KALAHEO — Kaulupono girls basketball team came back from a 21-8 halftime deficit to edge the Lihue Kamikaze, 40-35, Tuesday night during the Division 1 girls match at the summer basketball league matches played at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.
Shaelynn Erickson and Sheryl-Ann Tomas set the pace for the Kamikaze in the first half, each player notching seven points.
Kaulupono made adjustments, turning to the press in the second half, generating turnovers and ball control which pushed them over the top in the final five minutes of play.
Tomas led the Kamikaze effort with a game-high 14 points, followed by Marissa Layosa and Erickson with seven points apiece.
Kaye Serapio set the pace for the Kaulupono girls, scoring seven of her 10 points in the second half where Kaulupono reversed the tables on the Kamikaze by netting nine buckets and added a trey while holding the redshirts to six nets.
Braelyn Cayaban finished with seven points, and TJ Ramos netted all of her six points in the second half to help the Kaulupono win.
The Kaulupono girls wrapped up its win by having several of its players man the scoring table for the remaining two games featuring the Kauai Lynx fielding its Division 3 and Division 4 girls.
Sales switched out from her Kaulupono White gear and donned the Division 3 Lynx girls’ blue to lead the team with 12 points to a 42-7 showing over the Dream Team in the second game of the three-game night.
She got help froim Jessica Cezar who got 10 points, and Bailey Perreira got six points for the win.
The Lynx Division 4 girls suffered a 18-15 loss to the Rebels B team during the finale.
Haley Medeiros set the pace for the Rebels with 10 points, and Skylyn Fagarang added four points in the win.
Annie Nizo topped the Kauai Lynx D3 effort with six points, followed by Jolena Cumlat adding five marks.