Treys make difference in Men’s league

KAPA‘A — Aaron Hesapene launched eight of the nine three-balls by G.E.K. to lead the team to an 84-80 edge over the Kaua‘i Ballers in one of two games played in the Men’s 18 and Over basketball league, Thursday night at the Kapa‘a High School gym.

With 24 points in treys, Hesapene added four buckets en route to a game-high 34 points in the win. He was joined by Mike Sanders adding 18 points, all coming from field goals, and Afa Acoba ending with 10 points. Alden Lahip, firing the ninth three-ball in the win, finished with seven points.

The Kaua‘i Ballers finished with 30 buckets and four from outside the three-point arc, Noa Colipano leading the charge with 12 of the 16 buckets for 24 points. Lance Miyashiro followed with 19 points, including a three-ball, Keoni Kinzie finished with 10 points and Willis Batol had nine points, including a trey. Koa Colipano and Chester Dikilato each ended with five points, including a three-ball each.

Spam Lindsey finished with 16 points to lead Manny’s Sports to a 50-37 showing over Hanakila in the nightcap.

Manny Pescador followed with 10 points, including launching all three of the team’s trio of treys. Kiah Imai notched seven points and V.J. Carineo ended with six points.

Brison Nacapuy topped the Hanakila scoring, including netting four from outside the three-point mark. Kalalea Kauhane ended with six points and Mark Roslin added five points.

Ian Clements dropped a game-high 25 points and Kaina Makua added 24 points with Scott Rabago adding 10 points to lead Rambla to a 71-58 showing over Westside Pride in one of three games played Friday night at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Reynante Villanueva launched five treys, equalling the amount netted by Clements, to end with 19 points to lead the Westside Pride effort followed by John Michael Sagucio with 14 points and Gaylard Matias with 11 points.

Tab Matsumoto of the Kings and James Badua of Tropang-L tied with 20 points each, but Trent Thompson dropped 14 points, Olin Claussen and Brandon Palacio, the Waimea High School standout, each added 11 points to lead the Kings to an 86-48 showing over Tropang-L who got seven points from Jr. Punzalan following Badua’s lead.

Micah Bermoy finished with a game-high 16 points to lead the Supastars to a 67-31 win over Notorious who was led by Silas Tacsiat netting nine points in the final Friday night encounter.

Following Bermoy who had four three-balls in his game total, Gabe Legacy netted 15 points and Sam Pomele ended with 11 points.

Following Tacsiat who had two treys in his Notorious lead, Allen Calumag ended with seven points.

Following Friday’s games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, the league next plays Thursday with two games at the Kapa‘a High School gym.

Games originally scheduled for Tuesday have been re-scheduled to June 12 due to Kapa‘a High School hosting its annual banquet.

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


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