After steamrolling through the first round, the Waimea boys basketball squad struggled early on in the second round. However, after rebounding against Kapa’a and edging a tough Kaua’i challenge in three overtimes, the Menehune are now back in the driver’s seat with the KIF title right in front of them.
Kaua’i, who defeated Kapa’a in a close contest on Tuesday, travels to Waimea to face the Menehune in the biggest game of the season.
If the Red Raiders are victorious on Friday night, they will force a second round tie between all three teams at 2-2.
But if the Menehune take the final game of the season, they will be the fortunate ones to cut the nets down in their own house.
The HHSAA/Hawaiian Airlines State Boys Basketball Championships run from Feb. 22-25 on O’ahu and all three teams on the island are still in the hunt for that elusive berth to the tournament.
- Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or email@example.com.
1) Waimea: 6-1 (2-1 second round)
2) Kapa’a: 3-5 (2-2 second round)
3) Kaua’i: 2-5 (1-2 second round)
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