KALAHEO— Like all playoffs, the fight for the title of the county’s 17 &
Under boys basketball title has provided some exciting hoop action as Kapa`a
High was just two points, 61-59 better than the Hanapepe Dream Team in the
first of two games played at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center on
Trailing 30-20 at the half, the Dream team mounted an offensive
showing behind Bronson Barino who chalked up 12 of his game-total 14 points in
the second half to draw within two at the final buzzer.
Kapa`a High was led
by Willy Carollo’s 21 points with Eric Robbins adding 14, and Justin Largusa
firing 10 points. Kapu Hendrickson followed a point back with 9, and Phillip
Solten rounded out the scoring with a 5-point showing.
Jesse Erese followed
Barino in scoring for Hanapepe with 11 points with Byron Vea contributing 10.
Joe Kamai and Kawika Hepa added 7 apiece and Efren Taylan ended the night with
Trailing 20-16 at the half, Da Realest exploded in the final four
minutes of play, and outlasted Waimea High 46-45 at the buzzer.
came up with a pair of 3-pointers late in the game to push Da Realest over
Waimea with John Patch and Gabe Serrato adding the insurance.
accounting for 14 of Da Realest’s first-half 16 points, topped all scorers with
27 points in the win.
Balanced scoring for Waimea High had Austin Alquiza
leading the pack with 9 followed by Micah Bermoy adding 8, Darwin Tutop
chipping in 7, and Chaz Barba scoring 6 points.
Kapa`a High 61, Dream
Kapa`a High scoring: Kapu Hendrickson 9, Justin Largusa 10,
Willy Carollo 21, Phillip Solten 5, Eric Robbins 14.
scoring: Joe Kali 3, Joe Kamai 7, Zaldy Lahip 2, Jesse Erese 11, Efren Taylan
5, Byron Vea 10, Kawika Hepa 7, Bronson Barino 14.
Da Realest 46,
Waimea High 45
Da Realest scoring: Gabe Serato 2, Allen Illoreta 2,
Cody Dolor 6, Cale Forsen 5, Darren Lacaden 4, John Patch 27.
High scoring: Chesley Barba 2, Micah Bermoy 8, Winnie Arias 4, Darwin Tutop 7,
Chaz Barba 6, Jordan Dizon 5, Austin Alquiza 9, Oliver Villanueva 4.