Red Raider boys sweep Menehune

WAIMEA — The Red Raiders rained four 3-pointers in the opening quarter Wednesday night en route to rolling over the Menehune, 67-31 at the Clem Gomes Gym in Waimea.

The victory completes a Kauai sweep as the junior varsity Raiders won 41-30.

Kauai players roared to a strong start, dropping the 3-pointers while holding Waimea scoreless in the opening quarter. It ended 21-0.

Kauai guard Jassem Cumlat had two 3-pointers and a game-total 17 points.

He was joined by Josiah Coatie, who finished the game with eight points, Michael Booth, with 13 points, and Solomone Manupule, with five first-half points.

The second quarter proved more explosive than the first as Kauai marked 24 points with no 3-point attempts.

Cumlat and Booth led the charge, the guard dropping seven points and Booth adding six points for the 45-10 halftime lead.

Waimea answered a scoreless first period with a 3-ball of its own from Bobby Oliver, who entered the arena for the first time against Kauai. The trey was Oliver’s sole score.

Menehune guard Bernie Ned finished with six points. Kelly Ragasa also finished with six points.

Jamin Fernandez led the charge out of the locker room when Waimea outgunned Kauai 13-12 behind a 3-ball, and Seaton Farias turned on the afterburners, scoring all of his five game points in the period.

Kauai answered with Cumlat’s second trey of the night and a bucket. Melvin Tingzon, the Red Raider low post, added three points toward his game total 10 points as Kauai stayed with Waimea in the 22-21 half.

The victory keeps Kauai’s record undefeated heading into Saturday when the Red Raiders host Kapaa to close the first round.

The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity.

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