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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Kamemoto’s huge season got HBA in state tourney

By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Player of Year

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Coach of Year

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At 4 feet, 11 inches, Hawai'i Baptist senior Jodi Kamemoto always was one of the tiniest players on the floor this season.

But at season's end, Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II coaches gave Kamemoto the highest honor by voting for her as the league's Player of the Year.

Kamemoto averaged 17.7 points per game in ILH competition, including a 36-point outburst in an 87-84 triple-overtime loss to Punahou and a 28-point effort in a 49-47 loss to Kamehameha. More important, she led the Eagles to a 10-5 league record and their first state tournament berth.

Kamemoto is joined on the ILH DII's all-star first team by Word of Life senior Careena Onosai, St. Francis senior Siutiti Takai, Punahou senior Arielle Daniels, La Pietra junior Courtney Gaddis and Christian Academy junior Ashley Medcalf.

Kamemoto, Gaddis and Medcalf are repeat first-team selections.

La Pietra's Anthony Czaja was named Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Panthers to a 12-1 record and the league championship.

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First team

Player School Cl.
Arielle Daniels Punahou Sr.
Courtney Gaddis La Pietra Jr.
Jodi Kamemoto Hawai‘i Baptist Sr.
Ashley Medcalf Christian Academy Jr.
Careena Onosai Word of Life Sr.
Siutiti Takai St. Francis Sr.

Player of the Year: Jodi Kamemoto, Hawai‘i Baptist

Coach of the Year: Anthony Czaja, La Pietra

Second team

Player School Cl.
Taila Autele Punahou Sr.
Megan Berardy La Pietra Sr.
Janine Diehl Hawai‘i Baptist Sr.
Kanani Perry St. Francis Sr.
Danielle Tanaka St. Francis Jr.

Honorable Mention
Christian Academy: Jessica Benito, Michel Chon. Lutheran: Chelsea de la Cruz, Callie Takahashi, Keri Wakabayashi. Hanalani: Janelle Fetui, Natalie Reyes, Stephanie Wee. Hawai‘i Baptist: Angie Lee, Carissa Onuma, Stacie Sueda. Iolani: Elisa Asato, Chelsey Keola, Amanda Maehara. Kamehameha: Brandi Kohatsu, Karielle Kohatsu, Kim Morishige. La Pietra: Megan Giles, Ashanti Shih. Le Jardin: Kaitlin Kahahawai, Corelle Nakamura, Kaleo Schumann. Punahou: Megan Akamine, Yuree Nam, Carly Wachi. St. Andrew’s: Tricia Palupe, Kellee Tom, Minna Watanabe. St. Francis: Bryanna Batts. University High: Nicole Bareng, Brennen Clark, Justine Jeremiah. Word of Life: Moani McBraun, Shayna Onosai, Justine Sampaga.

Reach Wes Nakama at wnakama@honoluluadvertiser.com.