Hanakila, Aloha State Warriors split

Kekaimalie Hunt scored all of the Dream Team B’s game points Saturday at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center.

The effort came up short at the county’s Division I, or youth in the 4th through 6th grades, as Alexie Ann Yam matched Hunt’s eight points and got help from Kiani Pia Salvador and Josal Najera Navas each tucking in four points to lead the Dream Team A, coached by Luther Yam, to a 20-8 showing over the B team, coached by Luther’s wife, in the sole girls’ matchup.

Xaerys Dela Cruz and Micah Agtunong combined for 15 points to lead Team Central, coached by Reid Tamanaha, to a 33-6 showing over the Kauai Thunder, with coach Chad Plowman at the helm, who got three points from Joey Silva and a pair from Matthew Rivera.

In the victory, Dela Cruz led the scoring with nine points. Agtunong ended with six points in the first of four boys’ games.

For the Aloha State Warriors, Saturday was a mixed bag as the team coached by Matt Gonsalves split its series, the A team dropping 49-27 to the Hanakila A team, a team comprised primarily of players from the Hanalei and Kilauea areas and coached by Philip Baclayon and Dino Hawelu.

In the second matchup, the Aloha State Warriors B team, with coaches Bryan Doo and Aaron Hawthorne at the helm, took a 35-21 win over the Hanakila B team, coached by Baclayon and Robert Demond, behind Rigo Ceron-Flores igniting for 17 points, the highest score of the day, and Jeran Paleka netting six points.

Hanakila B saw Wendall Soriano come up with 14 points followed by Rico Obar netting four points.

In the earlier matchup, the quick Hanakila A team saw Chanson Hawelu and Keidan Boro each net 16 points and Nahoa Davis getting seven marks in its win over the Aloha State Warriors A team.

Alakai Gonsalves topped the Warriors A team with 13 points, getting help from Vincent Noguchi who dropped six points.

Coach Charlie Brown led the Young Ballers to a 40-20 showing over Team Lihue C, coached by Max Manera, as Mare’yon Cromartie and Jason Shipley fired up the Ballers with 13 points each, getting help from Miles Davis who netted 10 points.

Michael Questin continued to lead the Team Lihue C, firing off 12 points with Kellen Coloma adding four points.

There will be no games on tap today due to the Martin Luther King holiday. The next games will take place Tuesday with three girls matches at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center starting at 6 p.m.


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