PUT BACK! The Team Ekahi player secures the rebound and goes for the put back
effort in a recent 17 & Under Boys’ basketball game. Team Ekahi, Waimea
JV, and Kapa`a High were winners in the latest games played at the Kalaheo
(Photo by Dennis Fujimoto)
KALAHEO— Jay Parinas’
20-point scoring explosion coupled with 10-point efforts from Mark andres and
Ricky Riopta to push the Waimea JV squad to a 42-37 win over the Hanapepe Dream
Team in the first of three games played in the 17 & Under boys basketball
league on Sunday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
Joe Kamai came alive
in the second half with 11 points to lead the Dream Team as did Chad Rita who
scored all of his 7 points in the second half.
Team Ekahi held onto their
slim 21-20 halftime lead to edge past the Kapa`a High team 55-51 in the second
contest behind the scoring of Hoku Aki who ended with 13 points followed
closely by Eric Tanimoto’s 12-point contribution.
Jeffery Gimenez and Kapu
Hendrickson fueled the Kapa`a High team with 14 and 13 points
Gabe Serrato, Cody Dolor, and John Patch exploded for
double-digit scoring to pace Da Realest’s 71-42 win over the Boys & Girls
Club in the finale.
Serrato led Da Realest scoring with 19 points followed
by Patch’s 17 points and Dolor’s 13 points.
Jonah Bond had 13 points to
lead the Boys & Girls Club.
Waimea JV 42, Dream Team
Waimea JV scoring: Mark Andres 10, Jay Parinas 20, Ricky Riopta 10,
Jessie Cabatan 2.
Dream Team scoring: Joe Kamai 11, Zaldy Lahip 6,
Efren Taylan 6, Chad Rita 7, Bronson Balino 2.
Team Ekahi 55, Kapa`a
Team Ekahi scoring: Hoku Aki 13, Koa Navarro 2, Eric Tanimoto
12, Alex Carbonel 2, Kamoi Refamonte 10, Taylor Sakimae 9, Thomas Keopuhiwa 1,
Rodney Morden 6.
Kapa`a High scoring: Kapu Hendrickson 13, Justin
Largusa 2, Asher Cole 10, Willy Carollo 4, Phillip Solten 2, Eric Robbins 6,
Jeffery Gimenez 14.
Da Realest 71, Boys & Girls Club
Da Realest scoring: Gabe Serrato 19, Allen Illoreta 8, Cody Dolor
13, Cale Forsen 3, Darren Lacaden 9, Shawn Kaona 2, John Patch
Boys & Girls Club scoring: Aaron Lamana 7, Bobby Hammond 2,
Garret Danner 5, Jonah Bond 13, Dahson Gonzales 9, Chris Danner 6.