Hoops Pa`ina looks to three-peat

Editors’ note—Results from Day two, and finals will be published in a future

issue.

KALAHEO—The 3rd Annual Kaua`i Youth Basketball Association

Invitational Basketball Tournament for boys 14 & Under teams opened at the

Kalaheo Neighborhood Center with the Hoops Pa`ina team from Oahu looking to

3-peat the tournament.

Kaua`i teams, with the exception of the Puhi

Wildcats, fell victim to the quick-moving, solid playing of three teams from

Oahu, and one visiting from Kona as Hoops Pa`ina exploded from the onset to

topple the Westside Hornets 76-31 behind the high pointing of Waikoloa Noa’s 20

points.

Ryan Hirata contributed 17 points to the victory run.

Kawika

Hepa and Alfred Farias combined for 18 points for the Westside Hornets.

The

Puhi Wildcats, the sole Kaua`i team to emerge opening night with a win, banked

on Aren Racca’s 13 points and Aukai Dennis 11 points to reap a 51-31 showing

against the Pearl City Highlanders.

Matt Sato and Michael Hardy combined

for 17 points to lead the Highlanders.

Jimmy Miyasaka chalked up 14 points,

and Doug Adachi followed a digit back at 13 points to lead the Kaimuki

Community Park team to a 55-32 showing over the Kaumakani Supersonics in the

evening’s third game.

Jeremy Manuel had 9 points followed by Jordon Dizon

with 8 points for the Supersonics.

The Kona Tigers surged at the top end to

wrap up a 49-34 win over the Kalaheo Pistons in the finale.

Chasing two

points at the end of the first period, the Pistons outshot Kona 11-8 in the

second period behind the hand of Desmond Rodrigues’ 5 points and Ricky Riopta’s

4 points before succumbing to the Tigers.

Kyle Teves tallied 14 points in

the win with Cody Henriques helping the cause with 13 markers.

Rodrigues

outgunned the Kona shooters with 15 points in the loss with Riopta helping out

on a 12-point effort.

At the end of the second day of the 3-day tournament,

all Kaua`i teams were handed losses, as the Puhi Wildcats fell victim to the

Kaimuki Community Park 60-27.

Hoops Pa`ina continued on their winning

streak by taking the Kona Tigers 54-38.

The Kalaheo Pistons moved past the

Westside Hornets 55-41, and the Kaumakani Supersonics fell to the Pearl City

Highlanders 40-35.

KYBA Invitational 14-Under

Basketball

Tournament

Day 1

Hoops Pa`ina 76,

Westside Hornets

31

Score by quarters

Hoops Pa`ina 14 25 14 23 76

Westside Hornets

5 4 7 15 31

Hoops Pa`ina scoring: Andrew Amiglio 13, Kawika Calizar

5, Mikey Faria 10, Ryan Hirata 17, Kealakai Hussey 4, Waikoloa Noa 20, Patrick

Torres 7.

Westside Hornets scoring: John Vincent-Palacio 1, Bryan

Hayashi 0, Kamakani Woolsey 2, Kawika Hepa 10, Jordan Shea 0, Luke Tsuchiya 0,

Alfred Farias 8, Akeem Allen 6, Joseph Kali 4.

Puhi Wildcats

51,

Pearl City Highlands 31

Score by quarters

Puhi Wildcats 13 8 14

16 51

Pearl City Highlands 4 6 7 14 31

Puhi Wildcats scoring:

Kaupili aukau 3, Mason Chan 2, Aukai Dennis 11, Justin Kashiwabara 0, Michael

Ng 0, Lance Okasaki 0, Aren Racca 13, Alec reichle 8, Preston Valmoja 8, Keala

Watson 6.

Pearl City Highlands scoring: Jun Valdez 5, Kaleo Cambona-Meyer

2, Justin Moniv 5, Dane gella 2, Matt Sato 10, Michael Hardy

7.

Kaimuki Community Park 55,

Kaumakani Supersonics 32

Score

by quarters

Kaimuki 11 16 12 16 55

Kaumakani 9 9 7 7

32

Kaimuki Community Park scoring: ryan Matsuo 2, Richy Miyasaka 5,

Westin Lee 10, Jimmy Miyasaka 14, Kyle Pape 0, Marc Factora 0, Jon Cruz 2, Doug

Adachi 13, Gavin Loo 5.

Kaumakani Supersonic scoring: Kaylen Rita 5, Aaron

Hesapene 1, Andres Emayo 0, Sepa Emayo 0, Jeremy Manuel 9, Jordon Dizon 8,

Joshua Cabral 3, Dana Bunao 0, Ross Acoba 0, Lance Kauwe 0, Walea Arquette

6.

Kona Tigers 49, Kalaheo Pistons 34

Score by quarters

Kona

Tigers 14 8 13 14 49

Kalaheo Pistons 12 11 6 5 34

Kona Tigers

scoring: Dustin Esteban 4, James Andrews 0, Ehitu Keeling 0, Kyle Teves 14,

Jaime Auhoon 0, John Armstrong 8, Easton Takata 8, Loa Patso 0, Bryant Sawada

2, Cody Henriques 2, Adam Palacat 13.

Kalaheo Pistons scoring: Edward Delos

Santos 0, William Carbonel 0, Tab Matsumoto 3, Lenin Sagisi 0, Fia Moe 0, Ricky

Riopta 12, Don Carbonel 0, Mark Andres 0, Koji Nakaya 0, Desmond Rodrigues 15,

Kamu Kawaihalau 4.

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