Kaua`i top seed in KYBA 17U Girls playoffs

LIHU`E—Playoffs for the Kaua`i Youth Basketball Association’s 17 & Under

girls division begins on Friday night at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center with

two games scheduled.

The first contest which tips off at 6 p.m. features

third seeded Puhi Wildcats taking on fourth seed Boys & Girls Club


Second seeded Run ‘N Gun will meet the fifth seed Kilauea Hui in

the 7 p.m. contest.

Play continues on Saturday at the Kaua`i High School

gym with the championship contest tipping off at 4:30 p.m.

Top seeded

Kaua`i, coached by Penny Vess, will draw the bye on Friday night, but will be

in action for the first game on Saturday at the Kaua`i High School


Alex Naumu is the coach for the second-seeded Run ‘N Gun squad with

Clarence Sales calling the shots for third seeded Puhi Wildcats.


Quisano is the coach for the fourth seeded Boys & Girls Club (Kapa`a) with

coach Mitsu Yokotake guiding the fifth seed Kilauea Hui.

Results of the

final night of seeding play at Kaua`i High School on Wednesday had the Puhi

Wildcats topping the Kilauea Hui 33-14 with Sasha Sogi leading Puhi with 9

points followed by Kelly Dennis scoring 7 points, and Lindsay Sugihara tapping

in 6 markers.

Jasmine Kuhaulua led Kilauea with 6 points followed a point

back by Larissa Nebre with 5 points. Lahela Yokotake added a pair with Randi Fu

rounding out the math with a point.

The second game featured Misty Hug

leading Kaua`i to a 10-6 slowdown contest over Run ‘N Gun.

Hug ended the

night with 4 points for Kaua`i with Elisa Inouye, Kehau Regidor, and Kara

Matsunaga each tucking in a pair.

Run ‘N Gun’s high scorers were Lorraine

Lagoc with 4 points and Napua Naumu adding a pair.

The night’s finale had

the Puhi Wildcats topping the Boys & Girls Club (Kapa`a) 45-33 behind Sasha

Sogi who ended the night with 17 points. Holly Iloreta followed with 12

points, and Krystalyn Kashiwabara adding 8 points in the win.

Ashley Farias

led the Boys & Girls Club (Kapa`a) effort with 14 points followed by Kristi

Arinaga’s 9-point contribution, and Waiala Quisano adding in 6 points.


other KYBA announcements, MVPs for the 14 & Under Boys were


Leonal Calvin was the choice for the Kilauea Warriors with Alika

Woodward earning the MVP slot for the Kapa`a Cobras. Bryce Ageno was named for

the Lihu`e Wolfpack, and Houston Aki and Kevin Cadiente shared MVP honors for

the Lihu`e 5-Os.

Aren Racca was the choice for the Puhi Wildcats with Koji

Nakaya heading the Kalaheo Pistons.

Kawika Hepa was MVP for the Westside

Hornets and Jordon Dizon earned the honors for the Kaumakani Supersonics.


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