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Posted on: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Mainland teams go 3 for 3 at Iolani Classic

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By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Moanalua's Josh Kure looks for a teammate while being defended by White Station's Danny Harris.

Photos by REBECCA BREYER | The Honolulu Advertiser

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White Station's Julian Burton gets to a loose ball before Moanalua's Kris Lazarou.

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Two more Hawai'i boys basketball teams saw their upset bids against Mainland teams fizzle in the second half last night on Day 2 of the 23rd Annual 'Iolani Prep Classic.

Moanalua trailed White Station, the No. 6-ranked team in Tennessee, 32-29 at halftime before losing 68-49. Following that game, Radford was down 38-35 to St. Dominic (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) entering the fourth period before falling, 55-41.

White Station will play five-time defending state champion 'Iolani in tonight's quarterfinals at 6:30, followed by St. Dominic vs. LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.) at 8.

LeFlore is ranked No. 11 in the nation by USA Today.

Moanalua and Radford threatened to add more of a local flavor to the championship bracket, but each fell victim to the Mainland teams' "athleticism."

White Station opened the second half with a 13-3 run and did not allow Na Menehune to get closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

"There's a point where their athleticism takes over," Moanalua coach Greg Tacon said. "In certain situations we caused them to miss a few shots, but in the second half those misses turned into makes."

Moanalua played the Spartans even for most of the first half, trailing 15-14 after one period and 22-21 midway through the second. White Station pushed the lead to 29-22, but Rob Munoz's layup nine seconds before halftime cut it to 32-29.

"Moanalua is a great team," Spartans coach Jesus Pitano said. "They're really well-coached, everybody understands their role and plays hard. I think we have better athletes, but we didn't show that in the first half. (Moanalua) is a good basketball team, and I told our guys at halftime we didn't give them the respect they deserve. We did a better job in the second half."

After Jay Yoshizawa's 3-pointer cut White Station's lead to 52-42 with 51 seconds remaining in the third period, the Spartans immediately answered with a 3-pointer by Jordan Miller to push the margin back to 13.

Miller, a 6-foot-3 guard who has signed with Furman, led White Station with 15 points, and 6-6 forward Marquette Murrell added 11 points. Junior guard Stevie Austin scored a game-high 17 points to lead Na Menehune, and Munoz added 10 points.

WHITE STATION (N.Y.) 14 18 23 13 68

MOANALUA 15 14 13 7 49

WHITE STATION Joe Jackson 10, Kyndl Mitchell 0, Preston Laird 2, Julian Burton 4, Jordan Miller 15, Erik Buggs 12, Charles Marzette 3, Patrick Coleman 0, Marquette Murrell 11, Kaylon Durham 2, Jordan Miles 2, Danny Harris 7. Totals 26 12-17 68.

MOANALUA Kris Lazarou 0, Jay Yoshizawa 3, Paul Wasada 4, Emanuel Vierra 0, Stevie Austin 17, Rob Munoz 10, Josh Kure 4, Roshawn Terry 6, Casey Schuler 0, Ryan Hua 5. Totals 16 14-18 49. 3-point goals White Station 4 (Miller 2, Buggs, Marzette). Moanalua 3 (Yoshizawa, Munoz, Kure).

ST. DOMINIC (N.Y.) 55, RADFORD 41

The Bayhawks, who return six key players from a team that finished 20-6, opened the fourth period with a 12-0 run to break open a close game.

The Rams played St. Dominic even throughout most of the first half, and So'oso'o Taulele's layup tied it 28-28 with five minutes remaining in the third period. But Brian Katz opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer and added another basket from beyond the arc, and Ryan O'Grady scored twice on short jumpers to spark the 12-0 run.

Katz led the Bayhawks with 16 points. Gary Satterwhite and Antonio Williams each scored 12 points for the Rams.

ST. DOMINIC 19 6 13 17 55

RADFORD 12 12 11 6 41

ST. DOMINIC TJ Thomas 4, Roland Davis 15, Brian Katz 16, Ryan O'Grady 6, Terrance Leach 0, Austen Cortese 0, Andrew Cobian 2, TJ Carey 5, Markeys Deans 6, Paul Bilbo 1, George Beamon 0. Totals 23 2-9 55.

RADFORD Andre Brown 0, Jonathan Combis 0, Travis Daniels 3, Joash Pangalinan 0, Justin Lord 2, Mario De Los Santos-Gonzalez 0, Stevie Williams 0, Matt Hoover 4, Jared Brown 2, Matt Alofaituli 2, Aldrin Valdez 0, So'oso'o Taulelei 4, Gary Satterwhite 12, Antonio Williams 12. Totals 17 7-12 41. 3-point goals St. Dominic 7 (Katz 4, Davis 3).

'IOLANI 66, MCKINLEY 30

Case Miyahira scored 14 points, Ryan Dung 12 and Liloa Nobriga 11 as the Raiders routed the Tigers. Nainoa Lessary and Isaac Iuta scored six apiece for McKinley.

MCKINLEY 11 7 7 5 30

'IOLANI 14 13 16 23 66

MCKINLEY Jelani Thabiti 0, Tilton Kaluna 4, Bryce Ishikawa 0, Ryan Flordeliza 2, Jefferson Pou 0, Julius Borje 1, Earvin Sione 4, Nainoa Lessary 6, Rey Vincent Enanoria 1, Jonathan Lee 4, Ian Paez 0, Isaac Iuta 6, Travis Asing 0, Marshall Miyasaki 2, Oliver Diguc 0. Totals 12 5-17 30.

'IOLANI Kela Marciel 2, Andrew Skalman 7, Nick Christman 0, Ryan Dung 12, Case Miyahira 14, Liloa Nobriga 11, Lionel Fujioka 5, Berton Wong 2, Brandan Ball 2, Bricen McCartney 3, Pablo Warner 8. Totals 23 12-15 66. 3-point goals McKinley 1 (Lessary). 'Iolani 8 (Dung 3, Miyahira 2, Skalman, Fujioka, McCartney).

LEFLORE (ALA.) 81, SAINT LOUIS 46

The Rattlers ended the first period with a 15-0 run and then cruised past the Crusaders.

After Saint Louis junor guard Cole Shidaki swished a 3-pointer to cut LeFlore's lead to 10-8 midway through the first quarter, Nick Williams started the 15-0 run with a 3-pointer.

LEFLORE 25 22 8 26 81

SAINT LOUIS 8 8 12 18 46

LEFLORE Christopher Blake 14, Jamrion Leashore 0, Montrez McCants 5, Derrick Young 19, Joshua Wesley 12, Zack Lucas 0, Jeremiah Hughley 0, Jelani Figures 2, Zack Winston 2, Nick Williams 20, Demario James 0, Jeremy Bush 2, Marcus McCants 2, James Buford 2, Melvin Payne 0, Henry Jackson 1. Totals 31 13-24 81.

SAINT LOUIS Ricksson Pacarro 0, Kuli'a Aiona 2, John Quindara 0, Lucas Gonsalves 0, Scott Smith 16, Corey Lau 0, Kyle Gonzaga 5, Cole Shidaki 12, Solomona Aigamaua 2, Geordon Hanohano 0, Michael Tuiloma 0, Micah McClinton 9, Jacob Barit 0. Totals 17 10-20 46. 3-point goals LeFlore 6 (Williams 3, Wesley 2, Mo. McCants 1). Saint Louis 2 (Shidaki, McClinton).

KAMEHAMEHA 57, MILILANI 38

Mitchell Kauweloa scored 12 points and Rykin Enos added 11 as the Warriors beat the Trojans.

KAMEHAMEHA 17 12 14 14 57

MILILANI 7 4 9 18 38

KAMEHAMEHA Randy Cummings 4, Kawika Lyons 3, Mitchell Kauweloa 12, Andrew Godinet 5, Pono Hanson 8, Rykin Enos 11, Jonathan Hew Len 0, Lay Kauka 0, Levi Goeas 2, Auwae DeRego 4, Pii Minns 4, Conrad Scheidt 4, Kamakoa Downey-Jovanovich 0. Totals 22 10-11 57.

MILILANI Devon Castellano 0, Aaron Lenchankko 5, Scott Burns 0, Jordan Torres 5, Curtis Murakami 7, Kendrick Clarke 2, Fred Nillo 0, Donovan Olmos 5, Nick Kanno 0, Warren Duke 4, David Otte 2, Brandon Dela Cruz 4, Jonathan Keen 4. Totals 12 5-13 38. 3-point goals Kamehameha 3 (Lyons, Godinet, Enos). Mililani 3 (Lenchanko, Torres, Olmos).

KAIMUKI 65, CAMPBELL 47

Beau Albrechtson scored 22 points and Keone Reyes added 18 as the Bulldogs beat the Sabers. Ryan Kakitani scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers, for Kaimuki. Mike Makinano scored 14 to lead Campbell.

KAIMUKI 17 7 22 19 65

CAMPBELL 8 11 15 13 47

KAIMUKI Daniel Colon 3, Chezz Ramos-Dias 2, Craig Cabudol 2, Brandon Madamba 4, Bryan Lim 0, Chauncey Nicola 2, Kamahoi Cookman 0, Tyler Fessenden-Batis 0, Makalii Nahinu 0, Ryan Kakitani 12, Keone Reyes 18, Beau Albrechtson 22. Totals 23 11-16 65.

CAMPBELL Demetrius Nealy 0, Danny Mau 0, Mike Makinano 14, Michael McDonald 9, Jayden DeLizo 10, Patrick Ward 0, Walter Daniels 6, Joseph Atimua 4, Terence Tafai 4, Pita Feleunga 0. Totals 19 6-9 47. 3-point goals Kaimuki 8 (Kakitani 4, Albrechtson 2, Colon 1, Reyes 1). Campbell 3 (DeLizo 2, McDonald).

DUNK CONTEST ON TAP AFTER TONIGHT'S FINALE

The Classic's annual dunk contest will be held after tonight's last game between LeFlore and St. Dominic.

Reach Wes Nakama at wnakama@honoluluadvertiser.com.