OT thrillers keep fans in Kalaheo

KALAHEO — Young Ballers’ coach Charlie Brown piloted his squad to a 25-5 showing over Team Lihue B, coached by Max Manera, Saturday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, but the two overtime matches kept the spectators glued to the bleachers during the county’s Division I boys basketball league.

Mare’yon Cromarties topped the Young Ballers’ scoring in its victory with eight points followed by Miles Davis and Jason Shipley helping the win with six points apiece.

Team Lihue B got all of its scores from Syrus Delos Reyes who bucketed four points with Raysen Jarquio adding the digit.

Papalina’s Ridge Serraon dropped the final two free throws to lead the Matt Taba-coached squad to a 28-26 edge over the Supersonics, coached by Fran and Fernando Constantino, in one of two overtime thrillers.

Papalina’s Nakoa Andrade unleashed the bombs from outside the three-point arcs in the fourth period, igniting teammate Chet Pimsaguan who hit the button on a pair of treys in the fifth frame.

Pimsaguan also hit three-for-three from the charity stripe to keep Papalina in the chase. Andrade went to the line for a pair to force the overtime at 22-22.

In the OT, Andrade’s bucket was answered by the Supersonics’ Mason Broyles to keep the match deadlocked. Pimsaguan dropped a charity pair only to have the Supersonics’ Kylan Constantino answering for the 26-26 stalemate before Serraon moved Papalina to the final at the free throw line.

Broyles topped the Supersonics’ effort with a dozen points followed by Angelito Constantino-Angala, Aiden Ringor and Hunter Furtado-Oligo each dropping four points.

Pimsaguan topped the Papalina scoring on 15 points followed by Andrade at six points and Deven Tapucol finishing with three points.

Mike Navarro, topping the Team Lihue A, with Tyren Hepa, in the coaches box scoring with 12 points, bucketed three-point shots in the first, fourth and sixth periods to deadlock the match 24-24 with the Aloha State Warriors A team, coached by Matt Gonsalves.

Sunny Bastian, finishing the match with five points, dropped a bucket in overtime for the 26-24 Lihue go-ahead. Helping Navarro’s lead, Team Lihue B got nine marks from Jonathan Mostoles.

Vincent Noguchi, the three-point shooter for the Aloha State Warriors A in the first and fourth periods, topped the Warriors A scoring on eight points followed by Samuel Mokuahi at six points and Alakai Gonsalves adding five points.

Matthew Rivera fired up 16 points to lead the Kauai Thunder to a 39-5 victory over the Lakers who got a pair each from Sage Cua and Kamaleva Diego.

Tyrus Duran and Caleb Plowman added eight points apiece to Rivera’s lead for the Kauai Thunder.

Wendall Soriano closed the day on 18 points to lead Hanakila B to a 44-23 showing over Team Lihue C despite the Lihue C getting 17 points from Michael Questin.

Helping Soriano, Caleb Brown dropped 15 points and Keona Correa added four points.

Kellen Coloma followed Questin in the Lihue C scoring at four points.

The county’s Division I is for players in fourth through sixth grades.

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