Team 808 drains 3-balls in win

Team 808 used the three-ball to defeat the Meatballs, 50-32 Sunday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Playing in the Kauai Youth Basketball Association and the County of Kauai Women 18 and Over league, this was just the second meeting since the games started last Sunday.

Kristle Henry, netting high-point honors for Team 808, dropped a trey toward her 15 points. Team 808 launched six from outside the three-point arc while the Meatballs, coached by former Menehune player Robin Hoopii-Manuel, was able to get one off by Liona Hasegawa, another former Menehune.

Team 808 treys were let by Erin Connelly, a former Waimea player, getting two. Aiko Grande, Kristyn Lorita and Kira Taylan each marked one in addition to Henry’s trey.

The Kauai Ballers outgunned #Ballout in the final frame to lock up a 51-42 win.

The Ballers netted 18 field goals to #Ballout’s 16, went 6-for-11 at the charity stripe to #Ballout’s 4-for-6 showing, and launched three 3-point balls to #Ballout’s two.

Joy Claypoole, an Island School student, marked one trey along with Jessi Aki, home from college ball, and Reggie McCabe getting the third trey.

Natalie Mata and Casey Anacleto, playing earlier in the day for the Division I title in the Kaulupono Summer Bash tournament, each netted one from outside the three-point arc.

Aki finished the match with high-point honors for the Kauai Ballers with 17 points followed by Lauren Claypoole, another college player home for the summer, adding 14 points and Reggie McCabe adding seven points.

Mata topped the #Ballout scoring with 15 points followed by Anacleto getting nine points and Cherisse Rapozo finishing with seven points. The girls next play Friday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center starting at 6 p.m. The Kauai Ballers will take on Team 808 at 6 p.m. followed by the Meatballs going up against #Ballout at 7 p.m.

Games are also scheduled for Sunday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center when the Kauai Ballers meet #Ballout at 6 p.m. followed by Team 808 taking on the Meatballs at 7 p.m.


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