Kapa’a’s trying to stay alive

By taking care of their own business and receiving a little help from Kaua’i, the Warrior basketball team (0-2) still has a chance to win the first round KIF title.

Plus it’s Friday the 13th and a full moon, so anything can happen tonight.

However, if they want to stay in contention, they’ll have to start with a win against Waimea.

In the first Waimea/Kapa’a matchup, the Menehune took control in the first half, only to see their lead shrink to single digits in the waning moments of the fourth quarter.

Kapa’a was just a shot away from putting the game into an extra session, but the three point attempt rimmed out and Waimea took the 51-48 win into the locker room.

The Menehune took full control of the first round with a 43-35 victory over Kaua’i on Tuesday, to move into the top spot at 2-0.

But if you ask Waimea head coach Elton Montemayor if he’s comfortable with the first-place lead, he’ll tell you that every game is just as big as the next.

The Red Raiders are 1-1 and await the Warriors next Tuesday and then on Friday, Kaua’i will host the Menehune.

Tonight’s game with Waimea starts at 5:30 p.m. for the junior varsity and the varsity boys hit the court 20 minutes after the completion of the JV contest.

Difference makers: Waimea’s Brendan McDaniels, Chad Barba, Chris Newcomb, Calsen Agrade, Keelan Sakuda, and Vincent Geronimo. Kapa’a’s Nate Beralas, Junnel Calpito, Greg Ragsac, Coty Salausa, Kesmon Jaramillo, Mike Lindsey, and Albert Aguila.

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