KAPA‘A — Kristle Henry finished with a game-high dozen points to lead the Gee’s Angels to its second straight win Wednesday night.
Overcoming a two-person tight Kaulupono defense, Henry netted eight of her dozen points in the final period as the Angels held off Kaulupono Girls 24-17 at the buzzer.
Earlier in the night, Wailua got 18 of its game-total 26 points from Kailee Carillo as the greenshirts pocketed a 26-19 win over the Lihu‘e Kamikazes at the 3 G’s Nation 11 and Under girls basketball games at the Kapa‘a High School gym.
Buckets by Uilani McCabe and Henry in the opening quarter pulled the Angels to a 4-1 edge at the end of the frame, and another Henry bucket in the second quarter was joined by goals from Lele Hanie and Toafa Pava for the 10-5 halftime lead.
An explosive third period led by Henry saw the Angels sitting on a 22-6 lead at the end of the third quarter.
But Kaulupono battled back, outshooting the Angels 11-2 in the final frame led by Sanoe Kaohelaulii and Alissa Rapacon with 5 and 4 points, respectively, Rapacon taking the low post shots unguarded as Kaohelaulii screened.
Kaohelaulii finished with high-point honors for Kaulupono, who suffered its first loss following a 22-20 overtime win Monday night. The Kaulupono center finished with 8 points followed by Rapacon’s four marks. Taylor Gaspar added a pair and a digit from Taylor Jordan Trugillo rounded out the effort.
Following Henry, the Angels got 4 points from Hanie and Toafa Pava, Ana Pava, Joy Claypoole and McCabe each adding pairs.
Carillo paced the Wailua win with a game-high 18 points followed by guard Kekai Gonsalves adding four. Kalalina Fifita and Cortney Higa dropped pairs to round out the win.
Kawehi Louis-Diamond paced the Kamikazes with 13 points followed by Pili Chung, Kawai Calderon and Shyanne Almarza each dropping pairs.