Waimea close to cutting the nets

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.

KIF Basketball

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)

Next: Kaua’i at Waimea, Friday

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