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Ramirez powers Roosevelt


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POSTED: Friday, December 18, 2009

Nicole Ramirez scored 23 points and Roosevelt outlasted McKinley 59-42 last night by closing with a 16-2 run in the final 4 minutes at the Rough Riders' gym.

Roosevelt improved to 2-0 in Oahu Interscholastic Association Red girls basketball play. McKinley (0-2) kept it close despite losing center Mele Kuna to fouls—she picked up her fourth and fifth personals in the final seconds of the third quarter.

After Ramirez scored on a backdoor cut for a layup, Roosevelt had a 41-31 lead with 7:08 left. McKinley went with a small, speedy lineup and cut into the lead. Jackie Tihano drilled a pair of 3-pointers, and Kylie Sato sank two foul shots to bring the Tigers within 43-40 with 4:16 remaining.

Roosevelt clamped down defensively at that point as the Tigers tired. Mikela Thoemmes split a double team on the post for a traditional three-point play for a 46-40 lead with 3:56 to go. Roosevelt scored 14 unanswered points, including a steal and breakaway layup by Shana Kawakami, and won going away.

Thoemmes added 15 points for Roosevelt (6-2 overall).

“;We're just working on fine-tuning things. We got a lot of energy off the bench,”; Roosevelt coach Hinano Higa said.

Sato led McKinley with 13 points. Tihano finished with nine and Jourdan Mills had eight.

“;Kylie's a great player who finds a way to score,”; Higa said. “;For us, it's all about executing. We need poise and patience.”;

Ramirez sank two 3-pointers as Roosevelt showed good ball movement most of the way, using Thoemmes on the post effectively.

“;We could've (done) better,”; Ramirez said. “;We just need to be more patient.”;

McKinley has struggled most of the early season, but has two steady scorers in Tihano and Sato.

“;We have a little secret weapon. We can go smaller and faster, but we like to have a center rebounding,”; coach Abel Warner said, referring to the loss of Kuna. “;We've got to communicate a little more on defense and get better position. The effort's improving, so I can't complain.”;

Both teams have a break until their next games on Wednesday. Roosevelt will visit Moanalua.

 

At Roosevelt gym

                                                                                                                                           
McKinley (0-2)711111242
Roosevelt (2-0)1315112059

MCKINLEY —Jackie Tihano 9, Mranda Schmillen 4, Kylie Sato 13, Jourdan Mills 8, Hanna Yoo 4, Gracie Paletol 0, Lenna Morita 0, Mele Kuna 4.
ROOSEVELT —Breyana Dutro 3, Kelcie Namba 3, Charisse Tanabe 0, Shana Kawakami 6, Nicole Ramirez 22, Abcde Furuta-Harada 6, Rachel Gomes 0, Mikela Thoemmes 15, Anuhea Kanealii 4.
3-point goals—McKinley 3 (Tihano 3), Roosevelt 3 (Ramirez 2, Namba).

 

OIA RED EAST

Castle 51, Kalani 36

Leisha Liilii scored 15 points and Brittany Hawn added 10 of her 13 points in the third quarter as the Knights cruised past the Falcons in their regular-season opener.

At Castle gym

                                                                                                                                           
Kalani (0-2)13311936
Castle (1-0)156201051

KALANI —Christine Sumida 0, Kelsie Maslanka 2, Corie Kuia 8, Kiera Iinuma 5, Kristi Delshe 4, Christine Sasano 10, Alyssa Obata 7, Lauren Masaniai 0.
CASTLE —Brandee Sasaki 0, Kailee Awa 7, Brittany Hawn 12, Sierra Iona 2, Amber Umeda 0, Leisha Liilii 15, Maile Barros 0, Kaisha Dacosin 0, Joshell Lilio 4, Nicole Aberilla 11, Brittney Lane 0.
3-point goals—Kalani 3 (Kuia, Iinuma, Obata), Castle 2 (Hawn, Aberilla).
Junior varsity—Castle 46, Kalani 41

 

Farrington 72, Moanalua 52

Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo scored a game-high 23 points as the Governors routed Na Menehune.

At Moanalua gym

                                                                                                                                           
Farrington (2-0)1913172372
Moanalua (1-1)126171752

FARRINGTON —Ashley Gravely 2, S. Lazaro 3, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 23, Lucky Chichton 4, Angeline Argel 8, Dianna Prescott 2, Cirsten-Marie Liana 16, Aisha Gaea 2, Sofia Folaumahina 12 .
MOANALUA—Britney Calucag 11, Jasmine Funtanilla 7, Meleane Smith 2, Jaidon Rego 6, A.J. Verdida 13, Shauntaeus Ramos-Dias 7, Kelci Quinabo 3, Jasmine Young-Gusman 3.
3-point goals—Farrington 1 (Tatupu-leopoldo 2, Lozaro, Argel 1). Moanalua none.

 

OIA RED WEST

Pearl City 61, Waianae 37

Keshia Manning dropped 21 points as the Chargers dominated the Seariders.

At Waianae gym

                                                                                                                                           
Pearl City (2-0)1119201161
Waianae (0-1)5482037

PEARL CITY—AJ Silva 2, Sabrina Angle 2, Shay Alferado 0, Shanise Gabriel-Yones 2, Victoria Victor 4, Glacen Florita 2, Shawna Angle 4, Jordan Ahakuelo 13, Alana Kaili 6, Keshia Manning 21, Leina Vasques 5, Reina Meyer 0.
WAIANAE—Alesa Ramaila 11, Emma Atiga 2, Maili Enos-Dranigan 4, Lacy Manuel 4, Beverly Madrid 8, Brittany Terry 6, Shaina Pogia 2, Tiara Tagaloa 0.
3-point goals—Pearl City1 (Ahakuelo). Waianae 4 (Ramaila 3, Madrid).
Junior varsity—Pearl City 42, Waianae 25

 

Kapolei 58, Mililani 51

Diamond Carter scored seven of her game-high 18 points in the second half to lead the Hurricanes over the Trojans.

Danniel Tapat added 14 points, including three 3-pointers for Kapolei.

At Kapolei gym

                                                                                                                                           
Mililani (1-1)811211151
Kapolei (2-0)1316111858

MILILANI —Kellie Sakai 10, Moriah Blackmon 0, Tiff Lagua 3, Sam Yuki 2, Nikki Craig 0, Amber Ogata 8, Cory Ramos 0, Abi Mckoy 0, Darcey Goulsby 3, Courtney Cenas 10, Khyla Alcantra 11, Pomai Grube-Hose 4.
KAPOLEI —Krystal Jacobs 5, Danniel Tapat 14, Kaity Wills 8, Rhilee Soriano 1, Diamond Carter 18, Kawehi Hagi 7, Jo-Ann Payongayong 0, Vanessa Banogan 0, Leilani Tauani-Fifita 5, Noelle Garland 0
3-point goals—Mililani 2 (Lagua, Ogata). Kapolei 4 (Tapat 3, Wills).

 

Campbell 42, Radford 30

Cassie Ernst scored 10 of her 17 points in the first half and the Sabers' fullcourt pressure held the Rams to two points in the first period.

At Campbell gym

                                                                                                                                           
Radford (0-2)24131130
Campbell (1-1)98101542

RADFORD —Faith Calimlim 0, Imani Windush 0, Alana Gionet 3, E'lexues Evans 0, Lily Sevao 5, Marena Leao2, Tyler Whitener 0, Pierra Dewitt 4, Rachel Kapesi 8, Marissa Starros 0, Tania Muna 0, Samantha Poe 0, Kawai Page 0, Chelsea Dingoe 4, Sanoe Tuitele 4, Solsummer Tapafa 0.
CAMPBELL —Liza Bantolina 4, Jaysha Delizo 7, Chantay Samante 6, Maryilyn Soa 0, Kealohi Akiyama 4, CJ Valeriano 0, Ola Achiu 0, Carlye Lindborg-Sandry 2, Tiana Galeon 2, Ikoa Dias-Kekahuna 0, Cassie Ernst 17, Demelsa Lefa 0.
3-point goals—Radford none. Campbell none.
Junior varsity—Campbell 44, Radford 43

 

OIA WHITE

Leilehua 48, Waipahu 28

Vanessa Bocobo scored 12 points as the Mules defeated the Marauders.

Trisha Malala led Waipahu with 10 points, including two 3-pointers.

At Waianae gym

                                                                                                                                           
Leilehua (1-0)17915748
Waipahu (1-1)5841128

LEILEHUA —Vanessa Bocobo 12, Pomai Parker 0, Patricia Lindo 7, Precious Loi-On 5, Carrissa McBride 0, Ruby Rodirguez 0, Brittani Taufui 0, Shajira Briores 4, Toe Motu 6, Alexis Johnson 4, Carline Wilson 5, Alondra Hooks 5.
WAIPAHU —Jenie Savadra 2, Trisha Malala 10, Jessica Lozano 5, Ana Batan 2, Genivee Valasco , Adriene Mendiola 0, Tammy Viliamu 0, Kaiulani Abasial 2, Cherece Byer , Dara Aiwohi-Dutro 3, Zyer Vailuu 0, Catrina Masaniai 4.
3-point goals—Leilehua 1 (Lindo). Waipahu 2 (Malala 2).
Junior varsity—Waipahu 45, Leilehua 19

 

Kaimuki 63, Kaiser 39

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