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No. 6 Farrington takes it to Kahuku

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Ashley Savusa zeroed in on the basket for Farrington last night.
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Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo made it rain last night.

The senior poured in five 3-point shots in the first half as No. 6 Farrington outran No. 10 Kahuku 66-55 before 300 fans at Richard Kitamura Memorial Fieldhouse.

Farrington (15-9) remained unbeaten in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference double-elimination girls basketball tournament. The Governors will rest up while the teams with one loss — Kaimuki, Kapolei and Kahuku — battle for a shot at the title.

Farrington will meet one of those teams next Thursday at Mililani’s gym, but is in the driver’s seat. The only way the Govs won’t win the OIA Red title is by losing twice.

"They knew what was at stake," coach Caroline Tatupu said. "We could win three games and be in the championship (game), or lose and have to play six or seven through the back route."

Tatupu-Leopoldo, a 5-foot-9 guard, looked for the kill early against a Kahuku zone that couldn’t track her down fast enough.

"When she got hot like that, we had to change," Kahuku coach David Te’o said. "She was shooting from out of range."

"She had the hot hand," Tatupu said. "So naturally we tried to keep feeding her."

The break afforded by the win is a plus for the Govs.

"The rest is good. We need the practice," said Tatupu-Leopoldo, who had ice bags on both knees.

Kirsten Liana (nine points, 13 rebounds, five assists) had ice on her sprained ankle.

Tatupu-Leopoldo opened the game with a 15-foot banker, then drilled a trey from the left corner. After Kahuku’s first five-for-five platoon substitution midway through the opening quarter, Tatupu-Leopoldo arched in another 3-pointer, and then another from the left corner.

She had 11 points by the end of the quarter, but Kahuku was in it at 18-all, thanks to 10 points by post Joshlyn Noga.

From that point on, however, Farrington locked down Noga, who finished with 14 points and attempted just four shots in the final three quarters.

Liana’s ballhandling skills were a major asset against Kahuku’s fullcourt press.

Kahuku stayed close and took a 24-23 lead after consecutive buckets by Allyson Te’o, but the home team went on a 13-5 run to close the half.

Tatupu-Leopoldo hit her fourth bomb, then delivered a fast-break dish to Liana to spark the run. After Tatupu-Leopoldo hit a 23-foot trey from the top and two foul shots in the last minute, Farrington took a 37-28 lead into the locker room.

"Usually, we dribble too much," Tatupu-Leopoldo said of Kahuku’s defensive pressure. "This time, we were looking up more."

Still platooning in the second half, the Raiders got within 38-32, but the Govs answered with an 11-1 run to close the third quarter. Liana went coast-to-coast for a bucket off a rebound, and Ashley Savusa’s 3-pointer rattled in for a 47-33 lead. After Tatupu-Leopoldo scored on the break on a feed from Liana, the Govs led by 16 entering the final quarter.

With Farrington applying fullcourt man-to-man pressure, Kahuku got no closer than 12 the rest of the way as its five-game win streak came to an end. The Raiders (7-11), who already sealed a berth in the state tournament, will play today’s Kaimuki-Kapolei winner on Tuesday in an elimination game.

At Richard Kitamura Memorial Fieldhouse

Kahuku (7-8) 18 10 5 22 55
Farrington (15-9) 18 19 12 17 66

KAHUKU–Fiatagata Tailele-Latu 4, Tihane Kamae 2, Seiko Schwenke 0, Kaylynn Latu 0, Keuhi Naeole 0, Rachel Tailele 9, Jaelynn Kaio 0, Jessica Falemalu 14, Temutisa Te’o 2, Allyson Te’o 8, Tyra Williams 2, Joshlyn Noga 14, Mata Tonga 0.
FARRINGTON–Sierra-Marie Wong 0, Diena Peterson 4, Ashley Savusa 9, Losa Foki 1, Chasity Scanlan-Sevao 0, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 29, Koleti Siliga 7, Emilia Iopu 0, Kirsten Liana 9, Leilani Mageo-Pacheco 2, Kyleigh Lilo 5.
3-point goals–Kahuku 3 (Falemalu 2, Tailele), Farrington 6 (Tatupu-Leopoldo 5, Savusa).

OIA red east boys

Kaimuki 63, Castle 44
Tevin Nishiyama scored 16 points and Lio Kelekelio added 13 to lead the Bulldogs over the Knights on Kaimuki’s senior night.
At Kaimuki gym

Castle (0-12) 8 9 13 14 44
Kaimuki (8-4) 20 21 13 9 63

CASTLE–Chaz Kobayashi 5, Seth Tiumalu 10, Jordan Pagaoa 0, Kui Alimoot 9, Fuavasa Quirit 3, Micah Maeda 6, Ezekiel Marshall 2, Faaesea Lakatani 9.
KAIMUKI–Nicholas Motellang 4, Mason Kualii-Moe 5, Tevin Nishiyama 16, Siaosi Halaapiapi 6, Jonn Kakitani 5, Ken Hashimoto 8, Jordan Gestrich 3, A.J. DeJesus 1, Lio Kelekelio 13, Maui Travis 0, Tim Tolenoa 2.
3-point goals — Castle 5 (Alimoot 3, Kobayashi, Quirit). Kaimuki 5 (Nishiyama 3, Hashimoto 2).
Junior varsity–Castle 51, Kaimuki 47

OIA red west boys

No. 8 Radford 45, Kapolei 31
T.J. Reid had 10 points and five assists as the Rams beat the Hurricanes.
At Radford gym

Kapolei (2-10) 2 6 8 15 31
Radford (11-1) 13 2 11 19 45

KAPOLEI–Curtis Tavares 3, Devyn Knight 8, Samson Chong 0, Jared Milare 6, Joshua Farias 0, Kiatrell Zachery 0, Joshua Wills 0, Christopher Dillard 3, Zachary Reeves 6, Kapua Awong 5, Zachary Berg 0.
RADFORD–T.J. Reid 10, Glenn Castil 0, Wayne Keys Jr. 3, D.J. Huggins 0, Steven Watkins 6, Nashon George 0, Zach Pelzl 9, Dorsay Norris 2, Nick Lenover 0, Jeromy Castro 0, Roscoe Kalilikane 7, Tevita Baravilala 8, Maika Ulufale 0, Travir Fata 0.
3-point goals — Kapolei 1 (Tavares). Radford 2 (Reid, Keys Jr.).
Junior varsity–Kapolei 41, Radford 37
Mililani 56, Leilehua 47
Hassan Richardson racked up 21 points and teammate Alex Bumgarner added 20 points for the Trojans in a victory over the Mules.
At Leilehua gym

Mililani (9-3) 19 6 12 19 56
Leilehua (9-3) 7 18 10 12 47

MILILANI–Damon Shimabukuro 0, Ryan Jacobs 0, Brady Spiridigliozzi 3, Trent McKinney 1, Kyle Ortiz 0, Kaimihoku Wilson 9, Josh Lenchanko 0, Robbie Griffin 0, Alex Bumgarner 20, Riley Borges 2, Hassan Richardson 21, Evan Jean Pierre 0, Christian Baltazar 0, Suai Tuia 0.
LEILEHUA–Ikaika Mercado 0, Dillon Pau’u 14, Jeremiah Andrade 0, Trenton Morales 2, Stockton Crowley 4, Reece Acohido 2, Marc Lagmay 0, Jaryn Olayon 4, Xavieuer Adger 10, Richard Cherry 0, Josiah Caravallo 0, Christian Manzo 0, Penetito Melei 4, Russell Siavii 7, Dylan Bender 0.
3-point goals — Mililani 3 (Bumgarner 3). Leilehua 2 (Adger, Pau’u).
Junior varsity–Mililani 45, Leilehua 32
Campbell 49, Waianae 44
Allan Otanes had 17 points and 11 assists and Fouina Haskins scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Sabers held off the Seariders.
At Waianae gym

Campbell (6-6) 15 19 9 6 49
Waianae (2-10) 3 14 16 11 44

CAMPBELL–Ryan Ramil 0, Manuel Sy 0, C.J. Ramos 11, Allan Otanes 17, Justin Silva 0, Micah Cadiente 0, Christopher Crawford 8, Fouina Haskins 12, Jarrin Bannister 1, Javen Burdett 0.
WAIANAE–Devon Seabrooks 0, Jaylen Mitchell 6, Devon Kamaka 0, Keola Bradley 5, Jonovan Tuinei 4, Jamal Lopez 0, Anthony Niederschmidt 22, Matthew Ramaila 7, Justin Kila 0.
3-point goals — Campbell 4 (Ramos 2, Otanes 2). Waianae 3 (Niederschmidt 2, Bradley).
Junior varsity–Campbell 51, Waianae 38.

OIA white boys

No. 5 Farrington 53, Waialua 45
J.P. Saycon scored 16 points as the Governors defeated the Bulldogs.
At Waialua gym

Farrington (10-1) 10 9 19 15 53
Waialua (7-4) 9 11 13 12 45

FARRINGTON–Paul Solomon 0, Anastacio Lombawa 0, Bernard DeLeon 4, Jeffrey Madarang 8, Michael Kleman 7, Chadey Callazo 0, Joel Lanzaderas 0, Bradley Parras 0, Lancelot Williams 9, Viane Vaina 6, J.P. Saycon 16, Jaymark Raquinio 3, Keoni Kiko 0, Shane Cabato-Machado 0.
WAIALUA–William Sacapulo-Uepa 4, Winston Sacapulo-Uepa 0, Veran-Scott Acob 0, Virgilio Repollo 3, Kristoffer Cuadro 0, Jerimiah Repollo 3, Chase Uhlir 0, Vance Maluyo 23, Rudi Galapia 10, Victor Nobello 2.
3-point goals–Farrington 3 (DeLeon, Kleman, Raquinio). Waialua 1 (V. Repollo).
Junior varsity–Farrington 62, Waialua 34
Kalaheo 61, Kaiser 53
Despite scoring 27 points in the fourth quarter, the Cougars fell short in their loss to the Mustangs.
At Kaiser gym

Kalaheo (6-5) 11 17 8 25 61
Kaiser (6-5) 10 6 10 27 53

KALAHEO–Quincy Mason 6, Sage Richardson 6, Joshua Ko 20, Shane Hipa 14, Derick Morgan , Shem Sukumaran 6, Jordyn Reindollar 9, Anthony Rowan 0, Silila Tucker 0, Jesten Mortensen-Freitas 0, Kainoa Lauriano 0.
KAISER–Mark Guirguis 6, Brandon Ale 0, Matthew Nagata 0, Davin Morton 2, Quinton Wong 7, Adam Kostylo 0, Bret Kanoa 9, Justin Wuich 3, Doug Gehring 22, Royce Kuromoto 0, Corey Lum 2, John Bice 0, Cruz Kalaugher 2.
3-point goals — Kalaheo 4 (Ko 2, Sukumaran, Reindollar). Kaiser (Kanoa, Wuich, Gehring 4, Guirguis).
Junior varsity–Kalaheo 61, Kaiser 41
Aiea 55, Nanakuli 26
Freddy Taliulu went for 14 points and Ernesto Salazar added 11 as Na Alii trounced the Golden Hawks.
At Aiea gym

Nanakuli (4-7) 2 4 8 12 26
Aiea (4-6) 13 16 16 10 55

NANAKULI–Terrell Ochimas 0, Brenton Corn 2, Kameran Self-Gomes 0, Gary Shelton 4, Nate Auelua-Naki 2, Joe Shelton 12, Kalau Kalawa 4, Ikena Anakalea 0, Clayton Atualevao 0, Kamalu Paris 2.
AIEA–Chucky Kaahanui 2, Daniel Chambers 6, Terence Fong 0, Branden Abiva 5, Ernesto Salazar 11, Freddy Taliulu 14, Deshane Luat 1, Phillip Madriaga 3, Colin Naito 2, Jholy Mauai 0, Taylor Taliulu 8, Ilalio Sio 3.
3-point goals –Nanakuli 1 (Shelton). Aiea 4 (Salazar 3, Madriaga).
Junior varsity–Aiea 37, Nanakuli 30
Waipahu 43, McKinley 41
Chance Delima converted a game-winning layup with 1 second remaining as the Marauders edged the Tigers in a thrilling back-and-forth game.
At Waipahu gym

McKinley (8-3) 11 16 7 7 41
Waipahu (8-3) 15 10 7 11 43

MCKINLEY–Jason Ramano 8, Jace Bolosan 4, Micah Waters 0, Justly Laquihon 0, Andy Sombatphibane 4, Alex Ironside 12, William Rollman 5, Wilhem Rivera 0, John Henry Ansagay 0, Rio Kwon 8.
WAIPAHU–Chance Delima 4, Richard Ugalde 3, Duketoa Tili 2, Daeniel Cullen Diomanpo 7, Wesley Nagaseu 8, Roy Florence 3, Eric Castro 4, Tatupu Tatupu 12.
3-point goals –McKinley 4 (Ironside 2, Romano, Rollman). Waipahu 2 (Ugalde, Florenco).
Junior varsity–McKinley 53, Waipahu 39

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