231820-80
Kalani (9-8)20211516-72

FARRINGTON-Janell Nance 0, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 29, Natalie Mata 12, Lusina Otineru 10, Kirsten Liana 17, Macilee Moi 0, Sofia Folaumahina 6, Lucky Crichton 2, Precious Maave 4.

KALANI-Violet Alama 12, Ashlyn Onaga 14, Jamie Higa 14, Kelsie Maslanka 0, Corie Kuia 15, Kiera Iinuma 0, Christina Sasano 0, Kristi Belshe 0, Tiare Maafala 0, Hikaru Kumagai 17.

3-point goals-Farrington 7 (Tatupu 5, Liana 2), Kalani 8 (Higa 4, Kumagai 3, Kuia).

Kaimuki 48, Kaiser 41

Olivia Phommachanh scored nine of her 13 points in the third quarter as the Bulldogs edged the Cougars.

                                                                                                                                           
Kaiser (12-7)851414-41
Kaimuki (13-3)891714-48

KAISER-Hailey Durham 0, Lijah Boyverman 4, Chelsy Okuma 12, Keely Bitanga 13, Kaitlyn Nakano 0, Daryn Vorderbruegge 3, Bailey Miller 2, Shelby Pa 1, Krysta Yasui 6.

KAIMUKI-Olivia Phommachanh 13, Pua Akaka 5, Tanya Villanueva 4, Dinishah Fa'asoa 2, Letishah Fa'asoa 1, Dejah Fa'asoa 12, Leti Mikaele 2, Ashley Fortson 7, Lani Mikaele 2.

3-point goals-Kaiser 1 (Bitanga), Kaimuki 2 (Akaka, D. Fa'asoa).

ILH girls

No. 5 'Iolani 47, Sacred Hearts 43

Georgette Lopes-Liutolo led a balanced attack with 14 points as the Raiders held off the Lancers.

Raecha-Ann Kauahikaua led Sacred Hearts with 10 points.

                                                                                                                                           
S. Hearts (1-11)12101110-43
'Iolani (8-4)161597-47

SACRED-Kara Vause 0, Rayna Munos 3, Kamri Lin 9, Sara Souza 5, Lindsey Bareng 7, Raecha-Ann Kauahikaua 10, Theresa O'Connor 2, Kuhina Luis 7, Naihe Paikai 0.

'IOLANI-Elysse Tom 0, Tami Konishi 0, Kylie Maeda 11, Lori Yamashita 12, Georgette Lopes-Liutolo 14, Kaitlyn Shikada 0, Mahina Haina 2, Lahela Usui 8.

3-point goals-Sacred Hearts 3 (Munos, Souza, Bareng), 'Iolani 8 (Maeda 3, Yamashita 2, Lopes-Liutolo 2, Usui).

No. 9 Kamehameha 41,

No. 6 Mid-Pacific 38

Alex Furtado scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Warriors past the Owls.

                                                                                                                                           
Mid-Pacific (5-7)78167-38
Kamehameha (6-7)155912-41

MID-PACIFIC-Ashley Yamachika 6, Paige Young 0, Johnnelle Kapua 19, Shana Kawakami 0, Jacqueline Donovan , Shanon Nishimura 0, Kelli Shibata 0, Mahina Docktor 0, Jordan Kealoha 4, Taylor Babbitt 0, Keaton McFadden 5, Jenna Savusa 4.

KAMEHAMEHA-Alexis Furtado 19, Dalian Krampert 2, Sanoe Keliinoi 0, Noelani Mikami 6, Lindsey Wong 4, Pomaikai Kalakau 0, Piikea Kalakau 2, Kellsie Crowell 0, Makana Borden 2, Kylle Roy 6.

3-point goals-Mid-Pacific 3 (Kapua 3, Kealoha), Kamehameha 3 (Furtado 3).

Division II playoffs

St. Francis 53, Lanakila Baptist 26

La Pietra 48, Christian Academy 45

Leading scorers-StF: Ululani Reyes 13, Jasmine Teal 12. LB: Erika Ellis 12. LaP: Shannon Waltz 15, Cody Koa 13. CA: Kristin Addington 17.