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Posted on: Friday, January 12, 2001

Kalaheo routs Kahuku, 95-52, in OIA East showdown

Advertiser Staff

Kalaheo stamped a giant exclamation point on its No. 1 state ranking last night.

In a supposedly keen matchup of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Eastern Division’s two unbeaten teams, Kalaheo left visiting Kahuku in ruins, 95-52.

The Mustangs rained 3-pointers, hitting 10 of 20, and discombobulated Kahuku’s offense with their full-court press.

Skyler Wilson scored 26 points and Ikaika Alama Francis added 22 for Kalaheo. Alama Francis, a 6-foot-6 center, moved to the perimeter against Kahuku’s zones and made four 3-pointers. Wilson and Nate Ijima each made three.

Kalaheo improved to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the OIA East. Kahuku, unranked despite its record, fell to 10-3 and 3-1.

On Tuesday, the Mustangs got 40 of the 43 first-place votes in’s first poll of coaches and media this year. Iolani, which got the other three first-place votes, plays defending Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion St. Louis tonight at 7:30 at McCabe Gym.

Kahuku coach Nathan James gave "a lot of credit to (the Mustangs’) full-court press. ... Their press is their forte, their specialty," he said. "If you are not patient and you are not disciplined and you don’t execute your press offense, it takes you out of your game."

James added, "They also did a great job adjusting to all the defenses we threw at them — zone, man-to-man, 1-3-1 trap."

Kahuku was leading 19-17 in the second quarter when Alama Francis, the tallest player on the court, left-handed in two straight 3s to ignite a 22-7 run and give Kalaheo a 39-26 lead.

"Ikaika causes match-up problems for the big guys on other teams," Kalaheo coach Pete Smith said. "He’s our best 3-point shooter and their big guys have to come out and guard him."

"We’re picking up our intensity and it helps us on both defense and offense," Alama Francis said.

Asked about his 3-point shooting, he said, "All of the sudden they are falling. This was my best game so far."

Smith, Kalaheo’s long-time coach, and James agreed that this is Kalaheo’s most athletic team.

"We’ve never had this many athletes," Smith said. "We aren’t as disciplined as we have been some years, but we are trying to get them to do things to use their talent."

The last 35.5 seconds of the game were delayed 20 minutes when Kalaheo reserve Charles Elliot was slammed to the floor while attempting a layup. Elliot was ashen and didn’t move for nearly 10 minutes, but seemed to have recovered his senses when he was taken by ambulance to Castle Hospital. His condition was being evaluated there late last night.

Micah Casey scored six of Kahuku’s first eight points and wound up with 10, sharing high-point honors with James Kammerer.

KAHUKU (3-1) 14 17 13 8 — 52
KALAHEO (4-0) 13 27 21 34 — 95

KAHUKU-Trumaine Oto 2, Ferron Fonoimoana 0, Philip Alisa 8, Aaron Francisco 7, Anthony Hill 6, Inoke Funaki 2, Micah Casey 10, James Kammerer 10, Nahi Smith 0, Tala Esera 2, Jonathan Mapu 5, Quin Ah You 0.

KALAHEO-C.J. Kaimiola 5, Skyler Wilson 26, James Robertson 6, Nate Ijima 10, Shaydon Marumoto 4, Ikaika Alama-Francis 22, Shane Harada 0, Charles Elliot 0, Aubrey Bradley 0, Justin Pedrina 4, D.C. Daniels 8, Keoki Duarte 6, Mike Garcia 0, Remington Chun 4, Kiona Siliga 0.

3-point goals-Kahuku 4 (Alisa 2, Francisco 1, Kammerer 1). Kalaheo 10 (Alama-Francis 4, Wilson 3, Ijima 3).

JV-Kahuku 48, Kalaheo 45

KAIMUKI 40, KAISER 36: The Bulldogs made six free throws in the final quarter to hold off the Cougars. Kaiser’s Jason Peters led all scorers with 18 points.

KAIMUKI (3-1) 8 9 13 10-40
KAISER (0-3) 6 12 3 15-36

KAIMUKI-Jesse Wong 2, Justin Faimealelei 6, Brandon Hayashida 6, Daniel Swearingen 10, Daniel Tautofi 4, Brandon Plan 0, Junior Maiava 4, Kila Kamakawiwoole 8, James Davis 0.

KAISER-Jeremy Yim 0, John Hahn 2, Noah Amerson 3, Chris Watson 8, Jason Peters 18, Nate Ushio 1, Tyler Fujie 3, Eric Ching 1.

3-point goals-Kaimuki none. Kaiser 2 (Peters, Fujie).

JV-Kaimuki 34, Kaiser 32

KAILUA 43, CASTLE 41: Taleki Mailau hit a late 3-pointer to tie the game at 40 and Koali Castillo (13 points) hit the go-ahead basket as the Surfriders held off the host Knights.

Both Kailua and Castle hit 1 of 2 free throws to end the scoring.

KAILUA (3-1) 10 17 8 8 — 43
CASTLE (1-2) 16 14 4 7 — 41

KAILUA-Taleki Mailau 7, Michael Cathcart 7, Kealii Kalahiki 2, Lawrence Hamocon 0, Brad Ching 0, Ammon Kaleo 2, Kekoa Sniffen 0, Koali Castillo 13, Jordan Montgomery 2, Edward Campbell 0, Xavier Hoolulu 0, Samson Satele 10.

CASTLE-Michael Gayle 8, John Lam Ho IV 7, Quintin Duvauchelle-Gasper 2, Nelden Torres 0, Ryen Isip 4, Joel Botelho 7, Keoki Rapisora 13.

3-point goals-Kailua 1 (Mailau). Castle 1 (Botelho).

JV-Castle 68, Kailua 28

FARRINGTON 73, KALANI 63: Jason Domingo scored 15 points and Chad Mock added 14 to lead the visiting Governors over the Falcons.

Farrington outscored Kalani 25-14 in the third period.

Kalani’s Justin Numazu led all scorers with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.

FARRINGTON (2-1) 12 19 25 17 — 73
KALANI (0-4) 10 20 14 19 — 63

FARRINGTON-Sanford McKee 10, Michael Rabago 4, Ronald Caday 0, Jason Domingo 15, Shaun Tabil 1, Chad Mock 14, Naseri Sunia 9, Chester Pacquing 1, Richard Udani 10, Warren Gaspar 9, Kinohi Naki 0.

KALANI-Justin Numazu 20, Yorke Ashiba 0, Kekoa Tam 0, Brandon Mikami 0, Kevin Nakamura 0, Hunter Lewis 15, Robert D’Amato 6, Russell Dement 6, Chad Nakamoto 3, Michael McQuay 11, Matt Young 2, Alex Utoafili 0.

3-point goals-Farrington 3 (McKee, Domingo, Mock). Kalani 6 (Numazu 4, Lewis 1, D’Amato 1).

JV-Farrington 88, Kalani 48

MOANALUA 29, McKINLEY 23: Moanalua held McKinley to 0-for-10 shooting in the fourth quarter in defeating the visiting Tigers. No Menehune scored in double figures, though Aaron Fujino and Chris Young hit the only fourth-quarter baskets in the game.

Curt Leong led McKinley with 13 points.

McKINLEY (2-2) 6 9 8 0 — 23
MOANALUA (2-2) 8 9 8 4 — 29

McKINLEY-Lima Toa 4, Anthony Alborado 0, Edsley Hicks 5, Curt Leong 13, Christopher Cluney 0, Isaiah Aina 1, Shawn Pacquing 0, Justin Kaapa 0.

MOANALUA-Aaron Fujino 6, John Simbahon 4, Joey Sierra 4, Ric Fukushima 0, Chris Young 7, David Kilborn 4, Nickolas Slate 2, Chris Beck 2.

3-point goals-McKinley none. Moanalua none.

JV-McKinley 45, Moanalua 44

Interscholastic League of Honolulu
Boys JV

Damien 44, University High 28

St. Louis 47, Mid-Pacific 38


OIA East boys: Kalaheo vaulted back into first place in the jumbled Eastern Division standings yesterday with a 1-0 home victory over Kailua.

The Mustangs will be immediately challenged for the top spot tomorrow when they play host to Kalani at 3:45 p.m.

Kalaheo (6-1-1) has 19 championship points (3 per victory, 1 per tie). Kalani (5-1-2), which defeated McKinley 3-0 yesterday, has 17.

With two games remaining for most teams, six teams still have a chance to win the Eastern Division championship. Castle and Kaiser (both 5-2-1) each have 16 points, Kahuku (4-2-3) has 15 and Kailua (4-2-2) has 14.

Kalaheo’s win yesterday eliminated Roosevelt and Moanalua.

Castle plays at Kahuku tomorrow at 3:45 in another showdown.

The top six teams will qualify for the OIA Tournament on Jan. 26-Feb. 3.

Kalani 3, McKinley 0. Grant Arakaki, Alex Fraher, Gavin Fujitani.

Kalaheo 1, Kailua. Anthony Ornellas.

Interscholastic League of Honolulu
Girls Varsity

Kamehameha 2, Mid-Pacific 0. Krystalynn Ontai, Kaleinani Titcomb.

Iolani 2, Maryknoll 0. Kristin Schiereck, Kelli Yamamoto.

Punahou 3, Pac-Five 1. Pun-Ardia Campbell 2, Kaily Lam 1. P5-Cherie Kinoshita.

Bears roll on in MIL: Baldwin’s unbeaten boys and girls soccer teams continued to dominate the Maui Interscholastic League Wednesday night.

Baldwin’s girls, the defending state champions, repelled second-place King Kekaulike 4-0 to improve to 7-0. King Kekaulike, which was trying to gain a tie for the league lead, fell to 5-2.

Baldwin’s girls have outscored seven MIL opponents 72-2. Senior Shawna Shimamura is the Bears’ leading scorer with 19 goals while state Player of the Year Nicole Garbin and freshman Kami Kapaku each have 14.

Clayton Sado scored four goals to lead Baldwin’s boys to a 6-2 victory over Maui High and a 5-0 record. Maui is 0-3.

Wednesday night’s results

Baldwin 4, King Kekaulike 0. Goal scorers: Bald-Nicole Garbin, Nicole Patterson, Shawna Shimamura, Koren Takeyama.

Lahainaluna 0, Seabury Hall 0.


Baldwin 6, Maui 2, Goal scorers: Bald-Clayton Sado 4, Lane Matsui, Pono Ordonez. Maui- Ben Corniel, Cody Loui.

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