Rebels hold off Ballers in youth league action

KALAHEO — Tasha Kamoku launched a bomb from outside traffic in the second half Monday night during the summer youth basketball league games at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

The trey from the Kauai Ballers eighth grade division girls helped fuel a 16-10 comeback against the A‘o uka Rebels, who posted a 15-6 advantage at the break. The outside long ball also answered a first-half bomb by the Rebels’ Tia Jaquias.

Despite the second-half scoring surge, however, the Rebels claimed a 25-22 edge over the Ballers who came up short on a 4-12 showing at the charity stripe.

Kamoku and Lilya Cummings both finished with a game-high eight points to lead the Ballers’ effort. Tristie Souza helped the effort with six points.

Logan Kashima topped the eighth grade Rebels’ scoring on six points. Brooklyn Alayvilla netted four of her five points in the first half. Krystin Emproso and Jaley Medeiros each contributed four points, and Jaquias’ three-ball accounted for the win.

Medeiros continued to light the twine during the Rebels’ sixth grade division match and poured in 13 points to lead the Rebels to a 23-10 win over the Dream Team, who got seven marks from Kiana Pia Salvador. Skylyn Fagarang helped the sixth grade Rebels’ win with six points.

Earlier in the night, the Tamba Warriors got 10 points from Derek Rapozo including a first-half trey, nine points from Vincent Noguchi including a second-half three-ball, and seven points from Mason Doo to overcome the Isle Hoops-White, 33-20.

Jeff Erakdrik topped the Isle Hoops effort on nine points including five points in the first half when the Isle Hoops stayed close, trailing 7-5 at the break. Makoa Peragine added six points and Josh Dobashi aided the effort on four points.

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