Youth roundup: Kaulupono routs

Kaulupono, Team Lihue, and Team Central A posted victories as the county entered the final week of Division II basketball at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Girls: Kaulupono 37, Westside 7

Guard Kierstin Gummerus dropped 12 points to lead Kaulupono to a 39-7 victory. She got help from Kaye Serapio and Alysha Palacio, who finished with seven and six points, respectively.

Girls: Team Lihue 14, Islanders 9

The duo of Audrey Warner and Alexis Warnock accounted for all of the Island School Islanders’ scoring. Warner put in six points in its 14-9 loss to Team Lihue.

Tiana Manera sparked the Team Lihue win on six points followed by Koleka Chow, who added four points.

Team Central A 47, Hanamaulu 30

Braden Simao and Justin Faidley each bucketed 12 points to lead Team Central A to its 47-30 win over Hanamaulu. Jim Ehia III rounded out the leaderboard with eight points.

Briksdale Maulit topped the Hanamaulu effort with 10 points, followed by Tokyo Beti and Kane Casillas, who each netted nine points.

The final games start at 6 tonight at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.


Team Central 40, Kamikaze 30

Turnovers helped Team Central build its 30-13 lead at the half. Undaunted, the Kamikaze turned to the long ball, nailing five treys, but came up short, 40-30 at the final buzzer.

Takeshi Komar topped the Kamikaze effort with 12 points, including 5-for-7 at the free throw line. Micah Matsunaga finished with eight points, including two treys. Dalson Cua, Kyson Ikehara and Blake Probasco each had a trey in the effort.

Leanio and Duran topped the Team Central A win with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Gavin Toyofuki finished with eight points and Kaimani Tecson added seven points.

Hanakila 38, Island School Islanders 14

Hanakila, a team made up of players from the Hanalei and Kilauea areas, answered a 4-0 first period deficit when Hero Raza and Keawe Cabebe each dropped bombs from outside the 3-point arc.

Hanakila had five treys to fuel a 38-14 win behind Cabebe’s 17 points, including three long balls in the second, third and fourth periods. Jesse Zemel had nine points in the win.

Sasha Rovinsky, Luke Reynolds and Kamalei Baptiste led the Islanders’ effort with four points each.

Team Lihue 40, Hanapepe 34

David Pascua and Roed Pagatpatan each netted 11 points and Raiden Pagatpatan added nine points to lead Team Lihue to its 40-34 edge over the Hanapepe Bangahs in the nightcap.

Jeldric Alupay scored a game-high 15 points in the Hanapepe effort followed by Roger Dela Cruz, who ended with six points.

Karen Matsumoto of the Kauai Youth Basketball Association said there are just three more games remaining on the county’s Division II youth basketball games.

The games will at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center starting at 6 p.m.

KYBA and the County of Kauai will be hosting the Coach Dennis Agena Kalakaua Basketball clinic starting next Tuesday through Thursday at the Bernice Hundley Gym at Kapaa High School.


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