Tori Tuttle finished with a game-high 22 points, but that was not enough to give Wailua the edge as Kaulupono took a 42-39 win in the first of two girls games and a boys match played Thursday night in the 3 G’s Nation 18 and Under basketball league.
Destiny Smith added 9 points.
Kelsey Cadiente and Kayla Werner finished with 10 points each and Cheyanne Duarte ended with 7 points to lead the Kaulupono edge.
Erin Connelly led the Waimea girls to a 54-29 win over the Lihu‘e Kamikaze in the second girls matchup. Joanna Andres poured in 9 points, Kori Sakamoto finished with 7 points and Mollie Connelly added 6 points in the win.
Lacey Lucas, playing a strong inside game against Kaulupono, Wednesday night, came back with 9 points to lead the Kamikaze effort followed by guard Kayla Perez adding 7 points and visiting Hanna Delaney finishing with 6 points.
Clareson Torres finished with 17 points and Tyrus Ceria-Lux added 11 points to give Kalaheo a 48-37 showing over Team Central in the only boys’ match, Thursday.