The KIF basketball season has turned into a barn burner despite Waimea’s 4-0 record and first round championship.
Both the Red Raiders and Warriors have shown that they have what it takes to battle the Menehune.
However, it’s Waimea who has been able to finish games, with help from senior guard Brendan McDaniels, who is the second leading scorer in the KIF.
For Kapa’a, Greg Ragsac, Mike Lindsey, and Nate Beralas are the hard chargers and look to lead Kapa’a to the top of the second round.
The Red Raiders took Waimea into three OT’s on Friday and are hungry for another title shot.
Josh Bradbury, a senior, is the leading scorer in the KIF and has to rely upon young players to support him through crunch time.
All three KIF teams are in the hunt for the KIF title, but Waimea seems to have the edge, especially with an unblemished record.
The second round of KIF basketball begins on Tuesday, with Kapa’a battling Waimea at the Clem Gomes Gymnasium, starting at 5:30 p.m. (JV). The varsity contest begins 20 minutes after the completion of the JV game.
- Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or firstname.lastname@example.org.