Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Kapolei nets
historic first victory

E.J. Aton finished what Warren Simanu started and Kapolei beat Waialua 75-71 last night for its first Oahu Interscholastic Association victory.

Simanu scored 14 points in the first half for the Hurricanes, but tallied only two more points the rest of the way because of foul trouble.

Aton stepped in and hit for 13 of his 21 points in the second half.

The Hurricanes led 39-36 at halftime.

Waialua's Pookela Gasper led all scorers with 23 points.

At Waialua H.S. gym

Waialua (1-8) 14 22 14 21 -- 71

Kapolei (1-8) 16 23 15 21 -- 75

WAIALUA--Daniel Jamora 6, Pookela Gasper 23, John Carrano 2, James Leong 0, Mark Hayes 8, Nick Serrone 0, Ikaika Soares 13, Aaron Agsalda 0, Jonathan Aceret 19.

KAPOLEI--E.J. Aton 21, Keith Albano 5, Dandrell Corpus 5, Aaron Lewis 0, Zach Vierra 0, Kaipo Enhada 6, Roland Mason 6, Hector Malazarte 8, Ruben Orosco 5, Imiloa Sakai 3, Warren Simanu 16.

3-point goals--Waialua 6 (Hayes 2, Jamora 2, Aceret, Soares), Kapolei 3 (Aton 2, Corpus).

Junior varsity --Waialua 64, Kapolei 42.

Kalaheo 67, Kailua 50: Ikaika Alama-Francis scored 17 points and the Mustangs took a 16-point lead at halftime en route to a win over the Surfriders.

Alama-Francis hit three 3-pointers and scored 12 of his 17 in the second half, when Kailua played Kalaheo even but could not make up the deficit.

D.C. Daniels and Sam Wilhoite each scored 12 for the Mustangs.

At Kalaheo H.S. gym

Kailua (3-6) 7 10 14 19 -- 50

Kalaheo (9-0) 17 16 19 15 -- 67

KAILUA--David Kaihenui 2, Brad Ching 2, Kealii Kalahiki 6, Cory Nemoto 3, Mane Masuisui 6, Kekoa Sniffen 10, Taleki Mailau 5, Eddie Campbell 4, Xavier Hoolulu 2, Kainoa LaCount 4, Samson Satele 6.
KALAHEO--Charles Elliott 9, Michael Gayle 4, James Robertson 0, Max Anton 2, Shaine Harada 2, Ikaika Alama-Francis 17, William Elliott 0, Zane Cabral 4, Neil Bowers 0, Justin Pedrina 3, DC Daniels 12, Theo Fujita 0, Michael Garcia 0, Jeremy Neufeldt 2, Sam Wilhoite 12.
3-point goals--Kailua 1 (Mailau), Kalaheo 4 (Alama-Francis 3, Elliott).
Junior varsity--Kalaheo 46, Kailua 43.

Kaimuki 73, Kalani 42: The Bulldogs hit 10 3-pointers -- four by Jesse Wong and three by Jimmy Miyasaka -- to overwhelm the Falcons.

Wong finished with 18 points and teammate Daniel Tautofi matched him while Miyasaka scored 11. The trio outscored Kalani 47-42 by itself.

James Davis scored eight of his 10 points in the first half to run Kaimuki out to a 33-18 lead at the intermission.

At Kalani H.S. gym

Kaimuki (8-1) 14 19 24 16 -- 73

Kalani (0-9) 10 8 12 12 -- 42

KAIMUKI--Jesse Wong 18, Richy Miyasaka 3, Will Kopp 0, Jordan Caires 2, Daniel Tautofi 18, Isaiah Ano 0, Junior Maiava 0, Jimmy Miyasaka 11, Nick Milan 5, Alex Lauriano 6, James Davis 10.
KALANI--Kevin Nakamura 4, Carson Chun 2, Yorke Ashiba 0, Kekoa Tam 4, True St. Thomas 9, Raj Abafo 2, Jerry Wang 9, Chad Nakamoto 2, Matt Young 2, Dane Souza 8.
3-point goals--Kaimuki 10 (Wong 4, J. Miyasaka 3, Tautofi 2, R. Miyasaka), Kalani 1 (St. Thomas).
Junior varsity -- Kalani 80, Kaimuki 69

Castle 53, Moanalua 51: Joel Botelho scored eight of his game-high 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Knights rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat the Menehunes.

Moanalua's Chirs Young scored 12 points in the first half as the Menehunes built a 30-20 halftime advantage and led 41-31 after the third quarter.

But Castle chipped away in the fourth period and took the lead at 52-51 on Botelho's jumper with less than two minutes left in the game. The Knights were then able to hold off Moanalua to pick up the win.

At Moanalua H.S. gym

Castle (7-2) 12 8 11 22 -- 53

Moanalua (4-5) 15 15 11 10 -- 51

CASTLE -- Justin Bruhn 0, William Harvest 5, Michael Proctor 9, Emmett Aberilla 4, Charles Teixeira 4, Ryen Isip 12, Joel Botelho 13, Pookela Rodenhurst 6, Jordan Ukauka 0, Tim Witala 0.
MOANALUA -- Aaron Fujino 9, Jaimie Rego 4, Shalomar Silva 2, Ric Fukushima 5, Chris Young 12, Joey Sierra 4, Leti Leti 0, David Kilborn 6, Nick Slate 2, Chris Beck 7.
3-point goals -- Castle 4 (Botelho 2, Isip, Harvest). Moanalua 3 (Fujino, Fukushima, Young).
Junior varsity -- Castle 59, Moanalua 50

Athletes of the Week


>> Nolan Miranda, Castle soccer: Scored two goals in the last nine minutes of the match to lead the Knights to a 3-1 comeback win over Kailua in the OIA quarterfinals.


>> Kelly Tengan, Roosevelt soccer: Scored a goal in the 83rd minute to give the Rough Riders a 3-2 win over Radford in double-overtime in the first round of the OIA playoffs.

Honor Roll


>> Sean Ortiz, Maryknoll: Averaged 15 points and hit 12 3-point shots in the Spartans' last three games. He now has 22 3-pointers this season.

>> Jason Rivers, St. Louis basketball: Scored 21 points in the Crusaders' 60-53 loss to Kamehameha. The junior came back the next night to score 19 points and grab 14 rebounds in a 49-37 win over Punahou.

>> Casey Gouveia, Roosevelt: Scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Rough Riders to a 55-42 win over Moanalua.

>> Ikaika Alama-Francis and D.C. Daniels, Kalaheo: Combined for 44 of the Mustangs' 88 points in their win over Kalani. They also scored a total of 46 points in a 73-40 win over McKinley.

>> Derrick Thomas, Leilehua: Came off the bench to score 17 points in the second half in the Mules' 60-55 win over Waianae.

>> Daniel Tautofi, Kaimuki: Hit four 3-pointers and finished with 22 points in the Bulldogs' 36-33 win over Kaiser.

>> Lionel Tomacder, Kauai: Scored a total of 41 points in the Red Raiders' losses to Kapa'a and Waimea.

>> Warren Simanu, Kapolei: Scored 25 points in the Hurricanes' loss to Campbell.

>> Bobby Webster, Iolani: Drilled four 3-point shots and finished with 18 points in the Raiders' 98-39 win over Maryknoll.


>> Alika Ah New, Kamehameha: Scored goals for the Warriors in their 2-2 tie with Iolani and 2-1 win over Punahou.

>> Eaton O'Neill, Iolani: Booted a total of four goals in the Raiders' tie with Kamehameha and 6-2 win over St. Louis.

>> Geoffrey Say, Moanalua: Scored goals in OIA playoff victories over Waianae and Campbell.


>> Shauna Miyashiro, Mililani: Booted the winning goal for the Trojans' junior varsity squad in a 1-0 win over Pearl City in the OIA JV championship game.


>> Kehau Yamaguchi, University: Closed her high school career by throwing a perfect game in the Junior 'Bows' 10-0 win over La Pietra.

>> Tara Hiramatsu, University: Hit a three-run home run against La Pietra in her final high school at-bat.

>> Kimi Daniel, Sacred Hearts: Helped preserve the Lancers' 4-2 win over University by making a diving catch in center field and throwing to third for a double play.

>> Ashley Ruff, Kamehameha: Went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer in the Warriors' 8-0 win over Punahou.


>> Prince Brown, St. Louis: Won his 215-pound division match in overtime to help the Crusaders earn a 24-20 win over Punahou and remain undefeated in the ILH.

Now You Know

>> This week's Chevron State Softball Championship starts a hectic month for the staff of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association. The HHSAA will conduct eight state tournaments over the next five weekends. Following softball are boys soccer (Feb. 6-9), girls soccer (Feb. 13-16), swimming and diving (Feb. 22-23), boys basketball (Feb. 20-23), wrestling (March 1-2), paddling (March 1-2) and cheerleading (March 3).

To nominate ...

To nominate an athlete of the week, contact the Star-Bulletin Sports Department by 11 p.m. Sunday:

Phone: 529-4782
Fax: 529-4787

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