KALAHEO — The re-scheduling of games put the Aloha State Warriors B on the floor for two games Saturday during the county’s Division I boys basketball games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
Working behind the hot hand of Rigo Ceron-Flores, the Warriors B split its pair of games, holding off the Young Ballers 18-13 before dropping to Papalina A 26-22 in its second match.
Ceron-Flores lit the nets with 12 points in its win over the Young Ballers, getting help from Iverson Corpuz and Mason Doo who each dropped a pair.
Mare’yon Cromartie led the Young Ballers’ effort on six points followed by Miles Davis and Kainalu Taylon adding three points apiece.
Following its first game, the Aloha State Warriors B dropped a few players who had to leave for other commitments.
That did not deter the Warriors B from a concerted effort against Papalina A with Ceron-Flores marking a game-high 20 points and Mason Doo adding a pair.
Maka Shigematsu led the Papalina A win on 18 points followed by Ridge Serraon and Chet Pimsaguan finishing with four and three points, respectively.
Another Aloha State Warrior squad, the A team, finished its season on a winning note, 36-23, over the Kauai Thunder.
Alakai Gonsalves led the Warriors A with nine points in the comeback from a 13-15 halftime deficit. He got help from Samuel Mokuahi who ended with six points, and a host of Warriors, Kaiwa Grubb, Vincent Noguchi and Cephas Woodward each marking five points.
Following a 4-0 opening deficit, the Kauai Thunder exploded for an 11-5 run in the second period to build an 11-9 bulge.
An equal 4-4 third period saw the Kauai Thunder take a 15-13 edge into the break before the Warriors A answered with a 16-4 run over the next two periods to build its win.
Keylan Felipe-Calapatia topped the Kauai Thunder effort on five points with Caleb Plowman, Joey Silva, Joe Ansel Pulawa and Blaze Batoon marking four points each.
Earlier in the day, Syrus Delos Reyes fired off 18 points to lead Team Lihue B to a 36-12 showing over the Lakers to open the day of six games, including the re-scheduled game.
Following Delos Reyes, Dominic Agrade poured in eight points and Justin Gummerus shored up the victory on four points.
Austin Renaud and Sage Cua each marked five points to lead the Lakers’ efforts.
Mason Broyles burned the twine with 22 points to lead the Supersonics to a 49-31 win over Hanakila B who got 12 points from Wendall Soriano in the effort.
Kamalei Berg finished with six points for the team made up primarily of players from the Hanalei and Kilauea areas.
Geon Kittredge added six teams to Broyles’ lead for the Kaumakani-based Supersonics.
Team Central wrapped up the day’s action for players in the 4th through 6th grades when Jim Ehia III dropped 12 points and Xaerys Dela Cruz added 10 points toward its 39-22 win over Hanakila. Chanson Hawelu topped the Hanakila A effort with a dozen points with Keidan Boro adding five points.