Kaipo Pale scored 27 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead eighth-ranked Roosevelt over No. 10 Radford, 69-67, in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red playoffs last night.
The visiting Rams’ T.J. Reid hit six 3-pointers, launching many of his shots from NBA range. Reid scored 24 of his game-high 35 points after the break and hit his final trey with a second left for the final margin.
"I can see why they were one of the best teams in the West," said Roosevelt coach Steve Hathaway. "That (T.J.) Reid can shoot."
Hathaway credited Roosevelt guard Ese Tago for taking care of the ball and feeding Pale whenever Radford closed the gap.
The Rough Riders also converted 24 of 33 free throws, including 13 in the fourth quarter.
Roosevelt takes on Moanalua on Saturday, while Radford plays Kaimuki for the OIA’s final state tournament spot.
RADFORD-T.J. Reid 35, Wayne Keys Jr. 0, D.J. Huggins 2, Steven Watkins 0, Nashon George 7, Zach Pelzl 9, Dorsay Norris 3, Tevita Baravilala 4, Maika Ulufale 7.
ROOSEVELT-Shai Brown 7, Micah Ikari 0, Ese Tago 4, Brendan Nakatani 10, Johnson Delos Santos , Pono Patoc 0, Kaipo Pale 27, Asten Koki 8, Troy Nakasuji 0, J.J. Mariano 13.
3-point goals-Radford 8 (Reid 6, George, Ulufale). Roosevelt 5 (Mariano 3, Brown, Pale).
Moanalua 55, Kaimuki 40
Brandon Guerrero scored 14 points and Dexter Williams added 11 to lead Na Menehune past the Bulldogs in the OIA Red boys playoffs.
At Kaimuki gym
MOANALUA-Bronson Kepa 2, Aaron Davis 0, Keven Amaral 8, Dexter Williams 11, Wesley Armbrust 10, Brandon Guerrero 14, Carl Ko 0, Dillon Turk 5, Richard Villasenor 5.
KAIMUKI-Mason Kualii-Moe 6, Chester Sua 10, Tevin Nishiyama 6, Siaosi Halaapiapi 0, Dio Talung 2, Jonn Kakitani 7, Ken Hashimoto 0, Jordan Gestrich 0, A.J. DeJesus 0, Lio Kelekelio 9.
3-point goals-Moanalua 6 (Williams 2, Guerrero 2, Amaral, Armbrust). Kaimuki none.
OIA WHITE BOYS JV CHAMPIONSHIP
Farrington 45, McKinley 29
High scorers-Farr: Tyler Liana 13, Robin Wong 8, Jacob McEnroe 8. McK: Devin Williams 8, AJ Orpalaza 6, Jared Malaga 6.