The impact of the Dennis Agena and Kalakaua Basketball clinic definitely showed up on the floor of the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center Tuesday night.
Lexton Camat, one of the highlighted players during the clinic, netted a dozen points to lead Hanakila to a 43-24 win over Team Central White in one of three boys’ games in the county’s Division II youth basketball league.
Jacob Young took the lead in Game 2, netting a game-high 18 points, and setting the pace for Team Central Black’s 29-21 edge over the Lihu‘e Kamikaze.
Keane Tibon dropped a game-high eight points for Team Lihu‘e Heat, but the Team Lihu‘e Bulls outran the Heat, 31-23 in the nightcap.
Karen Matsumoto of the Kaua‘i Youth Basketball Association, who coordinated the Agena clinic and assists with the county’s youth basketball program, said a lot of the coaches involved in Tuesday night’s game were also present at the three-day clinic. The clinic wrapped up Monday at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center.
“It was nice to see them encouraging each other and the players and, despite being a little worn from the three-day workout, they seemed to remember what Coach Agena was telling them,” Matsumoto said. “Coach Agena and Coach Kalani Silva of the Big Island were impressed with how good the players were and is looking forward to returning for another clinic in October.”
Following Camat, Noah Rall dropped eight points, with Hans Cassem and Dutch Fairbanks finishing with six points each in the Hanakila win.
Kaiea Migues topped the Team Central White scoring with a dozen points, tying Camat’s mark in the game. Kaimani Tecson and Aukai Albao helped the effort with 10 and two points, respectively.
Following Young in the Team Central Black win, David Pascua and Hunter Yoshioka dropped four and three points, respectively.
Leeon Runny topped the Kamikaze attack with 10 points followed by Tokyo Beti with six points, with Logan Gibson and Ben Brady dropping a pair apiece.
Grant Urmatam set the pace for the Team Lihu‘e Bulls on six points with Noah Ho‘opi‘i lending five points and Nathaniel Gonsalves finishing with four points.
Following Tibon, Kekoa Wehner and Bryden Ibaan finished with six and three points, respectively.
Three more boys’ games are on tap starting at 6 p.m. today at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
Following that, the boys play three games Saturday starting at 9 a.m., followed by two girls’ games starting at noon, also at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.