Lights go out on Raiders, Unit B

KALAHEO — Micah Dunhour notched a game-high 18 points to lead Hanama’ulu to a 53-19 showing over the Kaua’i Fire Raiders at the county’s 12 and Under Boys Basketball game Thursday night.

Dunhour’s total came just a digit short of the total production of the much smaller Raiders who, despite being out-heighted by the Hanama’ulu squad, kept scrapping away until the final buzzer.

Travis Taylan added 7 points to Dunhour’s lead with Kahale Fagarang and Daylin Huni each contributing 6. Canaan Higa, Hank Ibia, and Kalen Kimura chipped in 4 points each and a pair from Allan Bolante rounded out the blueshirts’ scoring.

Kasen Delos Reyes, leading the Raiders’ second battalion, topped the redshirts’ scoring with 5 points followed by Isaac Ramboyon chipping in 4 points, Ramboyon’s performance coming in the second period just before an electrical disturbance caused the lights at Kalaheo Neighborhood Center to trip.

Jensen Koga and Erin Doi finished the night with 3 points each, and pairs from Kameron Perez and Nathan Wong accounted for the Raiders’ math, Wong doing a masterful job at snaring rebounds as well as trying to keep the tall Hanama’ulu trees in check.

In the nightcap, Vinda Carineo soared with a game-high 18 points to lead the Westside Hornets to a 43-14 win over the Gee Unit B, another mismatch in terms of the Hornets being much taller than the small, scrappy Unit B.

Cliffton Callejo followed Carineo’s lead with 8 points, and Keoni Ana, Neil Nabeshima, and Jake Corona each finished with 4 points apiece. Ariel Lahip added 3, and a pair from Brandon Palacio rounded out the Hornet scorebooks.

Only three Unit B players were able to penetrate the Hornets’ tall defense. Guard Rajan Baliaris, despite being one of the short Unit B players, managed a pair of treys and a field goal for his 11-point lead. Baliaris was a perfect 2-2 at the charity stripe as well.

Jesse Voorhies, playing with a bulky elbow bandage,, and Kea Nacolatabua, anchoring the left-side low post on defense, finished with pairs to round out the Unit B effort.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.