Kamikaze program drops 2 in Kapa‘a

KAPA‘A — Mahea Hanie-Grace had 8 points and Riana Ralston had 7 points to lead the Gee’s Angels to a 28-22 edge over the Kamikaze Red in the first of three 13 Under basketball games Tuesday night at the Bernice Hundley Gym.

The Angels’ win redeemed its Monday night loss at the hands of the Kaulupono Girls who came to Kapa‘a and handed the Kamikaze White a 45-12 loss.

Marlon Cudiamat, Keli‘i Kai Baclayon and Cy Whitlock of Hanakila combined to contain the speed and quickness of Papalina in a 40-23 win in the final 13 Under matchup of the night.

Duke Pauli and S. Lindsey paced the Kapa‘a A to a 46-30 showing over Team Central in the final game of the night, a Boys 15 and Under matchup.

Pauli finished with 14 points followed by Lindsey at a dozen and Keane Agoot adding 8 points to round out the shooting leaders for the Kapa‘a A team.

Brandon Taylor, a strong hockey player, combined with Makana Ledesma, Kanalu Simao and Bryan Andres to help lead Team Central.

Taylor finished with 9 points followed by Ledesma at 7 points with Simao and Andres each netting 6 points for the 15 Under team.

Against the height of the Hanakila defenders, Papalina relied on its inside speed and the outside shot. Unfortunately, despite a 3-point bomb from Kelson Andrade that pulled Papalina to a 6-5 deficit at the opening quarter, there were no others from outside the three-point arc until the final frame when Tystin Gummerus wowed the audience with another trey.

Kainoa Simao, the quick guard, went fearless against the Hanakila wall to finish with 5 points despite nursing a tender wrist that came upcourt in a battle for ball control.

Andrade paced the Papalina team scoring with 7 points followed by Gummerus and Simao each netting 5 points.

Cudiamat topped the Hanakila scoring with 10 points followed by Baclayon and Whitlock each adding 8 points. James Stevens finished with 6 points and James Paik added 4 points in addition to his court hustle on defensive boards for the black-and-gold.

Kawehi Louis-Diamond came off double-digit scoring Monday night to finish with 7 points for the Kamikaze Red, Tuesday night.

She paced the team with 4 points in the third quarter when the redshirts outgunned the Angels 15-10 in a second-half comeback effort from an 18-7 halftime deficit.

Lauren Hanano was 3-4 from the charity line in that period before finishing with 5 points.

Guard Marissa Hesapene finished with 6 points, 4 coming in the first half and Alexis Hernandez finished with 4 points in the effort.

Following the two Angels’ scoring leaders, Raquelle Matayoshi and Brooke Nakamura-Nawai each added 4 points.

Arrisa Thronas and Jennifer Grady paced the Kaulupono Girls’ win with a dozen and 10 points, respectively. Cheyanne Duarte finished with 9 points followed by Taylor Garcia and Shay Orial each netting 4 points. Shayna Alop had 3 points, Sanoe Kaohelaulii finished with a pair and a digit from Krysta Kali rounded out the blueshirt showing.

Pili Chung led the Kamikaze White scoring with 8 points, all coming in the third quater.

Jabelyn Andaya added a trey that came in the opening frame and a 1-2 from the foul line by Shaylee Huni accounted for the scoring.

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