KAPA’A – They call Kaua’i guard Alec Reichle “Ottomateek.”
On Friday, we found out why.
Reichle scored 6 of his season high 36 points in overtime to lead the Red Raiders to a 77-68 win over the Kapa’a Warriors at Bernice Hundley Gymnasium.
Reichle began his scoring tear with 4 three-pointers in the initial quarter. He scored 21 of the Raiders’ 43 first half points, and finished off the best offensive performance of his high school career with 6 free-throws in the Raiders’ 11-2 run in the extra period.
Kaua’i (2-2) had a more difficult time maintaining the lead on the Warriors than in their last meeting, which they won 65-61.
Reichle’s hot start put a spark early in the Raider offense, but Kapa’a forward Ryan Cram kept the Warriors comfortably behind, hitting 10 of his 16 points in a quarter that culminated into a shooting extravaganza.
Cram would play limited minutes down the stretch due to foul trouble, but the Warriors would maintain. Down 56-51 after three quarters, Kapa’a’s Ricky Rodrick hit 2 straight buckets off 2 consecutive rebounds to pull the Warriors to within one. The Warriors took their first lead of the game with just over 1 minute remaining on a Jonny Poe-Hooikaika layup.
But Jonny wasn’t through.
Capitalizing on poor Raider free-throw shooting, Hooikaika raced through defenders and hit another layup with seconds on the clock to tie the game 66-66 and force an overtime period.
The Warriors’ run ended there.
The Raiders began hitting their free-throws and found a way to protect the ball in the extra period to keep the Warriors winless in the KIF regular season.
Raider guard Aukai Dennis struggled on the foul line, but he stil had a well-rounded game with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Center Futi Tavana was held to 9 points, 5 rebounds. Jonathan Smith added 7 points, Koa Navarro had 6 and Warren Lee 4.
Kaylan Dolor scored 11 points for the Warriors. Rodrick had 8 points and 8 rebounds and Hooikaika added 9. Randy Vicoy had 8 points, Kalima Leong had 5 points, Bryan Domingo had 6 and Amini Ta’afou’ou and Chris Ramelb each had 2.