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Posted on: Sunday, February 21, 2010

'Iolani boys win ILH on last-second shot


By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

'Iolani's Gabriel Vega stops Micah Christenson's lay up attempt at 'Iolani. The Raiders won, 50-49.

JONATHAN BELLO | Special to The Honolulu Advertiser

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Trevyn Tulonghari swished a 3-pointer from just left of the top of the key with two seconds remaining last night to lift 'Iolani to a stunning 50-49 victory over Kamehameha and the Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys basketball championship.

A jam-packed crowd of about 1,050 at 'Iolani watched the Raiders who have won the ILH twice in three years and eight times in the past decade finish league play at 12-2 and earn the ILH's top seed and first-round bye in the state tournament March 3-6.

Kamehameha fell to 10-3 and will travel to Punahou (10-3) at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow for a special playoff, with the winner earning second place and the league's other automatic state tournament berth.

Tomorrow's loser must enter the ILH's third-place tournament starting Tuesday, with the tournament winner traveling Saturday to face the Big Island Interscholastic Federation's third-place team for the final state berth.

'Iolani, meanwhile, has its title and state berth locked up thanks to a furious rally from a 47-42 deficit in the final 53 seconds.

"I felt confident, during every timeout, I kept saying, 'We're not going to lose this game, we're not going to lose,' " said Tulonghari, a 6-foot-1 junior forward. "This feels great we had two early losses (to Kamehameha and Punahou), but we finished strong."

The Warriors led 42-32 early in the fourth period and Charlton Tang's layup with 53 seconds remaining put them up, 47-42.

Tulonghari drained a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left to close it to 47-45, but Micah Christenson answered with a layup 10 seconds later to make it 49-45.

Kainoa Chu's runner in the lane cut the margin to 49-47 with 15.8 ticks remaining, and after a timeout Kamehameha failed to inbound the ball within five seconds, giving the Raiders one final possession.

With over half the sellout crowd on its feet, 'Iolani worked the ball around the perimeter and got the ball to Tulonghari at the top of the key, where he took one dribble to his left and floated a high archer as the 6-foot-5 Christenson closed in from his right.

"I knew I could hit it because that's the same place where I hit the last 3," Tulonghari said. "I felt like I had enough space and just needed to take that one dribble."

The ball swished cleanly through the net and with no timeouts, the Warriors barely had time to inbound the ball and try an 85-foot Hail Mary, which ricocheted off the backboard and side of the rim as time expired.

"They made big shots down the stretch, and we didn't do the job," Kamehameha coach Jesse Nakanishi said.

Tulonghari finished with a game-high 21 points. Dyrbe Enos had 16 points to lead the Warriors.

KAMEHAMEHA (9-2) 20 5 12 1249

'IOLANI (12-2) 13 10 9 1850

KAMEHAMEHA Shane Matayoshi 5, Frank Ho 6, Micah Christenson 11, Brandon Orpillia 0, Brent Auyong 5, Davis Achong 0, Devin Kuhns 0, Dyrbe Enos 16, Charlton Tang 6. Totals 17 9-12 49.

'IOLANI Andrew Skalman 3, Ammon Baldomero 0, Reid Saito 6, Jarrett Arakawa 5, Josiah Sukumaran 6, Kainoa Chu 5, Trevyn Tulonghari 21, Kainoa Scheer 4, Jourdan Simmonds 0, John Foy 0, Gabriel Vega 0. Totals 18 9-16 50.

3-point goals Kamehameha 6 (Enos 3, Ho 2, Christenson). 'Iolani 5 (Tulonghari 3, Skalman, Saito).

Reported by 'Iolani Athletics

OIA RED TOURNEY

MOANALUA 84, MILILANI 64

Reece Racoma scored 19 points, Keven Amaral 17, Marcus Monroe 16, and Marcus Keene 10 as Nā Menehune beat the Trojans in a boys OIA Red Tournament semifinal game at McKinley.

Moanalua advances to Thursday's championship game. RJ Griffin scored 23 points for Mililani, which plays Kahuku on Tuesday in a semifinal game.

MILILANI (12-3) 19 20 15 1064

MOANALUA (14-1) 21 28 15 2084

MILILANI Brandon Fujinaga 4, Bryson Calma 0, Josh Lenchanko 0, Nick Kunz 2, Ed Ocampo 9, Makena Kaahoano 0, RJ Griffin 23, Ryan Jacobs 0, Joe McGlamery 1, Robbie Griffin 0, Hassan Richardson 10, Trent McKinney 14, Bradon Tacadena 0, Forrest Garcia 1. Totals 22 15-22 64.

MOANALUA Bronson Kepa 0, Reece Racoma 19, Keven Amaral 17, Aaron Davis 0, Josiah Kauhola 6, Wesley Armbrust 9, Marcus Monroe 16, Dexter Williams 4, Marcus Keene 10, Carl Ko 2, Marcellis Turner 1, Dominque Jones 0. Totals 32 14-23 84.

3-point goals Mililani 5 (Ocampo, RJ Griffin 4). Moanalua 6 (Racoma 4, Monroe 2).

Reported by Greg Tacon

FARRINGTON 53, LEILEHUA 52

Lancelot Williams scored 19 points, Jayfrey Damo 15 and Jefrey Madarang 10 as the Governors beat the Mules in a boys OIA Red Tournament fifth-place game at Campbell.

Dillon Pau'u and Cassius Camanse scored 13 points apiece, and Martin Hall 10 for Leilehua.

LEILEHUA (10-7) 11 16 15 1052

FARRINGTON (6-11) 13 3 17 2053

LEILEHUA Brent Lemon 7, Dillon Pau'u 13, Stockton Crowley 4, Martin Hall 10, Carlos Marshall 5, Lopaka Chandler 0, Cassius Camanse 13. Totals 19 14-24 52.

FARRINGTON Scotland Smith 0, Gregie Bupgos 6, Paul Solomon 0, Jayfrey Damo 15, Jefrey Madarang 10, Bernard DeLeon 0, Joel Lanzaderas 0, Justin Vele 0, Lancelot Williams 19, Ronald Williams 3, Keoni Kiko 0, Viane Viana 0. Totals 17 15-23 53.

3-point goals Leilehua none. Farrington 4 (Damo 3, Madarang).

Reported by Jenna Arcedo

KAHUKU 62, CAMPBELL 61

Nehoa Akina scored 29 points and Shairone Thompson 16 as the Red Raiders advanced to Tuesday's semifinal against Mililani by beating the host Sabers in a boys OIA Red Tournament game.

Christian Storment had 24 points and 16 rebounds, and Kristian Manuel added 23 points and 10 assists for Campbell.

KAHUKU (12-4) 15 14 22 1162

CAMPBELL (11-5) 11 20 13 1761

KAHUKU Michael Tyau 0, Kawehena Johnson 1, Mua Malufau 1, Hans Brown 2, Sage Kaka 1, Wonka Beatty 0, Nehoa Akina 29, Jackson 4, Shairone Thompson 16, Josh Christiansen 0, KJ Uluave 6, Mason Golden 2. Totals 23 13-22 62.

CAMPBELL Kristian Manuel 23, Christan Storment 24, Christopher Crawford 3, Maika Ulufale 3, Mason Mau 0, Timothy Friend 0, Clayton Darity 3, CJ Ramos 0, Allan Otanes 5. Totals 22 10-19 61.

3-point goals Kahuku 3 (Akina 3). Campbell 7 (Manuel 5, Otanes, Darity).

Reported by Campbell Athletics

OIA WHITE TOURNEY

ROOSEVELT 61, KAILUA 57

Brandon Mitchell hit four free-throws in the final 20 seconds to lift the Rough Riders over the Surfriders in a boys OIA White Tournament semifinal at McKinley. No statistics reported.

Roosevelt advances to Thursday's championship game.

WAI'ANAE 69, KALANI 53

Christian Mendonza and Paaga Misipati scored 19 points apiece to lead the host Seariders over the the Falcons in a boys OIA White Tournament elimination game.

Wai'anae advances to Tuesday's semifinal game against Kailua.

Bryson Yorita and Tatsuya Ono scored 13 points each, and Angelo Berardy 11 for Kalani.

KALANI (8-6) 18 7 8 2053

WAI'ANAE (11-1) 21 16 9 2369

KALANI Imani Washington 0, Bryson Yorita 13, Elbert Khautakoun 0, Ryoji Iguchi 6, JJ Mariano 0, Vincent Tran 8, Jordan Yogi 0, Nick Hoth 1, Marcus Hill 1, Angelo Berardy 11, Brook Barker 0, Tatsuya Ono 13. Totals 17 11-22 53.

WAI'ANAE Kalin Sandobal 3, Christian Mendonza 19, Guyson Amina 8, Paaga Misipati 19, Michael Foster 8, Jonovan Tuinei 6, Anthony Niederschmidt 5, Shawn Asberry 1, Matthew Ramaila 0. Totals 22 22-40 69.

3-point goals Kalani 8 (Yorita 3, Ono 3, Iguchi, Tran). Wai'anae 3 (Mendoza 3).

Reported by Maelyssa Paakaula

ILH DIVISION II

'IOLANI 68, PUNAHOU 55

Taylor Kennedy scored 23 points and Curtis Martin 17 as the host Raiders handed the Buffanblu their first loss in a boys ILH Division II game.

Lowell Tong scored 18 points, and Stephen Alterado and Christopher McLaren 10 to lead Punahou.

PUNAHOU (13-1) 5 12 15 2355

'IOLANI (10-4) 18 15 9 2668

PUNAHOU Jeremy Lee 4, Devon Wong 0, Jeff Pedrina 0, Stephen Alterado 10, Lowell Tong 18, Daley King 0, Christopher McLaren 10, Nick Hirata 0, Ryan Uyehara 2, James Portwood 5, Chase Tamashiro 0, Kevin Chung 2, Lokahi Matsuo 4, Tim Moody 0. Totals 17 17-27 55.

'IOLANI Sam Lee 0, Larsen Leu 3, Josh Seto 6, Tracy Young 2, Jordan Tottori 3, Scott Sakaida 6, Matt Talavera 6, Curtis Martin 17, Reese Zukeran 2, Taylor Kennedy 23. Totals 20 26-32 68.

3-point goals Punahou 4 (Tong 3, Alterado). 'Iolani 2 (Leu, Martin).

HAWAI'I BAPTIST 56, WORD OF LIFE 54

Christian Morimoto scored 15 points and Bryan Smits 13 as the host Eagles beat the Firebrands in a boys ILH Division II game.

Ben Siania scored 15 points, and Javison Caires and Isaac Iwamoto had 10 apiece to lead Word of Life.

WORD OF LIFE (5-10) 15 11 12 1654

HAWAI'I BAPTIST (6-8) 11 18 14 1356

WORD OF LIFE Nathaniel Lim 0, Ryan Alvarado 9, Keawa Poggi 5, Javison Caires 10, TJ Russell 5, Isaac Iwamoto 10, Ben Siania 15. Totals 22 9-20 54.

HAWAI'I BAPTIST Chasen Fukuda 0, Bryan Smits 13, Jun Fritz 7, Brennan Lee 0, Matt Wong 1, John Kagehiro 0, Christian Morimoto 15, Sage Chun-Bulseco 0, Nathan Le 1, Caleb Gaskins 2, Kalei Hosaka 9, Landry Kiyabu 6, Travis Teramae 0, Byron Kam 2. Totals 19 11-21 56.

3-point goals Word of Life 1 (Poggi). Hawai'i Baptist 7 (Hosaka 3, Smits 3, Fritz).

Reported by Deren Oshiro

UNIVERSITY HIGH 64, MARYKNOLL 31

Isaiah DeLaura scored 29 points to lead the Junior Rainbows over the host Spartans in a boys ILH Division II game.

Kevin McLain led Maryknoll with 12 points.

UNIVERSITY HIGH (14-1) 18 9 14 2364

MARYKNOLL (3-11) 10 3 7 1131

UNIVERSITY HIGH Adam Oshiro 0, Micah Ganiron 0, Gavin Vestal 6, Nalu O'Conner 0, Makena Rothenborg 3, Ian Akamine 2, Cameron Conant 5, Isaiah DeLaura 29, Gui Aires 5, Ben Keller 8, Chavez Navarro 2, Eugene Malvar 2, Peter Fee 2. Totals 25 14-19 64.

MARYKNOLL Travis Patoc 8, Wade Gushikuma 0, Devan Uyeda 1, Bradford Lum 3, Kevin McLain 12, Joshua Bosworth-Cadinha 0, Mitchel Mizuguchi 2, Paul Paz 0, Justin Koo 3, Conrad Chong 0, Justin Lee 2. Totals 13 2-12 31.

3-point goals University none. Maryknoll 3 (McLain 2, Lum).

Reported by Gordon Lau

ACADEMY OF THE PACIFIC 53, SAINT LOUIS 30

Micah Dunhour scored 17 points, David Daniels 16 and Trent Valentine 10 as the Dolphins beat the host Crusaders in a boys ILH Division II game.

Culten Arroyo led Saint Louis with seven points.

ACAD. OF PACIFIC (12-2) 9 15 17 1253

SAINT LOUIS (4-10) 8 8 7 730

ACADEMY OF THE PACIFIC Cory Matsuo 0, Nick Gomes 0, Micah Dunhour 17, Shaun Wriston 0, David Daniels 16, Brandon Nelson 0, Sam Orcutt 3, Trent Valentine 10, Marshall Gourley 0, Simon Koch 7. Totals 22 9-14 53.

SAINT LOUIS King Patrocinio 0, Emmett McShane 0, Skyler Sigston 2, Culten Arroyo 7, Jared Tomaszek 2, Michael Brum 2, Ryan Yadao 1, Tony Leineweber 4, K. C. Long 6, Trey Donohue 2, Zachary Bruhl 4. Totals 12 6-12 30.

3-point goals none

Reported by Gail Juan

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