Playoff berths for the Men 18 and Over division of the Kaua‘i Summer Youth Basketball league were settled, Friday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
On Friday, Manny’s Sports, finishing the regular season 7-1, will face off against the league’s second seed, H1 and 1, also finishing with a 7-1 record. Tipoff for this game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
Top seed, Go EZ, touting an unblemished 8-0 record, will tip off against the Kaua‘i Ballers, finishing with a 5-3 record starting at 7 p.m.
Lance Miyashiro and Willis Batol piloted the Kaua‘i Ballers to a 98-55 win over the Westside Pride, eliminating the Pride from the playoff brackets.
Miyashiro finished with 20 points while Batol added 18 points in the win. Reynante Villanueva finished with a game-high 22 points to lead the Pride followed by Donato Balualua adding 15 points.
Tab Matsumoto soared to a game-high 25 points as the second seed H1 and 1 pushed an 80-49 win over the Warriors, eliminating the Warriors from the playoff rounds.
Following Matsumoto, Canaan Higa, an Island School standout, added 18 points for the H1 and 1 followed by Sean Allen adding 16 points and Trent Thompson finishing with 13 points.
Randy Vicoy and Emery Souza set the pace for the Warriors with 17 and nine points, respectively.
Manny’s Sports secured the final playoff berth with a 66-45 win over GEK, Spam Lindsey setting the pace for the victory with 18 points followed by Kekoa Prem adding 12 points.
Aaron Hesapene was strong for GEK with 16 points.
Following the Men 18 and Over playoffs, Friday, the Women 18 and Over start their playoffs, July 25 at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
Championships for the Men’s league is July 28 starting at 6 p.m. at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center. The Women host its championships, July 29 at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, also starting at 6 p.m.
The summer league is hosted by the Kaua‘i Youth Basketball Association and the County of Kaua‘i.