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Kahuku makes a statement against rival Kalaheo


CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Kahuku’s Kesi Ah-Hoy pulled down a rebound against Kalaheo on Friday night.

With all their starters back to full health, No. 9 Kalaheo was ready to shock the visiting, top-ranked Kahuku Red Raiders on Friday night.

Instead, it was Big Red that crashed the party, opening the game with a 10-0 run en route to an 81-60 win over the Mustangs in a big Oahu Interscholastic Association East clash on Pete Smith Court.

Samuta Avea was a force on the boards, in transition, and on offense with 12 first-half points. The 6-foot-6 Hawaii commit finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists as Kahuku played fast, aggressive and unselfish basketball from start to finish.

Point guard Jessiya Villa finished with 22 points and six assists, Dan Fotu tallied 20 points, four boards and three blocks, and center Taimona Wright shot 5-for-6 and had 14 points as Kahuku improved to 5-0 in league play. Kalaheo slipped to 3-2.

“We came out on fire. You walk in and see all the championship banners. There’s a reason why they’ve been successful. This is a tough gym to play in,” Kahuku coach Brandyn Akana said.

Kahuku shot 55 percent from the field (34-for-62) against Kalaheo’s mix of man and zone defenses. The Red Raiders were also 83 percent from the free-throw line (10-for-12) and committed just eight turnovers in a superlative performance.

“I played with a lot of these guys and Coach Rob (Pardini) during the summer (two years ago),” Avea said. “They’re great competition and a great team.”

Defense was the constant for Kahuku, even on a hot-shooting night. Kesi Ah-Hoy scrambled for five rebounds and teamed with Codie Sauvao to smother Kalaheo’s top scorers. Sauvao blanketed Kalaheo standout Captain Whitlock, who finished with 17 points, 11 in the second half. Whitlock missed a large chunk of preseason with a hip flexor, and teammate Noah Woodby (ankle) also looked back in form, finishing with 15 points.

“We go back to practice,” said Whitlock, who had two rebounds. “The first three minutes of the game (by Kahuku) caught us off guard.”

Kalaheo finished with a decent shooting percentage (45 percent) from the field, but was just 11-for-28 in the first half and was outrebounded 15-9 by the break.

“Our energy wasn’t there,” junior forward Andrew Kearney said. “We need to come out stronger.”

Kahuku’s fast break was in full flow, and the mix of fullcourt and halfcourt pressure was a major factor. The visitors opened the lead to 40-22 after Avea’s tough three-point play in the paint and two foul shots by Villa midway through the third quarter.

Kalaheo managed to chip away and got within 59-48 after Whitlock hit a string of tough pull-up jumpers in the lane late in the third quarter. Kahuku opened the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run behind Fotu’s power in the low post and a three-point drive by Villa, and never looked back.

OIA EAST BOYS

No. 1 Kahuku 81, No. 9 Kalaheo 60

At Kalaheo

Kahuku (5-0) 27 19 13 22 — 81

Kalaheo (3-2) 15 16 17 12 — 60

KAHUKU—Jessiya Villa 22, Kesi Ah-Hoy 9, Marcus Damuni 0, Dan Fotu 20, Codie Sauvao 8, Samuta Avea 14, Taimona Wright 8.

KALAHEO—Andrew Kearney 7, Noah Woodby 15, Captain Whitlock 17, Kai Samiere 0, Ryan Pardini 5, Nate Gribbins 2, Harry Wallace 7, Andrew Jankovic 7.

3-point goals—Kahuku 3 (Villa 2, Ah-Hoy), Kalaheo 6 (Woodby 2, Whitlock 2, Pardini, Wallace).

Junior varsity—Kahuku 49, Kalaheo 46

No. 8 Kailua 40, Castle 30

At Castle

Kailua (3-2) 11 9 13 7 — 40

Castle (0-5) 4 9 8 9 — 30

KAILUA—Aaron Mejia 2, Christian Mejia 9, Hapaki Kupahu-Phillips 5, Keoni Serikawa Jr. 2, Makana Robeson 2, Reyn Matsukawa 2, Zachary Marrotte 18, John Sniffen 0.

CASTLE—Elton Naki 10, Ashten Kanoa 0, Aric Agullana 0, Jordan Ne 0, Ashten Soderberg 8, Sheldon Hu 0, Lukela Hoapili 6, Justin Lopes 6.

3-point goals—Kailua 3 (Marrotte 3). Castle 4 (Naki 2, Soderberg 2).

Junior varsity—Kailua 35, Castle 25

Moanalua 97, Anuenue 23

At Moanalua

Anuenue (0-5) 2 7 2 12 — 23

Moanalua (4-1) 27 24 26 20 — 97

ANUENUE— Moi Edwards 0, Kailau Keola 17, Pekelo Kealohi 0, Mana Leonard 0, Kanehoalani Kalua 4, Kealii English 2.

MOANALUA—Isaiah Sugiura 3, Austin Dyer 9, Blayze Simon 8, CJ Bonilla 11, Isaiah Jackson 8, RJ Dominguez 18, Duncan Clark 6, Caleb Casinas 8, Ethan Feguis-Tavares 4, Sebastian Ibarra 6, Saige Pulu 2, Jonathan Turk 14.

3-point goals—Anuenue 3 (Keola 3). Moanalua 3 (Casinas 2, Sugiura).

Kaiser 61, Kaimuki 35

At Kaimuki

Kaiser (4-1) 9 23 8 21 — 61

Kaimuki (1-4) 9 8 13 5 — 35

KAISER—Brayden Nueku 13, Shaun Kim 1, Jaymin Khan-Smith 9, Cameron Ma 4, Jacob Summers 2, Bradley Wood 0, Brandon Yasue 7, Cyrus Singelman 11, Luke Harman 2, Tate Esperanza 2, Hunter Dias 10.

KAIMUKI—Andre Houze 0, Andress Toussaint 0, Mykii Weiney 4, Jacob Taualupe 0, Fred Taulung 12, Reymundo Jr. Gomez 14, Shanson Kapanui 2, Tayler Espinda 3.

3-point goals—Kaiser 8 (Nueku 3, Khan-Smith 3, Diaz 2). Kaimuki 3 (Taulung 2, Espinda).

Junior varsity—Kaiser 68, Kaimuki 28

McKinley 59, Roosevelt 48

At Roosevelt

McKinley (5-0) 15 17 10 17 — 59

Roosevelt (1-4) 4 8 22 14 — 48

MCKINLEY—Huttachia Buttayotee 10, Tevin Cayetano 0, Hsien Pascua 0, Mark Burke 4, Caleb Corpening 8, Jeremy Coloyan 12, Lane Laroya 0, Kevin Kim 25, RJ Cabico 0.

ROOSEVELT—Jared Elwin 17, Adam Chiya 0, Juan Alvarez 0, Cameron Miyasato 0, Charvis Paia 0, Micah Visoria 6, Jason Talbo 4, Michael Hyun 6, Shastyn Kekahuna 4, Christopher Lee 6, Tyler Ramirez 5.

3-point goals—McKinley 2 (Kim 2). Roosevelt 6 (Elwin 2, Lee 2, Visoria 2).

Junior varsity—McKinley 36, Roosevelt 27

Farrington 61, Kalani 58

At Kalani

Farrington (1-4) 16 25 10 10 — 61

Kalani (3-2) 24 11 15 8 — 58

FARRINGTON—Chris Afe 3, Dan Cabanlid 0, Ehzikiel Santiago 12, Ed Ped 10, Felcris Ahadain 18, Pono Roberts 2, Reymar Morales 5, RJ Wong 7, Von Ulsa 0, CJ Liana 4.

KALANI—Jaemi Harris 17, Max Pepe 6, Kainoa Coarsey 0, Kalei Packer 5, Jared Ki 0, Ryan Jacobi 7, Logan Matsuoka 0, Micah Kawano 2, Kapaa Nishimura 15, Matt Souza 0, Trey Sumida 1, Trey Joslin 0, Akira Karasawa 0, Christian Salas 5.

3-point goals—Farrington 12 (Ahadain 5, Santiago 3, Ped 2, Afe, Wong). Kalani 6 (Nishimura 3, Harris 2, Packer).

Junior varsity—Farrington 41, Kalani 39

OIA WEST BOYS

Waianae 43, Radford 42

At Waianae

Radford (1-4) 12 12 6 12 — 42

Waianae (3-2) 10 13 8 12 — 43

RADFORD—Jamar Hill 0, Santino Calloway 4, Jeremy Ramos 13, Earl Navarro 2, Jordan Annaguey 8, Christian Cristobal 3, Matteo Mennini 2, Marcus Parker 0, Jordan Pender 10, Robert Garrison 0.

WAIANAE—Kade Ambrocio 5, John-Gilbert Ramos 0, Wela Kalulu 2, Douglas Mitchell 11, Manu Taukolo 16, Blaze Kahikina 9, Jared Elizares 0.

3-point goals—Radford 2 (Cristobal, Ramos). Waianae 1 (Mitchell).

Junior varsity— Radford 47, Waianae 28

Leilehua 58, Waialua 39

At Waialua

Leilehua (5-0) 13 17 12 16 — 58

Waialua (1-3) 6 11 11 11 — 39

LEILEHUA— Genesis Ofoia 3, Tashaun Wright 9, Alijah Ginn 2, Kaleo Piceno 3, Trey Boatwright 13, Noah Park 2, Liam Fitzgerald 16, Jostin Gampayon 0, Elijah Robinson 0, Antonio Hobbs 1, Jaymond Agdinaoy 9, Xavier Muyot 0.

WAIALUA—Lancen Kuni 22, Tevesi Toia 7, Julian Fely-Menor 0, Kymani Ayonon 5, Angelo Tamayo 0, Jhanssen Ibana 0, Oliver Hanley 0, Wilfred Tollefson 0, Jake Riviere 0, Matthan Hatchie 3, Densen Vidad-Albeso 2.

3-point goals—Leilehua 7 (Fitzgerald 2, Wright 2, Agdinaoy, Ofoia, Piceno). Waialua 3 (Kuni 2, Toia).

Junior varsity—Leilehua 65, Waialua 11

Kapolei 52, Pearl City 41

At Kapolei

Pearl City (1-4) 4 16 8 13 — 41

Kapolei (4-0) 13 11 22 6 — 52

PEARL CITY—Albert Perry 0, Saul Saldana 0, Joshua Matsuda 2, Che Erquiza-Oliveros 0, Pierce McMoore 10, Ryan Yamamoto 11, Garren Spillner 12, Jared Nash 0, Jayden Parel 2, Ethan Costas-Paikai 4.

KAPOLEI— Hezekiah Prado 0, Isiah Higa 13, Kieran Queen-Booker 4, Joshua Asuncion 0, Jayson Manapul 5, Oshuia Alston 0, Zoar Nedd 19, Marquis Montgomery 0, Ja’shon Carter 11, Solo Sims 0, Colin Xavier 0, Kamakana Cunningham 0, Jeremiah Sanchez 0, Kanoa Manalo 0.

3-point goals—Pearl City 5 (Yamamoto 3, McMoore, Spillner). Kapolei 3 (Carter, Higa, Manapul).

Junior varsity—Kapolei 46, Pearl CIty 28

Mililani 54, Aiea 50

At Aiea

Mililani (3-1) 20 9 12 13 — 54

Aiea (2-3) 15 6 7 22 — 50

MILILANI—Matthew Amitoso 2, Kaleo Pogue 21, Nakoa Krafft 8, Roman Tovi 0, Marcus Jackson 0, Nayyir Muhammad 0, Trey Camello 0, Jalen Miller 10, Cameron Henry 13, Makana Ortiz 0, Tyler Marquina 0.

AIEA—Darian Thompson 0, Jonah Gormley 3, Elvis Garramone 9, Kailen Shinmoto 6, Noah Hartbarger 3, Alex Dela Cruz 11, Micah White-Hikalea 0, Keyson Goins 18, Garett Wilson 0.

3-point goals—Mililani 2 (Krafft, Miller). Aiea 10 (Garramone 3, Goins 3, Shinmoto 2, Gormley, Hartbarger).

Junior varsity—Mililani 66, Aiea 34

Campbell 50, Nanakuli 48

At Nanakuli

Campbell (4-1) 10 13 14 13 — 50

Nanakuli (1-3) 7 18 12 11 — 48

CAMPBELL—Zane Arata 7, Ryan Cabanilla 13, Christian Corpuz 9, Reginald Knowles 6, Ethan Galisa 3, Larsen Jones 6, Mitchell Williams 2, Andrew Mersburgh 0, Dakota Beau 2, Samuel Sabellona 0, Henry Nixon 0, Josahn Mageo 2.

NANAKULI—Daniel Lopez 9, Ian Akaka-Folu 4, Moustapha Wagne 11, Jayrius Alapai 14, Carlos Brown 10, Lynold Tuiloma 0, Kaena Anakalea 0, Stanford Garcia-Diamond 0.

3-point goals—Campbell 6 (Jones 2, Arata, Corpuz, Cabanilla, Galisa). Nanakuli 2 (Alapai, Akaka-Folu).

Junior varsity—Campbell 50, Nanakuli 49

ILH DIVISION I BOYS

No. 4 Maryknoll 55, Kamehameha 53

At Maryknoll

Kamehameha (1-1) 8 16 13 16 — 53

Maryknoll (2-0) 9 16 11 19 — 55

KAMEHAMEHA—Francis Gora 0, Kamren Victorino-Kato 20, Braden DeFries 0, Blaze Guerrero 0, Kama Kamaka 0, Christmas Togiai 6, Lele Kawaiea 3, Mycah Pimental 0, Kobe Young 18, Laamea Frank 6, Boogie Yam 0, Hoku Arias 0, Nakoa Pauole 0, Pinao Awai 0.

MARYKNOLL—Isiah Gelacio 10, Daven Pila 0, Jordyn Perez 4, Makoto Kamata 5, Kekahi Tam 0, Kainoa Ferreira 6, Jaylen Cain 20, Kaulana Schmidt 6, Kalai Akaka 0, Payton Grant 2, Marcus Tobin 0, Riden Leong 2.

3-point goals—Kamehameha 6 (Victorino-Kato 4, Kawaiaea, Young). Maryknoll 4 (Ferreira 2, Cain, Gelacio).

ILH DIVISION II BOYS

Damien 52, Hanalani 40

At Damien

Hanalani (0-2) 2 6 9 23 — 40

Damien (2-0) 16 19 15 2 — 52

HANALANI—Jacob Saito 3, Kona Carruthers 4, Joshua Hooper 14, Israel Torda 1, Jadin Kam 9, Ryan Kaneshiro 3, Jacob Yarin 6.

DAMIEN—Crumel Mooring 2, Dorien Penebacker 4, Hakeem Adeniji 2, Jayden Peters-DeLaura 9, Kolin Galdiano 8, Michael Donley 6, Noah Lorica 2, Robert Kanoa III 3, Shaun Apiki 14, Ed-Ryan Balbuena 1, Lindon Sevilleja 1.

3-point goals—Hanalani 9 (Hooper 4, Kam 3, Yarin 2). Damien 2 (Galdiano).

ILH DIVISION I GIRLS

No. 1 Maryknoll 68, Sacred Hearts 35

At Maryknoll

Sacred Hearts (0-7) 3 10 10 12 — 35

Maryknoll (7-0) 18 19 19 12 — 68

SACRED HEARTS—Trinity Martin 4, Sade Mizusawa 5, Rebekah Auld 0, Pakalana Kam 1, Tyson Noquez-Epil 1, Kyla Nascimento 0, Dallas Martinez 14, Tahaewa Medeiros 3, Pamela Lino 0, Kauialoha Apao 1, Kaiulani Harrington 6, Danielle Tavai 0.

MARYKNOLL—Kamalu Kamakawiwo‘ole 6, Rhyenne Filisi 2, Rhianne Omori 9, Georjette Stietzel 6, Dakota Viena 3, Isabella Cravens 11, Chayse Milne 5, Kenna Tanouye 2, Moe Notoa 6, Taryn Holeso-Aki 0, Kehau Gilliland 5, Sierra Murobayashi 3, Sisilia Kaufusi 10.

3-point goals—Sacred Hearts 2 (Martinez, Medeiros). Maryknoll 3 (Milne, Murobayashi, Omori).

ILH DIVISION II GIRLS

Christian Academy 40, Hawaiian Mission 29

Thursday

At Hawaiian Mission

HI Mission (0-7) 11 2 9 7 — 29

Christian Acad. (1-6) 9 12 11 8 — 40

HAWAIIAN MISSION—Jennifer Lam Yuen 2, Kitana Heneralau 1, Kirsten Antolin 0, Anaya Realin 0, Dannica Roberts 17, Melanie Diaz 0, Josie Faria 2, Kristy Lane 3, Cheryl Anne De Guzman 4, Elizabeth Jong 0.

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY—Zscharmaine Cadiena 4, Kelsey Ikeda 1, Kaily Trinidad 5, Alyssa Tokunaga-Magno 0, Hooliiaiasu Baptiste 3, Tristiny Fagaragan 2, Khrystyna Kanahele 22, Lauryn Colby 3, Edalaine Cadiena 0, Jessica Tokuda 0, Mikayla Fisher 0.

3-point goals—Hawaiian Mission none. Christian Academy 1 (Cadiena).

Le Jardin 61, Island Pacific 30

Thursday

At Le Jardin

Island Pacific (3-4) 9 6 5 10 — 30

Le Jardin (4-3) 12 18 16 15 — 61

ISLAND PACIFIC—Kalena Spotkaeff 0, Keegan Tomonaga 0, Peyton Pedrozo 13, Cyanne Moreland 0, Taylor Kodani 7, Kira Hunkele 2, Elizabeth Lyons-Best 2, Michaela Dalinoc 6, Mia Chapman 0.

LE JARDIN—Mia Barrett 4, Mahea Baginski 4, Teneal Togami 1, Maddie Venezia 10, Kylie Machida 0, Julia Brutsch 2, Katie Awana 8, Alyssa Dominguez 2, Morgan Pelky 14, Nikki Morgan 2, Julia Fisher 14.

3-point goals—Island Pacific 1 (Pedrozo). Le Jardin none.

BIIF Scores from Thursday

Boys Varsity

Kamehameha-Hawaii 73, Hawaii Prep 69

Boys JV

Hawaii Prep 40, Kamehameha-Hawaii 36

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