Monday, June 27, 2022 |
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KALAHEO — The Tigers coughed up 16 of its total 18 points in the second half Monday to give the Team Lihue Girls a scare at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
Summer Mead, who scored the Tigers’ only goal in the first half, added to the second half scoring to finish with four points in the effort which fell short, 18-22.
Risa Whetsel, doing some hustling for the Tigers, added three sixth-period points, followed by Sienna Martin-Oldfield, Gillian Rochette, Lexie Warnock and Elli Ramirez who each got pairs. A digit from Emily Sullivan rounded out the effort.
Playing in the county’s Division 3, or youth in the seventh and eighth grades, the Team Lihue Girls got its pace from Cierra Tanicala who netted a game-high 13 points, including five in the first half.
Marissa Layosa joined the fray in the second half and netted six of her total seven points in the final three stanzas. Rebekah Corpuz rounded out the win on a first-period pair.
The Hanapepe Bomb Squad roared back from a 15-10 first half deficit to outgun the Team Lihue Boys 21-20 in the second half, but the effort came up three points short.
Hanapepe had its opportunities in the second half as Bronson Kailikini bounced one off the rim on a charity pair in the final 17 ticks.
Kailikini finished with seven points.
Christopher Aban, who netted a field goal in the final period toward his game-total nine points, kept the Bomb Squad in the melee.
Richard Alop added five points, four dropping in the second half.
Lacin Montemayor, the key ball mover for Hanapepe, finished with four points, including a bucket netted by Team Lihue in the fourth frame.
Corey Agena netted a trey in the fifth and was joined by Thomas Apilado Jr. who got his three points in the second period.
Knyll Ganotisi topped the Team Lihue scoring on a game-high 11 points, followed by A.J. Apalla and Junah Corpuz each netting six points.
Reece Valencia, Shawn Paglinawan and Vhincent Agreda each put in four points toward the Lihue win.
Kaulu Rittmeister, whose grandfather came in from Anahola to watch the game, tapped in eight of his game-total 12 points to lead the Team Central White 30-19 win over Papalina BC A in the nightcap.
Gavin Toyofuku dropped in six points to help the win, followed by Kaimani Tecson who got a trey in his five points. Jayden Felipe-Calapatia and Justin Fraday each had a pair for the win.
The county’s youth basketball series goes to a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday schedule starting Tuesday.
The county’s termite basketball league starts April 1.
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