In Short

Menehune advance past Bulldogs, Red Raiders take second at event, Community Basketball at Kilauea Gym, Umpire clinic to be held at Koloa Park

Menehune advance past Bulldogs

HONOLULU – The Menehune kept their playoff hopes alive on Friday after edging Kaimuki 54-53 at the 2003 Hawaiian Airlines Boys State Basketball tournament at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

Desmond Rodrigues nailed the first of two free throws with nine seconds left to give Waimea (9-1 overall) a three-point edge.

Kaimuki came down court and attempted the game-tying 3-pointer.

However, the ball hit the front of the rim and bounced out.

A Bulldogs player grabbed the rebound and scored on a layup as time expired allowing Waimea to take the contest in the consolation round of the tourney.

Today, the Menehune face Waiakea at 3 p.m. in the consolation championship.

In Friday’s contest, Rodrigues scored 11 points while Jordon Dizon dropped in a team-high 20 points.

Red Raiders take second at event

HONOLULU – The Kaua’i mixed paddling team took second place at the 2003 First Hawaiian Bank State Canoe Paddling Championships at the Keehi Lagoon on Friday.

The Red Raiders’ mixed squad of Thomas Oliver, Kelly Foster, Donna Robles, Kristin Mackenzie, Ashlee Fujimoto, Luke Evslin, Darcie Gusman, Mason Akuna and Waipuna Trask finished behind McKinley High. Kaua’i’s team finished the race with a time of four minutes and 23 seconds, just under eight seconds behind McKinley.

In boys action, the Red Raiders placed sixth at the event with a time of 4:22.34.

Community Basketball at Kilauea Gym

County of Kauai Parks and Recreation Community Basketball League Games at Kilauea Gym on Feb. 27, 2003.

Boys 12 & Under

Wailua (42) vs Kapa’a Warriors (13)

High scorer for Wailua: John Beralas, 10 pts.

High scorer for Warriors: Kyle Van Buskirk

Kilauea (13) vs Lihu’e On Fire (15)

High scorer for Kilauea: James Noone, 8 pts.

High scorer for On Fire: Scott Taylor, 1 pt.

Umpire clinic to be held at Koloa Park

West Kaua’i and Lihue Baseball is sponsoring a free umpire clinic on March 8 at the Koloa Ball Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mike Evans, director of umpires for the University of Hawaii, will be conducting the clinic.

The event is open to all levels of baseball umpiring.

For more information, call Gary at 332-7624.


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