KALAHEO — Monday wins by the Kalaheo Tigers and the Quik Chikz sets the stage for a crucial Saturday showdown.
Tigers’ coaches Sandi Nadatani and Sean Andrade came in following their 45-16 win over the G Unit to watch the Chikz match mettle against the Lihu’e Lakers at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
“They can run,” Andrade noted.
“And, they’re not afraid to shoot,” Nadatani added.
The Tigers got balanced performance from their team as Trey Aguano paced the victory with a game-high dozen points, including eight coming in the second quarter.
Kelson Andrade added seven including a trey, with Kainoa Simao and Marcus Brown each finishing with six points in the win. Tate Hashimoto, Tystin Gummerus, and Alyssa Vegas each tucked in four, and a pair from Noelani Murray rounded out the math.
Kristle popped a trey and had a pair from the charity stripe to lead the G Unit with Lele adding three. Makana, Kianu, Kimana, and Braden each finished with pairs in the effort.
Machaela Rapozo’s petite size belies her hustle on the court as she joined Kellsie Fujimoto to lead the Quik Chikz with eight points apiece in their 29-16 win over the Lihu’e Lakers in Monday’s second Termite contest.
Mia Cabulisan added six, Kayla Chang finished with five, and a pair from Nicole Kahawai rounded out the scorebook.
Kanalu Simao finished with a game-high 13 points to lead the Lakers’ effort with Nicah Hanano adding a pair, and Joseph Camelo closing the book with a digit.
Aguano led the Tigers in their 36-22 win over the Lihu’e Lakers in the Saturday, Apr. 22 contest. Aguano finished with 10 points followed by Gummerus adding eight, and Brown adding six. Simao and Andrade contributed four each, and pairs from Hashimoto and Zachary Silva rounded out the win.
AJ A. and Alissa led the Lakers’ effort with four points apiece.
Kristle finished with a game-high 18 points followed by Makana and Kianu each chipping in 10 points to lead the Gee Unit to a 40-31 showing over the Wildcats who got a dozen points from Lansen Eto and 10 points from Randon Valenciano.
Marissa H. finished with eight points to lead the Waimea Minihune to a 17-16 edge over the Lihu’e Lakers who got six points apiece from Wailea Kerr and Hanano.
The two Termite teams clash at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. to bring the Westside Termite season to an end.