KALAHEO – Hoku Aki exploded for 18 points to pace the Team Ekahi enroute to a
65-57 win over the Hanapepe Dream Team during Thursday night’s 17 & Under
basketball league played at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
The Dream Team
had three players in double figures, Bronson Balisno (18), Jesse Erese (13),
and Joe Kamai (11), but the effort fell short.
Kapu Hendrickson and Jeffery
Gimenez broke loose for the Kapa`a High squad as they downed On Fire 71-65 in
the evening’s second contest. Hendrickson led the effort with 24 points while
Gimenez tucked in 23 points in the win.
On Fire had three players in double
digit scoring as Mason Ceria led the way with 19 points, RJ Pillos adding 13,
and Lionel Tomacder contributing 11 points in the loss.
Team Ekahi 65,
Dream Team 57
Team Ekahi scoring: Hoku Aki 18, Koa Navarro 6, Eric
Tanimoto 8, Alex Carbonel 9, Kamoi Refamonte 4, Matthew Miguel 5, Taylor
Sakimae 3, Thomas Keopuhiwa 2, Angelito Palaran 2, Rodney Morden
Dream Team scoring: Joe Kamai 11, Zaldy Lahip 2, Jesse Erese 13,
Efren Taylan 6, Chad Rita 7, Bronson Balisno 18.
Kapa`a High 71, On
Kapa`a High scoring: Kapu Hendrickson 24, Asher Cole 3, Willy
Carollo 9, Eric Robbins 12, Jeffery Gimenez 23.
On Fire scoring:
Brandon Ramos 6, Lionel Tomacder 11, Jason Kashiwabara 6, Mason Ceria 19, RJ
Pillos 13, David Medeiros 7, Jason Sahara 3.