Seniors lift Kamehameha over Maryknoll in battle of ILH teams
Senior guard Megan Ching and senior forward Jeneka Taeoalii each scored 16 points as Kamehameha cruised past Maryknoll, 69-41, in a consolation bracket game of the Hawaiian Airlines Girls State Basketball Championship yesterday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Kamehameha (13-3), the Interscholastic League of Honolulu runner-up, made 14 steals and shot 52.1 percent from the field (25 of 48).
Maryknoll (9-9), the ILH's third-place team, outrebounded the Warriors, 32-30, but committed 22 turnovers.
Cheryl Lee, a sophomore forward, led the Spartans with nine points.
Kapaku propels Baldwin past McKinley, 54-45
Junior guard Kami Kapaku scored a game-high 23 points and Isabeau Wai'au added 15 as the Bears fended off a late charge by the Tigers.
McKinley (10-7), the O'ahu Interscholastic Association's fourth-place team, closed to 46-45 on Amber Lee's free throw with 3:24 remaining in the game. But the Bears made eight free throws, including four by Kapaku, to seal the victory.
Baldwin (14-3), the Maui Interscholastic League champion, shot 27 of 48 from the free-throw line. The Tigers shot 8 of 13 from the line.
McKinley coach Jesse Victorino was ejected late in the fourth quarter after picking up his second technical foul for arguing.
Hoist lifts Konawaena over Lahainaluna, 43-36
Nancy Hoist scored 14 points, including 10-of-10 free throws, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats (14-1) past the Lunas (13-4).
Elizabeth Chung-Hoon added 10 points for Konawaena, which led 24-16 at the half and 39-22 after three periods. Fatai Hala'api'api led Lahainaluna with a game-high 15 points and 14 rebounds.
In two tournament games, Hoist is 19-of-19 from the line. The tournament record for free-throw percentage over three games is 92.8 percent (13-of-14), set by Lahainaluna's Lisa Arcangel in 1996.