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Late-game ‘D’ lifts Roosevelt past Moanalua

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For the second time this season, Roosevelt trailed Moanalua going into the final period. And again, the Rough Riders found a way to scrape out a rugged win over Na Menehune.

Roosevelt held Moanalua to just one point in the final 2:59 of the fourth quarter of last night’s OIA Red boys basketball matchup to pull out a 63-56 victory at the Rough Riders’ gym.

"We’ve been down like that in a lot of games and the fourth quarter we always stepped up on defense," Roosevelt center Kaipo Pale said. "The fourth quarter just seems to be our quarter."

Pale, who scored 26 in Roosevelt’s 58-55 win over Moanalua on Dec. 7, again powered the Rough Riders (6-1) with 20 points and 20 rebounds. He also blocked four shots and dished out four assists from the high post.

Although his numbers jumped off the stat sheet, Pale had ample support. J.J. Mariano scored 11 points off the bench, including a key 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter to cut a six-point Moanalua lead in half going into the final period. Asten Koki had nine points in the post and Brendan Nakatani had eight.

Pale’s performance was just enough to counter Moanalua guard Dexter Williams’ game-high 31 points a night after hitting for 21 in a win over Castle. Keven Amaral finished with 15 points for Moanalua.

"We knew their two guys would be (Williams) and Amaral," Roosevelt coach Steve Hathaway said. "We didn’t do the greatest job, but I think we did take away everybody else tonight."

Although Na Menehune (2-4) played on back-to-back nights, Moanalua coach Greg Tacon said fatigue didn’t factor into the decisive dry spell to end the game.

"We had some runs, but every time we got to five they would answer," Tacon said. "Toward the end we just couldn’t make plays and couldn’t knock down shots."

The rematch of their league opener was predictably fierce for much of the game, with Roosevelt clinging to a 27-24 lead early in the third quarter.

But Williams’ 3-pointer sparked an 8-0 Moanalua run and his steal and layup later stretched the lead to 44-39.

Mariano hit his critical 3-pointer at the end of the third and got another driving jumper to drop in the opening moments of the fourth quarter to cut the Moanalua lead to one.

Roosevelt took the lead for good in a wild stretch midway through the period, edging ahead 55-53 on a layup by Shai Brown.

Moanalua drew to 56-55 on a Williams layup while being fouled with 2:59 left. But he missed the free throw and Roosevelt managed to extend the lead from the free-throw line while Moanalua struggled to get shots off.

"Our fourth quarters have been our strength this year," Hathaway said.

"(Between quarters) I told them on the bench our goal is to hold them to six. I’m sure they got more than that, but our defense is getting better, that’s a key."

 

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At Roosevelt H.S. gym

Moanalua (2-4) 16 8 21 11 56
Roosevelt (6-1) 16 9 17 21 63

MOANALUA–Bronson Kepa 0, Aaron Davis 3, Keven Amaral 15, Dexter Williams 31, Brandon Guerreo 2, Alex Hutson 0, Dominique Jones 1, Carl Ko 0, Dillon Turk 2, Richard Villasenor 2.

ROOSEVELT–Shai Brown 7, Micah Ikari 4, Agaese Tago 0, J.J. Mariano 11, Brendan Nakatani 8, Johnson Delos Santos 4, Kaipo Pale 20, Asten Koki 9, Troy Nakasuji 0, Rahni Fisher 0.

3-point goals–Moanalua 4 (Davis, Amaral, Williams 2), Roosevelt 2 (Ikari, Mariano).

JV–Moanalua 67, Roosevelt 49

 

OIA Red East

Kailua 55, Kaimuki 52

Rhys Nakakura hit five 3-pointers for 15 points and the Surfriders sank nine of 10 free throws down the stretch to hold off the Bulldogs.

Ethan Mahaulu chipped in with 13 points for Kailua. Mason Kualii-Moe had 14 points and Tevin Nishiyama 13 for Kaimuki.

At Kaimuki gym

Kailua (3-4) 12 11 10 22 55
Kaimuki (3-3) 15 11 5 21 52

KAILUA–Awa Poggi 4, Ikaika Ford 0, Chevy Mikaele 6, Josh Kava 0, Kila Zuttermeister 7, Keanu Vela 0, Ethan Mahaulu 13, Luis Valenzuela 8, Rhys Nakakura 15, Kirk Ronolo 2.

KAIMUKI–Nicholas Motellang 9, Ken Hashimoto 0, Jordan Gestrich 0, AJ DeJesus 0, Mason Kualii-Moe 14, Tevin Nishiyama 13, Siaosi Halaapiapi 4, Dio Talung 3, Lio Kelekolio 9.

3-point goals–Kailua 8 (Nakakura 5, Valenzuela 2, Mikaele). Kaimuki 2 (Nishiyama, Talung).

Junior varsity–Kailua 45, Kaimuki 44

 

No. 7 Kahuku 71, Kalani 43

Samala Afalava sank four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to power the Red Raiders past the Falcons.

KJ Ululave added 11 points for Kahuku. Tatsuya Ono had 16 points and Remy Omori 10 for Kalani.

At Kalani gym

Kahuku (6-1) 16 21 19 15 71
Kalani (2-4) 14 4 12 13 43

KAHUKU–Evan Ramirez 2, Kawahena Johnson 6, Samala Afalava 16, Tyrone Brown 4, Reed Salanoa 2, Mua Malufau 4, Tigi Hill 3, KJ Ululave 11, Danny Aki 8, Bronson Beatty 2, Mekeli Fiso 6, Shairone Thompson 5, Sam Ching 2.

KALANI–Imani Washington 4, Remy Omori 10, Tatsuya Ono 16, Takezo Iguchi 2, Jordan Yogi 2, Nick Huth 8, Nick Gamboa 1.

3-point goals–Kahuku 4 (Afalava 4). Kalani 3 (Ono 2, Omori).

Junior varsity–Kahuku 65, Kalani 34.

 

OIA Red West

Mililani 67, Pearl City 42

Hassan Richardson led the way for the Trojans with 26 points as Mililani cruised to victory over the Chargers.

Josiah DeMello came in with 11 points and Issac Shim had 10 points for Pearl City.

 

At Pearl City gym

Mililani (6-1) 22 12 16 17 67
Pearl City (1-6) 7 8 17 10 42

MILILANI–Damon Shimabukuro 5, Ryan Jacobs 0, Brady Spiridigliozzi 2, Trent McKinney 9, Kyle Ortiz 2, Kaimihoku Wilson 6, Josh Lenchanko 0, Robbie Griffin 0, Alex Bumgarner 7, Riley Borges 5, Hassan Richardson 26, Ervan Jean Pierre 0, Brandon Tacadena 0, Christian Baltazar 5, Taylor Tuia 0.

PEARL CITY–Kailon Sabate 3, Ryan Arguelles 2, Josiah DeMello 11, Isaac Shim 10, Nicholas Villarmia 6, Jerry Galardo 0, Marc Sumiga 0, Kapena Akiona 0, Paul Perry 4, Bryson Takaesu 0, Kainoa Perez 6, Adam Murata 0, Chaz Ebisu 0.

3-point goals–Mililani 4 (Shimabukuro, McKinney, Richardson, Baltazar). Pearl City 2 (Villarmia 2).

 

Leilehua 60, Waianae 58

Xavieuer Adger scored 17 points and Russell Siavii added 14 as the Mules edged the Seariders.

Matthew Ramaila led Waianae with 25 points.

At Leilehua gym

Waianae (1-6) 6 20 18 14 58
Leilehua (6-1) 16 9 19 16 60

WAIANAE–Devon Seabrooks 4, Jaylen Mitchell 6, Devon Kamaka 8, Kealoa Bradley 0, Jonovan Tuinei , Jamal Lopez 3, Anthony Niederschmidt 12, Matthew Ramaila 25.

LEILEHUA–Ikaika Mercado 0, Dillon Pau’u 7, Jeremiah Andrade 4, Trenton Morales 0, Stockton Crowley 2, Reece Acohido 2, Marc Lagmay 0, Jaryn Olayon 6, Xavieuer Adger 17, Richard Cherry 2, Josiah Caravallo 0, Christian Manzo 4, Penetito Melei 2, Russell Siavii 14, Dylan Bender 0.

3-point goals–Waianae 2 (Lopez, Niederschmidt). Leilehua 2 (Adger 2).

Junior varsity–Leilehua 54, Waianae 26

 

Radford 61, Campbell 36

The Rams used their height to control the boards and dominated on the offensive end, outscoring the Sabers 39-22 in the second and third quarters.

Nashon George scored 17 points and added 11 rebounds and Zach Pelzl added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Radford.

Fouina Haskins led Campbell with 16 points.

At Radford gym

Campbell (3-4) 9 9 13 5 36
Radford (6-1) 4 19 20 18 61

CAMPBELL–Jarrin Bannister 1, Javen Burdett 0, Micah Cadiente 0, Christopher Crawford 6, B.J. Halmos 1, Fouina Haskins 16, Allan Otanes 8, Ryan Ramil 0, C.J. Ramos 4, Justin Silva 0, Aaron Steele 0, Manuel Sy 0.

RADFORD–T.J. Reid 9, Glenn Castil 2, Wayne Keys Jr. 0, Steven Watkins 6, Zach Pelzl 13, Jeromy Castro 4, Tevita Baravilala 2, Maika Ulufale 2, Aaron Felix 4, Roscoe Kalilikane 0, D.J. Huggins 2, Nick Lenover 0, Nashon George 17.

3-point goals–Campbell 2 (Otanes, Haskins). Radford none.

Junior varsity–Radford 48, Campbell 31

 

OIA White

Kaiser 78, Anuenue 31

The Cougars rolled over Na Koa with a strong first half. Preston and Justin Wuich led Kaiser with 15 points each. Ikaika Gante led Anuenue with 13 points.

At Kaiser gym

Anuenue (1-5) 6 17 4 4 31
Kaiser (3-2) 25 18 22 13 78

ANUENUE–Ikaika Gante 13, Mahuka Cullen 0, Laakea Manoi-Hyde 2, Makana Fernandez 5, Pono Kahili 0, Kahooipo Mossman-Ancog 3, Kealoha Smith 1, Makamae Wengler 2, Kamea Kahiapo 3, Iokepa Waiwaiole 2.

KAISER–Brandon Ale 6, Matthew Nagata 0, Bret Kanoa 0, Davin Morton 4, Preston Wuich 15, Justin Wuich 15, Doug Gehring 8, Quinton Wong 8, Adam Kostylo 2, Royce Kuromoto 6, Corey Lum 3, Mark Guirguis 2, Reeve Solloday 0, John Bice 0, Cruz Kalaugher 9.

3-point goals–Anuenue 1 (Gante). Kaiser 5 (J. Wuich 3, P. Wuich, Kuromoto).

 

Waialua 44, Aiea 41

Vance Maluyo tossed in a team-high 13 points and the Bulldogs outscored Na Alii 18-8 in the fourth quarter for a comeback victory.

Taylor Taliulu scored a game-high 18 points for Aiea, which led 15-3 after the first quarter and 22-15 at halftime.

At Aiea gym

Waialua (4-1) 3 12 11 18 44
Aiea (2-3) 15 7 11 8 41

WAIALUA–William Sacapulo-Uepa 4, Virgilio Repollo 9, Kristoffer Cuadro 0, Jerimiah Repollo 6, Chase Uhlir 8, Jherico Rivera 0, John Rey Garcia 0, Vance Maluyo 13, Rudi Galapia 4.

AIEA–Chucky Kaahanui 10, Douglas Tautua 2, Daniel Chambers 0, Terence Fong 0, Branden Abiva 7, Ernesto Salazar 4, Deshane Luat 0, Phillip Madriaga 0, Colin Naito 0, Taylor Taliulu 18.

3-point goals–Waialua 3 (Repollo 2, Maluyo). Aiea 3 (Taliulu 2, Abiva).

 

McKinley 55, No. 4 Farrington 46

Kyrell Wright, Jace Bolosan and Alex Ironside sank 3-point shots as the Tigers went on a 16-7 run in the second quarter en route to an upset of the Governors.

Ironside finished with a team-high 15 points and Rio Kwon aded 13 for McKinley. Viane Vaina had 14 points, Lancelot Williams 12 and Jeffrey Madarang 11 for Farrington.

The Tigers hit 15 of 22 free throws in the game, while the Governors made five of 14.

At McKinley gym

Farrington (4-1) 12 7 14 13 46
McKinley (4-1) 9 16 14 16 55

FARRINGTON–Paul Solomon 0, Anastacio Lombawa 0, Bernard DeLeon 2, Jeffrey Madarang 11, Chadey Callazo 7, Joel Lanzaderas 0, Lancelot Williams 12, Viane Vaina 14, Shane Cabato-Machado 0.

MCKINLEY–Jason Ramano 3, Ryan Arzadon 0, Kyrell Wright 3, Jace Bolosan 5, Justly Laquihon 0, Alex Ironside 15, Lesley Machiguchi 8, William Rollman 0, Rio Kwon 13, Wilhem Rivera 8.

3-point goals–Farrington 3 (Madarang, Callazo, Williams). McKinley 4 (Wright, Bolosan, Ironside, Rivera).

Junior varsity–McKinley 48, Farrington 42

 

Nanakuli 57, Kamakau 27

The Golden Hawks had four scorers in double digits as they took out Kamakau.

Gary Shelton led all scorers with 17 points and Kamalu Teris had 12 points, while teammates Brenton Corn and Nate Auelua-Naki came in with 10 points each.

Teawe Olds was the leading scorer for Kamakau with 12 points.

At Nanakuli gym

Kamakau (0-6) 7 6 4 10 27
Nanakuli (2-3) 14 14 13 16 57

KAMAKAU–Kamalu Kamauoha 4, Teawe Olds 12, Kumukoa Oana 8, Keahi Suyat 3, Kalahikiola Hind 0, Hoala Goodhue 0, Kawapunahele Penn 0, Hana Perez-Wasson 0, Kalaunui Enos 0.

NANAKULI–Kamalu Teris 12, Brenton Corn 10, Gary Shelton 17, Nate Auelua-Naki 10, Kalau Kalawa 6, Ikena Anakalea 2, Terrel Ochimas 0, Clayton Atualevao 0.

3-point goals–Kamakau 1 (Oana). Nanakuli none.

 

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