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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 16, 2010

No. 4 Farrington stays unbeaten


By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

KĀNE'OHE Averting the dangers of a potential "trap game," Farrington held off Castle, 65-50, last night to set up tonight's O'ahu Interscholastic Association girls basketball showdown with Roosevelt.

The defending champion Governors improved to 10-0 in the OIA's Red Conference Eastern Division; Castle fell to 6-5.

Farrington, ranked No. 4 in The Advertiser's statewide Top 10 poll of coaches and media, travels to No. 7 Roosevelt (9-1) tonight, with tipoff set for about 6:30 (following the 5 p.m. JV game).

Although the Governors took early control last night with a 15-0 run that put them ahead, 18-5, late in the first period and kept the Knights at bay the rest of the game, they did not escape totally unscathed.

Starting guard Angie Argel, who made three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points, went down with a sprained left ankle with 3:30 remaining in the fourth quarter and after the game she left the gym on crutches with the ankle wrapped in ice.

Her status is questionable for tonight, Farrington coach Caroline Tatupu said.

"I think we're deep enough where somebody else can step up and take her spot if she cannot play," Tatupu said.

After Brittany Hawn's free throw cut the lead to 19-10 early in the second period, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo drained a 3-pointer to start the Govs on a 20-7 run to make it 39-17 with 2:38 remaining in the first half.

The Knights closed out the half with seven straight points to cut it to 39-24 at the break, but Argel opened the third period with a 3-pointer and Tatupu-Leopoldo followed with a layup to stretch it back to 44-24.

"They had a couple three-minute runs that really hurt us," Castle coach Jeff McKeown said. "When a team makes a run like that, we gotta make a run, too. But we had some turnovers and didn't block out, we gave them some second- and third-shot opportunities. We couldn't get over that hump."

The Knights did close it to 49-36 after three periods and cut it to 49-38 on Leisha Li'ili'i's layup to open the fourth. But a layup by Sofia Folaumahina started Farrington on a 7-1 run capped by Argel's layup that stretched the lead to 59-42 with four minutes left.

Castle could not get closer than 13 points the rest of the way.

Tatupu said she was wary of the Knights who have two strong post players in Li'ili'i and Joshell Lilio especially with the Roosevelt game looming just 24 hours later.

"We knew we couldn't look past Castle, because we didn't do a good job boxing out the first time we played them," Tatupu said. "And we knew we had Roosevelt tomorrow."

Tatutpu-Leopoldo scored a game-high 17 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Governors and Folaumahina added 12 points.

Li'ili'i and Lilio each scored 11 points to lead the Knights, and point guard Cailee Awa added 10 points.

A two-player scuffle broke out during the postgame handshakes and a Castle player was struck in the mouth, drawing blood. She was quickly pulled away by teammates and the matter did not escalate.

OIA girls basketball coordinator Stacie Nii said since the incident occurred after the game, disciplinary action likely will be handled by each school.

Farrington athletic director Harold Tanaka said the initial investigation resulted in conflicting eyewitness accounts, and that the matter probably would not be resolved before tonight's game at Roosevelt.

Castle athletic director Laynie Sueyasu said she planned to file a sportsmanship report to the league.

FARRINGTON (10-0) 18 22 10 15 65

CASTLE (6-5) 7 17 12 14 50

FARRINGTON Kirsten Ho'ohuli 0, Ashley Gravely 7, Sallie Lazaro 0, Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo 17, Lucky Crichton 0, Angie Argel 13, Kirsten Marie Liana 8. Aisha Gaea 0, Sofia Folaumahina 12, Isaley Iuta 1, Chelsea Wong 2, Peterson 5. Totals 24 8-16 65.

CASTLE Brandee Sasaki 1, Cailee Awa 10, Brittany Hawn 3, Amber Almeida 2, Leisha Li'ili'i 11, Maile Barros 0, Kaisha Dacosin 0, Brooke-Lee Kaulula'au 4, Joshell Lilio 11, Nicole Aberilla 8. Totals 15 19-36 50.

3-point goals Farrington 9 (Tatupu-Leopoldo 4, Argel 3, Liana, Gravely). Castle 1 (Aberilla).

JV Farrington 66, Castle 21

KAILUA 57, KALANI 56

Teuila Afele scored 14, Toni Damo-Agcaoili added 12, and Johnna Pedro made two free throws with eight seconds left to lift the host Surfriders over the Falcons.

KALANI (2-9) 12 13 10 2156

KAILUA (2-9) 11 16 16 1457

KALANI Marissa Sumida 7, Corie Kuia 17, Alyssa Obata 4, Kelsie Maslanka 0, Erika Jang 8, Alexandria Rogers 0, Kiera Iinuma 0, Kristi Belshe 0, Cristine Sasano 18, Kiah Fujita 1, Lauren Masaniai 0, Joyce Lam 0, Hikaru Kumagai 1. Totals 16 22-29 56.

KAILUA Anolani Ramos 2, Toni Damo-Agcaoili 12, Malia Pearson 0, Jayna Hanawahine 6, Johnna Pedro 11, Teuila Afele 14, Mapuana Taamu 0, Taylor Souza 11, Alysha Franco 0, Tehani Umiamaka 1. Totals 17 19-30 57.

3-point goals Kalani 2 (Sumida, Sasano). Kailua 4 (Souza 3, Damo-Agcaoili).

JV Kalani 32, Kailua 31

Reported by Zachary Stevens

MOANALUA 48, MCKINLEY 39

Jasmine Funtanilla scored 11, Joanna Nicolas had 10, and host Nā Menehune took a 31-13 halftime lead en route to beating the Tigers.

MCKINLEY (2-9) 8 5 9 1739

MOANALUA (7-5) 18 13 8 948

McKINLEY Jackie Tihano 13, Miranda Schmillen 0, Kylie Sato 18, Jourdan Mills 0, Megan Ofagalilo 0, Hanna Yoo 6, Katey Ezra 2, Gracie Faletoi 0, Lenna Morita 0, Mele Kuma 0, Trisha Higashi 0. Totals 11 13-21 39.

MOANALUA Kristy Tamashiro 0, Kiley Lau 2, Joanna Nicolas 10, Jasmine Funtanilla 11, Meleane Smith 8, Jaiden Rego 4, A.J. Verdida 7, Shaunteus Ramos-Dias 4, Kelci Quinabo 2, Jasmine Young-Gusman 0. Totals 17 13-24 48.

3-point goals McKinley 4 (Sato 2, Tihano 2). Moanalua 1 (Verdida).

JV Moanalua def. McKinley, no score reported

Reported by Alyssa Lagat-Ramos

OIA GIRLS RED WEST

NO. 10 PEARL CITY 50, 'AIEA 22

AJ Sylva scored 11 points and the visiting Chargers led 16-7 after one quarter and 37-11 at intermission in rolling past Nā Ali'i in an OIA Red West game.

PEARL CITY (10-1) 16 21 11 250

'AIEA (3-8) 7 4 1 1022

PEARL CITY AJ Sylva 11, Sabrina Angle 5, Shanice Gabriel-Yones 4, Glacen Florita 5, Shawna Angle 6, Jordan Ahakuelo 6, Alana Kaili 2, Keshia Manning 7, Leina Basques 4. Totals 20 5-10 50.

'AIEA Ashlei Li'ili'i 8, Celeste Fong 3, Kaala Leopoldo 9, Temukisa Lautalo 2. Full team statistics were unavailable. Totals 8 3-10 22.

3-point goals Pearl City 5 (Sh. Angle 2, Sylva, Sa. Angle, Florita). 'Aiea 3 (Leopoldo 2, Li'ili'i).

JV Pearl City 45, 'Aiea 41

Reported by 'Aiea Athletics

MILILANI 54, WAI'ANAE 38

Kellie Sakai scored 19 points and the visiting Trojans led 27-18 at halftime and 42-27 after three quarters in beating the Seariders to improve to 10-1.

MILILANI (10-1) 10 17 15 1254

WAI'ANAE (3-8) 4 14 9 1138

MILILANI Kellie Sakai 19, Moriah Blackmon 0, Tiff Lagua 0, Jacque Agbayani 4, Sam Yuki 3, Nikki Craig 0, Amber Ogata 9, Cory Ramos 2, Abi McKoy 6, Courtney Senas 0, Kawehi Pilakowski 2, Amberlee Maluenda 0, Khyla Alcantra 7, Pomai Grube-Hose 2. Totals 21 7-15 54.

WAI'ANAE Alesa Ramaila 6, Emma Atiga 2, Maili Enos-Branigan 9, Lacy Manuel 0, Beverly Madrid 6, Brittany Perry 4, Shaina Pogia 6, Tiara Tagaloa 5. Totals 16 5-11 38.

3-point goals Mililani 5 (Ogata 3, Sakai 2). Wai'anae 1 (Enos-Branigan).

JV Mililani 37, Wai'anae 11

Reported by Kevin Nakamoto

KAPOLEI 60, RADFORD 20

Kaity Wills scored 10 points and the host Hurricanes raced to a 33-15 halftime lead and were never threatened in beating the Rams.

RADFORD (1-10) 6 9 6 829

KAPOLEI (9-3) 14 19 11 1660

RADFORD Faith Calimlim 0, Imani Winbush 0, Alana Gionet 0, E'lexues Evans 4, Lily Sevao 2, Marena Leao 0, Tyler Whitener 10, Pierra Dewitt 10, Marissa Stavros 3, Tania Muna 0, Samantha Poe 0, Paige Kawaii 0, Sanoe Tuitele 0, Summer Tapasa . Totals 12 5-18 29.

KAPOLEI Krystal Jacobs 4, Danniel Tapat 8, Kaity Wills 10, Rhilee Soriano 3, Tamar Rodrigues 0, Daimond Carter 6, Kawehi Hagi 9, Jo-Ann Payongayong 4, Noel Gerland 0, Vanessa Banogan 0, Leilani Tauani-Fifita 16. Totals 28 2-10 60.

3-point goals Radford none. Kapoei 2 (Wills 2).

JV Kapolei 41, Radford 22

Reported by Kayla Fuataga

OIA GIRLS WHITE

KAHUKU 56, KĀLAHEO 48

Joshlynn Noga scored 16 points, Hi'ilei Cummings added 10 and the host Red Raiders used a 20-11 third quarter to open up a 44-31 lead in turning back the Mustangs in an OIA White game.

KALāHEO (5-5) 4 17 11 1648

KAHUKU (8-1) 12 12 20 1256

Kalāheo Kamele Perry 6, Tiffany Harada 7, Chelsea Dyer 4, Kourtni Thomas 12, Kaua Cale 8, Jordy Smith 11, Cailin Kepa 0. Totals 15 12-25 48.

KAHUKU Kawelina Gilman 0, Hi'ilei Cummings 10, Malia Tonga 4, Jessica Falemalu 7, Temutisa Te'o 0, Rachel Tailele 6, Mata Tonga 4, Natallia Cravens 9, Joshlyn Noga 16, Uhi Naeole 0, Amanda Tonga 0. Totals 21 11-27 56.

3-point goals Kalāheo 6 (Harada 2, Thomas 2, Cale, Smith). Kahuku 3 (Tailele 2, Falemalu).

JV Kahuku 75, Kalāheo 15

Reported by Jeri Tugman

KAIMUKĪ 52, WAIPAHU 37

Dejah Fa'asoa scored 21 points and the visiting Bulldogs rallied with a 17-5 second quarter for a 29-19 halftime lead in beating the Marauders.

KAIMUKī (8-1) 12 17 10 1352

WAIPAHU (4-5) 14 5 6 1237

Kaimukī Pua Akaka 5, Tanya Villanueva 5, Cannie Aikau 5, Keana Paez 7, Letishah Fa'asoa 6, Dejah Fa'asoa 21, Leti Mikaele 3. Totals 18 13-20 52.

WAIPAHU Jenie Savedara 0, Trisha Malala 9, Jessica Lozano 0, Ana Batan 13, Genivee Velasco 13, Tammy Vilimau 0, Kaiulani Abasial 0, Dara Aiwohi-Dutro 0, Zyer Vailuu 0, Catrina Masaniai 2. Totals 15 4-8 37.

3-point goals Kaimukī 3 (D. Fa'asoa 2, Akaka). Waipahu 3 (Belasco 2, Batan).

JV Waipahu 39, Kaimukī 21

Reported by Ranelle Soliai

NĀNĀKULI 62, WAIALUA 22

Kirstie Rosa poured in 23 points, Maresena Foi added 10 and the host Golden Hawks took a 38-10 halftime lead in beating the Bulldogs for their first league victory.

WAIALUA (1-9) 5 5 8 422

NĀNĀKULI (1-8) 18 20 13 1162

WAIALUA Althia Dicion 6, Ciara Baludoy 4, Savannah Ash 5, Allysiah Hernandez 0, Cristalyn Moniz 7, Ashley Ford-Ferguson 0, Shaurice Talaroc 0, Khadija Karodia 0. Totals 9 3-6 22.

NāNāKULI Stephanie Kalili 6, Kirstie Rosa 23, Noel Fernandez 4, Naiiniuolealelei Kakiva 4, Sherrise Atualevao 3, Ututau Mapu 0, Maresena Foi 10, Queen Emma Sale 12. Totals 26 10-14 62.

3-point goals Waialua 1 (Ash). Nānākuli 0.

JV Nānākuli 52, Waialua 31

Reported by Gerald Lum

ILH GIRLS DIVISION I

NO. 5 PUNAHOU 60, MARYKNOLL 20

Hailey-Ann Maeda scored 12 points, Khaliyah Thompson added 10, and the host Buffanblu led 19-4 after one quarter and 32-9 at halftime in cruising past the Spartans in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I game.

MARYKNOLL (0-5) 4 5 5 620

PUNAHOU (4-1) 19 13 11 1760

MARYKNOLL Kimiko Mitchell 1, Taylor Wong 8, Amanda Busmente 1, Crystie Wong 6, Ashlee Desantos 2, Athena Adora 2. Totals 7 4-8 20.

PUNAHOU Kaylin Okuma 4, Jennifer Hwang 4, Khaliyah Thompson 10, Janet Li 4, Turner Wong 0, Brittnie Lau 4, Demi Suzuki 3, Mysha Sataraka 4, Julia Brand 2, Jennifer Ching 6, Michelle Parke 1, Kysa Ludviksen 6, Hailey-Ann Maeda 12. Totals 27 5-9 60.

3-point goals Maryknoll 2 (Wong 2). Punahou 1 (Okuma).

Reported by Scott Metcalf

ILH BOYS DIVISION II

PUNAHOU 67, LUTHERAN 24

Kevin Chung scored 15 points and Tim Moody added 14 as the host Buffanblu raced to a 24-2 lead after the first period en route to a victory over the Lions in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II game.

LUTHERAN (0-5) 2 8 10 424

PUNAHOU (5-0) 24 10 18 1567

LUTHERAN Jordan Kumasaka 13, Bronson Hagihara 3, Taylor Matsumoto 3, Ethan Mee 5, Simeon David 0, Jourdan Johnson 0. Totals 7 9-15 24.

PUNAHOU Jeremy Lee 4, Devon Wong 0, Stephen Alterado 0, Keoni Olivieri 0, Daley King 2, Chris McLaren 8, Nick Hirata 11, Ryan Uyehara 3, James Portwood 5, Kevin Chung 15, Lokahi Matsuo 5, Tim Moody 14. Totals 30 5-12 67.

3-point goals Lutheran 1 (Mee), Punahou 2 (Hirata, Portwood).

Reported by Scott Metcalf

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