No. 8 Kaiser salvages senior
night after slow start

Shaking off the jitters of playing in its final home game of the season, No. 8 Kaiser rebounded from a tough first half to send out its seniors the right way -- with a victory.

Junior Sharde Pratt recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds and senior Kilioe Aliifua scored seven of her 12 points in the second half as the Cougars came from behind to defeat Roosevelt 42-36 last night.

It was the third straight victory for the Cougars, who can finish no worse than third in the OIA Red East division.

"Thank God we pulled that out," Aliifua said. "We weren't clicked on yet (in the first half), but we knew it was senior night and we had to make it the best game yet."

Aliifua struggled with fouls in the first half, picking up two in the game's first 3 minutes as Roosevelt jumped out to a quick 9-1 lead. They would eventually lead 14-5 at the end of the quarter behind seven points from Shannon Miyashiro.

"We were just trying to live on the outside shot alone," Cougars coach Lisa Mann said. "We weren't getting back on our transition defense either."

Kaiser quickly cut the lead to three as Aliifua scored four quick points and Pratt added a layup, but Aliifua was whistled for her third foul with 5:30 left, forcing her to the bench for the rest of the half.

"It was a little frustrating, but they were really aggressive in the first half," Aliifua said.

Chelsie Kadota's 3-pointer with a second left gave Roosevelt an eight-point halftime lead, but the second half was all Kaiser as Pratt and Aliifua combined for 16 of Kaiser's 27 second-half points.

"We went to the zone on defense, which was key," Pratt said.

Roosevelt struggled to get anything on the inside and with their shots not falling from the perimeter, scored just 10 points in the second half.

"We just have a real love for the game, and because of it, we came together at the end when we needed, too," Aliifua said.

The Rough Riders got within one with 4:35 left, but a jumper by Kehau Bangay and a hook shot from Pratt helped improve Kaiser's record to 7-3.

"Sharde is just an awesome athlete," Mann said of her team's leading scorer last night. "She never gives up and always plays hard and just means so much to us."

Miyashiro and Kadota led the Rough Riders with nine points, who lost their third straight game to teams all ranked in the Star-Bulletin top 10.

At Kaiser H.S. gym
Roosevelt (3-7) 14 12 4 6 -- 36
Kaiser (7-3) 5 13 11 13 -- 42

ROOSEVELT--Dianna Zane 1, Tati Beasley 6, Chelsie Kadota 9, Dasha Kawakami 0, Larisa Nakasone 3, Kaitlynn Simmonds 6, Melanie Nakatani 0, Nicole Yoshimoto 2, Shannon Miyashiro 9, Chevelle Kauahipaula 0.
KAISER--Nicole Lehner 6, Jaime Nerona 0, Kehau Bangay 6, Jolie Yoshino 0, Chelsea Kapuniai 0, Sharde Pratt 18, Rene Shitanishi 0, Kelsey Beck 0, Kilioe Aliifua 12.
3-point goals -- Roosevelt 2 (Kadota, Nakasone).
Junior varsity --Roosevelt 53, Kaiser 24

No. 3 Kahuku 64, McKinley 41

Artevia Wily posted a team-high 15 points to lead the Red Raiders to a win over the Tigers.

The Red Raiders scored 27 points in the third quarter behind Wily's 10 points. They also made all three of their 3-pointers in that period.

Camilla Ah-Hoy and Aisha Ale each added 12 points for the Red Raiders.

Chelsie Sato scored a game-high 21 points in the loss.

At McKinley H.S. gym
Kahuku (11-0) 16 11 27 10 -- 64
McKinley (1-9) 7 4 12 18 -- 41

KAHUKU--Delicia Wilson 0, Ane Vea 2, Camilla Ah-Hoy 12, Artevia Wily 15, Tina Soliai 5, Christine Meredith 2, Aisha Ale 12, Noel Au 4, Kamaile Hughes 10, Lily Natu 0, Kaimi Ah Puck 2, Salote Livai 0, Leann Mapu 0.
MCKINLEY--Kamakani Victorino 11, Pearly Togiai 4, Chelsie Sato 21, Roxxy Lievan 0, Linda Fowler 5, Crystal Tafai 0, Jaelynn Lopez 0.
3-point goals -- Kahuku 3 (Wily 2, Soliai), McKinley 4 (Sato 3, Victorino).
Junior varsity -- Kahuku 57, McKinley 18

Nanakuli 45, Leilehua 40

Sierra Nakea scored a game-high 16 points as the Golden Hawks defeated the Mules. Kristen Serrano added nine points.

Nanakuli trailed Leilehua with 1 minute remaining but came back for the win by making free throws.

Charlene Borromeo scored 14 points for Leilehua in a losing effort.

At Leilehua H.S. gym
Nanakuli (2-8) 15 8 12 10 -- 45
Leilehua (6-4) 11 9 10 10 -- 40

NANAKULI--Sasha Montez 8, Kristen Serrano 9, Delisha Kaimi 2, Vernadine Vickers 5, Lahela Kanagasuku 2, Chantel Tuiloma 3, Sierra Nakea 16, Britney Wolf 0.
LEILEHUA--Charlene Borromeo 14, Trisha Reitz 0, Brittaney Stafford 9, Isis Atualevao 4, Marquesha Mcvea 2, Joray Nacapuy 0, U'i Forgione 11, Joslen Collado 0.
Junior varsity -- Leilehua 34, Nanakuli 27


Junior varsity girls
Division I
Kamehameha White 49, Punahou Blue26

Division II
Mid-Pacific 49, Le Jardin 20


Friday's results
Varsity girls
Honokaa 68, Pahoa 13
Keaau 44, Kealakehe 41
No. 2 Konawaena 63, Hilo 31
Leading scorers--Hon: Keisha Kanekoa 20, Charven Rodrigues 13, Whitney Acdal 13. Pah: Erin Keelan 6. Kea: Kirsty Imai 18, Leidine Keliikoa 10. Keal: Tracie Bernabe 11. Kona: Jessica Hanato 19, Jazzmin Awa-Williams 17, Hina Kimitete 14. Hilo: Aisha Sueda 11.

Junior varsity girls
Honokaa 64, Pahoa 10
Keaau 49, Kealakehe 41
Konawaena 38, Hilo 30

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