Hesapene three-balls push G.E.K. past century mark

Aaron Hesapene netted eight bombs from outside the three-point arc to lead G.E.K. to a 105-60 win over Notorious Friday night at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Hesapene pushed the launch button, firing off his eight three-balls en route to getting a game-high (and evening-high) 32 points in the G.E.K. victory during the games which were abbreviated to two games due to graduation night celebrations.

Hesapene, who also had his finger stuck on the “launch” button in G.E.K.’s last appearance in the Men’s 18 and Over basketball league, netted eight of G.E.K.’s 15 treys in the Friday night outing, the scoring never dropping below 24 points in any quarter.

Following Hesapene, Chris “Afa” Acoba netted 25 points followed by Hans Reeves with 19 points, Gilbert Castro adding 15 points, Willy Abihai getting 10 points and Kevin Kailikini ending with four points.

Allen Calumag topped the Notorious effort with 21 points coming on nine buckets and a perfect 3-for-3 at the charity line. Bryan Domingo ended with 18 points, followed by Cheeko Calixterio with 10 points, Brian Trinidad with six points and Brian Nono ending with five points.

Earlier in the night, Gaylard Matias finished with a game-high 18 points, including four three-balls, but Westside Pride dropped a 48-42 heartbreaker to SupaStars.

The SupaStars spread its scoring among its almost-full roster of players, led by Gabe Legacy netting 11 points, Nate Smith adding 10 points and Sam Pomele ending with nine points.

Westside Pride fielded just seven of its 17-player roster, but stayed close to one of the league’s tough teams.

The league next takes the floor Tuesday night at the Bernice Hundley Gym in Kapa‘a with three games on tap starting at 6 p.m.

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