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Velasquez and Buckner power Punahou past Mid-Pacific

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Nicholas Velasquez poured in 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and DeForest Buckner added 12 as No. 4-ranked Punahou overpowered Mid-Pacific 53-32 in an ILH boys basketball game last night at the Owls’ gym.

The Buffanblu scored all 53 of their points from the field, missing on their one free-throw opportunity in the game.

Patrick Matthews led the Owls with 12.

 

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At Mid-Pacific gym

Punahou (8-2) 8 18 14 13 53
Mid-Pacific (5-6) 7 11 10 4 32

PUNAHOU–Patrick O’Neill 7, Bryan Matsukawa 0, Sean Gruebner 0, Steven Lakalaka 0, Jaren McCartney 0, Lowell Tong 5, Taylor Henderson 3, Nicholas Velasquez 14, Malik Johnson 8, Christopher McLaren 2, Kupono Fey 2, DeForest Buckner 12, Luke Kaumatule 0.

MID-PACIFIC–Jordan Matsumoto 0, Jordan Doi 2, Terrence Tenjoma 3, Trey Kubota 0, Shaun Dobovan 8, Matthew Ohtani 0, Tryston Fagarang 0, Patrick Matthews 12, Marcus Doi 4, Matthew Tanaka 0, Ryan Swanson 0, Matthew Carland 3, Titus Failauga 0.

3-point goals — Punahou 5 (Velasquez 2, O’Neil, Tong, Henderson). Mid-Pacific 2 (Tenjoma, Dobovan).

 

No. 2 Kamehameha 68, Damien 47

Dyrbe Enos scored 13 points, Davis Achong added 12 and the Warriors beat the Monarchs.

Kamehameha, which played without senior star Micah Christenson, hit seven 3-pointers, including three by Enos.

At Kekuhaipio Gym

Damien (0-11) 10 6 14 17 47
Kamehameha (8-2) 18 13 16 21 68

DAMIEN–AJ Lee 6, Alverne Ribao 2, Dylan Yonamine-Baysa 5, Rusty Kauahikaua 6, Oliver Shaw 0, Ashton Obrero 3, Benjamin Gochenouer 0, Nate Ariola 6, Mikaele Nakamura 0, Jed Lim 7, Lonn Iwashita 12, Taylor Abordo 0, Aaron Miyahira 0.

KAMEHAMEHA–Dyrbe Enos 13, Shane Matayoshi 4, Frank Ho 5, Davis Achong 12, Makoa Camanse-Stevens 4, Trent Park 3, J.T. Campbell 8, Charlton Tang 8, Gavin Lagrange 0, Shane Yoshida 7, Zerin Parker 4.

3-point goals — Damien 1 (Yonamine-Baysa). Kamehameha 7 (Enos 3, Matayoshi, Achong, Park, Tang).

 

ILH Division II Boys

Maryknoll II 48, ‘Iolani II 47, 2 OT

Kevin McLain hit two 3-pointers and finished with 10 points and Brandon Hinck also scored 10 as the Spartans outlasted the Raiders.

At ‘Iolani II gym

Maryknoll II (2-8) 11 10 11 8 3 5 48
‘Iolani II (4-6) 4 9 13 14 3 4 47

MARYKNOLL II–Travis Patoc 4, Kaelen Hirashiki 9, Ian Morocco 4, Bradford Lum 0, Kevin McLain 10, Mitchell Mizuguchi 2, Neil Nolan Santos 0, Jeremy Talbo 2, Brandon Hinck 10, Kevin Bratt 2, Conrad Chong 1, Jordan Tomas 4.

‘IOLANI II–Maika Kealoha 9, Trey Muraoka 9, Shovan Datta 1, Shane Killeen 0, Tracy Young 7, Joshua Hannum 7, Schuyler Shigemura 0, Taylor Lau 0, Brandon Kaiura 7, Shayd Shinsato 4, Austin Gima 3, Aaron Nojima 0, Jonathan Like-Uehara 0.

3-point goals — Maryknoll 2 (McLain 2). ‘Iolani II 1 (Kaiura).

 

Punahou II 64, Saint Louis II 43

Alvin Kwock scored 10 points and John Kan added nine, all on 3-pointers, as the Buffanblu beat the Crusaders.

At McCabe Gym

Punahou (9-1) 14 22 7 21 64
Saint Louis (3-6) 6 12 13 12 43

PUNAHOU–Alvin Kwock 10, Ben Ota 0, Matt Taniguchi 7, Jeremy Lee 4, Aaron Dung 0, Daley King 7, John Kan 9, Lokahi Matsuo 2, Travis Matsuzaki 5, Creighton Woo 2, Jeff Yamashiro 7, Alex Chang 4, Tim Moody 0, Liloa Travis 7.

SAINT LOUIS–Thayer Schmitz 2, Ross Nogami 4, Skyler Sigston 6, Joseph Kea 0, Joel Letoto 5, Zach Machado-Vinano 0, Andrew Pacarro 2, Alex Pacheco 6, Dominic Bush 3, Johnathan Greig 0, Kila Kanae 1, James Lewis 0, Zachary Cuarisma 6, Brandon Mitsunaga 0, Kala McShane 3, Leighton Chang 5.

3-point goals — Punahou 5 (Kan 3, King, Yamashiro). Saint Louis 2 (Chang, Letoto).

 

Island Pacific 62, St. Francis 51

Theo Duplechin scored 13 of his 27 points in the third period as the Navigators beat the Saints.

At Hanalani gym

IPA (9-2) 11 18 18 15 62
St. Francis (6-2) 15 15 6 15 51

ISLAND PACIFIC–Dylan Yamamoto 10, Malik Veazie 12, Jason Brenner 5, Theo Duplechin 27, Christian Yagi 0, Jackson Durrett 7, Kennedy Wilson 0, Tyler Billman 1, Colt Wallace 0.

ST. FRANCIS–Austin Ursua 2, Sosiua Havea 3, Drew Wilson 4, Matthew Nuumania 9, Kaohukea Sandborn 0, Shabir Lynton 0, Jason Wu 17, Keoni Tom-Millare 2, Daron Sun 8, Kalei Davis 0, Blayne Won 6.

3-point goals — Island Pacific 4 (Yamamoto, Veazie, Duplechin, Durrett). St. Francis 4 (Wu 2, Nuumania, Havea).

 

Le Jardin 46, Christian Academy 38

Sean McWhinnie scored 26 points and the Bulldogs beat the Patriots.

At Le Jardin gym

Christian Ac. (0-9) 9 5 7 17 38
Le Jardin (3-7) 7 14 5 20 46

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY–Matthew Urcia 3, Shaun Bonilla 1, Micah Sugiura 0, Jasen Ocol 12, Chris Canoneo 0, Ryan Kalekini-Stephens 10, Ethan Reyes 12, Jarin Ralar 0, Ryan Helsham 0.

LE JARDIN–Zach Nelson 0, Sam Spengler 8, Nick Vinsonhaler 4, Sean McWhinnie 26, DeVante Newsome 1, Juliun Perkins 3, Jake Blaskowski 4, Conor Regan 0.

3-point goals — Christian Academy 2 (Ocol, Kalekini-Stephens). Le Jardin none.

 

OIA White Boys

Aiea 44, Kamakau 25

Taylor Taliulu scored 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, as Na Alii beat Kamakau.

At Aiea gym

Aiea (5-6) 13 10 14 7 44

 

Kamakau (0-11) 4 2 7 12 25

AIEA–Chucky Kaahanui 6, Terence Fong 3, Branden Abiva 4, Ernesto Salazar 5, Freddy Taliulu 0, Deshane Luat 3, Phillip Madriaga 6, Colin Naito 5, Taylor Taliulu 10, Ilalio Sio 2.

KAMAKAU–Kamalu Kamauoha 0, Kalahikiola Heind-Boyd 0, Teawe Olds 8, Kumukoa Oana 6, Hoalu Goodhue 0, Hanna Wasson 2, Keahi Suyat 9.

3-point goals — Aiea 5 (T. Taliulu 2, Luat, Salazar, Fong). Kamakau none.

OIA
Boys junior varsity
Kahuku 39, Leilehua 33

 

ILH Division II Girls

La Pietra 37, Le Jardin 28

Salote Lopes-Liutolo racked up 20 points as the Panthers defeated the Bulldogs in the first round of the ILH Division II playoffs.

At La Pietra gym

Le Jardin (0-14) 4 6 2 16 28
La Pietra (3-11) 7 13 7 10 37

LE JARDIN–Kelsey Tanouye 0, Kea Olaso 0, Jasmine Baginski 0, Brianne Tabios 0, Waverly Kaukeano 3, Nikki Caspers 1, Tori Natividad 4, Jordan Gonzalez 0, Dana Kim 2, Sammy Gabrelcik 0, Makena McPherson 0, Siena Shupe 18, Taylor Valentine 0.

LA PIETRA–Hiilei Horner 4, Jordan McDonald 8, Kiana Ho’ohuli 0, Angelina Ishiki 0, Veronica Thomas 5, Shalina Ishiki 0, Marina Sewell 0, Sarah Aref 0, Joy Winslow 0, Salote Lopes-Liutolo 20, Monique Smith 0.

3-point goals — Le Jardin none. La Pietra none.

 

OIA White Girls Playoffs

Kalani 58, Waianae 42

Corie Kuia scored 21 points to lead the Falcons over the Seariders and help her team reach the OIA White final against Radford.

At Kalani gym

Waianae (6-8) 4 13 18 7 42
Kalani (11-2) 15 16 16 11 58

WAIANAE–Maccyn Samisoni 2, Lacy Manuel 11, Emily Simons 5, Kaitlyn Kaahaaina 0, Brittany Perry 8, Leilani Atuatasi 13, Tiana Johnson 3.

KALANI–Carly Kakuda 1, Corie Kuia 21, Rose Alama 6, Haley Omiya 4, Taylor Murai 4, Alex Rogers 8, Kristi Belshe 12, Kaiana Iaea 2, Marissa Sumida 0, Teu Tetelo 0, Tiani Maafala 0.

3-point goals — Waianae 5 (Atuatasi 3, Johnson, Manuel). Kalani 5 (Rogers 2, Belshe 2, Murai).

 

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