Kaulupono sweep; Papalina wins

KALAHEO — The Kaulupono girls swept its series Thursday night to close the week on a winning note, downing Team Central in the Division 4 game, and taking the Kamikaze in the Division 1 game during the Kaulupono Summer Basketball League games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Isley Ulanday and Hazel Serapio led the Kaulupono Division 4 girls with eight and seven points, respectively in its 25-9 win over Team Central, Tia Jaquias taking the lead with eight points in the effort.

Schae-Marie Tavita took the lead in the Division 1 Kaulupono Blue 36-24 win on 12 points, eight coming in the second half when the Kamikaze rallied from a 20-7 halftime deficit to outgun the Pono Blue girls 17-16 behind six-point contributions from Sheryl Tomas and Ayzlin Kealoha-Albarado.

Tomas finished with nine points, including a trey, and Kealoha-Albarado ended with her second-half six points to lead the Kamikaze effort. Marissa Layosa, playing up as an eighth grader, ended the night with seven points, including a sorely-needed three-ball in the second half. Kalia Shimabukuro came out of the goalie box to net two points.

Following Tavita, Kaulupono got 11 points from Monique Joy Lorenzo and four points apiece from Kaelee Esposo and Marissa Martinez. Apryl Grande netted three points and a pair from Melia Okura rounded out the win.

Taylor Yadao fired off a game-high 18 points, Makana Tavita added 15 points, and CJ Cromartie added 11 points to round out the double-digit scoring in Papalina’s 58-16 win over the Kamikaze boys who got six points from Micah Matsunaga.

Games resume at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.


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