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Star-Bulletin Sports

Thursday, December 21, 2000

H A W A I I _P R E P _ S P O R T S

By George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
Tyler McCready of Iolani, right, finds his path to the
basket blocked by Charles Brown of De La Salle during
last night's quarterfinals of the Iolani Classic. The
visiting Spartans, behind the 3-point shooting of
Joe See, pulled out a 40-39 win.

De La Salle
gets a scare
from Iolani

The visiting Spartans rally
to pull out a 40-39 victory in
the Iolani Prep Classic

By Jason Genegabus
Special to the Star-Bulletin

Iolani brought its "A" game last night against nationally ranked De La Salle, but the Spartans countered with some game by the name of See. Joe See.

The senior guard drained six 3 pointers to lead De La Salle to a 40-39 nail-biter over the Raiders in the quarterfinals of the Iolani Prep Classic boys' basketball tournament.

While people in the stands talked during warmups about Iolani posing a credible threat to De La Salle, not even Spartans coach Frank Allocco expected the final outcome to be as close as it was.

"I didn't think it would be that close," said Allocco. "They gave us everything we could handle and more.

"(Iolani) was a good test for us. Our senior kids really suck it up when they have to, and Joe (See) carried us on his back tonight."

After battling De La Salle to a 22-22 tie at the end of the first half, Iolani started the third quarter at full throttle. The Raiders jumped ahead with 10 unanswered points before the Spartans could sink a basket.

"I told them (during halftime) let's go at them," said Iolani coach Mark Mugiishi. "I thought they would come out on their heels because we showed our delay game at the end of the half."

The strategy worked -- for a while. Two 3-pointers from See and a key basket from senior Charles Brown put De La Salle ahead by one, 35-34, at the end of the third quarter.

Iolani continued to slow the pace throughout the fourth quarter, but 3-pointers from senior Demetrius Williams and See helped put the Spartans up 40-39 with 42 seconds to play.

The Raiders couldn't answer back.

Sophomore Bobby Nash took the final shot for Iolani after the Raiders took a final time out with three seconds left. It wouldn't fall.

While acknowledging the intimidation factor early on, Nash was proud of his team's play.

"That's just how the game is," he said. "There was a little bit (of intimidation) at first, but we played as hard as we could and as hard as we wanted to.

"We just came up a little short."

Freshman Derrick Low led the Raiders with 11 points.

Iolani faces Crossroads (Calif.) today at 5 p.m.

In earlier action, nationally ranked Montrose Christian (Md.) defeated Kamehameha, 58-40. Levi Watkins led the Mustangs with 21 points.

Montrose will face Roman Catholic (Philadelphia) today at 6:30 p.m., while St. Joseph Notre Dame (Calif.) will meet Kamehameha at 3:30 p.m.

In the 8 p.m. feature semifinal, De La Salle will meet Northwestern (Miami).

The Bulls, led by Tywan Byrd's 20 and Winsome Fraziers 17 points, defeated Crossroads, 68-65.

Championship Quarterfinals

De La Salle 40, Iolani 39
Montrose 58, Kamehameha 40
Northwestern 68, Crossroads 65
Roman Catholic 75, St.Joseph Notre Dame 65

Consolation Quarterfinals

Hilo 55, Moanalua 42
Leilehua 69, Maui 59
Radford 69, Maryknoll 50
Okinawa 77, Castle 47
Leading scorers--DLS: Joe See 20. Iol: Derrrick Low 11, Bobby Nash 10. Mon: Levi Watkins 21, Ryan Lambert 14. Kam: Sean Uyehara 14. NW: Tywan Byrd 20, Winsome Frazier 17, Joel Brown 13. CR: Isaiah Fox 30, Jordan Rush 14. RC: Taman Forchion 32, John Huggins 27. SJND: Brandon Quick 17, Donovan Brewer 13.
Hilo: Preston Jarneski 14, Napela Naniole 12. Moan: Chris Beck 11. Lei: Eric Marshall 20, Joshua Jumawan 16, Ricardo Bachelor 11, Garland Gantt 11. Maui: David Tufaga 20, Dio Dante 17. Rad: Sam Baker 14, Kevin Calloway 14, Kula Tanuvasa 11. Mryl: Ryan Hirata 15. Oki: Yoshiki Yamashiro 19, Kiichiro Asato 12, Masashi Odo 11. Cas: Ryan Isip 14.

Kalaheo wins: At Las Vegas, Skyler Wilson scored 22 points and Ikaika Francis added 21 as the Mustangs advanced to today's fifth-place game of the Powerade Holiday Prep Classic Bronze Cup Division.

The Mustangs (10-1) defeated Canyon (Calif.), 71-60, and will take on Mt. Clair Prep (Calif.)

Powerade Holiday Prep Classic

At Las Vegas
Bronze Divison

Kalaheo 71, Canyon 60
: Parker 4, Schembre 3, N. Miller 7, Barranick 9, R. Miller 6, Putnam 23, Bender 4, Roberson 2, Lattos 2. Totals 21 12-19 60.
Kalaheo: Kaimiola 12, Wilson 22, Lefever 2, Ijima 3, Francis 21, Harada 3, Bailey 0, Daniels 4, Duarte 4. Totals 21 24-30 71.
Halftime--Kalaheo 39, Canyon 26

ILH softball

At Punahou, the Buffanblu's Kira Kashira tossed five innings of no-hit ball, striking out six, in the 11-0 rout of La Pietra yesterday.

Punahou scored all of its runs in the third inning on nine hits and two walks.

In other games: Iolani shut out Sacred Hearts, 6-0; University blanked Mid-Pacific, 9-0; and Kamehameha topped the combined team of Hawaii Baptist-St. Andrews-St. Francis, 9-1.

Linescores in Scoreboard

OIA softball

Cassie Chung-Ming doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the third inning as Roosevelt held off the host Cougars, 2-1, in an East Division game.

In other games: Kahuku topped Kalani, 14-2; Leilehua rallied past Campbell, 5-1, and Waianae routed Radford, 11-1.

Also, Loihi McKeague struck out five in Pearl City's 9-2 win over Waipahu; and Kaimuki used a four-run fourth to break away from Moanalua, 5-1.

Linescores in Scoreboard

OIA soccer

Jarrett Apilapo and Travis Ostrem each scored three goals as Kahuku topped Farrington, 7-1, in a boys' match.

In other boys' matches, Roosevelt edged Kalaheo, 2-1; and Castle shut out McKinley, 3-0.

In girls' play, Sarah Takekawa had two goals in Kailua's 3-1 victory over Kalani.

Also, Kaiser shut out Kaimuki, 2-0; Dionne Kaneshiro and Ashley Ongioco each had two goals as Castle blanked McKinley, 8-0; and Roosevelt and Kalaheo played to a 1-1 tie.

Goal scorers in Scoreboard

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