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Kaimuki rolls past Kahuku for big OIA East victory


CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Kaimuki’s Victoria Kintz drove to the basket in the first half against Kahuku.

Sirena Titer connected on four 3-pointers and finished with 15 points as Kaimuki outlasted Kahuku 47-39 on Wednesday night at Thomas Walker Gymnasium.

A boisterous senior-night crowd at Kahuku’s home court saw Kaimuki improve to 8-1 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association East. The Bulldogs used a long-range attack to overcome the bigger Lady Raiders. Sonia Palik had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists, sinking three of Kaimuki’s 10 treys. Senior Victoria Kintz added 10 points and two steals, directing the Bulldogs’ fourth-quarter spread offense. Sophomore Kaelyn Espinda added eight points and four boards.

Kaimuki shot 10-for-24 from deep (42 percent) despite a cold second quarter. They shot just 1-for-6 from the arc as Kahuku rallied from a five-point deficit to take a 22-21 lead into halftime.

“We can’t stop shooting. That’s our bread and butter,” Kaimuki coach Mona Fa‘asoa said. “Kahuku is big and strong, and their guards can hit the open shot, and they’re all lengthy.”

Titer, a 5-foot-1 junior, was everywhere. She had three dimes and three steals.

“Sirena was all over creation. I think that was her best game,” Fa‘asoa added.

Kahuku’s first-year head coach, Latoya Wily, wasn’t surprised by Kaimuki’s sheer hustle.

“Coach Mona is always someone I’ve looked up to. You play for Coach Mona, you’re going to play hard,” Wily said.

Kahuku, which outrebounded Kaimuki 28-19, got 11 points and six rebounds from center Britain Blake. Logo Galeai added nine points and five caroms, and Savanna Christensen tallied eight points, five boards and three blocks. Point guard Lehiwa Benson had five assists and four rebounds to go with five points.

There were seven lead changes in the first half as the teams worked patiently against each other’s 2-3 matchup zones. After Titer sank a 3 to open the second half, Kaimuki never trailed again. The game was tied at 21 late in the third quarter after a post move by Blake.

Kaimuki, which began to be more deliberate in the third, got a steal and foul shot by Titer and a running, bank shot from 24 feet out at the buzzer by Kintz.

In the fourth, the run continued as Titer and Palik, a sophomore, took turns hitting open 3s. They combined for three trifectas in a row to open the lead to 41-28. From there, Fa‘asoa ordered her team to spread the floor and kill the final five minutes of regulation. Kahuku got no closer than 11 the rest of the way.

Kahuku shot 2-for-13 from 3-point range (15 percent).

Kaimuki 47, Kahuku 39

At Kahuku

Kaimuki (8-1) 15 6 11 15 — 47

Kahuku (6-3) 10 12 6 11 — 39

KAIMUKI—Sirena Titer 15, Anastasia Vea 0, Sonia Palik 12, Keihara Henry 0, Kaelyn Espinda 8, Peka Scott 0, Victoria Kintz 10, Cleopatra Lauvao 0, Mele Loo-Godinet 2.

KAHUKU—Lehiwa Benson 5, Savanna Christenson 8, Logo Galeai 9, Honey Perez Wasson 0, Talei Niu 4, Leving Jinadasa 0, Brittni Blake 11, Lydia Taulapapa 2.

3-point goals—Kaimuki 10 (Titer 4, Palik 3, Espinda 2, Kintz), Kahuku 2 (Benson, Galeai).

Junior varsity—Kahuku 62, Kaimuki 14

No. 9 Farrington 60, Kalaheo 50

At Farrington

Kalaheo (1-8) 16 7 13 14 — 50

Farrington (9-1) 15 13 15 17 — 60

KALAHEO—Kanoe Kaleoppa 16, Tasha Vega 0, Sam Jacobsen 0, Kiana Clingingsinth 2, Michelle Sasaki 6, Aunisha Roberts 0, Tyler Meredith 0, Jaydyn Silva 8, Tesia Cale 0, Tiffany Beach 2, Samantha Pollard 16, Maria Henson 0.

FARRINGTON—Kylie Carganilla 10, Kelia Miller 3, Lexuss Tulba 0, Kaezha Aradanas 0, Shayla Cabato-Machado 0, Shaniah Paleafei 0, Chantal Mailou 15, Willima Karen 2, Violet Williams 2, Moli Heimuli 21, Naomi Peltier 7.

3-point goals—Kalaheo 3 (Silva 2, Kaleoppa). Farrington 5 (Mailou 3, Miller, Carganilla).

Junior varsity—Farrington 35, Kalaheo 9

McKinley 55, Kailua 37

At Kailua

McKinley (3-6) 15 15 12 13 — 55

Kailua (0-9) 3 21 0 13 — 37

MCKINLEY—Colby Lane 8, Cheenie Melgazo 5, Kloe Lum 17, Suzie Park 6, Cerina Noh 2, Joselle Ferrer 8, Brittney Chang 0, Alexandria Buchanan 0, Connie Cen 0, Nicole Venzon 7, Stella Martinez 2.

KAILUA—Tiare Akiona 0, Gwendolyn Villanueva 7, Alohi Alameda-Koanui 7, Akamulei Makua 4, Kaile DeSoto 7, Christine Antonio 12, Desiree Chang 0, Finausuileti Tuifua 0.

3-point goals—McKinley 8 (Lum 5, Park 2, Ferrer). Kailua 1 (Alameda-Koanui).

Junior varsity—McKinley 32, Kailua 25

Moanalua 50, Castle 41

At Moanalua

Castle (2-7) 11 9 14 7 — 41

Moanalua (5-4) 11 18 11 10 — 50

CASTLE—Rayjah Magit-Gorion 4, Hauoli Beard 4, Reilani Roller 9, Kaylee Ishii 14, Sheri Alvarado 6, Camryn Cadinha-Oku 0, Shayla Young 4.

MOANALUA—Lei-helani Talaro 7, Kylie Casinas 7, Kelcie Leong 12, Raven Rosa-Lasco 10, Delylah Sanerivi 9, Brittany Passi 5.

3-point goals—Castle 7 (Ishii 4, Roller 2, Magit-Gorion). Moanalua 5 (Casinas 2, Rosa-Lasco 2, Leong).

OIA WEST GIRLS

No. 7 Leilehua 64,Pearl City 17

At Leilehua

Pearl City (2-7) 3 5 2 7 — 17

Leilehua (8-1) 17 16 17 14 — 64

PEARL CITY—Winniebhelle Cadiz 0, Allyson Gonzaga 0, Vivian Barnes 3, Alyssa Oshita 2, Skylar Umbay 0, Raquel Gonzalez 5, Charli Ke-a 7, Shanelle Concepion 0, Joley Nakamura 0.

LEILEHUA—Destini Green 0, Megan Ayala 6, Joslyn Mendoza 3, Kaylen Kamelamela 9, Kayla Posiulai 5, Gabriella Johnson 2, Jemma Godbout 0, Chyel Palmer 19, Alaese McKenzie 4, Abigail Flores 7, Shaylee Todani 3, Kimberley Owens 1, Asia Castillo 5.

3-point goals—Pearl City 1 (Gonzalez). Leilehua 5 (Ayala, Flores, Kamelamela, Mendoza, Todani).

Junior varsity—Leilehua def. Pearl City

No. 10 Mililani 77, Waialua 12

At Mililani

Waialua (0-10) 3 5 2 2 — 12

Mililani (7-2) 15 19 21 22 — 77

WAIALUA—Kaitlin Ayanon 1,Chalseah Pascua 0, Cherysh Wong 0, Ganni Sadoy 0, Tausala Moeaveave 0, Candace Basilio 4, Laola Pang 5, Sophia Manalo 0, Olivia Albrecht 2.

MILILANI—Brooke Napier 2, Teona Singletary 2, Kayla Torres 5, Taysia Canon 8, Dahlis Sablay 11, Hope Carter 10, Janae Richie 8, Kira Bernat 6, Kalena Gibson 16, Cheyenne Ardona 5, Destiny Perreira 4.

3-point goals—Waialua none. Mililani 3 (Canon, Sablay, Torres).

Radford 48, Aiea 31

At Radford

Aiea (2-7) 0 7 13 11 — 31

Radford (7-2) 10 14 6 18 — 48

AIEA—Tammy Thieu 0, Chantelle Shimabukuro 4, Jaslyn Madriaga-Aguigui 0, Kailly Paulo 2, Tia Ueoka 3, Vien Crisostomo 12, Kelsie Shibata 0, Angelica Moli 6, Ufi Ale 4.

RADFORD—Natalie Jackson 14, Punipuao Seei 5, Salara Dill 13, Peyton Vincent 2, Daphnee Fagaragan 5, Aimee Chock 2, Angela Howell 1, Marika Wojtal 0, Shaelie Burgess 2, Ashlyn McGarrah 4.

3-point goals—Aiea 4 (Crisostomo 4). Radford 3 (Fagaragan, Jackson, Seei).

Junior varsity—Radford 40, Aiea 12

Campbell 65, Kapolei 34

At Campbell

Kapolei (4-5) 10 6 10 8 — 34

Campbell (6-3) 21 15 12 17 — 65

KAPOLEI—Ashlyn Velasco 4, Ari Rathburn 0, Alexis Corea 11, Julia Velasco 4, Sienna Alo 5, Taelor Mesa 0, Sydney Faumina 9, Nichelle Brown 1.

CAMPBELL—Taylynn Saniatan 0, Danielle Silva 15, Alyssa Marie Acidera 2, Shantelle Sagucio 5, Gieani Balino 14, Chasstiny Balagso-Baqui 4, Briana Momosa-Toumolupe 0, Jasianna Ah Nee Green 16, Brittany Matthews 0, Kimberlee Ung 9.

3-point goals—Kapolei 1 (Corea). Campbell 5 (Balino 2, Ung 2, Sagucio).

Junior varsity—Campbell 26, Kapolei 19

ILH DIVISION II GIRLS

St. Francis 43, Le Jardin 29

At St. Francis

Le Jardin (4-5) 7 8 9 5 — 29

St. Francis (8-0) 14 12 6 11 — 43

LE JARDIN—Mia Barrett 21, Teneal Togami 2, Katie Awana 1, Alyssa Dominguez 3, Morgan Pelky 2.

ST. FRANCIS—Misiona Ribeiro 7, K. Liu-Hanohano 2, Kaimi Kalei 10, Skye Ah Yat 2, Zayla Sismar-Evangelista 0, M. Sagapolutele 2, Olivia Vaeatangitau 20.

3-point goals—Le Jardin 3 (Barrett 2, Dominguez). St. Francis none.

ILH DIVISION I BOYS

No. 3 Punahou 60, No. 4 Maryknoll 50

At Punahou

Maryknoll (2-1) 10 17 11 12 — 50

Punahou (1-1) 19 12 12 17 — 60

MARYKNOLL–Isiah Gelacio 12, Chase Houghtailing 0, Jordyn Perez 6, Makato Kamata 12, Kainoa Ferreira 0, Jaylen Cain 12, Kaulana Schmidt 6, Kalai Akaka 0, Payton Grant 2, Marcus Tobin 0, Riden Leong 0.

PUNAHOU–Cole Mausolf 9, Zayne Chong 14, Hunter Hosoda 2, Judd Cockett 0, Christopher Kobayashi 17, Cortez Feria 0, Kaulana Makaula 10,Keala Martinson 0, Beau Whittaker 2, Tamatoa Falatea 0, Duke Clemens 6.

3-point goals–Maryknoll 4 (Gelacio 2, Cain, Kamata). Punahou 6 (Chong 3, Kobayashi 3).

Also

Mid-Pacific 47, Kamehameha 45

ILH DIVISION I-AA BOYS

Punahou 77, Marknoll 52

ILH Boys JV

Punahou-Gold 39, ‘Iolani 21

Maryknoll 60, Punahou-Blue 44

BIIF BOYS

HILO 73, PAHOA 17

At Pahoa

Hilo 19 28 16 10 — 73

Pahoa 4 3 4 6 — 17

Leading scorers—Hilo: Kekaukahi Alameda 10, Cresen Nobriga 10, Jojo Balagot 10. Pahoa: Jaymin Santiago-Burns 9.

Hawaii Prep 63, Ka‘u 47

At Hawaii Prep

Ka‘u 6 15 14 12 47

Hawaii Prep 15 21 19 8 63

Leading scorers—Kau: Joven Padrigo 17, Janslae Badua 14. HPA: Matija Vitorovic 24, Jonah Hurney 16.

Junior Varsity--Hawaii Prep 57, Kau 20

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