Island Heat shines strong

Jennifer Grady finished with a game-high 19 points to lead Island Heat to a 30-15 win over the Lihu‘e Kamakazes in Game 2 of the county’s 12 and Under girls basketball league.

Taylor Garcia added 7 points and Courtney Contrades chipped in 4 in the Monday contest at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Kawehi Louis-Diamond topped the Kamakazes’ scoring with 6 points, followed by Siarah Perreira and Lacey Lucas adding 5 and 4, respectively.

Makana Fujimoto topped the Ha‘aheo effort with a game-high 14 points to lead the pinkshirts to a 36-8 win over the younger Wailua team.

Machaela Rapozo added 8 points, and Meagan Wong and Malu Vegas finished with 6 each in the win.

Cortney Higa topped the Wailua effort with 4 points, followed by Kekai Gonsalves and Kehau Relacion each adding a pair.

Kristle Henry burned the twine for 15 points to lead Gee’s Angels to a 39-29 showing over Kaulupono in Game 3. Henry got help from Reggie McCabe and Daezsa Tomas, who finished with 5 and 4 points, respectively.

Rea Plotado topped the Kaulupono effort with 13 points, followed by Vakeesha Lagazo and Krista Kali adding 7 and 4, respectively.

Kaua‘i High

seeks coaches

Kaua‘i High School is seeking coaches for the 2007-08 athletic seasons.

The deadline to apply for football, volleyball, cross country, bowling, air riflery, soccer and softball coaching positions is Feb. 23.

The deadline for swimming, boys basketball and paddling is March 5, and the deadline for golf, tennis, track, baseball, girls basketball and cheerleading is May 21.

Direct all inquiries to the athletic director’s office at 274-3169.

Bolla released

from hospital

ASSOCIATED PRESS

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i women’s basketball coach Jim Bolla was released from the hospital following a medical procedure and is now at home recuperating, the university said Wednesday.

Bolla went on leave a day before the undisclosed procedure at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu on Feb. 5. Associate head coach Pat Charity has been serving as interim head coach.

“The surgeons did a fantastic job and I’m feeling better and stronger every day,” Bolla said in a statement. “I’m thrilled by the success of the team and I’ll be rooting for them while I continue to recuperate. I don’t have a definitive timeframe for my return, but I’m hopeful it will be very soon.”

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