WAIMEA – The Waimea High School Menehune notched their sixth straight KIF victory 53-24 over the Kapa’a High School Warriors Friday night at the Clem Gomes Gym in Waimea.
Jordon Dizon’s bullish performance through traffic paced the Waimea win as Dizon notched a game-high 20 points in the win.
Combining with the efforts of Casey Kaohilaulii, Dizon and Kaohilaulii accounted for the sole Menehune third quarter schowing of 13 points, Dizon leading the effort with 8.
Kaohilaulii ended the night with a 13 point showing in the win followed by Desmond Rodrigues who added 8 points.
Lanikai Kanahele came through in the final quarter to notch six Menehune points followed by Akeem Allen’s five off-the-bench points before fouling out in the final 30 seconds of the contest.
Four points from Jeremy Manuel rounded out the victory math.
The appearance of Jordon Hollinger in a Kapa’a Warrior uniform piqued the attention of the audience as Hollinger broke the charity ice for Kapa’a in the final six seconds of the first half by breaking a string of seven empty free throw attempts with a charity pair.
Randy Vicoy opened the Kapa’a scorebooks with five minutes peeled off the second quarter with a field goal.
Hollinger continued to fuel the Warrior offensive showing, coming up with a pair of final quarter field goals to end the night tied with Brandon Wong, each Warrior notching 6 points in the loss.
Vicoy’s trey in the third quarter gave him five points for Kapa’a with Kalen Dolor going 3-for-7 on the free throw line towards his 5-point showing.
A third quarter pair by Ryan Cram rounded out Kapa’a’s scoring.
Kapa’a High School will host the Kaua’i High School Red Raiders on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Bernice Hundley Gym with the JV game tipping off at 5:30 p.m.
The varsity contest follows 20 minutes following the completion of the JV game.