KAPAA — Long distance nets from Samantha Coloma and Angelica Cudiamat fueled the Kapaa High School girls basketball team in the fourth quarter Saturday night against Seabury Hall of Maui at the Bernice Hundley Gym.
The Warrior wahine surged ahead and held Seabury to a 33-30 victory before a sparse crowd.
Seabury Hall, playing a preseason match with its corps of eight players, chipped away at a 20-14 halftime deficit and outgunned the Warriors, 10-5 in the third quarter behind the firepower of Anau Tuivai and Amira Waterford who tickled the twine for a combined eight points.
“We finished second in the Maui Interscholastic League last year,” said Spartans’ coach Heidi Burger. “But most of the games we were playing with just four players. We have yet to play our first game this year, but we’re looking pretty good.”
Overall, Kapaa finished the night behind six bombs from outside the three-point arc, three coming from Cudiamat, two from Coloma and one from strong guard Shaliyah Casem.
Seabury finished with a fourth-quarter long ball from Kyra Cambra in a comeback effort.
Tuivai topped the scoreboards with an evening-high 14 points followed by Cambra adding seven points, Makena Daughtery finishing with five and Waterford closing with four points.
Cudiamat and Coloma led the Kapaa firepower with nine and eight points, respectively. Casem and court leader Paea Tafea each lent six points with pairs from Jazmin Kaleiohi and Lila Hearn rounding out the scoreboard.
For the Seabury Spartan ladies, the game at Kapaa closed off its Kauai tour. Its first game was contested Friday night against the Kauai High School squad who closed the doors on a 44-25 win at the match which was played directly opposite the Kauai Interscholastic Federation match at the Clem Gomes Gym in Waimea.
A second match against the Waimea Menehune girls was not played Saturday.