KYBA: Kaulupono 12s come up short in Kalaheo

Ashley Lucas had 10 points and Marissa Martinez added six points to lead Team Lihu‘e to a 30-29 edge over Kaulupono-Blue in one of two Girls 12 and Under basketball games, Saturday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Lauren Lagoc fueled the Kaulupono-Blue effort with eight points in the nail-biter, which was one of eight games played under the Summer Youth Basketball program hosted by the Kaua‘i Youth Basketball Association and the County of Kaua‘i at both the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center and the Bernice Hundley Gym in Kapa‘a.

China Yasay, the perky guard for Kaulupono-White, finished with a dozen points in her team’s 38-12 win over the Kamikaze in the second Girls 12 Under contest. Siokapesi Paua finished with eight points and three Kamikaze players, Ayzlin Kealoha-Albarado, Monique Tomacder and Sandrea Chung netted six points apiece in the win.

Joy Milbrand had four points to lead Hanakila to a 17-12 edge over the Kaua‘i Ballers in a Girls 12 Under game at the Bernice Hundley Gym. Tori Daligcon-Pomaikai and Samantha Coloma topped the Ballers’ efforts with four points apiece.

Lester Acojido burned the twine with 12 points and Michael Dasalla added nine points as Team Lihu‘e X topped the Kaua‘i Ballers 42-18 in one of two Boys 12 Under games, also at Kapa‘a.

Hunter Bethel and Teili Fonua topped the Kaua‘i Ballers B12U team with eight and six points, respectively.

Briggs Agu returned to the hardwoods for 10 points and Irish Pascua added eight points to lead the Westside Basketball to a 40-23 win over Team Lihu‘e, who got 10 points from Tajh Mapuhi and nine points from Jhay Karl Dante in the final Boys 12 Under matchup.

James Badua finished with 15 points and Jr. Punzalan added 13 points to lead Tropang-L to a 61-41 win over Hanakila in the first of two Men 18 Over games, Saturday night at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Hanakila got eight points from Keliikoa Baclayon and seven points apiece from Matthew Cummings, Marlon Cudiamat and Christian Roslin in the effort.

Ian Khan netted 37 points to lead Go E-Z to a 100-68 win over the Warriors in the second Men 18 Over matchup which saw Micah Bermoy add 24 points to the Go E-Z victory.

Randy Vicoy and Emery Souza topped the Warriors’ effort with 22 and 15 points, respectively.

Kristle Henry finished with 11 points and Erin Connelly added nine points to lead 808 to a 58-33 win over Bajingas in the sole Women 18 Over match of the day.

Vakeesha Lagazo finished with a game-high 19 points to lead the Bajingas’ effort, Cheyenne Duarte being held to five points.

Two games are on tap at Kalaheo Neighborhood Center on Tuesday, while three games are on the calendar for the Kilauea Neighborhood Center.

Team Lihu‘e meets Kaulupono-Blue in a Girls 12 Under game starting at 6 p.m. at Kalaheo, followed by Kaulupono-White taking on the Kaua‘i Ballers at 7 p.m. A third game, Team Lihu‘e against the West Kaua‘i Hornets, has been rescheduled for Thursday.

Hanakila takes on the Kamikaze in a Girls 12 Under contest starting at 6 p.m. at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center.

The West Kaua‘i Hornets will take on the Kaua‘i Ballers in the first of two Boys 12 Under games starting at 7 p.m., followed by Team Lihu‘e meeting Hanakila starting at 8 p.m.


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