Kings pick up second straight win in Men’s 18 Over hoops

Tab Matsumoto got help from Olin Claussen and Tony Brewer to lead the Kings to its second straight victory, 67-49, over G.E.K. Tuesday night at the Bernice Hundley Gym in Kapa‘a.

Matsumoto repeated as the top scorer for the Kings with 19 points followed by Claussen and Tony Brewer with 10 points apiece while Hans Reeves, nailing two from outside the three-point mark, set the pace for G.E.K. with 13 points and Mike Sanders added with 10 points as the Men’s 18 and Over basketball league played its second game in the fledgling season.

Overall, the Kings launched a total of eight treys, two each from Claussen, Harold Tallano and Eric Vicoy and one apiece from Ruben Dela Cruz and Axefaio Brewer. G.E.K. netted four three-balls, two from Reeves and one apiee from Afa Acoba and Mike Sanders.

Earlier in the evening, Chester Dikilato and Lance Miyashiro set the pace for the Kaua‘i Ballers with 19 points each in the Ballers’ 73-58 win over Hanakila, a group of players primarily from the Hanalei to Kilauea area.

Miyashiro lit up the boards with nine buckets in the game, seven coming in the first half while Dikilato relied on the three-ball, ending with four, and going four-for-five at the charity stripe with a third period bucket to top the scoring.

Noa Colipano and Willis Batol, coming off a strong Kapa‘a High School basketball program, added 16 and 12 points, respectively in the victory.

Brison Nacapuy topped the Hanakila effort on 18 points with James Paik ending with 13 points.

Junnel Calpito finished with 13 points to lead Manny’s Sports to a 49-36 win over the Ramblas in the final outing of the night, Manny Pescador and Mike Lindsey lending 10 points each to the victory.

Brendan McDaniels and Kaina Makua led the Ramblas’ effort on 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Games move to the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center Friday night.


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