Supersonics hang tight

KALAHEO — Supersonics coach Fernando Constantino said every time Coach Fran coaches the boys, they have close games.

Monday night was no exception as the Supersonics split its matchup, the Division 3 boys dropping a 38-31 heartbreaker to the Hanakila team, and the Division 4 boys taking a 30-29 edge over the Lihue Spurs.

Starting last Thursday night at the Bernice Hundley Gym, the Supersonics Division 3 boys dropped a double-overtime effort to the Voyagers. On Saturday, the margin of victory over Hanakila was two points, Fernando said.

Hanakila relied on its height coming from Akela Nu‘uhiwa-Gonda, Waika Rogers and Rigo Ceron-Flores to keep the Supersonics’ guards Mayson Broyles and George Gojkovic to the outside.

Broyles finished the game with 15 points, including a pair from outside the three-point arc, and Gojkovic was limited to just a second-half field goal. Aden Ringor took up the inside duty and finished with eight points, followed by Bryce Fernandez with four points.

Nu‘uhiwa-Gonda topped the Hanakila scoring with 11 points, all dropping in the first half when Hanakila took a 9-point margin at the break. Rogers worked the inside for nine points, balanced through the game where the Supersonics trimmed the margin down to four points before Hanakila pulled ahead. The Supersonics were chasing in a foul situation.

Chanson Hawelu-Inanod netted five of his game-total six points in the second half. Derrick Jarquio added five points for Hanakila, followed by Keiden Boro ending with four and Kawai Apuna ending with a second-half trey.

During the finale, the Supersonics’ Raindell Fernandez finished with 11 points, tying Justin Gummerus who netted 11 points for the Spurs.

Rayson Jarquio finished with eight points to the Supersonics’ win.

Syrus Delos Reyes had six points, and Blake Braun had five points for the Spurs’ effort.

Raphee scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Division 3 Kapaa boys to a 43-33 win over Papalina during the opener when Kapaa pulled ahead in the final two minutes to stay ahead.

Following the leader, Kamakana Gonzales and Alakai Gonzales each netted six points, followed by Maluhia Kuhane and Keaka Kauhana each pocketing five points.

Jim Ehia topped the Papalina effort on 14 points, followed by Isaac Rego adding six points and Joey Sams finishing with four points.

The summer basketball week closes its final week of play with three games scheduled for Thursday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, starting at 6 p.m.

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