Youth roundup: Warriors, Team Lihue, Papalina win

Kesomi Fonua launched a pair of treys toward his game-high 15 points, which sparked the Aloha State Warriors to its 44-23 win over the Hanapepe Bangahs on Monday night during the county’s Division II boys basketball games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Fonua buzzed the twine in the first period with his long ball and sparked the second half with his fifth-period trey.

Hanapepe answered with long balls of their own as Makoa Vanaman punched one in the third period. Mark Placheta and Naikoa Smith each launched treys in the fourth stanza in a losing effort.

Ofa Paua followed Fonua’s lead with 10 points for the Warriors, followed by Laakea Gonsalves, who ended with seven points.

Simao topped the Hanapepe scoring with seven points. Joey Perpose added six points.

Team Lihue 70, Island School Islanders 20

Team Lihue went on a rampage as David Pascua and Kai Villanueva netting 16 points each in its 70-20 romp over the Island School Islanders in the second match of the night.

Luke Hunadi topped the Islanders’ effort with 11 points, including a trey in the fifth period, followed by Dominic Lafratta, who added five points and also netted a three-ball in the third frame. Ethan Inanod popped a trey in the fourth period.

Following Pascua and Villanueva’s lead, Team Lihue got a dozen points from Raiden Pagatpatan, and 11 points from Roed Pagatpatan including three treys.

Jonas Jarquio netted 10 points, including three treys, Benzene Bersamira launched three 3-pointers in the fourth period, and Pono Carvalho finished with a pair.

Papalina 41, Team Central B 24

Papalina’s Christopher Cromartie had a trey in the second period en route to scoring 14 points and leading the team to a 41-24 victory over Team Central B in the finale.

Trey Taba finished with 11 points, netting a pair of three-balls in the third frame. Joshua Rivera rounded out the leaderboard on five points in the win.

Kaimani Tecson paced Team Central B with 12 points, followed by Cameron Leanio with five points.

Games continue at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.


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