By DENNIS FUJIMOTOTGI Photographer

LIHU’E—The Kapa’a High School Lady Warriors wrapped up a 4-0 first round in

KIF girls’ basketball, but not before getting a scare from the Kaua’i High

School Red Raiders at the Kaua’i High School gym on Friday night.

The Lady

Warriors had to dig deep and came back with an explosive fourth quarter to wrap

up a 62-48 victory and an unblemished first round.

Jordyn Danner

fueled the Lady Warriors in the opening frame as she tapped 10 of the Warriors’

16 points with Trichael Pangan and Erin Hanada rounding out the Kapa’a

scoring.

Capitalizing on a Danner bench break early in the second

period, and the Kaua’i offensive fire being stoked by having Mytra Dileonardo

benched with an ankle injury, the Red Raiders trimmed a 16-8 first quarter

deficit, and pulled ahead 19-18 on a Cissy Dennis left pocket shot with 4:21

in the half.

Ashley Farias came off the bench for Kapa’a to bring

the Lady Warriors to within a pair 24-26 at the 1:30 mark, but Kaua’i’s Misty

Hug bucketed one, and missed free throw exchanges between Hug and Kanoe Arinaga

ended the half with the Raiders holding the 28-24 lead.

Hug and

Alisa Racelo picked up a quick 5 points to open the third frame, but the

Warriors shut down the Raiders on a 8-2 point run that ate up over four

minutes, and a bucket by Farias seconds before the buzzer regained the lead for

the Warriors 36-35.

But, the Raiders did not go down easy as Dennis

and Racelo peppered the hoop with shots that would not drop. Pangan and

Waialana Quisano opened the final period of play and the Warriors never looked

back as they exploded for a 26-13 showing to lock up the win.

Danner topped all scorers with 26 points including a trey, 8 field goals, and a

7-for-8 showing at the free throw line.

Pangan was 2-for-5 at the

charity stripe and picked up four field goals for a 10-point game with Ililani

Yama exploding off the bench in the fourth period for a trey and a pair of

field goals for a 7-point contribution in the win.

Farias and Kainani Torio

added six points apiece and Quisano chipped in five. Erin Hanada rounded out

the scoring with a pair.

Balanced scoring for the Raiders had two players

with a dozen points and two more with 10-point games in the loss.

Elisa

Inouye balanced her scoring through two halves, and Racelo had a pair of treys,

two field goals, and was 2-for-2 at the line for her dozen markers.

Dennis

and Hug both ended with 10 points in the loss with Sarah Sakimae and Kehau

Regidore rounding out the Kaua’i scoring.

The next KIF girls basketball

game is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18 when the Waimea Menehunes travel to the

Bernice Hundley Gym in Kapa’a to kick off round 2.

Tip off for the JV game

is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with the varsity contest starting twenty minutes

following the conclusion of that game.

Scoring by

quarters:

Kapa`a:16 8 12 26 62

Kaua`i: 8 20 7 13

48

Player 3’s 2’s FTA FTM

Total

Kapa`a

Jordyn Danner 3 16 8 7

26

Trichael Pangan 8 5 2 10

Erin

Hanada 2 0 0 2

Ashley Farias 6

0 0 6

Kainani Torio 6 1 0

6

Kanoe Arinaga 0 1 0 0

Waialana Quisano

4 5 1 5

Ilihani Yama 3 4 0

0 7

Mytra Dileonardo 0 0 0 Stephanie

Cuyo 0 0 0

Shayna Carvalho 0

0 0

Ingrid Nakamura 0 0

Kaua`i

Sarah Sakimae 2 0 0

2

Elisa Inouye 12 0 0 12

Alisa

Racelo 6 4 2 2 12

Misty Hug

10 2 0 10

Cissy Dennis 8 4 2

10

Kehau Regidor 2 0 0 2

Rona

Nishikawa 0 2 0 0

Erin Garlie 0

2 0 0

LeeAnne Cox 0 0 0 0

Laurie

Kodani 0 0 0 0

Kara Matsunaga 0

0 0 0

Brandie Kawamura 0 0 0 0

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