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KAPAA — The K-Towel went to the three-ball and the Focus stayed ahead of the Meatballs to claim the titles of the adult basketball league Sunday at the Bernice Hundley Gym in Kapaa.
Ian Kahn fired off four bombs from outside the three-point arc en route to netting a game-high 20 points to lead the K-Towl to a 62-39 win over SleepAHZ for the men’s title.
Overall, the K-Towel launched 10 three-point bombs to the SleepAHZ’s four, the three-ball attack led by Ian Kahn and Jordan Flores who finished with three in the first half as K-Towel took a 31-16 lead into the break.
Following Kahn, Flores finished with 13 points, Randy Vicoy ended with eight points, including a second-half trey, William Carollo added eight second-half points and John Patch added seven second-half marks. Jay Stein finished with seven points, including a three-ball in the first half, and Hasa Hahn, the only female on the floor for the men’s match up, got to play on two separate occasions, ending with a digit in the win.
Darren Takashima led the SleepAHZ scoring with eight points and Chavis Garma added seven points, including a three-ball, all in the second half.
The Focus ended with a 56-30 win in the league hosted by the Kauai Basketball Referees Association.
Kamie Imai led the Focus scoring with 16 points and Kelsey Cadiente had 10 points, eight dropping in the first half, including a trey.
Kiara Palacio added nine points, including a second-half three-ball, and Erin Connelly picked up the second-half pace, finishing with six of her eight points in the second half. Natalie Mata and Moani Durant each finished with four points and Nicole Palacio added a second-half three-ball.
Liona Hasegawa set the pace for the Meatballs, finishing with 15 points, including a pair of first-half treys. Inside low post Schae-Marie Tavita added nine points, Melia Okura ended with three points along with Taylor Gaspar, who got a trey in the first half.
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