Kalaheo lights up in the second half to stop Campbell


POSTED: Wednesday, February 25, 2009

As far as Kalaheo is concerned, the more mileage the better.

A second-half surge powered the Mustangs to a 76-57 win at Campbell last night in an elimination game in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference boys basketball tournament. It earned Kalaheo another lengthy trek today, this time to the North Shore to face Kahuku.

“;We're getting all those frequent-driving miles,”; Kalaheo coach Chico Furtado said before the Mustangs boarded their bus for the ride from Ewa Beach back to Kailua. “;As long as we keep playing, that's cool.”;

The survivor of today's game between the Mustangs and Red Raiders moves to meet Kaimuki—resting up for its shot at the league title—tomorrow. A Bulldogs loss would force a decisive game Saturday.

Kalaheo advanced in the double-elimination tournament last night by breaking open a tight game in the fourth quarter to defeat the Sabers for the second time in less than a week.

Trailing 48-45 with 2:15 left in the fourth quarter, the Mustangs stepped on the gas and used a 23-4 run to pull away from Campbell.

Kalaheo guard Aaron Fernandez scored 11 of his team-high 18 points in the second half to lead four Mustangs in double figures. Point guard Richard Preza Haynes finished with 13 points, and Furtado credited his direction of the Kalaheo offense for sparking the run by penetrating to the basket for layups or dishing off to set up his teammates for scores.

Preza Haynes helped the Mustangs take advantage of their size in the post by feeding forwards Christian Kepa and Matt Gasparine-Young in the paint. Kepa finished with 17 points while Gasparine-Young bulled his way to 15, most coming off offensive rebounds.

“;We're capable of that from time to time. It's again this roller-coaster of inconsistency,”; Furtado said. “;When we play our best basketball, that's what we look like. When we play our worst, then you can see that too. We just turned it on at the right time.”;

Defensively, Kalaheo stayed in a zone in an effort to contain Campbell's guard combo of Zachery and Kristian Manuel, who combined for 51 in last week's 72-65 loss to the Mustangs.

Kristian Manuel hit four 3-pointers over the zone on his way to a game-high 22 points. But the Mustangs were more concerned with cutting off their lanes to the basket.

“;The last time we played them (man-to-man), they penetrated and they hit 3s,”; Furtado said. “;Today we decided if they're going to hit 3s with a hand in their face we'll deal with that, we just didn't want anything to the bucket.”;


Campbell (12-4)1812189 57
Kalaheo (12-5)1217212676

CAMPBELL—Zachery Manuel 7, Kristian Manuel 22, Nicholas Daniels 9, Patrick Ward 9, Clayton Darity 4, Christian Storment 6, CJ Ramos 0, Raymond Daoang 0, Mason Mau 0, Allan Otanes 0, Founia Haskins 0, Christopher Crawford 0, Reece Wilson 0.

KALAHEO—Steve Joseph 9, Dwayne Mitchell 0, Kevin Leong 0, Richard Preza Haynes 13, Zach Lovelace 0, Christian Kepa 17, Kona Makaula 0, Shane Hipa 0, Shawn Hipa 0, Aaron Fernandez 18, Matt Gasparine Young 15, Carlos Craig 4.

3-point goals—Campbell 5 (K. Manuel 4, Z. Manuel), Kalaheo 5 (Josheph 3, Fernandez 2).


ILH Division I playoffs

No. 5 Saint Louis 65, Maryknoll 41
The Crusaders used a 22-6 third-quarter advantage to defeat the Spartans in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu playoff game at 'Iolani gym.

Micah McClinton led Saint Louis with 14 points and Marcus Umu chipped in nine.

Maryknoll (1-13)611618 41
Saint Louis(8-4)139222165

MARYKNOLL—Masashi Uematsu 2, Chasen St. Onge 8, Tyler Terai 13, Craig Shoji 0, Jordan Victorino 8, David Nosal 2, Kekia'i Cashman-Fernandez 0, Isaiah Dowdell 2, Chad Sumulong 0, Jacob Mayer 4, Trevor Ventura 0, Davis Holt 2.

SAINT LOUIS—Lucas Gonsalves 5, Marucs Umu 9, Joey Bryant 2, Quinn Arakawa 1, Micah McClinton 14, Dean Viena 6, Acen Cabral 6, Chris Cook 0, Mika Wong 4, Jordan Ilagan 7, Michael Tuiloma 7, Starr Sua-Passi 3, Moses Samia 0, Jaris Popaca-Falefa 1.

3-point goals—Maryknoll 4 (Victorino 2, Terai, St. Onge), Saint Louis 3 (Gonsalves, Umu, Cabral).

No. 6 Punahou 55, Mid-Pacific 47
The Buffanblu outscored the Owls 17-5 in the second quarter, then held on to earn the win and advance to play Saint Louis tomorrow.

Punahou's Dalton Hilliard and Mid-Pacific's Marcus Holyfield matched each other point for point throughout, with each scoring 20 points and draining three 3-pointers.

Mid-Pacific (5-8)751421 47

MID-PACIFIC—Jonathan Taniguchi 0, Shane Kurihara 4, CJ Woolsey 2, Cameron Roberts 9, Sampson Won 4, Mark Fooks 0, Marcus Holyfield 20, Matthew Reyes 2, Dayton Uchiyama 0, John Sherlock 6.

PUNAHOU—Dalton Hilliard 20, Robby Toma 0, Shane Yoshiyama 3, Sean McFadden , Taylor Crabb 6, Henry Cassiday 2, Kimo Makaula 10, Manti Te'o 7, Malik Johnson 2, James Dowsett , Matt Feldman 0, Kai Gaddis 0, Casey Shibuya , Joshua Taylor 4, DeForest Buckner 1.

3-point goals—Mid-Pacific 4 (Holyfield 3, Roberts), Punahou 4 (Hilliard 3, Crabb).

ILH Division II
Punahou 68, Kamehameha 63
Lanakila Baptist 46, Island Pacific 45
Christian Academy 67, Le Jardin 52
Leading scorersPun: Noah Hammond 14. KS: Devin Kuhns 13, Christopher Bright 11.


OIA White playoffs

Roosevelt 61, Waianae 47
Reid Oshiro drained four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 26 points to lead the Rough Riders past the Seariders to advance to the OIA White division semifinal against Kailua.

Roosevelt (12-4)7191520 61

ROOSEVELT—Bobby Chun 1, Clint Washington 0, Matthew Moe 9, Brandon Mitchell 7, Chase Yogi 0, Reid Oshiro 26, Asten Koki 14, Kainoa Gaspar 2, Chaz Francisco 2, Brendan Nakatani 0.

WAIANAE—Kalin Sandobal 0, Keoni Napierala-Rose 0, Christian Mendonza 12, Danny Kekoanui 11, Anthony Niederschmidt 8, Troy Faliuga 4, Guyson Amina 6, B.J. Ahwong 2, Mike Foster 4.

3-point goals—Roosevelt 5 (Oshiro 4, Mitchell), Waianae 3 (Mendonza 2, Foster).