Na Koa sweeps in Kalaheo

KALAHEO — Na Koa was the only program to take two wins in its series Saturday during the youth summer basketball league games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Keaka Kauhane led Na Koa fifth-grade team with 11 points in its 38-13 win over Westside, which finished with Josiah Delos Reyes scoring seven points.

Jacob Danley led Na Koa sixth-grade team with 14 points in its 45-16 win over Hanakila, a team made up primarily of players from the Hanalei and Kilauea areas. Moku Ekolu-Tolenoa led Hanakila with four points.

The Kauai Thunder split its two games when the fifth-grade Thunder rolled over the Warriors, 48-19 behind 18 points from Isaac Mirey and nine marks from Kailee Chow-Agor.

John Vincent-Sibuya led the Warrior effort on five points.

The Kauai Thunder eighth-grade team was not so fortunate, dropping to the Warriors, 36-23, behind six points from Tyrus Duran. Xaerys Dela Cruz led the eighth-grade Warriors with 10 points.

The Kauai Ballers also closed the day with a split after its high school division team topped Kaulupono, 53-34, behind 15 points from Monique Tomacder and 11 points from Jaliyah Casem. The Serapio sisters, Kaye and Hazel, led the Kaulupono effort with 10 and nine points, respectively.

Bailey Perreira dropped 10 points and Zoe Santa Maria added eight points to lead the Kauai Lynx eighth-grade division team to a 41-18 win over the Kauai Ballers, who were sparked by Lilys Cummings’ nine points and Tasia Kamoku’s eight points.

The next youth summer basketball games will be played today at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center. Bobby Kamakele, commissioner for the league, said there will also be games contested at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center Tuesday before the league pauses for the Kauai Hoops Classic, which will start at four sites beginning Thursday afternoon.


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