Kanu splits; Papalina rebounds, Team Central wins

KALAHEO —Team Kanu split its series Monday, dropping the opener to the Yungballers, 34-12 before rebounding to a 43-12 win over the Lakers.

Keaka Kauhane, one of Torio’s moopuna, led the Team Kanu victory with 13 points in its win over the Lakers in the second game of the night. He got help from Loni Tafea, who netted eight points and Kala Rull finished with seven points.

Austin Renaud and Sage Cua topped the Lakers’ effort with four points each, Daniel Kaili Paadding added a pair and Kelsen Rapozo and Keyan Fort ended with a point each.

Miles Davis finished with seven points to lead the Yungballers’ victory, netting five of his seven points in the second half when the Yungballers exploded for 25 of its game-total 34 points. Jericho Alupay and Isaac Rego each contributed four points, Johnson Alupay added three points, and Charles Brown III, Angelito Anagaala, Jr., Amareyon Cromartie, Randall Fernandez, and Jason Shipley finished with pairs in the win.

Steve Leger led the Team Kanu effort with four points followed by Christian Domingo and Kamakana Gonsalves each adding pairs.

The evening continued with Papalina coming back from a 13-6 halftime deficit against Team Lihue to win the match 26-19, led by Ridge Serraon, who dropped a game-high 12 points. Syrus Delos Reyes, Mikey Manera and Elijah Lautej combined for 12 points to lead the Team Lihue effort.

Sales’ wait through four games was rewarded in the nightcap as his daughter Amalya topped the blueshirts with six points in Team Central’s 26-18 edge over the Westside Girls, who got four points apiece from Cori Burton and Momi Martins.

Games in the Kaulupono Summer Basketball League continue Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

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