Iolani held St. Louis to one field goal in the last 15 minutes and the Raiders put on a bulls-eye shooting exhibition of their own to beat the Crusaders 47-28 in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys basketball game last night at McCabe Gym.
Seven of Iolanis nine baskets in the game were 3-pointers. They made five-of-six 3-point attempts during a 21-3 run that bridged the third and fourth quarter.
"They came out firing," said St. Louis senior Enoch McKeague. "We had open looks, too, but we were not hitting, and pretty soon they were out of reach."
Freshman Derrick Low started the run with a pretty 3 that put Iolani ahead, 23-21. Bobby Webster hit two and supersub Travis McGaughy made two in a row, one from each corner, to stretch Iolanis lead to double digits for the first time.
The Crusaders didnt get a basket during that long-distance barrage and went more than 10 minutes without one until Jason Rivers jumper from the low post with 4:37 left to play.
"St. Louis is so athletic they found seams in our press and spread us out in the first half," Iolani coach Mark Mugiishi explained. "So in the second half we packed it in (to a zone defense) to make them prove they can shoot."
They couldnt, not last night. St. Louis had as many total baskets as Iolani (9) but not a single trey.
"We had some easy shots that didnt go down, and then we started pressing," St. Louis coach Delbert Tengan said.
"We will learn from this and get better," promised McKeague, one of seven Crusaders on a roster of 11 who joined the team after the last football game Dec. 3.
St. Louis played only five preseason games to Iolanis 11.
McGaughy led Iolani with 13 points.
"Thats his job," Mugiishi said, "to give us a good lift. We like his spark off the bench."
He was the only player in the game in double figures. McKeague led St. Louis with seven.
Iolani, ranked second behind Kalaheo in the HawaiiSportsNet work.com coaches and media poll, improved to 4-0 in the ILH and 12-3 overall. St. Louis, the defending league champion and state runner-up last year, fell to 2-1 and 5-3.
Tonight, Iolani returns home to play Mid-Pacific.
IOLANI (4-0) 10 10 16 11 47
ST. LOUIS (2-1) 12 6 5 5 28
IOLANI-Derrick Low 7, Travis McGaughy 13, Bobby Webster 9, Robert Mageo 2, Bronson Melemai 1, Bobby Nash 7, Tyler McCready 8, Joe Udell 0, Jon Grobe 0, Donny Mateaki 0.
ST. LOUIS-Bobby Tappy 0, Jose Vidad 2, Justin Harris 5, Jonah Lakatani 0, Brenden Clement 2, Enoch McKeague 7, J.P. Kanoa 6, Jason Rivers 3, Frank Rivers 3, T.J. Moe 0 .
3-point goals: Iolani 7 (McGaughy 3, Webster 2, Low, Nash). St. Louis 0.
KAMEHAMEHA 75, DAMIEN 42: Kolo Kapanui scored 19 points to lead four teammates in double figures as the Warriors routed the host Monarchs in an ILH game. Nainoa Spencer added 17, Nalu Perkins 13, Willy Melemai 12 and Sean Uyehara 11 for Kamehameha, which improved to 2-1. Ashton Saifoloi led Damien (1-3) with 12 points.
KAMEHAMEHA (2-1) 23 17 15 20 75
DAMIEN (1-3) 7 5 9 21 42
KAMEHAMEHA-Eric Shaver 0, Mike Cummings 0, Kolo Kapanui 19, Nainoa Spencer 17, Sean Uyehara 11, Caleb Spencer 0, Ko Kealoha 0, Mana Aweau 0, Nalu Perkins 13, Ray Oka 3, Aaron Kahaloa 0, Willy Melemai 12.
DAMIEN-Brandon Ahakuelo 9, Jon Aquino 0, Mark Arquero 0, Peter Campos 4, Aaron Jaramillo 2, Stein Abe 0, Ashton Saifoloi 12, Dustin Sonico 7, Jarin Garma 6, Brandon Wilson 2.
3-point goals: Kamehameha 4 (N. Spencer 3, Uyehara 1). Damien 4 (Garma 2, Ahakuelo 1, Campos 1).
Punahou 66, Maryknoll 50: Richard Kim scored 12 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the host Buffanblu. Kawika Calizar led the Spartans with 11 points.
MARYKNOLL (0-3) 12 8 11 19 50
PUNAHOU (3-1) 15 19 12 20 66
MARYKNOLL-Ryan Hirata 2, Nate Cowen 3, Kenneth Torres 0, Kawika Calizar 11, Sean Ortiz 4, Russell Sypowicz 16, Kevin Lee 7, Patrick Torres 2, Jason Lum 0, Waikoloa Noa 3, Jacob Noh 0, McShane Dator 2.
PUNAHOU-Kynan Pang 3, Richard Kim 12, Daniel Lam 2, Andrew Amigleo 5, Todd LaFountaine 7, Jason Ching 4, John Freese 3, David Dowsett 6, David Kowen 7, Lucas Love 6, Ryan Zabriskie 3 Dane Uperesa 8.
3-point goals: Punahou 5 (Kim 4, LaFountaine).
PEARL CITY 50, MILILANI 45: Terry Ayers scored 25 points, Kristopher Liederbach added 12 and the Chargers (4-0) rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Trojans and remain unbeaten and tied for first place in the Oahu Interscholastic Associations Western Division.
PEARL CITY (4-0) 14 11 12 13 50
MILILANI (2-2) 12 10 19 4 45
PEARL CITY-Marcus Felder 0, Kaipo Monis 3, Ty Jarrett 6, Terry Ayers 25, David Tilley 0, Kristopher Liederbach 12, Clifton Weaver 4.
MILILANI-Gary Deliz 0, Koji Price 0, Rashaun Broadus 18, Troy Wailehua 0, Alex Aguda 0, William Broadus 9, Andrew Min 0, Hoku Patoc 5, Kaipo Patoc 13, Dewey Brown 0, Maurice Johnson 0.
3-point goals: Pearl City 4 (Ayers 2, Liederbach 2). Mililani 2 (R. Broadus, H. Patoc).
AIEA 71, NANAKULI 57: Chris Antonio and Aaron Powell scored 12 points apiece, leading the host Na Alii over the Golden Hawks in an OIA West game. Anthony Johnson added 11 and Nathan Olaivar 10 for Aiea (2-2). Anthony Sandobal scored 25 points to lead Nanakuli (0-3).
NANAKULI (0-3) 8 23 12 14 57
AIEA (2-2) 13 22 12 24 71
NANAKULI-Everson Kaaihue 3, Evert Romena 11, Barry Medeiros 8, John Chandler , Anthony Sandobal 25, Rolando Celes , Alex Armstead 0, Jacob Kaawa 0, Albert Napoleon 2, Kaleo Enos 8, Henry McShane 0, Brian Meade .
AIEA-Chris Antonio 12, Daniel Min 8, Taylor Watanabe 0, Ken Honda 2, Wes Williams 8, Aaron Powell 12, Anthony Johnson 11, Nathan Olaivar 10, Dennis Dedicatioria 0, Arthur Phanphengdy 2, Alika Leovao 6, Michael Doney 0, Bryan Tucker-Salas 0, Imo Vaa 0.
3-point goals: Nanakuli 3 (Sandobal 3). Aiea 2 (Min, Williams).
LEILEHUA 79, WAIANAE 60: Joshua Jumawan scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers, as visiting Leilehua defeated Waianae in an OIA Western Division game. Eric Marshall had 14 points and Ricardo Bachelor added 13, including three 3 pointers, for the Mules (4-0). Jacob Milare scored 16 points for Waianae (1-2).
LEILEHUA (4-0) 20 24 11 24 79
WAIANAE (1-2) 18 11 10 21 60
LEILEHUA-Garland Gantt 11, Lance Tuggle 0, Ricardo Bachelor 13, Joshua Jumawan 17, Clifton Feliciano 4, Shaun Fetzer 4, Demitrius Washington 2, Mike Helgerson 6, John Dolac 8, Eric Marshall 14, Duon Adams 0.
WAIANAE-Loui Autida 3, Ollie Dunlap 2, Emry Souza 0, Jacob Milare 16, Preston Popa 12, Kawena Rosario 6, Liwai Keakahuna 0, Erick Edwards 0, Jonah Nunuha 4, Calvin Brown 11, Teacel Hines 4, Jason Tau 2. Perri Alafoe 0.
3-point goals: Leilehua 9 (Bachelor 3, Jumawan 3, Fetzer 1, Dolac 2). Waianae 6 (Autida 1, Milare 3, Popa 2).
JUNIOR VARSITY SCORES
Mililani 48, Pearl City 46
Nanakuli 50, Aiea 37
Campbell 51, Kapolei 31
Leilehua 61, Waianae 37
Lünai 62, King KEKAULIKE 59: Likeke Davis scored six of Lanais nine points in overtime to lift the host Pinelads past Na Alii in a Maui Interscholastic League game last night. Davis finished with 15 points. Sam Spano and Rocky Sanches each had 16 points for Lanai. King Kekaulikes Adrian Lock led all scorers with 18 points.
KING KEKAULIKE 23 6 12 12 6 59
LüNAI 10 18 17 8 9 62
Leading scorers-Lanai: Sam Spano 16, Rocky Sanches 16, Likeke Davis 15. KK: Adrian Lock 18, Lincoln Lin Kee Jr. 15.
Kaiser, Kahuku in: Kaiser and Kahuku softball players joyously unpacked their gear yesterday and hastily scheduled practice.
Farrington and Roosevelt players sadly put their bats and gloves away, their seasons abruptly ended.
Protests of the interpretation of tiebreakers used to decide which teams would advance to next weeks Oahu Interscholastic Association Championship tournament were upheld, sending two teams onward who had been told they didnt qualify.
Six teams from each of the OIAs two division qualify for the championship tournament. If there are ties in final standings, a series of tiebreakers are used, starting with head-to-head results and ending with coin-flips, until the ties are broken.
Kaiser, Kahuku, Farrington and Roosevelt all finished the Eastern Division season with 5-5 records, tied for fourth place. Only two could advance to the tournament.
Wednesday night, an OIA official announced that under the fourth-level tiebreaker procedure of the records of common opponents, Farrington and Roosevelt qualified. The interpretation was protested.
A committee upheld the protest yesterday. Farrington and Roosevelt were out; Kaiser and Kahuku were in.
In the Western Division, a coin flip was held Thursday night to break a three-way tie for fifth. Waipahu and Campbell won berths; Nanakuli lost out. There was no protest.
The tournament opens Tuesday at the home sites of higher-seeded teams. The divisional champions (Kailua and Kaimuki of the East and Mililani of the West, and West runner-up Pearl City) earned byes into Wednesdays quarterfinals.
OIA SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT 2001
(Division, seed in parentheses)
Tuesday, Games at 3:30 p.m.
Kahuku (E5) vs. Leilehua (W4) at Kaala District Park
Campbell (W6) at Castle (E3)
Kaiser (E6) at Waianae (W3)
Waipahu (W5) at Moanalua (E4)
Wednesday, Games at 3:30 p.m.
Kahuku-Leilehua winner vs. Kailua (E1) at Keolu field
Campbell-Castle winner at Pearl City (W2)
Kaiser-Waianae winner at KaimukI (E2)
Waipahu-Moanalua winner at Mililani (W1)
Thursday, Games at 3:30 p.m.
At home fields of higher seeds
Friday At home fields of higher seed
Saturday, Jan. 20
At Hawaii Pacific-Windward campus
Third place, 10 a.m.
Championship, noon (or 25 minutes after end of third-place game)
No admission at home sites; $5 adults, $3 children at HPU-Windward.
Five teams qualify for state tournament at Rainbow Wahine Stadium, Jan. 31-Feb. 3.
Night for defense: Three matches ended in scoreless ties last night in Oahu Interscholastic Association Western Division girls soccer.
Radford defeated Waianae 2-0 and no one else scored. Division-leading Mililani, which had made 57 goals in winning its seven previous OIA games, was tied by third-place Aiea. Waialua-Campbell and Waipahu-Nanakuli also played to scoreless ties.
Mililani moved one point ahead of Pearl City, which did not play last night, in the standings. Mililani (7-0-1) has 22 points (3 per victory and 1 for last nights tie). Pearl City is 7-1-0 and Aiea 6-1-1.
Oahu Interscholastic Association
Radford 1, Waianae 0. Rad-Shane McConnell
Campbell 7, Waialua 0. Camp-Michael Ryman 3, Taisei Lee 2, Chris Kita 2.
Mililani 2, Aiea 0. Mili-Timmy Liu, Kilipaki Kanae
Leilehua 4, Kapolei 0. Lei-Ray-Mark Pugay 3, Joshua Catekista.
Radford 2, Waianae 0. Rad-Meaghan Rivera 2
Waialua 0, Campbell 0.
Aiea 0, Mililani 0.
Waipahu 0, Nanakuli 0.
Milialani 7, Aiea 0.
Leilehua 2, Kapolei 0.
Adria Campbell scored two goals Thursday for Punahous girls soccer team. Her first name was misspelled yesterday.
Kahukus boys soccer team was mathematically eliminated from contention for the OIA Eastern Division championship on Thursday.
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