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Posted on: Sunday, February 7, 2010

'Iolani girls top MPI; earn No. 1 seed in ILH


By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

With two of its top guards out of action with knee injuries, 'Iolani still managed to hold off visiting Mid-Pacific, 51-42, last night to lock up second place in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls regular-season finale.

The Raiders, ranked No. 5 in The Advertiser's statewide Top 10 poll of coaches and media, finished 9-3 in the regular season and earned the No. 1 seed in next week's ILH's postseason tournament to determine the league's second state tournament berth. They will host No. 4 seed Maryknoll (0-12) on Wednesday.

MPI, ranked No. 7 by The Advertiser, finished third at 7-5 and will face No. 3 seed Kamehameha (3-9).

Punahou (11-1) clinched the ILH championship and automatic state tournament berth last week, and will not play in the league tourney.

'Iolani may have appeared vulnerable entering last night's game, with guards Kylie Maeda and Lahela Usui both in street clothes and wearing knee braces.

But freshman post Alex Masaquel helped pick up the slack with a game-high 15 points, including 11 in the pivotal second half.

"The pressure is on, but I think we can work it out as a team," said Masaquel, a 5-foot-10 forward. "Our team just connects well, we have good chemistry."

The Owls led 23-22 at halftime and 30-26 with 1:35 remaining in the third period, but Masaquel converted a three-point play 21 seconds later and Lori Yamashita completed a 7-0 run with two free throws with three seconds left in the quarter.

Masaquel then opened the fourth period with a putback and two free throws to make it 39-30, and Mid-Pacific could not get closer than five points the rest of the way.

Masaquel and fellow post Taimane Passi also helped limit Owls center Jenna Savusa to four free throws over the final three quarters after she scored nine points in the first.

"Their posts are starting to step up," Owls coach Wes Masuda said. "They played real well."

Yamashita added 12 points for the Raiders. 'Iolani coach Eddie Maruyama said Usui (sprained knee) is expected to be back in action next week.

MID-PACIFIC (7-5) 9 14 7 12 42

'IOLANI (9-3) 10 12 11 18 51

MID-PACIFIC Paige Young 3, Ashley Yamachika 4, Kiana Robertson 2, Kelli Shibata 0, Shanon Nishimura 0, Jordan Kealoha 6, Taylor Babbitt 5, Keaton McFadden 9, Jenna Savusa 13. Totals 12 15-32 42.

'IOLANI Saphyre Rezentes 5, Kryn Masutani 5, Lori Yamashita 12, Georgette Lopes-Liutolo 4, Kaitlyn Shikada 4, Mahina Haina 0, Shauni Watanabe 1, Alyssa Liilii 0, Alex Masaquel 15, Brittany Barnes 0, Taimane Passi 5. Totals 16 18-31 51.

3-point goals Mid-Pacific 3 (Young, Yamachika, Kealoha).'Iolani 1 (Rezentes).

ILH GIRLS DII PLAY-IN

ST. ANDREW'S 63, LE JARDIN 34

Rebecca Kleinschmidt scored 18 points, Hayley Dixon 15 and Amber Tajira 13 as the host Pride beat the Bulldogs in a girls Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II single elimination play-in game. Kelsey Tanouye led Le Jardin with 21 points.

LE JARDIN (0-15) 6 9 11 834

ST. ANDREW'S (3-13) 18 15 8 2263

LE JARDIN Waverly Kaukeano 0, Kelsey Tanouye 21, Kea Olaso 0, Brittany Daniels 4, Shaiayne Natividad 0, Alana Manley 2, Jade Nguyen 3, Ashley Abraham 0, Alessandra Rodriguez 0, Kara Singson 0, Hannah Sherrill 0, Natalie Strong 0, Shaianye Daniels 4. Totals 10 11-30 34.

ST. ANDREW'S Melissa Ho 3, Kerri Inoshita 2, Kailyn Osaki 4, Joy Winslow 4, Rebecca Kleinschmidt 18, Cheyenne Heath 0, Hayley Dixon 15, Tamika Woody 0, Diana Cabral 4, Amber Tajira 13. Totals 22 16-20 63.

3-point goals Le Jardin 3 (Tanouye 3). St. Andrew's 3 (Dixon 2, Kleinschmidt).

Reported by Cheryl Grimm

ILH BOYS DIVISION I

'IOLANI 83, DAMIEN 64

Kainoa Chu hit five 3-pointers en route to 28 points, Jarrett Arakawa added 12 points and Trevyn Tulonghari 10, powering the host Raiders past the Monarchs in an ILH Division I boys game.

DAMIEN (2-6) 12 15 18 1964

'IOLANI (8-2) 21 13 22 2783

DAMIEN Mark Baay 27, Nephi Tuitele 0, Dylan Yonamine-Baysa 0, Matt Labaguen 7, Breysen Lee 4, Jeremy Torcuato 0, JB Ferriera 1, Tyler Tamayo 2, Jacob Cachola 9, Lonn Iwashita 14. Totals 23 13-25 64.

'IOLANI Andrew Skalman 0, Ammon Baldomero 2, Reece Foy 0, Reid Saito 5, Jarrett Arakawa 12, Josiah Sukumaran 2, Kainoa Chu 28, Trevyn Tulonghari 10, Evan Sukita 0, Kainoa Scheer 9, Jourdan Simmonds 9, Adam Ching 0, John Foy 0, Gabriel Vega 6. Totals 32 11-21 83.

3-point goals Damien 5 (Baay 5). 'Iolani 8 (Chu 5, Simmonds 2, Arakawa).

Reported by 'Iolani Athletics

KAMEHAMEHA 58, SAINT LOUIS 43

Micah Christenson scored 17, Shane Matayoshi 14 and Dyrbe Enos 11, and the host Warriors took a 33-14 halftime lead in beating the Crusaders. Acen Cabral scored 17 to lead Saint Louis.

SAINT LOUIS (3-6) 8 6 16 1343

KAMEHAMEHA (7-2) 15 18 9 1658

SAINT LOUIS Keenan Paulos 0, Acen Cabral 17, Quinn Arakawa 0, Marcus Umu 6, Nainoa Frank 5, Drew Viena 7, Max Botticelli 1, Mika Wong 7, Joseph Kanoa 0, Starr Sua-Passi 0, Bryan Cieslik 0, Jaris Popacca-Falefa 0, Reeves Khoeler 0. Totals 15 9-18 43.

KAMEHAMEHA Christopher Bright 0, Shane Matayoshi 14, Frank Ho 2, Micah Christenson 17, Brandon Orpillia 0, Brent Auyong 4, Davis Achong 0, Devin Kuhns 0, Dyrbe Enos 11, Charlton Tang 8, Shane Yoshida 2. Totals 21 13-18 58.

3-point goals Saint Louis 4 (Cabral 3, Umu). Kamehameha 3 (Christenson 2, Matayoshi).

Reported by Tara Aiu

ILH BOYS DIVISION II

ACADEMY OF PACIFIC 51, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 34

Micah Dunhour scored 18 points, Simon Koch had 16 and David Daniels 13, leading the Dolphins over the Patriots at Hawai'i Baptist gym. Michael Urcia scored 16 to lead the Patriots.

ACAD. OF PACIFIC (9-2) 9 16 20 651

CHRISTIAN ACAD. (5-7) 6 8 8 1234

ACADEMY OF THE PACIFIC Cory Matsuo 0, Tyler Hanlin 0, Nick Gomes 0, Micah Dunhour 18, David Daniels 13, Simon Koch 16, Trent Valentine 2, Shaun Wristan 0, Brandon Nelson 0, Sam Orcutt 2. Totals 22 5-12 51.

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Jason Ko 5, Michael Urcia 16, Jason Ocel 0, Nathan Carrion 0, Ryan Kobayashi 1, Axton Durand 3, Zachary Fu 4, Kalani Baughman 0, Robert Helsham Jr. 1, Ethan Reyes 3, Ryan Helsham 1. Totals 11 11-20 34.

3-point goals Academy of the Pacific 2 (Dunhour, Daniels). Christian Academy 1 (Reyes).

Reported by Deren Oshiro

HANALANI 69, HAWAIIAN MISSION ACADEMY 53

PJ Minaya scored 18 points, Kainoa Petersen 15 and Darin Kamealoha 13 as the host Royals beat the Knights. Grant Kono scored 13 for Hawaiian Mission.

HAWAIIAN MISSION (3-7) 16 11 15 1153

HANALANI (9-3) 27 11 14 1769

HAWAIIAN MISSION Guyson Joseph 2, Kalai Lee 8, Grant Kono 13, Bobby Santiwan 6, Devon Tsai 0, Christian Domingo 5, Ryan Santos 3, Ryan Asatani 6, Jomell Navales 5, Israel Olsen 2, Lucas Earles 3, JJ Reynolds 0. Totals 23 4-10 53.

HANALANI Darin Kamealoha 13, PJ Minaya 18, Zach Baysa 0, Matt Guerrero 5, Daneil Muraoka 3, Zach Relles 1, Jon Suh 7, Kainoa Petersen 15, Aaron Schoniwitz 7, Matt Rybarcyk 0. Totals 19 13-25 69.

3-point goals Hawaiian Mission 3 (Kono 2, Santos). Hanalani 6 (Minaya 3, Muraoka, Schoniwitz, Petersen).

Reported by Rob Araki

'IOLANI 43, KAMEHAMEHA 33

Matt Talavera scored 11 points and the visiting Raiders pulled away by outscoring the Warriors 17-8 in the fourth period.

'IOLANI (8-3) 11 12 3 1743

KAMEHAMEHA (9-3) 8 9 8 833

'IOLANI Sam Lee 2, Larsen Leu 6, Josh Seto 0, Tracy Young 2, Jordan Tottori 3, Scott Sakaida 8, Matt Talavera 11, Curtis Martin 5, Reese Zukeran 0, Taylor Kennedy 6. Totals 11 18-24 43.

KAMEHAMEHA Tyren Hepa 0, Keanu Haina 0, Beau Jordan Oshiro 6, Ronson Nakoa-Moniz 4, Evile Ieriko 3, Connor Henderson 3, David Stant III 1, Brock Kau'ulaau 0, Landon Aano 4, Brandon Marfil 6, Kaiwipaoa Amina 2, Wyatt Ferreira 4, Kieran Watson 0. Totals 15 1-5 33.

3-point goals 'Iolani 3 (Tottori, Sakaida, Martin). Kamehameha 2 (Ieriko, Henderson).

Reported by Tara Aiu

UNIVERSITY HIGH 70, HAWAI'I BAPTIST 63

Isaiah Delaura scored 22 points, Makena Rothenborg 15 and Nalu O'Connor 14 as the Junior Rainbows held off the host Eagles. Christian Morimoto led HBA with 21 points.

UNIVERSITY HIGH (8-1) 13 17 24 1670

HAWAI'I BAPTIST (3-7) 3 27 9 2463

UNIVERSITY HIGH Adam Oshiro 3, Micah Ganiron 0, Gavin Vestal 5, Nalu O'Connor 14, Makena Rothenborg 15, Ian Akamine 0, Cameron Conant 4, Isaiah Delaura 22, Gui Aires 3, Ben Keller 4, Eugene Maldar 0, Peter Fee 0. Totals 24 20-31 70.

HAWAI'I BAPTIST Chasen Fukuda 7, Bryan Smits 11, Brennan Lee 0, Matt Wong 0, In Sik Seo 0, John Kagehiro 3, Christian Morimoto 21, Sage Chun-Bulseco 2, Nathan Le 2, Caleb Gaskins 0, Landry Kiyabu 11, Byron Kam 0, Kalei Hosaka 6. Totals 20 15-26 63.

3-point goals University High 2 (Vestal, Delaura). Hawai'i Baptist 8 (Smits 3, Hosaka 2, Morimoto, Fukuda, Kiyabu).

Reported by Deren Oshiro

ISLAND PACIFIC 47, LANAKILA BAPTIST 43

London Amorin and Theo Duplechain scored 10 points apiece to lead the Navigators over the Warriors at Hanalani. Chase Hazelwood led Lanakila Baptist with 14 points.

ISLAND PACIFIC (6-6) 9 10 19 947

LANAKILA BAPTIST (4-9) 9 15 8 1143

ISLAND PACIFIC Dylan Yamamoto 6, Malik Veazie 5, Jason Brenner 2, Andrew Lee 3, Kennedy Wilson 0, Shane Brantley 0, London Amorin 10, Jackson Durrett 5, Theo Duplechain 10, Willie Carter 4, Colt Wallace 2. Totals 21 1-6 47.

LANAKILA BAPTIST Michael Miranda 6, Josh Pananganan 11, Chase Hazelwood 14, Jordan Kabato 5, Zack Ramos 2, Aaron Ono 5, Richard Abbley 0, Joseph Lawson 0, Matt Kakilala 0. Totals 19 4-8 43.

3-point goals Island Pacific 4 (Veazie, Lee, Amorin, Durrett). Lanakila Baptist 1 (Pananganan).

Reported by Rob Araki

OIA BOYS WHITE

WAI'ANAE 56, PEARL CITY 33

Michael Foster scored 12 points and the host Seariders pulled away from the Chargers with a 21-5 fourth quarter to remain unbeaten at 9-0 in the OIA White Division. Johnson Chao scored 15 to lead the Chargers.

PEARL CITY (4-5) 8 11 9 533

WAI'ANAE (9-0) 14 5 16 2156

PEARL CITY Nicholas Villarmia 2, Johnson Chao 15, Isaac Shim 2, Josiah DeMello 9, Tyler Yamanouchi 1, Kahana Neal 2, Paul Perry 2. Totals 12 8-20 33.

WAI'ANAE Kalin Sandobal 1, Christian Mendonza 9, Guyson Amina 6, Paaga Misipati 7, Michael Foster 12, Jonovan Tuinei 7, Anthony Niederschmidt 6, Shawn Asberry 6, Matthew Ramaila 2. Totals 20 15-23 56.

3-point goals Pearl City 1 (Chao). Wai'anae 1 (Mendonza).

JV Pearl CIty 30, Wai'anae 25

Reported by Maelyssa Paakaula

ROOSEVELT 68, CASTLE 36

Brandon Mitchell scored 13 points, Ese Tago 11 and Chase Yogi 10 as the host Rough Riders pounced on the Knights. Jordan Manalo had 10 points for Castle.

CASTLE (4-7) 11 6 6 1336

ROOSEVELT (9-1) 17 14 23 1468

CASTLE Jaryth Richardson-Acoba 6, Jordan Manalo 10, Jaren Elderts-Bruhn 1, Joshua Kong 6, Adam Canne 4, Kainoa Stone 0, Jordan Aleki 9. Totals 12 11-22 36.

ROOSEVELT Ese Tago 11, Kalai Kalei 4, Brandon Mitchell 13, Brendan Nakatani 8, Chase Yogi 10, Johnson Delos Santos 6, Pono Patoc 6, Kaipo Pale 4, Robert Willis 0, Troy Nakasuji 6. Totals 28 12-15 68.

3-point goals Castle 1 (Kong). Roosevelt none.

JV Castle 49, Roosevelt 41

Reported by Steve Hathaway

KAILUA 61, KALANI 56

Rhys Nakakura scored 14, Jordan Decorte 13 and Corey Lau 10 to lead the visiting Surfriders past the Falcons, who got 18 points from Ryoji Igichi and 15 from Tatsuya Ono.

KAILUA (8-2) 11 13 17 2061

KALANI (6-5) 4 9 14 2956

KAILUA Austin Tilton 0, Rhys Nakakura 14, Chevy Mikaele 3, Kaleo Crowell 0, Corey Lau 10, Luis Valenzuela 8, Ethan Mahaulu 4, Kirk Ronolo 0, Isaiah Vasconcellos 9, John Vave 0, Jordan Decorte 13. Totals 19 17-36 61.

KALANI Imani Washington 0, Bryson Yorita 3, Ryoji Iguchi 18, JJ Mariano 2, Vincent Tran 7, Jordan Yogi 0, Nick Hoth 0, Marcus Hill 2, Angelo Berardy 7, Brook Barker 2, Tatsuya Ono 15. Totals 17 13-24 56.

3-point goals Kailua 6 (Nakakura 4, Valenzuela 2). Kalani 9 (Iguchi 6, Ono 2, Yorita).

JV Kalani 52, Kailua 38

Reported by Kalani Athletics

NĀNĀKULI 72, WAIALUA 62

Kaimana Silva scored 25, Gary Shelton had 17 and Joe Shelton 13, helping the host Golden Hawks beat the Bulldogs, who got 15 points from JohnRay Garcia and 14 from Vance Maluyo.

WAIALUA (1-8) 20 13 17 1262

NĀNĀKULI (3-6) 16 22 15 1972

WAIALUA Micah Hatchie 1, Kristoffer Cuadro 4, Jerimiah Repollo 3, Chase Uhlir 11, Virgilio Repollo 2, JohnRay Garcia 15, Rudy Galapia 5, Vance Maluyo 14, Kyle Michael 7. Totals 24 10-28 62.

NĀNĀKULI Leo Barbacena 0, Kapukana Anakalea 0, Gary Shelton 17, Kaimana Silva 25, Robinson Pahinui 7, Joe Shelton 13, Calvin Laumana 8, Kameron Self-Gomes 2. Totals 24 15-25 72.

3-point goals Waialua 4 (Garcia 3, Repollo). Nānākuli 9 (G. Shelton 4, Silva 2, J. Shelton 2, Calivin).

JV Nānākuli 38, Waialua 34

Reported by Larry Kapu

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