Long range shooting dominates women’s games in Kalaheo

KALAHEO —  Three-balls rained in the Women 18 and Over league Thursday night at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

The Team 808 and TUNDAZ peppered the hoop from the outside with nine treys apiece and the Shakers and Bajingas added another nine bombs.

Kristle Henry, one of the strong guards from the Kaua‘i High School program, dropped four treys en route to netting 24 points to lead Team 808 to 72-37 win over TUNDAZ in the evening’s opener.

Paige Connelly dropped five field goals for 10 points followed by Kelsey Cadiente ending with eight points on two three-balls and a field goal. Janessa Grady finished with a trey and two field goals, everything sinking in the first half.

Casey Anacleto dropped a three-ball in the opening frame enroute to her game-total five points, everything netting in the opening frame. Erin Connelly came in for a strong second half, scoring five points and Kathleen Cadiente finished with four second-half points. An Arrisa Thronas pair in the final period ignited the Team 808 bench and fans to round out the victory.

Belinda Butac and Kira Taylan set the pace for TUNDAZ, each player dropping four treys. Butac added seven field goals for her 18 points and Taylan ended with four field goals for her 12 points. Liona Hasegawa, strong in the paint, ended with two points along with Jackie Tomacder.

Robyn Manuel and Ashley Mier, both scoring leaders for the Shakers in its 60-42 win over Bajingas, netted two three-balls apiece. The Shakers also got a trey from Kehau Regidor and Ana Jacinto in the win.

Vakeesha Lagazo, the scoring leader for Bajingas, finished with two treys to help her toward her game-total 15 points. The Bajingas, made up entirely of Waimea High School players, also got a bomb from outside the three-point arc from guard Cheyenne Duarte. Caitlyn Owen followed Lagazo’s lead with 10 points in the effort.

The Women 18 and Over return to the floor, Monday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center when Team 808 goes up against the Shakers in a 6 p.m. tipoff.

Playoffs for the Women 18 and Over start July 25.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com


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