Team Lihu‘e, Papalina split series in Kalaheo

Team Lihu‘e and Papalina basketball split its series Saturday during Kaua‘i County Division 2 basketball at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Jacob Lombardo and Sonny Boiser posted eight points apiece to lead the Team Lihu‘e Bulls to a 31-20 showing over Papalina-Blue.

The team got balanced scoring from Makana Tavita, Ryan Banasihan, Wade Pimsa Guan and Sailen Farias, who each bucketed four points.

On the other side of the coin, Papalina-Orange got a game-high 14 points from Blake Lewis and six points from Gunnar Burkman to roll over Team Lihu‘e Heat, 34-6, the Heat getting three points from Aizen Yamashita.

Kaiea Miguel posted a game-high 18 points and Kaimana Tecson added nine points as Team Central White edged out Team Central Black, 29-28, in the final of three boys’ games played at Kalaheo.

Jacob Young and Kurtis Fujiio-Pascua topped the Team Central Black effort with 14 and seven points, respectively.

Jaliyah Cassem and Shanol Tolenea fired off 10 points apiece to lead Hanakila to a 48-10 win over Team Lihu‘e 2, who got four points from Marissa Layosa.

Angelica Cudiamat and Joy Milbrand bolstered the Hanakila showing with eight points each. Low post Taegan Keep pocketed 12 points, and guard China Yasay ended with 10 points to lead Kaulupono to a 32-9 showing over Team Lihu‘e 1 who got seven points from Samantha Coloma.

The order flip-flops today when Team Lihu‘e 2 takes on Kaulupono starting at 6 p.m. at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center, followed by Team Lihu‘e 1 battling Hanakila in the 7 p.m. nightcap.

The boys take the floor Tuesday night at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center when the Team Lihu‘e Bulls open against Papalina-Orange at 6 p.m., followed by Hanakila taking on the Kaua‘i Ballers at 7 p.m.

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


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