Kawika Hepa notched 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Globetrotters to a 43-34 win over Waimea in the KYBA 17-under championship game at Kaua’i High School on Saturday.
Austin Alquiza led Waimea with 15 points and 7 rebounds.
The Globetrotters took control early, outscoring Waimea 15-8 and 13-6 in the first two quarters. Waimea attempted a comeback in the second half, topping the Globetrotters 8-7 in the third quarter and 12-8 in the fourth quarter, but the first half deficit was too far of a climb. The Globetrotters maintained the 17-under title.
For the Globetrotters, Tab Matsumoto had 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist; Alec Carbonel had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists; Chasen Komoto had 7 points, 2 assists, 3 steals; Lance Okasaki had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist.
For Waimea: Gerald Castillo had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Josh Vinzant had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals; Mark Andres had 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals; Allan Manuel had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal.
HB topped the Lihue Shadows 49-26 to take third place in the 17-under KYBA boys league on Saturday.
Rogelio Sagisi led HB with 19 points. Joseph Alquisalas added 10 points and Bryan Valencia scored 8 points.
The Shadows were led by Kenan Guzman’s 10 points. Mike Garcia added 8 points and Brandon Ballesteros put up four.
Other scorers for HB: Rodney Sagucio had 4 points, Matthew Palaroan had 4 points, Robert Cabreros had 2 points and Angelito Palaroan had 2 points.
For the Shadows: Aaron Medina had 2 points, Preston Ebinger had two points.