Hoopsters battle it out

KALAHEO — “Do something, anything!” barked the Eastside’s Hunter Hudson Thursday.

The command came late in the county’s 12 and Under boys basketball game against the Gee Unit A, but failed to ignite the redshirts who fell to the Unit A, 36-33 despite a concerted effort at the end.

Eastside’s Keane-Shane Agoot, finishing with game-high 15 points in a losing effort, launched a pair from 3-point-land, one at the one-minute mark, and the second with just 15 ticks left on the board, but could not overtake Unit A.

Jackson Mathers lit the board for 4 points to lead Unit A to a 10-2 opening frame lead only to have Eastside answer in the third period behind three-point performances from Agoot and John Das to take a 16-12 halftime lead.

Mathers teased the twine for 4 fourth-period points to see Unit A outgun Eastside 10-2, and despite Eastside bettering Unit A 10-8 in the final frame, the buzzer sounded on the Unit A 36-33 win.

Mathers and Dane Bautista led Unit A with 10 points apiece with Donovan Harrison contributing 6 points. Joe Duroniset added 4, and pairs from Bradley Heiser, Hunter Bilbo, and Kawika Bandman figured in the win.

Agoot topped Eastside’s scoring with 15 points followed by Das adding 10. Taylor Langstaff finished with five, Hudson was limited to a pair, and a digit from Aaron Baltizar rounded out the math.

Earlier in the evening, Grant Basquez finished with 6 points, and Shawn Tavares added 5 as the Kalaheo Tigers came from behind to take a 29-15 victory over the Gee Unit B.

Tystin Gummerus and Kaioli Brun each added 4, with pairs from Joey Silva and Kelsen Andrade rounding out the Kalaheo numbers.

Rajan Baliaris and Unaloto Masaniai each finished with 5 points to lead the Unit B effort with Makana Aki adding 3, and a pair from Kalechi Young figuring in the scoring.

Lauren Claypoole finished with 14 points, Maile Dreier notched 11 points, and Mahea Hanie-Grace added 10 points as the Gee’s Angels flew over the Lihu’e Kamakazes, 55-10 in the county’s 12 and Under girls game played Wednesday night.

Lacey Lucas finished with 6 points, Kylie Barba and Makana Fujimoto each added a pair to lead the Kamakaze effort.

Sanida Pahulehua finished with 7 points and Bristy Agu added six as Waimea nudged Kaulupono Girls, 24-23 in the finale.

Cassandra Owens finished with a game-high 9 points with Vakeesha Lagazo adding 6 for Kaulupono Girls.

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