KALAHEO — Patrick Kavangh exploded for six of his game-total eight points to lead Team Big D’ to a 10-4 third quarter enroute to a 29-20 showing over Lihue as the Kauai Youth Basketball Association (KYBA) opened up the 10 Under summer league Monday night at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center amidst an enthusiastic audience of parents and supporters.
Coached by Robert Lamadrid, Team Big D’ got an additional pair of field goals from Maluhia States who finished the night with game-high ten points.
Lynsi Nakamura, leading Team Big D’ with four of their seven-point opening frame, and Ty States, finishing with four of their eight fourth quarter digits helped in the win.
Coming up empty on four tries at the free throw line, Lihue got field goals from Kelsey Cadiente, Dayna Fujii, and Randee Layosa to pull within one at the half, 10-11 before Team Big D,’ one-for-three in free throws, surged ahead for the win in the second half.
Cadiente finished the night with eight points followed by Fujii and Layosa each ending with four points apiece.
Kanu 17, Magic 2 7
Struggling against a tenacious Kanu defense, Magic 2 ignited the scoreboard and audience as Mahea Hanie, Michael Tabata, and Dayton Huni each notched buckets in the final 1:36 of the third quarter while holding Kanu to just a Hunter Bilbo bucket.
That effort fell short as Kanu went on to take their opening bout 17-7 behind seven points from Chance Bateman and four from Kanda Nartatez.
Magic 1 25, Westside Hornets 11
Magic 1 guard Ashlyn Ubongen darted inside and outside to notch game-high 11 points to lead Magic 1 to a 25-11 showing over the Westside Hornets in the final contest of the evening.
Center Christina Banach dominated the lane on both ends of the court, securing countless rebounds and keeping the ball out of the Hornets’ hands despite a strong challenge exerted by Hornets’ Charlyn Ortiz and a frustrated Jondelle Aceret Ipac.
Both Ortiz and Ipac suffered bone-jarring bouts with the floor in the fight for the ball.
Tanisha Defabian’s collected mannerism in the lane netted her high-point honors for the Hornets, finishing off with four points with Aceret-Ipac, Kathleen Valmoja, and Arlene Valmoja each contributing a pair.
Lihue 4-6-4-6 20 Team Big D’ 7-4-10-6 29
Lihue Teal Basquez 0-0-2-0 2 Kelsy Cadiente 2-2-0-4 (0/2FT) 8 Dayna Fujii 2-2-0-0 4 Janessa Grady 0-0-2-0 2 Randee Layosa 0-2-0-2 4 Kayla Shim 0-0-0-0 (0/2FT)
Team Big D’ Maluhia States 2-4-4-0 (0/2FT) 10 Lynsi Nakamura 4-0-0-0 4 Ty States 0-0-0-4 4 Jude Cruz 1-0-0-0 (1/2FT) 1 Keane Agoot 0-0-0-2 2 Patrick Kavangh 0-0-6-2 (0/1FT) 8
Kanu 6-3-2-6 17 Magic 2 0-1-6-0 7
Kanu Andrew Panoke 2-0-0-0 2 Chancen Bateman 2-3-0-2 (1/1FT) 7 Sage Lane 2-0-0-0 2 Kanda Naratatez 0-0-0-4 4 Hunter Bilbo 0-0-2-0 (0/1FT) 2
Magic 2 Nahea Hanie 0-0-2-0 2 Michael Tabata 0-0-2-0 2 Donavan Harrison 0-1-0-0 (1/2FT) 1 Dayton Huni 0-0-2-0 2
Magic 1 6-7-10-2 25 Westside Hornets 6-1-0-4 11
Magic 1 Christina Banach 0-2-0-0 2 Kalen Kimura 2-0-0-0 2 Princeton Gee 0-0-4-0 (0/1FT) 4 Kahale Fagarang 0-2-0-0 (0/2FT) 2 Winston Gee 0-0-0-2 2 Ashlyn Ubongen 2-3-6-0 (1/2FT) 11 Aaron Victorino 2-0-0-0 (0/2FT) 2
Westside Hornets Jondelle Aceret-Ipac 2-0-0-0 2 Kathleen Valmoja 0-0-0-2 2 Arlene Valmoja 0-0-0-2 2 Charlyn Ortiz 0-1-0-0 (1/4FT) 1 Tanisha Defabian 4-0-0-0 4
In games played in Kilauea on Tuesday, Wailua secured a 30-29 win over the Lihue Maniacs in a boys 12 and under game.
Kekoa Prem scored 13 big points for Wailua while Teila Huni added 11 for the Maniacs.
In a girls 14 and under contest, the Kilauea Hui downed the Kapaa Mystics 35-7 with Kirstie Daly pouring in seven points for the Hui and Natasha Furtado adding four for the Mystics.