Youth roundup: Ballers blast away

A number of games took place Saturday during the Division II youth basketball league at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Girls: Kauai Ballers 43, Kaulupono 18

Coming off an 8-7 lead following the first period, the Kauai Ballers exploded for a 9-0 run in the third stanza en route to a 43-18 victory over Kaulupono in the sole girls game.

Mele Tafea led the Kauai Ballers firepower with a game-high 14 points followed by Jaliyah Casem, who added 10 points and Kayla Tangalin, who dropped in nine points in the win.

Angelica Cudiamat finished with six points while Olivia Kelekoma and Lilya Cummings each dropped in a pair.

Tiana “TJ” Ramos topped the Kaulupono effort with eight points, followed by Kaye Serapio, who added five points. Kierstin Gummerus dropped a three-ball in the fourth frame, and Alysha Palacio ended the day with a pair.

Boys: Hanakila 37, Hanamaulu 32

Hanakila, whose players are primarily from the Hanalei and Kilauea areas, broke a 29-29 stalemate in the final period with an 8-4 run to take a 37-32 win over Hanamaulu.

Jesse Zemel fueled the Hanakila scoring with eight points with Hero Raza and Keawe Cabebe, who added seven and six points, respectively.

Briksdale Maulit scored a day’s high 16 points in Hanamaulu’s effort. Tokyo Beti added eight points and Kane Casillas finished with six points.

Boys: Aloha State Warriors 52, Island School Islanders 14

Ofu Paua led the Aloha State Warriors to a 52-14 win over the Island School Islanders, scoring 14 points in the victory.

Kesomi Fonua added 10 points and Keon Orlando finished with eight points.

Dominic Lafratta topped the Islanders’ effort with nine points, followed by Ethan Inanod with points.

Games resume at 6 tonight at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

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