Farrington girls roll past McKinley


POSTED: Thursday, January 28, 2010

The visiting McKinley Tigers kept Farrington gunner Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo quiet for a while, but the Govs showed they aren't a one-woman team.

The defending league champion Governors got eight points from Angeline Argel and Janell Nance during a pivotal second-quarter run, and Farrington outlasted McKinley 60-47 last night in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red playoffs.

A crowd of about 300 at Richard Kitamura Memorial Fieldhouse saw Farrington advance to the second round. The Govs will host Moanalua on Saturday.

“;We've got to keep our composure,”; Farrington coach Caroline Tatupu said. “;Everyone's gotta be an offensive threat. If one's not scoring, we have to fill the gaps and play tough defense. Offense will take care of itself.”;

McKinley is still alive in the double-elimination format. The Tigers got a gritty performance from senior guard Kylie Sato, who had 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals.





        Kristina Behrens, Cherise Vidinha, Brooke Bush and Deylynn White each scored goals to lead host Kapolei past Leilehua 4-1 and into tonight's OIA soccer semifinals against Kalani.

Kersten Sego scored the lone goal for Leilehua.


Moanalua 2, Pearl City 1


Storm Kenui scored twice to lift Na Menehune over the Chargers. Moanalua, which improved to 11-2, advanced to tonight's semifinal against Mililani.


Parishaan Carter-Amorin scored for Pearl City.


Mililani 2, Kaiser 1, 2OT


The Trojans won 4-2 on penalty kicks.


Taylor Oldani scored for the Trojans and Julia Borges scored for Kaiser in regulation.


Kalani 5, Castle 0


Five players scored to lead the Falcons into tonight's semifinal against Kapolei.


OIA White
        Nanakuli 2, Radford 0


Jasmine Jesus and Chelsea Eli-Kido scored to lead the Golden Hawks to tomorrow's White division championship match against Kailua.


Kailua 7, Kaimuki 0


Danielle Galveso scored two goals to lead the Surfriders into the White championship match. Tiana DeCosta, Cheyenne Kadooka, Ashley Kanoho, Jessica Almeida and Rhiana Beauregard also scored for Kailua.


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“;We've been on a roller coaster, but we came out fighting more,”; Sato said.

Sato's constant drives to the rim helped McKinley get to the line often, but the Tigers shot just 17-for-40 from there.

The second quarter was pivotal in more ways than one. McKinley coach Abel Werner was assessed a technical foul midway through with the score tied at 16. With the normally vocal coach silenced, McKinley lost some of its fire and Farrington closed out the half with a 14-4 run.

The technical came a few minutes after Werner had berated another official for calling a moving screen on McKinley's defensive stopper, Hanna Yoo.

“;You got the refs getting emotional. I always say let the kids play,”; Werner said. “;I was telling my player to hustle back on 'D.' Realistically, they decided the game. I gotta motivate my girls and they know that. Everyone in the gym saw that.”;

With Yoo out of the game, Tatupu-Leopoldo got more looks. She hit two free throws and a 3-pointer from the corner, and Argel hit a trey and a layup as Farrington opened a six-point lead. After Kirsten Liana found Nance open for back-to-back layups, the Govs had a 30-20 lead as the half ended.

“;We were trying to focus on Brydgette, but they had other shooters,”; Sato said, noting Argel.

Farrington scored the first eight points of the second half. With McKinley scoreless for the final 3:46 of the first half and the first 4 minutes of the second half, the Govs opened a 38-20 lead. McKinley got no closer than 13 the rest of the way.

Tatupu-Leopoldo led Farrington with 12 points and five assists. Liana, another key ballhandler against McKinley's fullcourt pressure, added nine points, eight boards and four assists. Lucky Crichton dished out a team-high six assists.

Sophomore center Mele Kuma added 12 points and 10 rebounds for McKinley before fouling out. Her defense in the paint negated several Farrington shot attempts.

“;Mele's a big help. She's focusing more and making her layups,”; Sato said.

McKinley had a 31-30 edge on the boards, limiting the Govs to six offensive boards.

After the technical on Werner, three more were whistled, all against Farrington.

At Farrington gym

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MCKINLEY—Jackie Tihano 8, Miranda Schmillen 5, Kylie Sato 17, Jourdan Mills 3, Katey Ezra 0, Megan Ofagalilo 0, Hanna Yoo 2, Mele Kuma 12.
FARRINGTON —Kirsten Ho'ohuli 3, Alanna Ah Ching 4, Ashley Savusa 2, Chasity Scanlan-Sevao 5, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 12, Lucky Crichton 2, Angie Argel 9, Janell Nance 6, Dianna Prescott 2, Kirsten Liana 9, Aisha Gaea 2, Sofia Folaumahina 4, Chelsea Wong 0, Isaley Iuta 0.
3-point goals—McKinley 2 (Tihano, Schmillen), Farrington 4 (Tatupu-Leopoldo 2, Ho'ohuli, Argel).


No. 7 Roosevelt 52, Kapolei 34

Mikela Thoemmes scored 15 points and Kelcie Namba added 14 to lead the Rough Riders past the Hurricanes.

Leilani Tauani-Fifita scored 12 points to lead Kapolei.

At Roosevelt gym


KAPOLEI —Krystal Jacobs 0, Kaity Wills 6, Rhilee Soriano 0, Diamond Carter 8, Kawehi Hagi 4, Jo-Ann Payongayong 0, Vanessa Banogan 4, Leilani Tauani-Fifita 12.
ROOSEVELT—Breyana Dutro-Solomua 0, Kelcie Namba 14, Charisse Tanabe 1, Shana Kawakami 4, Nicole Ramirez 7, Abcde Furuta-Harada 7, Rachel Gomes 2, Mikela Thoemmes 15, Anuhea Kanealii 2.
3-point goals—Kapolei 1 (Carter). Roosevelt 4 (Namba 2, Furuta-Harada, Ramirez ).


Moanalua 44, Mililani 42

A.J. Verdida hit both of her free-throws in the final minute to seal the win against the Trojans.

Kellie Sakai missed a half-court shot as time expired on Mililani.

Verdida finished with 10 points to lead Moanalua.

Amber Ogata scored a game-high 20 points, including five 3-pointers for the Trojans in a losing effort.

At Mililani gym


MOANALUA—Britney Calucag 0, Kiley Lau 7, Joanna Nicolas 6, Jasmine Funtanilla 11, Meleane Smith 2, Jaidon Rego 3, A.J. Verdida 10, Shauntaeus Ramos-Dias 3, Jasmine Young-Gusman 2.
MILILANI —Kellie Sakai 4, Tiff Lagua 0, Sam Yuki 0, Amber Ogata 20, Abi Mckoy 7, Darcey Goulsby 7, Courtney Senas 0, Khyla Alcantra 0, Pomai Grube-Hose 4.
3-point goals—Moanalua 4 (Nicolas 2, Lau, Ramos-Dias). Mililani 5 (Ogata 5).


No. 9 Pearl City 52, Castle 21

Jordan Ahakuelo scored nine of her game-high 12 points in the first half as the Chargers blitzed the Knights.

At Pearl City gym

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CASTLE —Brandee Sasaki 1, Kailee Awa 5, Brittany Hawn 3, Sierra Iona 2, Amber Umeda 0, Leisha Liilii 2, Maile Barros 0, Kaisha Dacosin 0, Joshell Lilio 4, Brittney Lane 2, Brooke-Lee Kaluaau 2.
PEARL CITY—Adrienne Jean Silva 0, Sabrina Angle 4, Shay Alterado 2, Shanise Gabriel-Yomes 3, Victoria Victor 2, Glacen Florita 5, Shawna Angle 0, Jordan Ahakuelo 14, Alana Kaili 8, Keshia Manning 8, Leina Vasques 2, Reina Meyer 2, Rachel Look 0, Tiare Walker 0, Danielle Magana 2.
3-point goals—Castle 1 (Hawn). Pearl City 3 (Gabriel-Yomes, Florita, Ahakuelo).



Saint Louis 46, Maryknoll 36

The Crusaders pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Spartans 18-6.

At Maryknoll gym

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SAINT LOUIS—Acen Cabral 14, Quinn Arakawa 3, Marcus Umu 6, Nainoa Frank 3, Drew Viena 1, Mika Wong 9, Starr Sua-Passi 4, Bryan Cieslik 4, Jaris Popacca-Falefa 2, Reeves Khoeler 0.
MARYKNOLL—Andrew Wu 0, Masashi Uematsu 6, Craig Shoji 2, Chad Sumulong 3, Trevor Ventura 7, Isaiah Dowdell 5, Jacob Meyer 6, Hirokazu Sasaki 1, Kekia'i Cashman-Fernandez 3, Jordan Tomos 3, Nua Iuvale 0.
3-point goals—Saint Louis 2 (Cabral, Wong). Maryknoll 4 (Sumulong, Ventura, Dowdell, Tomos).

Division II
Academy of the Pacific 42, Word of Life 28
Lanakila Baptist 52, Lutheran 42
Leading scorersAOP: David Daniels 15, Micah Dunhour 11. WOL: Awa Poggi 10, Ben Siania 10. LBS: Chase Hazelwood 17, Jordan Cabato 16. LHS: Jordan Kumasaka 12, Kaiten Kailiawa 12.