KALAHEO — Matthew Rivera of Kauai Thunder and Austin Renaud of the Lihue Lakers were both neck-and-neck, dropping nine points apiece for their respective teams Saturday during the Kaulupono Summer Basketball League games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
But the Kauai Thunder was a point better, finishing with an 18-17 edge over the Lakers in one of eight games contested in Kalaheo.
Kierstin Gummerus pocketed nine points with Braelyn Cayaban and T.J. Ramos each adding six points to lead the Kaulupono division 3 girls to a 31-14 win over the Westside Girls who got six points each from Chyna Fernandez and Momi Martins.
Glydelle Valmoja fired off a game-high dozen points, Tasia Kamoku added 10 points and Hazel Serapio finished with eight points to lead the Kaulupono Division 4 girls to a 44-6 rout of Central Hoops who were led by four points from Taley Medeiros.
Tori Daligcon ended with 14 points and got help from a dozen marks from Paea Tafea to lead the Kauai Ballers, Division 1 girls, to a 42-38 edge over the Pono White girls who were led by Braelyn Cayaban netting 14 points and Kaye Serapio adding 10 points.
On the boys’ courts, Chysen Barretto ended with a game-high 17 points and Lexton Camat added a dozen marks to lead the Kapaa Warriors division 2 boys’ 68-16 romp over the Kamikaze who were led by Blake Probasco launching a successful pair from outside the three-point arc for six points.
Gerald Salud, Justin Faidley and Kurtis Pascua combined for 30 points in the Team Central Division 3 boys’ 54-7 win over the Kanu Elite who got four points from Kawaiola Torio. Salud topped the scoring with 11 points followed by Faidley with 10 points and Pascua finishing on nine points.
Kierstin Gummerus returned to the floor for the Kaulupono Division 3 girls, netting nine points and getting help from Kaye Serapio’s eight points and T.J. Ramos’ seven points in its 38-18 showing over Team Central who got seven points from Amalya Sales and six points from Bailey Perreira.
Christopher Cromartie topped the finale with a dozen points to lead the Division 2 Papalina in its 37-31 edge over Team Lihue. Following Cromartie, David Sabo Jr. added nine points while Micah Lalin led the Team Lihue effort on nine points, everything coming from three bombs launched from outside the three-point arc.
The league continues today at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center with four games on tap starting with the Division 4 boys Kauai Thunder tipping off against Kanu Elite at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Division 3 Kanu Elite taking on Team Central at 6:20 p.m. The Division 2 Kamikaze boys go up against Kapaa starting at 7:10 p.m. followed by a Division 4 girls nightcap when Kaulupono tips off against the Dream Team.