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Youth roundup: Team Central, Hanapepe, Papalina win

Following an 8-8 stalemate after the first period, Kurtis Fujito-Pascua triggered a surge for Team Central A with his bomb from outside the 3-point arc Thursday during the county’s Division II boys basketball games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

The surge pushed Team Central A to a 49-28 victory over Hanakila, a team comprised of players from the Hanalei and Kilauea areas.

Fujito-Pascua launched his second trey in the fifth period for Team Central A.

Hanakila went to the long ball in the second half when Chanson Hawelu launched a trey in the fourth period and Jonah Flores popped one in the fifth period in the effort.

Flores topped the Hanakila scoring with seven points and Hero Raza, Keawe Cabebe and Jesse Zemel each had four points.

Braden Simao topped the Team Central scoring with 13 points followed by Jim Ehia III and Justin Faidley, who each added 10 points.

Hanapepe 37, Hanamaulu 22

The Hanapepe Bangahs opened with a 14-2 first period en route to a 37-22 win over Hanamaulu in the second matchup.

Trailing 22-5 at the break, Hanamaulu rallied in the second half but came up short despite Briksdale Maulit finishing with a game-high 18 points and Kane Casillas adding four points.

Hanapepe spread its scoring with Jeldric Alupay leading the way with 12 points, followed by Naikoa Simao, who added seven points. Roger Dela Cruz, Lacin Montemayor and Makoa Vanaman each netted six points.

Papalina 43, Islanders 14

Trey Taba had 10 points and Wade Pimsaguan and Jaden Manuel added seven and six points, respectively, to lead Papalina to a 43-14 win over the Island School Islanders, which got eight points from Ethan Inanod and pairs from Sasha Rovinsky, Dominic Lafratta and Kamalei Baptiste.

Games continue at 9 this morning at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center starting at 9 a.m.

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