Saturday, May 1, 1999
Warriors win streak
Punahou wins on Kamehameha'sBy Pat Bigold
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In a game that saw seven lead changes, five ties and 31 turnovers, defending state champion Punahou ended host Kamehameha's 18-game win streak with a 45-43 upset last night at Kekuhaupi'o Gym.
"We had nothing to lose and everything to gain," said Buffanblu senior Mia Moe. Her putback off a missed layup by teammate Caroline Ane with 1:45 left gave Punahou its first lead of the second half and completed a 6-0 rally to make it 44-43.
The win put Punahou at 8-2 in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu and dropped Kamehameha to 9-1 (18-1 overall) with two games left.
"It was a blur," said Punahou coach Shelley Fey, who watched Moe make the clutch play.
"She has a nose for the basket," added Fey. "She goes in for the kill if given the opportunity. She may not have the greatest ballhandling skills, but she has good court sense."
Sophomore point guard Milia Macfarlane provided the ballhandling and the scoring touch Punahou needed with her game-high 14-point performance.
She tied the game at 31-31 with five minutes left in the third quarter after stealing the ball at midcourt and cut Kamehameha's five-point fourth-quarter lead to one (43-42) on a fierce drive to the hoop with 2:20 left.
"Milia has a huge amount of responsibility, having to take care of the ball and play tough defense," Fey said. "You have to credit her poise for a sophomore."
Punahou rallied to tie four times in the second half only to keep chasing Kamehameha.
The Warriors had a chance to win the game, getting the ball back with 21.1 seconds left.
But after the team passed around the perimeter for 14 seconds in search of an open shot, Raelen Self's pass to the corner got by Ashley DeSilva and went out of bounds.
Estee Okumura took a long downcourt pass from Moe and was fouled with 5.6 seconds left. She made one of two to end the scoring.
"We shouldn't have turned the ball over so much," said Kamehameha coach Clay Cockett, whose team had six of its 15 turnovers in the fourth quarter.
"We had some girls who thought they could play Macfarlane and they didn't do the job. Simple as that."
Cockett said Macfarlane is "maybe one of the top guards in the state."
Kealani Kimball had 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead Kamehameha, while Tai Soo had 10 points and five rebounds.
Kamehameha outshot Punahou from the floor, 43 percent to 41 percent.
Punahou opened the game with an 8-0 run that ended with 5:40 left in the quarter as Kealani Kimball put the Warriors on the board.
An 8-0 Kamehameha run gave the Warriors their first lead (10-9) on an Ashley DeSilva layup with 22 seconds left in the quarter.
But a free throw by Punahou's Chanel Kealoha sent the game into the second quarter tied.
A 10-3 run gave the Warriors their biggest lead of the game, 25-18, with 8.7 seconds left in the half.
But the Buffanblu closed to within two by scoring five points in little more than a second. Macfar blew down the lane and got fouled as she threw up a shot that went in with 2.3 seconds left.
Macfarlane's free throw missed, but Malia Durand made the putback and was fouled with one second left.
She converted her free throw to make it 25-23.
Punahou 10 13 12 10-45 Kamehameha 10 15 12 6-43Punahou: Chanel Kealoha 1, Malia Durand 4, Milia Macfarlane 14, Caroline Ane 8, Mia Moe 6, Estee Okumura 10, Lauren Yamada 2, Christen Zoccolante 0, Wendy Takeguchi 0, Jennifer Androus 0.
Kamehameha: Ashley De Silva 6, Raelen Self 8, Draeann Self 0, Tai Soo 10, Kealani Kimball 11, Katannya Kapeli 4, Noelle Russell 0.
3 pointers-Pun: Milia Macfarlane 2, Estee Okumura.
Mid Pacific 48, Sacred Hearts 37At Sacred Hearts, Meghan Chun scored six of her 12 points in the final quarter and the Owls outscored the Lancers, 18-8, to blow open a one-point game.
Mid Pacific 11 11 8 18-48 Sacred Hearts 15 4 9 8-37Mid Pacific: Lianne Ige 0, Rosella Leonhardt 0, Kim Hee 0, Erika Sayson 4, Jessica Eji 6, Stephanie Toshi 0, Brenda Balier 3, Ashley Watamura 19, Jane Kasamoto 0, Christina Hee 4, Meghan Chun 12.
Sacred Hearts: Tara Lynch 4, Nicole Inouye 2, Melia Sales 2, Brittany Aiwohi 4, Sandy Okada 8, Carleen Hardin 6, Mandy Sato 0, Pua Reis 2, Keala Dolfo 3, Samantha Alapa 6, Kaui Miranda 0.
3-pointers-SH: Sandy Okada 2.
Iolani 56, University 37At Klum Gym, Monica Tokoro scored eight of her 26 points in the first quarter as the Raiders beat the Junior Rainbows.
In the third quarter, Tokoro scored 13 and Kristen Masunaga scored 8 points to account for all of Iolani's scoring.
Iolani 12 15 21 8-56 University 4 7 12 14-37Iolani: Tricia Nishimoto 7, Kacy Nekoba 2, Monica Tokoro 26, Kari Hayashi 0, Janna Young 2, Noelle Izumi 2, Kristen Masunaga 8, Keri Tomomitsu 0, Christina Demetropolis 2, Mitzi Ing 0, Momi Markus 0, Ine Samia 2, Rachel Faleafine 0, Elyssa Street 5.
University: Aloha Yamaguchi 0, Iolani Morikami 13, Shalei Lumpkin 0, Jasmine Tua 7, Jeanal Souza 4, Christina Ciacci 6, Kecia Wong 2, Bri Tsukumoto 0, Renee Au Young 0, Karlee Kailiehu 2, Janeen Waialae 1, Jennifer Heath 2.
3-pointers-Iol: Monica Tokoro 2.