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    University's Crystal Wang fouled Jordin Ramos of Hawaii Baptist last night.
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Kayla Yamamoto scored 13 points as Hawaii Baptist survived for a 39-38 win over University last night before an overflow crowd at muggy Dan Liu Gym on the HBA campus.

HBA improved to 11-1 in Division II of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, clinching no worse than a tie for the regular-season title. A win by coach Keith Sugiura’s Eagles over Le Jardin on Thursday would clinch the title outright, as well as an automatic state-tourney berth and a probable first-round bye.

"It means a lot. It’s a big win. We knew who wanted it more, who wanted it more at the end," said Yamamoto, who scored a key basket in the late going on a smooth crossover move in transition.

University, which closed regular-season play at 11-2 (14-5 overall), can only hope for a win by the winless Bulldogs of Le Jardin.

"They had more energy from beginning to end," said University post Quynne Eharis, who finished with a game-high 16 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks. "We couldn’t match up with their energy, and we dug ourselves a hole too deep."

The Junior Rainbows brought a vocal following of about 150 fans and rallied from 13 points down to get within 39-38 on a 3-point corner shot by Chanelle Maldonado with 1:26 remaining.

HBA was 0-for-5 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and nearly let the game slip away, but University fared no better. The Junior ‘Bows were 9-for-21 from the stripe for the game, including a miss on a 1-and-1 by Eharis with 24 seconds left.

Kimberly Au missed the front of a 1-and-1 with 14 seconds left, but Maldonado missed a 10-foot baseline shot in traffic that would’ve given UHS the lead.

After HBA’s Rebecca Dang missed two free throws with 5.6 seconds left, UHS failed to get a shot off. Maldonado’s inbounds pass to Crystal Wang at midcourt was intercepted by Au, and time expired.

The Junior ‘Bows were fantastic from the field — 64 percent (14-for-22) — but turned the ball over 24 times. Ten of the giveaways came in the first quarter.

Eharis dominated inside (6-for-6 from the field), but often didn’t get a touch because of HBA’s fullcourt pressure. Au, who had five of her team’s 10 steals, scored seven of her eight points in the second quarter as the Eagles soared ahead.

Three-point bombs by Reanna Lee, Yamamoto and Au helped HBA take a 28-15 lead late in the first half.

In the end, however, the Junior ‘Bows were exhausted after using just six players. Three players were on the shelf; one recently returned from Japan, another suffered an injury at practice, and another has missed time to attend a funeral.

The Junior ‘Bows still have a shot at winning a state title. They have one of the ILH’s four state berths.

"We’re bummed we couldn’t win ILH D-II like we did in volleyball," said Eharis, an All-State Fab 15 selection. "But my head’s not down at all."

 

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At Dan Liu Gymnasium

University (11-2) 5 12 13 8 38
Hba (12-2) 9 19 7 4 39

UNIVERSITY–Anuhea Memea 0, Kianalei Machida 10, Quynne Eharis 16, Quirena Natividad 6, Crystal Wang 0, Chanelle Maldonado 6.

HAWAII BAPTIST–Natasha Travens 0, Amber Au 2, Rebecca Dang 2, Kimberly Au 8, Jennifer Uehara 2, Reanna Lee 3, Jordin Ramos 7, Jami-Lyn Grumling 2, Kayla Yamamoto 13, Lauren Sumida 0.

3-point goals–University 2 (Machida, Maldonado). Hawaii Baptist 3 (Au, Lee, Yamamoto).

 

Punahou II 26, Christian Academy 23

The Patriots rallied with a 10-point quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Buffanblu held onto the win.

Stacie Anne Mihara led Punahou with 6 points. Rachel Tokuda scored a game-high eight points for Christian Academy.

At Moanalua H.S. gym

CA (3-8) 7 0 6 10 23
Punahou II (8-3) 12 0 9 5 26

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY–Leslie Cruz 2, Raion Black 1, Alyssa Yee 0, Rachel Tokuda 8, Rebecca Abergas 0, Tori Adres 4, Charanne Bonilla 0, Cheyenne Kessell 6, Briana Rodrigues 2.

PUNAHOU II–Jazzy Kealoha 2, Elisabeth Ushigome 0, Jade Lum 0, Staci Anne Mihara 6, Ailana Meyer 0, Rashelle Nagata 0, Nicole Shelton 4, Amanda Labayog 3, Annie Tanaka 2, Sarah Ann Ota 3, Demi Coolen 2, Tiare Te’o 0, Jennifer Walsh 0, Courtney Kaneshiro 2, Preciousz Savusa 2.

3-point goals–Christian Academy none. Punahou II 2 (Labayog, Ota).

 

ILH Division I Girls

No. 5 Punahou 55, Sacred Hearts 18

Mysha Sataraka posted a game-high 12 points as the Buffanblu overwhelmed the Lancers in a lopsided victory.

Turner Wong added 11 points for Punahou. Vanessa Freitas led Sacred Hearts with 10 points.

At Punahou gym

SHA (1-10) 2 5 4 7 18
Punahou (8-2) 15 12 12 16 55

SACRED HEARTS–Tiare Libarios-Moses 3, Kara Vause 0, Brittney Mopas 0, Vanessa Freitas 10, Hunter Wilson-Pena 2, Bashalei Almadova 1, Anjela Kim 0, Erica Pagan 0, Celina Pagan 0, Naihe Paikai 2, Paris Johnson 0.

PUNAHOU–Keaupono Fey 0, Hailey Motooka 4, Liana Lau 4, Julia Brand 8, Mysha Sataraka 12, Jennifer Ching 3, Turner Wong 11, Kaitlyn Waki 2, Hailey-Ann Maeda 2, Reina Furuya 2, Samantha Alakai 3, Daena Mau 0, Michelle Parke 2, Stacey Lin 2.

3-point goals–Sacred Hearts none. Punahou 3 (Motooka, Wong, Alakai).

 

No. 3 ‘Iolani 66, No. 7 Mid-Pacific 57

The Raiders held onto an early lead to defeat the Owls on their home court.

‘Iolani’s Kylie Maeda scored a game-high 20 points, followed by Alex Masaquel with 18 and Saphyre Rezentes with 10.

Ashley Yamachika and Taylor Babbitt led Mid-Pacific with 18 and 12 points.

At Mid-Pacific gym

‘Iolani (9-2) 15 20 8 23 66
Mid-Pacific (5-5) 11 9 14 23 57

‘IOLANI–Kylie Maeda 20, Saphyre Rezentes 10, Klein Masutani 2, Katie Tom 1, Erin Napier 0, Kaitlyn Shikada 3, Abrianna Johnson-Edwards 0, Lahela Usui 8, Loxley Keala 0, Alyssa Liilii 0, Alex Masaquel 18, Taimane Passi 4.

MID-PACIFIC–Nicole Sato 0, Megan Kinoshita 2, Ashley Yamachika 18, Tasha Luis-Hirata 0, Taylor Babbitt 12, Kiki Robertson 8, Chandler Arce 5, Kirstie Sugimoto 4, Jordan Joy 6, Camille Ganahl 2.

3-point goals–‘Iolani 3 (Maeda 2, Shikada). Mid-Pacific 3 (Yamachika 2, Arce).

 

OIA Red Girls Playoffs

No. 9 Farrington 59, No. 6 Kapolei 53

Kirsten Liana scored 20 points and Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 19, including five in overtime, as the Governors upended the late-charging Hurricanes.

Krystal Jacobs had 16 points, Kawehi Hagi 14 and Toe Motu 11 for Kapolei, which rallied from a 33-20 halftime deficit to briefly lead in the fourth quarter on a 3-pointer by Jacobs.

At Kapolei gym

Farrington (12-2) 17 16 10 7 9 59
Kapolei (13-1) 10 10 15 15 3 53

FARRINGTON–Sierra-Marie Wong 3, Diena Peterson 1, Ashley Savusa 2, Sallie Lazaro 0, Chasity Scanlan-Sevao 2, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 19, Koleti Siliga 8, Kirsten Liana 20, Leilani Mageo-Pacheco 4.

KAPOLEI–Krystal Jacobs 16, Toe Motu 11, Kaity Wills 3, Kawehi Hagi 14, Tamar Rodrigues 0, Kayla Fuatago 9, Malia Folaumahina 0, Diamond Carter 0.

3-point goals–Farrington 3 (Tatupu-Leopoldo 3). Kapolei 3 (Jacobs 2, Hagi).

 

No. 8 Kaiser 77, Campbell 61

The Cougars remain in contention for the OIA Championship after defeating the Sabers with a strong first half.

Meleana Adams led Kaiser with 21 points, followed by Makana Borden with 12. Cassie Ernst finished with a 25-point performance for Campbell, which is eliminated from the playoffs.

At Kaiser gym

Campbell (8-6) 12 16 12 21 61
Kaiser (11-3) 22 25 10 20 77

CAMPBELL–Mariah Kelley 7, Antonette Labausa 0, Liza Bantolina 7, Chantay Samante 16, Kealohi Akiyama 2, C.J. Valeriano 0, Ipo Achiu 2, Tiana Ryan 0, Dez Lingberg 0, Cassie Ernst 25, Cira Delizo 2.

KAISER–Micaela Bitanga 9, Kristi Arellano 5, Ona Simeona 0, Alissa Soong 0, Kiani Kaahaaina 6, Keara Ortega 0, Kiana Nakai 4, Tiana Miyashiro 0, Celeste Tsutahara 0, Meleana Adams 21, Daryn Vorderbruegge 0, Shelby Pa 4, Ashley Soong 1, Makana Borden 12, Darcey Goulsby 11, Courtney Phillips 4, Kayla Soong 0.

3-point goals–Campbell 1 (Bantolina). Kaiser 7 (Adams 4, Arellano, Bitanga, Kaahaaina).

 

Pearl City 45, Roosevelt 29

Despite a foot injury that kept her on the bench during the regular season, Shawna Angle returned to the court with a 13-point performance to boost the Chargers against the Rough Riders.

Sabrina Angle and Adrienne Jean Sylva added nine points each for Pearl City. Aimee Taniguchi led Roosevelt with 13 points.

At Pearl City gym

Roosevelt (6-9) 3 11 6 9 29
Pearl City (9-6) 9 12 7 17 45

ROOSEVELT–Breyana Dutro-Solomua 3, Jolie Kawasaki 0, Kira Arruda 6, Abcde Furuta-Harada 0, Aimee Taniguchi 13, Emalia Schuman 1, Krystle Chung 2, Anuhea Kanealii 2, Shana Kawakami 2.

PEARL CITY–Sabrina Angle 9, Adrienne Jean Sylva 9, Shay Alterado 4, Shawna Angle 13, Dani Magana 3, Tiari Walker 3, Sierra Mendiola 3, Paulina Langi 1.

3-point goals–Roosevelt 1 (Dutro-Solomua). Pearl City 5 (Sabrina Angle 3, Jean Sylva, Shawna Angle).

 

Kahuku 52, Kaimuki 35

With a 1-1 record against each other during regular-season play, the Red Raiders pulled off the tiebreaker over the Bulldogs when it counted the most.

Joshy Noga finished with 11 points to lead Kahuku to its fifth consecutive victory. Letisha Fa’asoa scored a game-high 12 points for Kaimuki, which will face Pearl City next Wednesday.

At Kaimuki gym

Kahuku (8-7) 12 9 13 18 52
Kaimuki (8-7) 12 3 6 14 35

KAHUKU–Fiatagata Tailele-Latu 6, Tihane Kamae 0, Seiko Schwenke 5, Kaylynn Latu 0, Keuhi Naeole 2, Rachel Tailele 8, Jaelynn Kaio 0, Jessica Falemalu 8, Temutisa Te’o 0, Allyson Te’o 4, Tyra Williams 4, Suva Tapusao 0, Manaia Afalava 2, Joshy Noga 11, Mata Tonga 2, Helena Nauahi 0, Pitisi Tualau 0.

KAIMUKI–Nikki Vongprachanh 0, Connie Aikau 3, Luisa Moala 2, Alison Pologa 2, Krysta Yasui 2, Julia Soares 0, Keana Paez 8, Letisha Fa’asoa 12, Dejah Fa’asoa 6, Valarie Wilson 0.

3-point goals–Kahuku 1 (Falemalu). Kaimuki 3 (L. Fa’asoa 2, Aikau).

 

OIA White Girls Playoffs

Kalani 47, McKinley 33

The Falcons tightened up their defense and found their offensive groove just in time, outscoring the Tigers 14-1 in the fourth quarter.

Corie Kuia led Kalani with 16 points and 3 three-pointers, followed by Kristi Belshe with 11. McKinley’s Tiare Sugui scored a team-high 11 points.

At Kalani gym

McKinley (8-5) 12 13 7 1 33
Kalani (10-2) 12 11 10 14 47

MCKINLEY–Mariz Navarro 0, Miranda Schmillen 0, Tiare Sugui 11, Yoon Ryu 0, Jordan Mills 4, Micahn Luecke 9, Sybil Coryell 1, Hannah Yoo 8, Danielle Vu 0, Tino Mulitauaopele 0.

KALANI–Carly Kakuda 4, Corie Kuia 16, Rose Alama 2, Haley Omiya 2, Taylor Murai 2, Alex Rogers 3, Kristi Belshe 11, Kaiana Iaea 1, Marissa Sumida 4, Tiani Maafala 2, Maria Petelo .

3-point goals–McKinley 1 (Sugui). Kalani 7 (Kuia 3, Belshe 2, Sumida, Rogers).

 

Radford 36, Waianae 28

Kelsey Bash hit three 3-points and poured in a game-high 17 points as the unbeaten Rams defeated the Seariders.

Leilani Atuatasi had a team-high 10 points for Waianae.

At Radford gym

Waianae (6-7) 5 7 8 8 28
Radford (12-0) 6 11 11 8 36

WAIANAE–Maccyn Samisoni 4, Lacy Manuel 5, Emily Simons 4, Kaitlyn Kaahaaina 0, Brittany Perry 5, Leilani Atuatasi 10, Maile Awai-Cortado 0, Tiana Johnson 0.

RADFORD–Imani Wimbush 4, E’Lexeus Evans 3, Kelsey Bash 17, Jemory Castro 9, Sanoe Tuitele 0, Tyler Whitner 3, Faith Talimim 0, Korie Johnson 0, Kawai Page 0.

3-point goals–Waianae 1 (Manuel). Radford 3 (Bash 3).

 

ILH Division I Boys

Mid-Pacific 59, Maryknoll 56, OT

Patrick Matthews poured in 21 points and Terrence Tenjoma added 15 as the Owls outlasted the Spartans in overtime.

Austin Gaskins had 15 points, while Andrew Wu and Jason Calabrese had 11 each for Maryknoll.

At Mid-Pacific gym

Maryknoll (1-6) 10 12 15 12 7 56
Mid-Pacific (4-4) 16 8 18 7 10 59

MARYKNOLL–Andrew Wu 11, Kekoa Welsh 2, Brandon Floyd 6, Tobias Powell 4, Jason Calabrese 11, Johnny Mayer 4, Kekia’i Cashman-Fernandez 3, Austin Gaskins 15.

MID-PACIFIC–Jordan Doi 6, Terrence Tenjoma 15, Trey Kubota 0, Shaun Dobovan 4, Matthew Ohtani 0, Tryston Fagarang 0, Patrick Matthews 21, Marcus Doi 6, Matthew Tanaka 0, Matthew Carland 2, Titus Failauga 5.

3-point goals–Maryknoll 2 (Wu, Calabrese). Mid-Pacific 4 (Tenjoma 4).

 

ILH Division II Boys

University 68, Hawaii Baptist 62, 2OT

Down three starters in hostile territory, the University Junior Rainbows went deep into their bench when hope dwindled.

They got two huge blocks from reserve forward Peter Fee, plus a putback that gave UHS the lead for good in a wild double overtime win over Hawaii Baptist last night before a frenzied, capacity crowd at Dan Liu Gym.

"D-I or D-II, that’s got to be the most exciting game of the year," University coach Walt Quitan said after three of his starters fouled out.

"As a coach, it’s a cliche, but you always tell your bench to be ready. That’s what they work hard at practice for," he said. "They came in and made big-time plays," Quitan said.

HBA shot 11-for-27 from the foul line, including seven misses in a row in the final 2:22 of regulation.

"I’m exhausted," HBA coach George Weeks said. "We played with heart. The ball didn’t fall our way, we couldn’t hit free throws, but we grew tonight. I’m super proud of what we did tonight."

The homecoming crowd of more than 1,000 endured smothering humidity, but it was UHS that withstood multiple challenges. The ‘Bows led 53-43 with 4:36 to go before HBA made a valiant comeback, getting a 29-foot trey by Kalei Hosaka (standing on the Eagle logo), and tying the game on a pump-fake 3-pointer by Sage Bulesco with 1 second left in regulation.

HBA had a brief lead in the first overtime after Jun Fritz nailed a 25-foot 3-pointer, but UHS rallied behind Guiherme Aires and Andrew Canencia, who had 17 points each.

Aires, the starting point guard, fouled out with 3:16 left in the second overtime on a borderline flop by Hosaka. Instead of folding, the Junior ‘Bows regrouped with Canencia at the point, and Fee came through with his big defensive stops. Canencia and Eugene Malvar hit free throws to give UHS a 66-62 lead with 53 seconds left, and Canencia iced the win with two more foul shots with 32 ticks left.

Fritz led the run-and-gun Eagles with 16 points, including five 3-pointers.

At Hawaii Baptist gym

Uhs (4-1) 13 21 16 8 4 6 68
Hba (5-2) 13 18 10 17 4 0 62

UNIVERSITY–Andrew Canencia 17, Eugene Malvar 4, Ryan Alvarado 5, Cameron Conant 6, Guiherme Aires 17, Peter Fee 7, Ben Keller 12, Cobey Young 0, Ian Akamine 0.

HAWAII BAPTIST–Chasen Fukuda 3, Jun Fritz 16, Landry Kiyabu 6, Sage Bulseco 9, Jordan Kauwe 4, Travis Teramae 4, Brennan Lee 4, Kalei Hosaka 3, Nathan Le 9, Caleb Gaskins 4.

3-point goals–University 2 (Canencia 2). Hawaii Baptist 9 (Fritz 5, Hosaka, Kiyabu).

 

Punahou II 62, Christian Academy 30

The Buffanblu cruised to an easy victory over the Patriots.

Matt Taniguchi led Punahou with 14 points, while Matthew Urcia scored a team-high 10 points for Christian Academy.

At Moanalua H.S. gym

Punahou II (5-1) 16 19 16 11 62
CA (0-7) 5 12 2 11 30

PUNAHOU II–Alvin Kwock 8, Tim Moody 4, John Kan 3, Matt Taniguchi 14, Daley King 4, Jeremy Lee 5, Aaron Dung 1, Chreighton Woo 0, Ben Ota 2, Lokahi Matsuo 3, Jeff Yamashiro 2, Alex Chang 2, Chase Tamashiro 3, Travis Matsuzaki 8, Liloa Travis 3.

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY–Matthew Urcia 10, Shaun Bonilla 0, Micah Sugiura 9, Jasen Ocol 5, Chris Canoneo 0, Ethan Reyes 4, Ryan Kaleikini-Stephens 2, Ryan Helsham 0, Jarin Ralar 0, Robert Helsham 0.

3-point goals–Punahou II 2 (Taniguchi, Kan). Christian Academy 3 (Urcia, Sugiura, Ocol).

 

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