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Posted on: Sunday, January 17, 2010

Farrington girls forfeit hoops game


By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

A flash scuffle during postgame handshakes following Friday night's Castle-Farrington girls basketball game has resulted in a potential shakeup of the O'ahu Interscholastic Association playoff picture, both at the varsity and JV levels.

After an initial investigation late Friday night was inconclusive because of conflicting eyewitness reports, according to Farrington athletic director Harold Tanaka, Governors coach Caroline Tatupu told Tanaka yesterday morning she decided to suspend the entire varsity and JV teams.

That resulted in a forfeit of last night's JV/varsity doubleheader at Roosevelt.

Defending OIA champion Farrington, ranked No. 4 in The Advertiser's statewide Top 10 poll of coaches and media, is now tied with No. 7 Roosevelt atop the OIA Red Conference Eastern Division standings at 10-1.

Each team has one regular-season game remaining, and if they remained tied, a coin toss likely will determine the East's No. 1 seed for the league playoffs.

Last night's game was highly anticipated by both sides ever since their first-round meeting Jan. 8 ended with Farrington winning, 53-50, after Kirsten Liana's two free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining.

The forfeit also resulted in subdued "Senior Night" festivities for Roosevelt, which had planned to honor its seniors with a postgame on-court ceremony. Instead, Rough Riders coach Hinano Higa said the team met at the school anyway for a short potluck dinner.

"I think we were all looking forward to the game more (than the festivities)," Higa said. "It's unfortunate."

For Moanalua's JV girls, the impact could be greater since Roosevelt's forfeit victory may cost Nā Menehune a chance at a playoff berth. Had Farrington (10-1) beaten Roosevelt (9-2), Moanalua (9-3) likely would have finished in a tie for second place with the Rough Riders, who end the regular season against Castle (6-5).

"We lost to Roosevelt the first time, but the girls played probably their best game of the season and beat them in the second round," Moanalua athletic director Joel Kawachi said. "I think they were excited thinking at least they had a chance to be in (the playoffs)."

At the JV level, only the top two teams in each division advance to the playoffs.

Farrington's varsity defeated Castle, 65-50, Friday night, but a two-player scuffle during the postgame handshakes resulted in a Castle player being struck in the mouth, drawing blood.

Tanaka said Tatupu decided to also suspend the JV team because "top to bottom, we're one team."

OIA BOYS RED WEST

MILILANI 77, LEILEHUA 58: RJ Griffin scored 20 points, Hassan Richardson added 17 and Ed Ocampo 12, helping the Trojans, who led 25-12 after one quarter, past the Mules to improve to 6-0 in the OIA Red West.

MILILANI (6-0) 25 21 15 1677

LEILEHUA (3-3) 12 22 8 1658

MILILANI Brandon Fujinaga 6, Bryson Calma 0, Josh Lenchanko 0, Nick Kunz 2, Ed Ocampo 12, Makena Kaahoano 0, RJ Griffin 20, Ryan Jacobs 0, Joe McGlamery 1, Robbie Griffin 3, Hassan Richardson 17, Trent McKinney 8, Bradon Tacadena 2, Chris Baltazar 0, Forrest Garcia 6. Totals 30 10-11 77.

LEILEHUA Brent Lemon 6, Dillon Pau'u 14, Stockton Crowley 2, Martin Hall 0, Carlos Marshall 4, Xavier Adger 23, Lopaka Chandler 4, Cassius Camanse 5. Totals 24 10-21 58.

3-point goals Mililani 7 (Fujinaga, Ocampo 2, RJ Griffin 4). Leilehua 0.

JV Leilehua 59, Millilani 32

Reported by Kristyna Sagon-Sumaoang

CAMPBELL 45, WAIPAHU 37

Fouina Haskins scored 12, Kristian Manuel added 10 and the visiting Sabers, who led 36-29 at halftime, withstood slowdown tactics by the Marauders in the second half.

CAMPBELL (5-1) 17 19 1 845

WAIPAHU (1-5) 18 11 3 537

CAMPBELL Kristian Manuel 10, Christan Storment 8, Fouina Haskins 12, Christopher Crawford 0, Maika Ulufale 1, Mason Mau 0, Timothy Friend 3, Rowel Urban 0, Carter Kauwenaole 1, Clayton Darity 7, CJ Ramos 3, Brandon Todd 0, Allan Otanes 0, Mark Agni 0. Totals 16 10-23 45.

WAIPAHU Chance Delima 0, Jayvee Cadiente 0, Duketoa Tili 3, Tatupu Tatupu 1, Anthony Agustin 0, Daeniel Cullen Diomanipo 11, Mike Alipio 9, Aselemo Fruean 0, Eric Castro 0, Westley Nagaseu 0, Nathan Bartley 0, Anson Castello 13, Perzie Calucag 0. Totals 12 10-15 37.

3-point goals Campbell 3 (Darity, Manuel, Ramos). Waipahu 3 (Castello 2, Alipio).

JV Campbell 57, Waipahu 53

Reported by Brijette Palaroan

RADFORD 55, 'AIEA 49

TJ Reed scored 23 points, JB Fontenot added 12 and the visiting Rams rallied from a 35-34 third-quarter deficit by outscoring Nā Ali'i 19-14 in the fourth quarter.

RADFORD (4-2) 12 13 11 1955

'AIEA (1-5) 12 11 12 1449

RADFORD TJ Reid 23, Glenn Castil 1, Dylan Prieto-Hokamura 0, Zach Pelzl 3, Bobby Woshlager 7, Isaiah Jackson 7, JB Fontenot 12, Wayne Keys Jr. 2. Totals 17 16-24 55.

JV Radford 47, 'Aiea 31

Reported by 'Aiea Athletics

OIA BOYS RED EAST

KAHUKU 67, KALĀHEO 49

Shairone Thompson poured in 26 points, Nehoa Akina added 10, and the host Red Raiders rallied from an 18-9 first-quarter deficit with 22 points in both the second and third quarters to beat the Mustangs and improve to 5-0 in the OIA Red East.

KALāHEO (3-3) 18 7 10 1449

KAHUKU (6-0) 9 22 22 1467

KALĀHEO Michael Matalolo 0, Quincy Mason 6, Esaias Stagner 0, Kevin Leong 2, Shane Hipa 3, Derick Morgan 8, Zach Lovelace 2, Bryson Anoba 0, Edward Atanoa 0, Kona Makaula 19, Wilson Macleod 9, Jordan Reindollar 0, Anthony Rowan 0. Totals 16 15-19 49.

KAHUKU Michael Tyau 3, Kawehena Johnson 5, Mua Malufau 2, Samala Afalava 4, Hans Brown 4, Evan Moe 3, Sage Kaka 6, Wonka Beatty 0, Nehoa Akina 10, Shairone Thompson 26, Josh Christiansen 0, Mason Golden 4. Totals 25 10-22 67.

3-point goals Kalāheo 2 (Morgan 2). Kahuku 7 (Kaka 2, Akina, Moe, Afalava, Johnson, Tyau).

JV Kahuku 57, Kalāheo 38

Reported by Marvelyn Santeco

MOANALUA 66, KAISER 38

Dexter Williams had 14 points, Marcus Keene 12 and Reece Racoma 10, and host Nā Menehune raced to a 22-3 first-quarter lead and never looked back in beating the Cougars.

KAISER (2-4) 3 17 8 1038

MOANALUA (5-1) 22 19 19 666

KAISER Matthew Nagata 4, Manny Thompson 1, Davin Morton 0, Adam Kostylo 0, Justin Wuich 6, Preston Wuich 2, Doug Gehring 4, Sam Taylor 0, Corey Lum 9, Bret Kanoa 5, Mark Guirguis 0, Ronson Hill 7. Totals 13 11-20 38.

MOANALUA Bronson Kepa 0, Reece Racoma 10, Keven Amaral 7, Aaron Davis 0, Alex Braswell 0, Brandon Guerreo 3, Josiah Kauhola 4, Wesley Armbrust 7, Marcus Monroe 1, Dexter Williams 14, Marcus Keene 12, Carl Ko 4, Marcellis Turner 0, Dominque Jones 0, Richard Villasenor 4. Totals 26 11-23 66.

3-point goals Kaiser 1 (J. Wuich). Moanalua 3 (Racoma 2, Keene).

JV Moanalua 65, Kaiser 37

Reported by Greg Tacon

FARRINGTON 52, MCKINLEY 50

Lancelot Williams scored 17 points, including two free throws to break a 50-all tie with 7.3 seconds left, and Jefrey Madarang added 13 points as the visiting Governors beat the Tigers for their first league victory.

FARRINGTON (1-5) 14 8 15 1552

MCKINLEY (0-6) 4 6 19 2150

FARRINGTON Scotland Smith 0, Gregie Bupgos 1, Paul Solomon 3, Jayfrey Damo 5, Jefrey Madarang 13, Bernard DeLeon 3, Joel Lanzaderas 2, Justin Vele 2, Lancelot Williams 17, Ronald Williams 2, Viane Viana 4. Totals 18 14-20 52.

MCKINLEY Jason Ramano 12, Ryan Arzadon 0, Micah Waters 2, Royce Kwon 1, Sio Fiso 2, Pryson Wallace 6, Kioco Melson 5, Lesley Machiguchi 3, Jason Sabado 0, Rio Kwon 19, Andy Sombatphibane 0. Totals 15 13-24 50.

3-point goals Farrington 2 (Damo, Madarang). McKinley 7 (Ramano 2, Ri. Kwon 5).

JV McKinley 54, Farrington 41

Reported by Melvyne Mitsui

OIA BOYS WHITE

PEARL CITY 53, KALANI 52

Johnson Chao scored 25 points, Josiah DeMello added 17, including two free throws to tie the game at 52-all with 25 seconds left in overtime, and Nicholas Villarmia made one of two free throws with seven seconds left to lift the Chargers.

KALANI (2-2) 11 13 14 10 452

PEARL CITY (3-0) 6 16 13 13 553

KALANI Bryson Yorita 3, Elbert Khataboun 0, Ryoji Iguchi 13, JJ Mariano 5, Vincent Tran 7, Jordan Yogi 1, Nick Hoth 1, Marcus Hill 2, Angelo Berardy 16, Tatsuya Ono 4. Totals 17 14-19 52.

PEARL CITY Cory Quiamzon 0, Nicholas Villarmia 1, Johnson Chao 25, Mitchell Resurrection 6, Isaac Shim 4, Josiah DeMello 17, Tyler Yamanouchi 0, Kahana Neal 0, Paul Perry 0. Totals 21 9-15 53.

3-point goals Kalani 4 (Iguchi 3, Mariano). Pearl City 2 (Chao, Shim).

JV Pearl City 44, Kalani 25

Reported by Bree Kunishima

NĀNĀKULI 70, 'ĀNUENUE 28

Joe Shelton scored 19 points, Kaimana Silva had 18, Gary Shelton 17 and Robinson Pahinui 10, powering the host Golden Hawks past the Rainbow Warriors.

'ĀNUENUE (0-5) 6 8 5 928

NāNĀKULI (1-2) 28 12 17 1370

'ĀNUENUE Kanani Armitage 10, Makana Fernandez 4, Kalani Pua'oi , Kaho'oipo Mossman-Ancog 4, Alika Hussey 5, La'akea Mano'i-Hyde 1, La'amaikahiki Kamai 0, Kaipo Cullen 4. Totals 10 8-24 28.

NĀNĀKULI Leo Varvacena 2, Kapukana Anakalea 2, Gary Shelton 17, Kaimana Silva 18, Robinson Pahinui 10, Joe Shelton 19, Calvin Laumana 2, Gage Kamakea 0, Bo Wahilani-Ulufale , Ikena Anakalea 0. Totals 33 2-7 70.

3-point goals 'Ānuenue 0. Nānākuli 2 (G. Shelton, J. Shelton).

Reported by Larry Kapu

WAIALUA 52, CASTLE 49

Vance Maluyo scored 17 points, Rudy Galapia chipped in 10, and the host Bulldogs took a 37-29 lead into the fourth quarter and held off the Knights.

CASTLE (1-3) 2 14 13 2049

WAIALUA (1-2) 9 12 16 1552

CASTLE Jaryth Richardson-Acoba 0, Seth Tiumalu 0, Jordan Manalo 15, Jaren Elderts-Bruhn 0, Joshua Kong 8, Adam Canne 2, Micah Maeda 4, Isaac Makekau 14, Joel Hendrix 0, Kainoa Stone 6. Totals 18 12-22 49.

WAIALUA Micah Hatchie 2, Kristoffer Cuadro 0, Jerimiah Repollo 0, Chase Uhlir 8, Virgilio Repollo 2, JohnRay Garcia 9, Rudy Galapia 10, Victor Nobello 0, Vance Maluyo 17, Kyle Michael 4, Joseph Souza 0. Totals 19 12-22 52.

3-point goals Castle 1 (Manalo). Waialua 2 (Garcia, Maluyo).

JV Castle 58, Waialua 23

Reported by Kilen Iona

WAI'ANAE 74, KAILUA 65

Christian Mendonza scored 21 points, Anthony Niederschmidt had 15, Michael Foster 13 and Guyson Amina 11, powering the host Seariders over the Surfriders, who got 22 points from Jordon Decorte.

KAILUA (2-2) 17 17 10 2165

WAI'ANAE (3-0) 16 14 18 2674

KAILUA Austin Tilton 0, Calen Friel 0, Rhys Nakakura 10, Chevy Mikaele 8, Kaleo Crowell 0, Corey Lau 7, Luis Valenzuela 8, Ethan Mahaulu 6, Kirk Ronolo 0, Eric Lum 0, Isaiah Vasconcellos 4, John Vave 0, Jordan Decorte 22. Totals 26 8-12 65.

WAI'ANAE Kalin Sandobal 0, Christian Mendonza 21, Guyson Amina 11, MacNeil Moresca 0, Michael Foster 13, Jonovan Tuinei 8, Anthony Niederschmidt 15, Shawn Asberry 6, Matthew Ramaila 0. Totals 25 23-36 74.

3-point goals Kailua 5 (Nakakura 3, Valenzuela 2). Wai'anae 1 (Mendoza).

JV Kailua 36, Wai'anae 34

Reported by John Simbahon

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