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Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2010

Unseeded 'Iolani stops Farrington in OT, 63-58


By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Farrington's Ashley Gravely is hounded by a trio of 'Iolani defenders, from foreground, Taimane Passi, Shauni Watanabe and Saphyre Rezentes.

Photos by REBECCA BREYER | The Honolulu Advertiser

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STATE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Yesterday

Division I

Consolation

Pearl City 50, Baldwin 39

Mililani 57, Moanalua 54

Quarterfinals

Konawaena 59, Kapolei 31

Lahainaluna 68, Roosevelt 46

'Iolani 63, Farrington 58 (OT)

Punahou 55, Waiakea 50

Yesterday

DIVISION II

Consolation

Word of Life 50, Hawai'i Baptist 48

University 48, Seabury Hall 35

Quarterfinals

Kaimuki 56, Hawai'i Prep 28

Moloka'i 67, Kaiser 56

Kapa'a 64, Sacred Hearts 49

Kahuku 67, KS-Hawai'i 48

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Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Konawaena's Dawnyelle Awa scored a game-high 17 points.

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Freshman post Alex Masaquel scored a game-high 20 points including 18 points after the first period to help 'Iolani outlast Farrington, 63-58 in overtime last night in the Hawaiian Airlines Girls Basketball State Championship quarterfinals.

The Interscholastic League of Honolulu runner-up Raiders improved to 13-3 in regular and postseason play and will face No. 1 seed and defending champ Konawaena (11-0) of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation in today's 5 p.m. semifinal at Blaisdell Arena.

No. 2 seed Lahainaluna (15-0) will play No. 3 seed Punahou (12-1) in the other semifinal at 7.

Both games will be televised live statewide on OC16.

Last night at McKinley's Student Council Gym, Masaquel gave 'Iolani the lead for good on a putback with one minute remaining in overtime, making it 59-58. Farrington the No. 4 seed and O'ahu Interscholastic Association champion missed three close shot attempts with about 30 seconds left, and the Raiders grabbed the rebound.

Lori Yamashita then sank two free throws with 23 seconds remaining, and Lahela Usui sealed it with two more free throws 14 seconds later.

'Iolani made 28 of 34 free-throw attempts (82 percent). Farrington was 15 of 29 (52 percent).

Both teams had a chance to win near the end of regulation, but Masaquel missed a bank shot with 10 seconds left and the Govs' Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo's baseline jumper glanced off the rim as time expired.

Usui added 16 points for the Raiders. Tatupu-Leopoldo led the Govs (15-2) with 18 points and Kirsten Liana added 15.

'IOLANI (13-3) 15 10 13 13 1263

FARRINGTON (15-2) 16 9 13 13 758

'IOLANI Saphyre Rezentes 0, Kryn Masutani 0, Kylie Rae Maeda 7, Lori Yamashita 4, Georgette Lopes-Liutolo 5, Kaitlyn Shikada 0, Lahela Usui 16, Shauni Watanabe 7, Alyssa Liilii 0, Alex Masaquel 20, Mahina Haina 0, Taimane Passi 4. Totals 16 28-34 63.

FARRINGTON Ashley Gravely 4, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 18, Lucky Crichton 0, Angeline Argel 0, Dianna Prescott 11, Kirsten Marie Liana 15, Aisha Gaea 4, Alanna Ah Ching-Noga 0, Ashley Savusa 0, Chasity Scanlan-Sevao 5, Janell Nance 1, Seke Siliga . Totals 20 15-29 58.

3-point goals 'Iolani 3 (Maeda 2, Lopes-Liutolo). Farrington 3 (Tatupu-Leopoldo 2, Gravely).

KONAWAENA 58, KAPOLEI 31

The Wildcats lived up to their top-seed billing last night, jumping out to a 16-3 lead after the first period and taking a commanding 38-12 lead into halftime.

Konawaena finished the second quarter with a 10-0 run, mostly off steals and layups.

"They caught us in a halfcourt trap," said Kapolei coach Jesse Baugh, whose team fell to 12-6. "I thought they would switch to a fullcourt trap, but the halfcourt trap seemed to be working so they stuck with it. We were making high passes instead of bounce passes, and we weren't attacking the basket even when we broke it."

Dawnyelle Awa led the Wildcats with 17 points and Lia Galdeira, the 2009 Advertiser State Player of the Year, added 13 points. Galdeira, who has been nursing a sore left (non-shooting) shoulder all season, had eight points and five steals in the first period alone.

"It felt great (tonight), felt super good," said Galdeira, a sophomore guard.

KAPOLEI (12-6) 3 9 7 1231

KONAWAENA (11-0) 16 22 17 459

KAPOLEI Krystal Jacobs 5, Kaity Wills 4, Rhilee Soriano 0, Diamond Carter 6, Kawehi Hagi 7, Jo Ann Payongayong 0, Noelle Garland 0, Vanessa Banogan 2, Leilani Tauani-Fifita 7, Paige Kaea 0. Totals 13 5-12 31.

KONAWAENA Anuhea Wall 8, Misilosa U'ulopa 4, Thea Hanato-Smith 9, Lia Galdeira 13, Dawnyelle Awa 17, Hokulani Liftee 4, Makayla Awa 2, Melissa Simon 0, Taylor Awa 0, Staysha Galigo 2, Amanda Varron 0, Matelita Taumoefolau 0, Aukele Waikiki 0, Courtney Kaupu 0, Chrysa Dacalio 0. Totals 26 5-8 59.

3-point goals Kapolei none. Konawaena 2 (Awa 2).

CONSOLATION BRACKET

PEARL CITY 50, BALDWIN 39

Jordan Ahakuelo scored 19 points, lifting the Chargers over the Bears.

PEARL CITY (14-4) 13 12 17 850

BALDWIN (8-7) 8 12 12 739

PEARL CITY Adrienne Jean Sylva 0, Sabrina Angle 3, Shay Alterado 2, Shanice Gabriel-Yones 2, Victoria Victor 0, Glacen Florita 5, Rachel Look 0, Shawna Angle 8, Jordan Ahakuelo 19, Tiari Walker 0, Alana Kaili 0, Keshia Manning 11, Danielle Magana 0. Totals 17 12-17 50.

BALDWIN Ariana Newton 1, Tasha Buika 2, Samantha Agunong 0, Malia Chang 16, Christine Co 17, Jessica Malknecht 3, Dezarae Kodama 0, Laurie Ai 0, Kristina Egdamin 0, Dayna Villanova 0, Karissa Kalehuawehe 0, Danielle Ai 0, Angelica Aragon 0, Monica Kramp 0. Totals 15 9-15 39.

3-point goals Pearl City 4 (Sh. Angle 2, Ahakuelo, Sb. Angle). Baldwin none.

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