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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kapa`a:16 8 12 26 62
Kaua`i: 8 20 7 13
Player 3’s 2’s FTA FTM
Jordyn Danner 3 16 8 7
Trichael Pangan 8 5 2 10
Hanada 2 0 0 2
Ashley Farias 6
0 0 6
Kainani Torio 6 1 0
Kanoe Arinaga 0 1 0 0
4 5 1 5
Ilihani Yama 3 4 0
Mytra Dileonardo 0 0 0 Stephanie
Cuyo 0 0 0
Shayna Carvalho 0
Ingrid Nakamura 0 0
Sarah Sakimae 2 0 0
Elisa Inouye 12 0 0 12
Racelo 6 4 2 2 12
10 2 0 10
Cissy Dennis 8 4 2
Kehau Regidor 2 0 0 2
Nishikawa 0 2 0 0
Erin Garlie 0
2 0 0
LeeAnne Cox 0 0 0 0
Kodani 0 0 0 0
Kara Matsunaga 0
0 0 0
Brandie Kawamura 0 0 0 0