K-Town, #WatchMe take KRBA hoops

KALAHEO — Ian Kahn notched a game-high 23 points to lead K-Town to a 63-54 win over the K-Town Underground Thursday night at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

“He’s just amazingly good,” said Tori Kagawa of the #WatchMe as she waited for the men’s division game to wind down.

Kahn said the K-Town, repeating as champions from last year, almost didn’t make the finals.

“We had to beat Tab Matsumoto’s team to get here,” Kahn said. “We almost were not here.”

A bomb from the outside pulled the K-Town Underground to within a digit, 27-28 at the break.

Playing in 18-minute halves, running time with the final portion of the clock going to stop time, the K-Town Underground took the lead as the defending champions’ defense forced the outside shot.

That lead was not for long as the K-Town crew capitalized on turnovers to pull ahead of the red-shirted K-Town Underground for the win.

“We’re from all over,” said Noah Hamilton of the K-Town Underground. “We used to play with the K-Town who is from the North Shore. I didn’t think we would have made it this far, but it’s ironic that we would be playing against the guys we played with for the title.”

On the girls’ arena, #WatchMe defeated the Big F—-z, 57-46 behind 19 points from Carie Inouye to wrap up the girls title. Jordyn Danner, a coach with Kapaa High School, topped the opposition with 16 points.

The league was hosted by the Kauai Basketball Referees Association for the second year at Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

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