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    Dyrbe Enos of Kamehameha pulled down a rebound in a loss to Mount Vernon last night.
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In tight quarters, the Mount Vernon Knights own the territory.

The Knights dominated the boards and watched Kamehameha miss myriad open shots en route to a 63-50 win last night in the opening round of the ‘Iolani Classic.

Jamell Walker, a 6-foot-6 senior, had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Horace Copeland tallied 14 points, all inside, to pace the New Yorkers. Mount Vernon had a 37-23 edge on the glass, grabbing 17 caroms on the offensive side against Hawaii’s defending state champion and top-ranked team.

"Boxing out. We didn’t box out," said Kamehameha senior Micah Christenson, who finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. "They were all over us on the boards."

Mount Vernon, ranked No. 25 in the USA Today Super 25, will meet Mason County (Ky.) in tonight’s quarterfinals.

The Warriors, normally sure-handed against pressure defenses, committed a whopping 30 turnovers.

"It’s really frustrating," coach Jesse Nakanishi said. "Our boys played hard, but we left an opportunity out there. It’s early (in the season), but we didn’t execute and we didn’t make shots. They hustled and gave me all they could."

The visitors had their share of miscues with 14 first-half turnovers against Kamehameha’s mix of halfcourt traps and 2-3 zone.

Kamehameha took a 15-13 lead on a feed from Christenson to Charlton Tang late in the first quarter.

The Warriors stuck with a 2-3 zone the rest of the night, slowing the pace and hindering Mount Vernon’s fast break. Still, the Knights went ahead with an 8-0 run, getting a spark from Copeland, and led 30-25 at halftime.

The Knights then went on a 9-0 run to open the second half, breaking the game open with a 39-25 lead.

Christenson drilled a 3-pointer to bring the Warriors within 42-33 with a minute left in the third quarter, but they got no closer the rest of the way.

The Knights were steady, if unspectacular, despite just two points and five turnovers by their top player, Jabarie Hinds (West Virginia).

 

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At ‘Iolani gym

Mount vernon 16 14 16 17 63
Kamehameha 15 10 10 15 50

MOUNT VERNON–Isaiah Cousins 8, Qwadere Lovell 3, Khalid Samuels 8, Jabarie Hinds 2, Damani Ashton 0, Horace Copeland 16, Joshua Doughty 3, William Robinson 5, Randy Stephens 2, Jamell Walker 12, Kenny Ellis 0, Jamel Knott 0, Jarrel Marshall 4.

KAMEHAMEHA–Dyrbe Enos 8, Frank Ho 3, Micah Christenson 16, Brandon Orpillia 4, Davis Achong 0, Makoa Camanse-Stevens 2, Trent Park 3, J.T. Campbell 0, Charlton Tang 6, Gavin Lagrange 0, Shane Yoshida 6, Parker 2.

3-point goals–Mount Vernon 3 (Cousins 2, Doughty). Kamehameha 4 (Christenson 2, Orpillia, Park).

 

Monteverde 103, Saint Louis 30

The Montverde Academy (Fla.) Eagles used a 33-0 first quarter en route to an easy 103-30 victory over Saint Louis at the ‘Iolani Classic.

Five Eagles scored in double figures, led by Patricio Garino’s game-high 14 points, which included four 3-pointers.

Acen Cabral led Saint Louis with eight points.

At ‘Iolani gym

Saint louis 0 11 7 12 30
Montverde 33 28 22 20 103

SAINT LOUIS–Keenan Ayau-Paulos 0, Eli Teo 0, Quinn Arakawa 2, Acen Cabral 8, Nate Mantanona 7, Starr Sua 2, JV Caires 5, Max Botticelli 0, Kurt Vegas 0, Jared Tomaszek 0, Nick Smith 6, Kamalei Correa 0, Kurt Vegas 0, Reeve Koehlerr 0.

MONTVERDE–Montverde– Oscar Torres 6, Chris Davenport 3, Ian Malone 5, Kasey Hill 12, Michael Enanga 7, Paul Gombwer 11, Patricio Garino 14, DeForest Carter 0, Jose Rodriguez 12, Kyle Simmons 4, Steve Missi 10, Mark Overdevest 4, Jason Pimentel 7, Joey De La Rosa 8.

3-point goals–Saint Louis 1 (Mantanona). Montverde 7 (Garino 4, Hill, Malone, Rodriguez).

 

Mason County (Ky.) 50, Kaimuki 46

Tyler Black had a game-high 16 points to lead the Royals past the Bulldogs on Day 2 of the ‘Iolani Classic. Mason County led 11-3 after the first quarter and held on for the victory.

In the loss, Kaimuki hit nine 3-pointers (4 by Mason Kualii-Moe).

At ‘Iolani gym

Kaimuki 3 11 14 18 46
Mason county 11 13 8 18 50

KAIMUKI–Nicholas Motelland 2, Tevin Nishiyama 12, Ken Hashimoto 0, Jordan Gestrich 0, Jonn Kakitani 1, A.J. DeJesus 0, Tim Tolenoa 0, Mason Kualii-Moe 14, Chester Sua 0, Siaosi Haliapiapi 2, Sivi Lo Kelekolio 13, Dio Taulung 0.

MASON COUNTY— Zaire Henry 0, Jordan Gilbert 14, Josh Harris 0, Connor Osborne 4, Cody Hamm 2, Tyler Black 16, Steven Chambers 0, Treg Setty 14, Josh Menefee 0.

3-point goals–Kaimuki 9 (Kualii-Moe 4, Taulung 3, Nishiyama 2). Mason County 1 (Gilbert).

 

Lexington (Ky.) 63, Tsinghua (China) 47

Taylor Martin poured in a game-high 22 points to lead the Knights’ victory over Tsinghua in the ‘Iolani Classic opener for both teams. Teammate Scott Schuette added 20, including four 3-pointers.

Zeqi Wang led Tsinghua with 14 points, while Shijia Sun chipped in with 11.

At ‘Iolani gym

Tsinghua 8 17 8 14 47
Lexington 23 4 11 25 63

TSINGHUA–Kai Guo 5, Yilin Zhao 4, Yuanhao Zhang 0, Jian Guo 0, Enzhuo Wang 6, Zeqi Wang 14, Zeshi Liu 0, Shijia Sun 11, Ziyu Hou 7.

LEXINGTON–Dillon Avare 0, Ross Muncy 0, Bryan Woomer 0, Taylor Martin 22, Seth Beckham 11, Hunter Porter 2, Patrick Keller 0, Scott Schuette 20, Craig Floyd 8, Jacl Whtiman 0, Tom Banahan 0.

3-point goals–Tsinghua 5 (Sun 2, Wang 2, Hou). Lexington 5 (Schuette 4. Martin).

 

OIA Red East

Kahuku 58, Kailua 55

The Red Raiders remained unbeaten in league play with a home victory against the Surfriders. Shairone Thompson had a game-high 15 points for Kahuku.

Keanu Vela had 14 points for Kailua.

At Kahuku gym

Kailua (2-3) 14 10 18 13 55
Kahuku (5-0) 9 14 17 18 58

KAILUA–Awa Poggi 0, Ikaika Ford 0, Chevy Mikaele 3, Josh Kava 0, Kila Zuttermeister 13, Keanu Vela 14, Ethan Mahaulu 9, Luis Valenzuela 9, Rhys Nakakura 7.

KAHUKU–Evan Ramirez 5, Kawahena Johnson 11, Samala Afalava 7, Tyrone Brown 0, Mua Malufau 8, KJ Ululave 10, Bronson Beatty 0, Mekeli Fiso 0, Shairone Thompson 15, Sam Ching 2.

3-point goals–Kailua 7 (Valenzuela 2, Vela 2, Zuttermeister 2, Nakakura). Kahuku 3 (Johnson 2, Afalava).

Junior varsity–Kahuku 25, Kailua 23

 

OIA Red West

Leilehua 57, Pearl City 49

Xavieuer Adger tossed in a game-high 19 points and Jaryn Olayon added 15 as the Mules bolted to a 21-point lead and held on to beat the Chargers.

Isaac Shim had a team-high 14 for Pearl City, which closed within five points in the fourth quarter after trailing 53-32.

At Pearl City gym

Leilehua (4-1) 8 18 8 23 57
Pearl City (1-5) 4 17 8 20 49

LEILEHUA–Dillon Pau’u 9, Jeremiah Andrade 0, Trenton Morales 0, Stockton Crowley 2, Reece Acohido 6, Marc Lagmay 0, Jaryn Olayon 15, Xavieuer Adger 19, Josiah Caravallo 0, Christian Manzo 0, Penetito Melei 6, Russell Siavii 0, Dylan Bender 0.

PEARL CITY–Kailon Sabate 5, Ryan Arguelles 0, Josiah DeMello 3, Isaac Shim 14, Nicholas Villarmia 3, Jerry Galardo , Marc Sumiga 8, Kapena Akiona 3, Paul Perry 5, Bryson Takaesu 8, Kainoa Perez 0.

3-point goals–Leilehua 3 (Pau’u, Acohido, Adger). Pearl City 5 (Sabate, Villarmia, Sumiga, Akiona, Takaesu).

Junior varsity–Leilehua 40, Pearl City 28.

 

Waianae 52, Kapolei 50

Matthew Ramaila scored on a layup with 3 seconds to play to lift the Seariders to their first win of the season.

Ramaila had a game-high 16 points and Anthony Niederschmidt 13 for Waianae. Jared Milare had a team-high 14 for the Hurricanes.

At Kapolei gym

Waianae (1-4) 10 15 11 16 52
Kapolei (1-4) 10 14 16 10 50

WAIANAE–Devon Seabrooks 7, Jaylen Mitchell 4, Devon Kamaka 8, Kealoa Bradley 2, Jonovan Tuinei 0, Jamal Lopez 2, Anthony Niederschmidt 13, Jarryn Marfil 0, Matthew Ramaila 16.

KAPOLEI–Curtis Tavares 4, Devyn Knight 9, Samson Chong 0, Jared Milare 14, Joshua Farias 0, Kaitrell Zachary 0, Joshua Wills 4, Kaeo Soares 6, Chris Dillard 4, Jalen Enrique 0, Kapua Awong 0, Zachary Berg 9.

3-point goals–Waianae 2 (Seabrooks, Niederschmidt). Kapolei 4 (Milare 2, Wills, Soares).

Junior varsity–Kapolei 54, Waianae 25

 

OIa White

No. 3 Farrington 54, Kamakau 16

Juniors Jeffrey Madarang and Viane Vaina scored 12 points each as the unbeaten and the Governors beat winless Kamakau.

Keahi Suyat had a team-high five points for Kamakau.

At Farrington gym

Kamakau (0-3) 0 9 3 4 16
Farrington (3-0) 13 17 7 17 54

KAMAKAU–Kamalu Kamauoha 0, Kalahikiola Heind-Boyd 0, Teawe Olds 2, Kumukoa Oana 2, Hoalu Goodhue 0, Kawaipunahele Tenn 0, Hanna Perez-Wasson 3, Keahi Suyat 5, Kalaunui Enos 4.

FARRINGTON–Paul Solomon 0, Anastacio Lombawa 4, Clem Rarogal 5, Bernard DeLeon 0, Jeffrey Madarang 12, Chadey Callazo 2, Joel Lanzaderas 10, Bradley Parras 2, Lancelot Williams 0, Viane Vaina 12, J.P. Saycon 4, Shane Cabato-Machado 3.

3-point goals–Kamakau none. Farrington 3 (Madarang 2, Cabato-Machado).

 

Aiea 62, Anuenue 35

Chucky Kaahanui scored 16 points and Taylor Taliulu 13 as Na Alli raced to a 34-12 halftime lead in routing Na Koa.

At Aiea gym

Anuenue (1-2) 5 7 15 8 35
Aiea (2-1) 15 19 17 11 62
ANUENUE–Ikaika Gante 12, Mahuka Cullen 4, Laakea Manoi-Hyde 2, Makana Fernandez 3, Pono Kahili 0, Kahooipo Mossman-Ancog 0, Kealoha Smith 1, Makamae Wengler 2, Kamea Kahipo 11, Iokepa Waiwaiole 0.

AIEA–Chucky Kaahanui 16, Douglas Tautua 4, Daniel Chambers 3, Terence Fong 5, Branden Abiva 0, Ernesto Salazar 3, Freddy Taliulu 7, Prince Marquez 1, Deshane Luat 3, Colin Naito 2, Taylor Taliulu 13, Charvin De La Cruz 0, Ilalio Sio 4, Zach Mauga 1.

3-point goals–Anuenue none. Aiea 5 (Chambers, Salazar, F. Taliulu, Luat, T. Taliulu).

 

McKinley 53, Kaiser 43

The host Tigers outscored the Cougars 19-7 in the third quarter en route to a league victory. Alex Ironside had a game-high 17 points for McKinley.

In the loss, Preston Wuich had 11 points for Kaiser.

At McKinley gym

Kaiser (2-1) 6 17 7 13 43
McKinley (3-1) 5 12 19 17 53
KAISER–Matthew Nagata 0, Bret Kanoa 7, Preston Wuich 11, Justin Wuich 5, Doug Gehring 4, Royce Kuromoto 0, Corey Lum 4, Mark Guirguis 7, John Bice 0, Quentin Wong 4, Adam Kostylo 1.

MCKINLEY–Jason Ramano 10, Kyrell Wright 4, Jace Bolosan 6, Micah Waters 0, Justly Laquihon 0, Alex Ironside 17, Lesley Machiguchi 6, William Rollman 0, Rio Kwon 4, Wilhem Rivera 6.

3-point goals–Kaiser 2 (Guirguis, J. Wuich). McKinley 6 (Romano 2, Ironside 2, Boloson, Kwon).

Junior varsity–McKinley 47, Kaiser 26

 

Waipahu 66, Waialua 51

The Marauders remained unbeaten in league play behind Daeniel Cullen Diomanpo’s game-high 21 points.

Vance Maluyo had 16 and William Sacapulo-Uepa 10 to lead the Bulldogs.

At Waipahu gym

Waialua (1-1) 9 13 15 14 51
Waipahu (4-0) 17 18 14 17 66
WAIALUA–William Sacapulo-Uepa 10, Winston Sacapulo-Uepa 2, Virgilio Repollo 6, Kristoffer Cuadro 4, Jerimiah Repollo 2, Chase Uhlir 6, Jherico Rivera 2, Vance Maluyo 16, Rudi Galapia 3.

WAIPAHU–Chance Delima 4, Jonathan Lewis 5, Duketoa Tili 4, Daeniel Cullen Diomanpo 21, Jayvee Cadiente 1, Wesley Nagaseu 12, Roy Florenco 3, Tatupu Tatupu 16.

3-point goals–Waialua 2 (Maluyo, Repollo). Waipahu 2 (Florenco, Lewis).

Junior varsity–Waipahu 57, Waialua 35.

 

Pete Smith Classic

Honokaa 68, Hanalani 24
Pahoa 52, Waimea 29
Melbourne Grammar 47, Seaquam (B.C.) 38
Kalaheo 39, Hawaii Prep 37

 

St. Anthony Invitational

Hilo 61, Campbell 53
King Kekaulike 55, St. Anthony 29
Seabury Hall 53, Baldwin 48
Corona (Calif.) 65, Kealakehe 36

High scorers–Camp: Chris Crawford 24, Fouina Haskins 10; Hilo: Randan Berinobin 15. KK: Chase Bartelme 15, Jansen Agpay 10; SA: Kento Tanaka-Tamaki 9; SH: Billy King 19, David Dunn 10; Bal: Timothy Pang 15, Kealii Pacheco 13. Cor: Josh Mendez 16, Marcos Hazelwood 16, Buddy Agyin 11, Garrett Kiefer 11.

Kea: Jacob Ontizeros 8

 

Le Jardin Invitational

Island Pacific 48, McMath Secondary 37
Punahou II 52, Christian Academy 14
Punahou II 58, Le Jardin 38

High scorers–IP: Theo Duplechain 20, Jason Brenner 11; MS: Jordan Gilles 14; Pun: Alvin Kwok 15; LJ: Sam Spengler 8, Sean McWhinnie 8.

 

ILH

Junior varsity girls
Kamehameha Blue 41, ‘Iolani 26
Kamehameha White 22, Sacred Hearts 18
Mid-Pacific 38, Punahou Gold 33

 

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