Kaua`i holds on against Run ‘N Gun; B & G Kapa`a girls win

KILAUEA—The Kaua`i (High) team staved off a last-minute effort by Run ‘N Gun

to escape with a 28-27 win at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center in Monday night’s

KYBA 17-Under girls basketball action.

Rona Nishikawa and Cissy Dennis each

fired a pair of field goals to lead Kaua`i to a 10-6 quarter, and despite

Kaua`i being held to just a pair of baskets in the second quarter, held a

4-point lead at the half, 18-14.

Lorraine Lagoc paced the Run ‘N Gun

scoring in the second period that had an 8-8 showing at the

buzzer.

Overcoming a strong defensive showing in the third frame, Run ‘N

Gun stalemated the contest with 1:53 showing in the third frame as Sara Curnan

banked a bucket from the right side only to have Kaua`i answer on a free throw

and a Elisa Inouye bucket for a 23-20 Kaua`i bulge at the buzzer.

Napua

Naumu tied the game with 3:15 left on the opener of a free throw pair 23-23,

followed by a stop-and-jump from the free throw ripping the twine for a 27-24

Run lead.

A fruitless free throw pair with 2:00 showing still had Run ‘N

Gun holding onto a 27-26 lead, and despite two putback attempts by Curnan, the

scoreboard refused to budge.

Dennis iced the come-from-behind win with 13

seconds showing with a shot from the left side that grabbed the rim and

scrambled in for the 28-27 final math as a pass from Naumu to Stacey Battulayan

to Ulu Kelekoma failed to drop on the buzzer.

Ashley Farias of the Boys

& Girls Club (Kapa`a) ignited for 12 of her 15 game-total points in the

second half for the 44-11 win over the Kilauea Hui in the second game of the

night.

Kristi Arinaga came up with 8 of her game-total 10 points in the

first half for Kapa`a.

Larissa Nebre paced the Kilauea scoring with 6

points followed by balanced contributions from Tamra Martin, Elizabeth Farley

each adding a pair.

Kaua`i 28, Run ‘N Gun 27

Score by

quarters

Kaua`i 10 8 5 5 28

Run ‘N Gun 6 8 6 7

27

Kaua`i Scoring: Elisa Inouye 7, Rona Nishikawa 9, Kara Matsunaga 2,

Lee Anne Cox 0, Cissy Dennis 8, Brandie Kawamura 0, Stacie Hirota 2.

Run ‘N

Gun scoring: Ulu Kelekoma 4, Stacey Battulayan 2, Rissy Ponce 2, Napua Naumu

10, Lorraine Lagoc 7, Sara Curnan 2, Taryn Dizon 0.

Boys & Girls

Club (Kapa`a) 44, Kilauea Hui 11

Score by quarters

B & G

Kapa`a 12 7 9 16 44

Kilauea Hui 3 3 2 3 11

Boys

& Girls Club (Kapa`a) scoring: Tania Tasic 4, Ashley Farias 15, Waiala

Quisano 9, Stephanie Cuyo 2, Kendrah Gallardo 2, Danielle Hill 2, Kristi

Arinaga 10.

Kilauea Hui scoring: Jasmine Kuhaulua 0, Reyne Kihei 0, Dellun

Gandia 1, Larissa Nebre 6, Tamra Martin 2, Elizabeth Farley 2, Randi Fu 0,

Jessica Fu 0, Lahela Yokotake 0.

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