Micah Christenson had 22 points and 15 rebounds as Kamehameha rallied from an 11-point deficit for a 65-54 win over Moanalua last night before a spirited crowd of about 400 at Kekuhaupi’o Gym.
Dyrbe Enos tallied 16 points for the Warriors, hitting all six of his free-throw tries. Kamehameha, the runner-up in last year’s Division I state tournament, took 33 foul shots and made 24, a respectable 73 percent clip.
Returnees Wesley Armbrust and Dexter Williams (five boards, three blocks) led the visitors with 11 points apiece. Carl Ko added eight points and five caroms.
It was as entertaining and intense as first games go in nonconference action. Both teams began practicing roughly one week ago. Christenson shot 6-for-23 from the field, but sank 10 of his 12 foul shots.
"I had a rough night shooting, but the deflections and hustle plays made a difference for us," the 6-foot-5 senior said. "We’ve got to get a little more in shape. Moanalua’s very scrappy, very smart. I think 90 percent of their shots were layups."