Team Central, Papalina split series, Thursday

Kaiea Miguel scored a game-high 14 points to lead Team Central White to a 33-10 win over the Lihu‘e Kamikaze Thursday night in one of three games played in the county’s Division II boys youth basketball league for students in the fourth through sixth grades.

Following Miguel, Aukai Albao and Jarren Acantilado finished with eight and six points, respectively in the Team Central White win at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Kampbell Hanano topped with Kamikaze scoring with three points followed by Blake Probasco and Logan Gibson each pocketing a pair each in the effort.

Micah Lalin, Hunter Bethel and Chysen Barretto set the pace for the Kaua‘i Ballers in its 46-26 win over the Team Central Black in the second matchup.

Lalin pocketed nine points for the win while Bethel and Barretto each finished with eight-point contributions.

Jacob Young topped the Team Central Black effort with eight points followed by Kurtis Fujito-Pascua and Braeden Simao ending with five and four points, respectively.

Taylon Yadao ended with a game-high 13 points followed by Trey Taba with 10 points to lead Papalina-Orange to a 42-24 win over its counterpart Papalina-Blue in the nightcap.

Makana Tavita and Ryan Banasihan topped the Papalina-Blue effort with seven points apiece while Wade Pimsaguan and Sailen Farias each ended with four points.

The county league continues with three boys games, Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center followed by two girls matches starting at noon.

The girls also take the floor Monday night starting at 6 p.m. when Team Lihu‘e 2 takes on Hanakila followed by Kaulupono taking on Team Lihu‘e 1 in the 7 p.m. nightcap.

The county’s league for grades four through six wraps up Tuesday with two boys games and Thursday with three games on tap, all being played at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

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