Team Lihu‘e, Kapa‘a post Div. 1 wins in county hoops

KALAHEO — Micah Agtunong launched a three-point bomb en route to leading Team Lihu‘e to a 19-15 edge over Papalina in one of two games played Tuesday in the county’s youth basketball league at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Playing in the Division 1, or boys in the third and fourth grade, the Kapa‘a squad surged to a 6-2 advantage over the Supersonics to end with a 14-11 win in the second matchup of the night.

Agtunon finished the night with seven points followed by Toshi Cox adding four points as Team Lihu‘e surged from a 6-7 halftime deficit to outgun Papalina 8-0 in the fourth period for a 14-7 advantage at the buzzer.

But Papalina answered in the fifth and final period, matching Team Lihu‘e, 5-5 in the fifth and outscoring Team Lihu‘e, 3-0 in the final frame, coming up four points short at the end of regulation.

Chet Pimsaguan, playing up in the Division 2, or boys fifth and sixth grade, Papalina team, topped the game with 11 points, including a trio of three-balls. Ridge Serraon added four points for Papalina.

Tyler Hawthorne topped the Kapa‘a scoring in the second matchup followed by Sammy Mokuahi, Alakai Gonsalves, Vincent Noguchi and Zephyn Kanekua each notching pairs.

Mayson Broyles finished with a game-high 11 points to lead the Supersonic effort.

Six games are on tap for the county’s youth basketball program starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center when the Division 2 boys open with Hanakila, coached by Dave Simon, go up against the Kamikaze, coached by Keven Hanano, at 9 a.m.

Papalina’s Division 2 squad will meet Team Lihu‘e at 10 a.m. followed by the Division 1 Hanakila squad, also coached by Simon, taking on the Westside at 11 a.m.

The girls make their debut at noon when the Team Lihu‘e wahine tangle with Westside with the Team Lihu‘e Division 1 boys meeting Kapa‘a starting at 1 p.m.

Kaulupono, a girls team coached by Bobby Kamakele and Pedro Saligumba, close the day against Team Central girls starting at 2 p.m.


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