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Posted on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Punahou girls roll past visiting 'Iolani, 40-28


By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Punahou's Mysha Sataraka shoots a pull-up jumper against 'Iolani in the first half. The Buffanblu won the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls basketball game, 40-28.

ANDREW SHIMABUKU | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Punahou took firm control of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls basketball race last night, holding off visiting 'Iolani, 40-28.

The defending state runner-up Buffanblu improved to 6-1 in the ILH, alone in first place ahead of Mid-Pacific (4-2) and 'Iolani (3-2).

Punahou had defeated 'Iolani by 21 points in their first-round meeting, and the Buffanblu appeared headed toward another rout last night after Brittnie Lau's 3-pointer made it 33-16 midway through the fourth period.

But Punahou sank only one of eight free throws down the stretch, opening the door for a Raiders' comeback. 'Iolani cut it to 35-28 after a 3-pointer by Lahela Usui with 1:39 remaining, but Mysha Sataraka converted two layups off steals in the final minute to seal the victory.

"We were trying to play our tempo and be strong with the ball," said Sataraka, a sophomore guard who finished with 12 points. "We knew (the Raiders) were going to come out harder and be ready this time. They were more intense."

The Raiders jumped to a 4-0 lead after Alex Masaquel's turnaround jumper and Taimane Passi's putback, but Punahou answered with a 10-0 run as 'Iolani did not score again until Lori Yamashita's 3-pointer made it 10-7 with 3:52 left in the first half.

The Buffanblu then ended the half with a 6-2 run to lead 16-9 at the break.

After another 3-pointer by Yamashita cut it to 19-14 two minutes into the third period, Punahou finished the quarter with an 8-2 run capped by Sataraka's layup to put the Buffanblu ahead, 27-16, heading into the fourth.

Punahou then began the final period with Khaliyah Thompson's free throw, Sataraka's layup and Lau's 3-pointer to go up, 33-16.

"Our offense goes in waves, but we stayed consistent on defense," Buffanblu coach Mike Taylor said. " 'Iolani came out with more intensity this time, but we stayed the course with hard defense."

Thompson added 10 points for Punahou, which also got seven points, eight rebounds and two blocks from Hailey Maeda.

Yamashita led the Raiders with 10 points.

'IOLANI (3-2) 4 5 7 1228

PUNAHOU (6-1) 8 8 11 1340

'IOLANI Alex Masaquel 4, Georgette Lopes-Liutolo 5, Taimane Passi 2, Lahela Usui 6, Lori Yamashita 10, Alyssa Li'ili'i 0, Saphyre Rezentes 0, Kaitlyn Shikada 1, Kryn Masutani 0, Shauni Watanabe 0, Brittany Barnes 0. Totals 10 4-10 28.

PUNAHOU Hailey Maeda 7, Khaliyah Thompson 10, Mysha Sataraka 12, Jennifer Ching 7, Kysa Ludvikson 1, Brittnie Lau 3, Kaylin Okuma 0, Julia Brand 0, Janet Li 0, Jennifer Hwang 0, Turner Wong 0, Michelle Parke 0. Totals 15 8-17 40.

3-point goals: 'Iolani 4 (Yamashita 2, Lopes-Liutolo 1, Usui 1). Punahou 2 (Ching, Lau).

MID-PACIFIC 58, KAMEHAMEHA 22

Ashley Yamachika scored 17 points, Keaton McFadden added 16 and the host Owls raced to a 15-5 first-quarter lead and were never threatened in routing the Warriors.

KAMEHAMEHA (2-4) 5 6 9 122

MID-PACIFIC (4-2) 15 10 14 1958

KAMEHAMEHA Dalian Krampert 3, Krystal-Lei Mills 2, Noelani Mikami 4, Deja Tafiti 0, Manuhaaipo Noa 2, Kellsie Crowell 1, Haley Paakaula 2, Brachelle Nueku 0, Makanauiokalani Borden 6, Kennedi Akana 0, Tyana Akana 0, Lilia Maio 2. Totals 7 8-20 22.

MID-PACIFIC Kirstie Sugimoto 1, Paige Young 0, Megan Kinoshita 0, Ashley Yamachika 17, Mahina Docktor 8, Kiana Robertson 4, Kelli Shibata 3, Shanon Nishimura 1, Jordan Kealoha 2, Taylor Babbitt 6, Keaton McFadden 16. Totals 21 12-18 58.

3-point goals Kamehameha none. Mid-Pacific 4 (Yamachika 3, Shibata).

Reported by Sean Aoyagi

ILH DIVISION II GIRLS

HANALANI 37, LA PIETRA 30

Jessica Clanton scored 10 points as the visiting Royals pulled away from the Lady Panthers. Marissa Hoen scored 11 points and Salote Lopes-Tuitolo added 10 for La Pietra, which trailed 25-23 entering the fourth period.

HANALANI (6-5) 7 12 6 1237

LA PIETRA (4-7) 2 7 14 730

HANALANI Jade Gonzalez 0, Sarah Hyde 3, Kira Oyama 3, Mariah Schoniwitz 2, Kim Feng 4, Chelsea Kido 4, Jody Shimabukuru 6, Christina Armstrong 0, Ashley Stamm 2, Niki Gonzalez 3, Jessica Zhar 0, Jessica Clanton 10. Totals 12 11-24 37.

LA PIETRA Kiana Hoohuli 2, Jenny Moody 7, Veronica Thomas 0, Marina Sewell 0, Sarah Aref 0, Shalina Ishiki 0, Marissa Hoen 11, Salote Lopes-Tuitolo 10, Monique Smith 0, McKenzie Hoover 0, Caitlin Thomas 0. Totals 12 6-26 30.

3-point goals Hanalani 2 (Clanton 2). La Pietra none.

Reported by Uilani Pangelinan

HAWAI'I BAPTIST 36, LANAKILA BAPTIST 25

Jennifer Young scored 12 points and the host Eagles held the Warriors scoreless in the fourth period.

Crystal Sonson scored 16 points for Lanakila Baptist.

LANAKILA BAPTIST (2-9) 7 4 14 025

HAWAI'I BAPTIST (7-3) 5 10 14 736

LANAKILA BAPTIST Erika Ellis 6, Jessica Sonson 1, Cheri-Anne Goodknecht 2, Crystal Sonson 16, Elisha Butler 0, Maikalani Eli 0. Totals 7 9-19 25.

HAWAI'I BAPTIST Stefany Baker 1, Jennifer Young 12, Rebecca Dang 2, Natasha Travens 0, Amber Au 0, Jamie Iha 2, Kimberly Au 6, Jennifer Uehara 2, Reana Lee 4, Jordin Ramos 0, Jami-Lynn Grumling 0, Kayla Yamamoto 5, Lyndsay Strach 2, Remi Yasui 0. Totals 15 4-9 36.

3-point goals Lanakila Baptist 2 (C. Sonson 2). Hawai'i Baptist 2 (Young, Yamamoto)

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Reported by Deren Oshiro

UNIVERSITY HIGH 44, LUTHERAN 43

Quynne Eharis scored 22 points, including a free throw to break a 43-all tie, as the Jr. Rainbows beat the Lions at Mānoa Rec gym.

Lexi Kaneshiro scored 16 points for Lutheran.

UNIVERSITY (5-6) 10 14 6 11 344

LUTHERAN (4-6) 15 9 6 11 243

UNIVERSITY HIGH Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence 9, Shannon Lee 0, Anuhea Memea 9, Kassandra Sanchez 0, Quynne Eharis 22, Quirena Natividad 4, Tiffany Ulep 0, Crystal Wang 0, Skyler Chun-Ming 0, Summer Cesneros 0, Ashlee Ai 0, Lei Wanstead 0, Janae Rasmussen 0, Bernadette Maumalanga 0. Totals 18 8-18 44.

LUTHERAN Darcy Inouye 0, Lexi Kaneshiro 16, Kayla Suganuma 0, Mari Gibo 6, Marcie Moribe 0, Kate Hashimoto 0, Lorien Pelletier 1, Kaleihiwa Ah New 2, Kamalei Ah New 8, Briannah Cadiz 0, Aja Keyes 10, Lia Veikoso 0. Totals 17 8-20 43.

3-point goals University none. Lutheran 1 (Kaneshiro).

Reported by Dee Utsumi

PUNAHOU 51, ST. FRANCIS 43

Kayla Murata scored 13 points and Hilary Nakaya added 10 as the host Buffanblu beat the Saints.

Ihilani Ching scored 12 points for St. Francis.

SAINT LOUIS (4-7) 12 5 12 1443

PUNAHOU (8-2) 15 15 12 951

ST. FRANCIS Ihilani Ching 12, Aja Gamble 8, Ashley Kupau 8, Kamaka Silva 9, Jasmine Soon 0, Pitisi Tualau 4, Nicole Yuen 2, Jessica Rossi 0. Totals 17 9-17 43.

PUNAHOU Kourtney Wong 0, Brittany Pacarro 2, Ashley Choy 6, Kayla Murata 13, Elisabeth Ushigome 0, Sarah Ann Ota 3, Kira Bayley 0, Jasmine Kauka 4, Rashelle Nagata 0, Natalie Portwood 2, Daena Mau 2, Stacey Lin 2, Michelle Tam 2, Nicole Shelton 5, Hilary Nakaya 10. Totals 20 8-14 51.

3-point goals St. Francis none. Punahou 3 (Murata 2, Ota).

Reported by Scott Metcalf

ILH DIVISION I BOYS

SAINT LOUIS 60, DAMIEN 58

Acen Cabral scored 19 points and Mika Wong added 16 as the visiting Crusaders held off the Monarchs.

Mark Baay scored 16 points for Damien.

SAINT LOUIS (1-3) 18 12 11 1960

DAMIEN (1-3) 10 17 15 1658

SAINT LOUIS Casey Kamakana , Keenan Paulos 0, Acen Cabral 19, Quinn Arakawa 4, Marcus Umu 8, Nainoa Frank 0, Drew Viena 2, Marcus Rodrigues 0, Max Botticelli 0, Mika Wong 16, Joseph Kanoa 0, Starr Sua-Passi 1, Bryan Cieslik 3, Jaris Popacca-Falefa 7, Reeves Khoeler 0. Totals 22 14-23 60.

DAMIEN Mark Baay 16, Nephi Tuitele 2, Dylan Yonamine-Baysa 5, Matt Labaguen 1, Breysen Lee 11, Kevin Aganos 0, Jeremy Torcuato 2, JB Ferriera 0, Tyler Tamayo 10, Jacob Cachola 8, Lonn Iwashita 3. Totals 22 11-19 58.

3-point goals Saint Louis 2 (Popacca-Falefa, Umu). Damien 3 (Baay 3).

Reported by Royce Worley

ILH DIVISION II BOYS

HANALANI 65, ISLAND PACIFIC 64

Darin Kamealoha scored 17 points, Matt Guerrero added 14 and PJ Minaya 13 as the host Royals held off the Navigators, who got 18 points from Jason Brenner.

ISLAND PACIFIC (3-4) 19 18 9 1864

HANALANI (5-2) 18 18 10 1965

ISLAND PACIFIC Dylan Yamamoto 1, Malik Veazie 0, Jason Brenner 18, Andrew Lee 3, Kennedy Wilson 7, London Amorin 13, Jackson Durrett 6, Theo Duplechain 16, Willie Carter 0. Totals 25 7-17 64.

HANALANI Darin Kamealoha 17, PJ Minaya 13, Zach Baysa 0, Matt Guerrero 14, Zach Relles 5, Jon Suh 5, Andrew Rattanassamay 0, Kainoa Petersen 3, Aaron Schoniwitz 8. Totals 23 10-27 65.

3-point goals Island Pacific 7 (Brenner 4, Durrett 2, Lee). Hanalani 9 (Kamealoha 3, Guerrero 3, Schoniwitz 2, Relles).

Reported by Laura Marvin

PUNAHOU 74, HAWAIIAN MISSION 50

Stephen Alterado scored 12 points, Daley King had 11 and Lowell Tong added 10 as the visiting Buffanblu remained undefeated in league play.

Ryan Asatani scored 12 points for HMA, which led 19-14 after the first period.

PUNAHOU (7-0) 14 28 17 1574

HI MISSION (2-5) 19 10 8 1350

PUNAHOU Jeremy Lee 0, Devon Wong 3, Jeff Pedrina 7, Stephen Alterado 12, Lowell Tong 10, Daley King 11, Christopher McLaren 2, Nick Hirata 2, Ryan Uyehara 6, James Portwood 6, Kevin Chung 0, Lokalu M. 8, Tim Moody 7. Totals 27 15-19 74.

HAWAIIAN MISSION Guyson Joseph 7, Kalai Lee 6, Grant Kono 5, Bobby Santiwan 4, Devon Tsai 2, Christian Domingo 6, Ryan Santos 3, Ryan Asatani 12, Jomell Navales 5. Totals 15 17-29 50.

3-point goals Punahou 5 (Alterado 2, Tong 2, Wong). Hawaiian Mission 3 (Asatani 2, Santos).

Reported by Erika Tsubokura

'IOLANI 61, MARYKNOLL 27

Scott Sakaida scored 14 points, Curtis Martin added 11 and the visiting Raiders took control by outscoring the Spartans 25-5 in the second period.

Justin Koo scored eight points for Maryknoll.

'IOLANI (5-2) 11 25 8 1761

MARYKNOLL (2-5) 7 5 6 927

'IOLANI Sam Lee 0, Larsen Leu 7, Josh Seto 7, Tracy Young 0, Jordan Tottori 4, Scott Sakaida 14, Matt Talavera 5, Curtis Martin 11, Reese Zukeran 8, Taylor Kennedy 5. Totals 22 15-20 61.

MARYKNOLL Travis Patoc 3, Wade Gushikuma 0, Devan Uyeda 5, Bradford Lum 5, Kevin McLain 4, Mitchell Mizuchi 2, Paul Vincent Paz 0, Justin Koo 8, Justin Lee 0. Totals 11 1-3 27.

3-point goals 'Iolani 2 (Leu, Seto). Maryknoll 4 (Patoc, Uyeda, Lum, Koo).

Reported by Gordon Lau

OIA RED WEST BOYS

MILILANI 55, CAMPBELL 51

Hassan Richardson scored 14 points, including two free throws with 50 seconds left in overtime, as host Mililani beat Campbell to remain unbeaten in league play.

Richardson's free throws gave the Trojans a 53-51 lead and Brandon Fujinaga added a layup with 30 seconds left.

RJ Griffin added 12 points for the Trojans.

Fouina Haskins scored 14 and Kristian Manuel 10 for the Sabers, who scored the first four points of overtime.

CAMPBELL (6-2) 18 13 4 12 451

MILILANI (7-0) 10 15 12 10 855

CAMPBELL Kristian Manuel 10, Christan Storment 3, Fouina Haskins 14, Christopher Crawford 4, Maika Ulufale 2, Mason Mau 2, Timothy Friend 0, Rowel Urban 0, Carter Kauwenaole 0, Clayton Darity 9, CJ Ramos 2, Brandon Todd 0, Allan Otanes 5, Mark Agni 0. Totals 18 11-19 51.

MILILANI Brandon Fujinaga 6, Bryson Calma 0, Josh Lenchanko 2, Nick Kunz 0, Ed Ocampo 8, Makena Kaahoano 0, RJ Griffin 12, Ryan Jacobs 0, Joe McGlamery 3, Robbie Griffin 0, Hassan Richardson 14, Trent McKinney 6, Bradon Tacadena 0, Chris Baltazar 0, Forrest Garcia 4. Totals 24 7-12 55.

3-point goals Campbell 4 (Darity 3, Otanes 1). Mililani none.

JV Mililani 42, Campbell 41

Reported by Ed Gonzales

OIA Red West JV Girls

Mililani 48, Pearl City 39

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