Poor shooting and a forgettable first quarter handed St. Louis the 79-55 win over Waimea in the consolation championship (7th place game) of the HHSAA/Hawaiian Airlines State Boys Basketball Tournament.
St. Louis jumped out to a 24-10 lead, yesterday at the Stan Sheriff Center and never looked back.
The Crusaders held a 36-23 advantage at halftime, with the Menehune shooting only 20 percent from the field.
St. Louis outrebounded Waimea, 55-27.
Menehune senior guard Chad Barba led all scorers with 25 points off an 8-22 performance from the field.
Brendan McDaniels added eight points in the loss and Keelen Sakuda, Calsen Agrade, and Bradley Frasco put up four points each for the Menehune.
Cameron Bayne led St. Louis with 13 points and Jeremiah Masoli chipped in with 12 points.
The 2005-06 KIF champions finished up its season at 8-3 and eighth in the state.
- Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or email@example.com.