Youth roundup: Team Lihue comes up short; Islanders, Team Central win

KALAHEO — Tiana Manera scored all of her six points for Team Lihue in the fourth period Tuesday night during the county’s Division II youth basketball games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Manera’s bundle of buckets pulled Team Lihue from a 13-6 deficit to take the lead 14-13 over Kaulupono.

Kaulupono responded in the next two frames with a 10-2 run behind Kierstin Gummerus and Braelyn Cayaban each dropping four points to give the Kaulupono girls a 23-16 victory.

Gummerus and Cayaban led the victory with eight and six points, respectively. They got help from Kaye Serapio, who dropped five points with Tiana Liegh Joy Ramos and Dawn Serapio adding a pair each.

Marissa Layosa, dropping six of her eight points in the first half, led the Team Lihue effort along with Manera who finished with six points. Koleka Chow added a pair in the final period.

Island School Islanders 22, Westside Basketball Club 17

During the second match of the night, the Island School Islanders built a 12-0 lead over two periods behind six points from Alexis Warnock.

The Westside Basketball Club clawed back, dropping six points, including four points from Chyna Fernandez in the third stanza to pull to a 12-6 deficit at the break.

Despite an 11-10 second half fueled by six points from Cori Burton, including a final period trey, Westside came up short, 22-17.

Audrey Warner finished with seven points to lead the Islanders, followed by Warnock ending with six points and Murphy added five points. Olivia Gegan lit the nets in the final two frames for four points to round out the math.

Burton topped the game’s scoring with nine points to lead Westside. She was followed by Fernandez adding four points with Deyshia Kenney and Momilani Martins completing the effort with a pair each.

Team Central B 38, Hanapepe Bangahs 26

Cameron Leanio and Gavin Toyofuku finished with 11 points apiece to lead Team Central B boys to a 38-26 showing over the Hanapepe Bangahs in the nightcap.

Jeldric Alupay topped the Bangahs’ scoring with 11 points, tying Leanio and Toyofuku’s performance. Naikoa Simao had seven points for Hanapepe in its effort against Team Central B, whose coach Steven Pascua got help from Jeff Iida and Guy Higa.

Kaimani Tecson helped the Team Central B victory with seven points.

The county’s Division II, or players in the 7th and 8th grades, youth basketball series continues Thursday with three boys’ games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday’s games move to the Kilauea Neighborhood Center starting at 9 a.m.

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