Merry Roundball, Dec. 26 (updated 9:10 pm)
The gift that keeps giving, that’s what the holiday tournament season is. Three games already done at the St. Francis Merv Lopes Hoops Classic.
Damien 50, Leilehua 45
Alex Fant scored 13 points, Kapiina King had 12 and Ashton Obrero added 11 for the Monarchs. Troy Ross paced the Mules with 20 points.
Thousand Oaks (Calif.) 74, Roosevelt 42
Dakota Pierce scored 13 points and Austin Celaya added 10 for the Lancers (12-1), who trailed 4-0 before scoring the next 14 points behind their fullcourt press. J.J. Acopan hit three treys and led the Rough Riders with nine points.
No. 8 Kapolei 53, Saint Louis 35
Christopher Dillard scored eight of his 14 points in a pivotal third quarter for the Hurricanes. Dillard, a 6-foot-4 junior, scored in transition against the Crusader three-quarter press, and he scored on the low post in the third after spending the first half strictly on the wing. Jaron Hall-Monis led the Crusaders with 10 points.
Update 4 p.m.
Kamehameha-Hawaii 54, Kauai 41
Shaun Kagawa scored 21 points to lead the Warriors. Ilikai Calip added eight points. Mikal Moranz and Jessum Cumlat led the Red Raiders with 14 points apiece. Kerwin Morano added 10.
Update 4:30 p.m.
No. 5 Kalaheo 54, Campbell 35
Kalei Zuttermeister led the Mustangs with 12 points. Josh Ko and Kurt Vegas added nine each. Jomar Gapusan and Lamart Dudley paced the Sabers with eight points apiece.
Update 7 p.m.
No. 1 Punahou 64, Kahuku 45
Micah Ma‘a scored 11 points off the bench to spark the Buffanblu, who also got eight points apiece from Jordan Tanuvasa and Nick Velasquez. Kawehena Johnson led Kahuku with 12 points, including a 3-pointer that brought the Red Raiders within 32-26 midway through the third quarter.
Update 7:49 p.m.
No. 7 St. Francis 59, Kamehameha II 48
Austin Ursua scored 16 points to lead the host team. Shabir Lynton added 12 points, while Matthew Nuumanaia and Keoni Tom-Millare chipped in nine each. Kase Kuhns led the D-II Warriors with 17 points.
Update 9:10 p.m.
Foothill (Nev.) 76, Farrington 65
Elijah Smith poured in 26 points to lead the Falcons. Chris Echols and Kyle Andres tallied 12 each. Jacob McEnroe led the Governors with 24 points. The Govs cut the lead to 42-35 in the third quarter on a fastbreak layup by McEnroe, but the Falcons responded with an 8-0 run.
Tyler Liana (13 points) and Marco Cudia (11) did most of their scoring after Foothill expanded its lead to 22 points in the fourth quarter.
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