Youth roundup: Hanapepe leads Division II opener

Team Lihue A and Papalina B wrapped up its Division I youth basketball series, and Hanapepe, Team Central A, Papalina and Team Lihue opened its Division II play Thursday night at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Team Lihue A, playing its final game for players in the fourth through sixth grades won 38-10 over Papalina B.

Kaisen Rapozo topped the Team Lihue A scoring with eight points followed by Marique Manera and Jonathan Mostoles, who each adding seven points in the win.

Johnson finished with five points to lead the Papalina B effort with Hans Burkman ending with three points.

w Hanapepe led the Division II, or players in the 7th and 8th grade, games with a 28-19 win over Team Central A. Lacin Montemayor topped the Hanapepe victory with 10 points, followed by Joey Perpose, who added eight points.

Kurtis Fujito-Pascua topped the Team Central A effort on six points followed by Braden Simao and Jaron Acantilado, who each added five points.

Christopher Cromartie ended with 18 points, the highest performance of the night with three treys, to lead Papalina to a 39-31 edge over Team Lihue in the nightcap.

Trailing 23-8 at the break, Team Lihue rallied in the second half, matching Papalina 9-9 in the fourth stanza and outgunning them 10-5 in the fifth frame and 4-3 in the final period.

Roed Pagatpatan topped the Lihue scoring with 12 points followed by David Pascua, who added nine points.

Trey Taba, netted a 3-pointer in the fifth frame, and Ryan Banasihan helped the Papalina win with seven points each. 

The county’s youth basketball series continues Monday with three games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center starting at 6 p.m.

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