‘Iolani Classic: Quarterfinal updates, Sat. Dec. 19, 11:45 p.m.

By Paul Honda

Games are behind schedule because of the double-overtime consolation game between Kahuku and Radford.

Quarterfinal winners: Yates (Texas), Neumann-Goretti (Pa.), Columbia (Ga.) and favorite Montrose Christian (Md.).


Quarterfinal: Yates (Houston, Texas) 95, Lutheran (Orange, Calif.) 88

Brandon Peters poured in 29 points, including a torrent of alley-oop dunks, and Joseph Young added 25 as the Lions survived an onslaught by Lutheran. Elton Roy added 12 points and Alexander Davis added 11 in a game that featured constant uptempo play.

“They ran us a lot. We told each other we had to pick it up,” Peters said, adding that Lutheran is similar to a team back home in Houston, Bel Air.

A 10-second shot clock would not have been necessary for both teams, which stuck with man-to-man pressure. Lutheran was particularly good most of the time against Yates’ helter-skelter fullcourt press.

Gabe York led Lutheran with 24 points, and added seven boards and four steals. James Douglas added 22 and Dylan Rice tallied 17 with 10 rebounds.

The most entertaining game of the tourney — and possibly the best in recent years — closed out a long Saturday as Yates, ranked sixth nationally, rallied from a 10-point deficit to avoid the big upset. Averaging 130 points per game coming into the Classic, Yates found the going tough against a fast, fundamentally-sound Lutheran squad.

Lutheran led 18-6 at the onset, giving Yates a taste of its own fastbreak medicine. Yates never panicked, however, and Young (a Providence recruit) triggered the rally that brought his team back midway through the second quarter. A torrent of alley-oop dunks, including several by Peters, shifted momentum back to Yates.

The lead changed hands eight times when Lutheran went on a 16-4 run to seize a 62-52 lead midway through the third quarter.

Yates was down 79-71 with 6 minutes left when Peters drove for a three-point play, sparking a 9-0 run.

Lutheran’s Mason Hahn scored on a layup to tie the game at 83, but it was all Yates from there. Davis, a 6-foot-9 center, scored inside on a three-point play, then hit a layup to give the Lions an 88-83 lead with 1:52 left.

Lutheran got a trey from James Douglas with 1:39 to go, cutting the margin to two, but the Lancers got no closer. Up 91-88, Yates scored the final four points in the last 26 seconds.

Davis led Yates inside with four blocks.

Yates (Texas) 21 20 23 31 95

Lutheran (Calif.) 26 18 26 18 88

Yates: Joseph Young 25, Darveon Trahan 6, Elton Roy 12, Trey Dickerson 1, Marshall Lange 0, Gary Jackson 1, Ronnie Lewis 0, Gregory Watts 0, Charles Lewis 0, Brandon Peters 29, Darius Gardner 8, Shuneric Martin 0, Clyde Santee 2, Alexander Davis 11, Chris Hill 0, Wesley Afolayan 0.

Lutheran: James Douglas 22, Tyler Funk 2, Dylan Rice 17, Chad Morris 2, Peyton Banks 7, Mason Hahn 4, Andrew Vick 0, Brad Battenberg 0, Drake Ulmer 0, Andrew Bastien 0, Jared Carver 0, Christo Kourtzidis 0, Gabe York 24, Scott Baron 10, Matt Gest 0.

3-point goals—Yates 6 (Young 3, Roy, Peters, Gardner), Lutheran 6 (Douglas 3, York 2, Banks).

Quarterfinal: Columbia (Ga.) 55, Gonzaga (D.C.) 53

Sophomore Jarmal Reid’s putback with 6 seconds left gave the Eagles a comeback win over Gonzaga, ranked No. 12 nationally (USA Today).

Gonzaga called time out with 4.5 seconds left, then got a break when the time was moved back to 6 seconds by officials after some persistence by coach Steve Turner. The Eagles got the ball upcourt against pressure, but Cahli Thomas’ 3-pointer try from the top missed at the buzzer.

The game was tied at 42 early in the fourth quarter when both teams missed series of contested layups, and Reid missed a dunk. Ben Dickinson’s free throws gave Gonzaga a 44-42 lead with 6 minutes remaining.

Reid finished with a team-high 19 points. JerShon Cobb added 14.

Cedrick Lindsay paced Gonzaga with 23 points. Tyler Thornton tallied 18.

Gonzaga (D.C.) 14 15 11 13 53

Columbia (Ga.) 11 10 17 17 55

Gonzaga: Tyler Thornton 18, Cedrick Lindsay 23, Cahli Thomas 0, Danny Williams 0, Nate Britt 6, Malcolm Lemmons 3, Ben Dickinson 1, Kevin Hogan 0, Malek Williams 0, Will Rassman 0, Kris Jenkins 2, Oliver Ellison 0.

Columbia: Lorenzo Jones 0, Jade McClendon 0, Tahj Shamsid-Deen 6, Stephon Allen 7, Christopher Grier 0, JerShon Cobb 14, Chris Daniels 0, A. Pierre Tyson 1, Jamil Saaka 0, Jarmal Reid 19, Darnelius Session 3, Samual Mike 4, Jordan Johnson 0.

3-point goals—Gonzaga 4 (Thornton 2, Lindsay 2), Columbia 1 (Allen).

Quarterfinal: Montrose Christian (Md.) 71, ‘Iolani 49

The tandem of Terrence Ross (26 points, nine rebounds) and Josh Hairston (24 and 12) powered the Mustangs over the gritty Raiders. Ross, a 6-6 senior, stroked three treys in the first quarter and three more in the third.

Jarrett Arakawa and Kainoa Chu each scored 16 points for ‘Iolani, the tourney host.

Montrose Christian (Md.) 17 17 15 22 71

‘Iolani 8 15 7 19 49

MC: Donell Diggs 3, Yuki Togashi 0, Nazareth Long 2, LeBrent Walker 0, Tyler Hubbard 10, Giovanni Arrindell 1, Nigel Pruitt 0, Josh Hairston 22, Justin Anderson 6, Terrence Ross 24, Paul Gombwer 3, Michael Carera 0.

‘Iolani: Andrew Skalman 4, Ammon Baldomero 0, Reece Foy 0, Reid Saito 0, Jarrett Arakawa 16, Josiah Sukumaran 6, Kainoa Chu 16, Trevyn Tulonghari 6, Evan Sukita 0, Keahi Hogan 1, Jourdan Simmonds 0, Adam Ching 0, John Foy 0, Gabriel Vega 0.

3-point goals—MC 8 (Ross 6, Diggs, Hubbard), ‘Iolani 5 (Chu 4, Arakawa).

Quarterfinal: Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) 75, Kinston (N.C.) 72


Tony Chennault scored 24 points, Daniel Stewart had 15 and Tyreek Duran added 13 as the Saints fought off a late comeback by the Vikings.

Reggie Bullock led Kinston with 24 points. Josh Benoit tallied 20 points and Dallas best added 15. The Vikings missed 10 foul shots (21-for-31).

After a first half that featured 27 combined fouls by the teams, Neumann-Goretti went on an 8-0 run midway through the third quarter to take a 45-36 lead.

Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) 15 16 21 23 75

Kinston (N.C.) 15 15 16 26 72

NG: Hanif Sutton 0, Tyreek Duran 13, Mustafaa Jones 9, Tony Chennault 24, Matt Rodden 0, John Davis 0, Daniel Stewart 15, Derrick Stewart 8, Mark Squilla 0, Lamin Fulton 6, Dominique Reid 0, Billy Shank 0.

Kinston: Cleveland Banks 0, Josh Dawson 0, C.J. Bradshawn 4, Chris Brown 0, Rodderick Wilks 2, Tre’ Jones 3, Donte Reynolds 0, Kyle Brown 0, Dory Hines 4, Dallas Best 15, Josh Benoit 20, Reggie Bullock 24, Mike Tyson 0.

3-point goals—NG 3 (Fulton 2, Jones), Kinston 5 (Benoit 4, Bullock).

Consolation: Tsinghua (Beijing) 37, Kaimuki 18

Kai Guo poured in 16 points, including 6-for-7 at the foul line, to lead the Dragons.

Chester Sua led Kaimuki with five points.

Kaimuki 1 4 7 6 18

Tsinghua (Beijing) 6 18 4 9 37

Kaimuki: Raphael Vares 0, Tevin Nishiyama 0, Nicholas Motellang 1, Mason Kualii-Moe 1, Gordan Gestrich 0, A.J. DeJesus 0, Jonn Kakitani 0, Elijah Morita 4, Johnny Tuitele 1, Timothy Lu 0, Gabriel Stetziel 4, Chester Sua 5, Sean Spencer 3, Ken Hashimoto 0.

Tsinghua: Ruinan Wu 0, Kunyi Teng 0, Pengbo Wu 1, Shijia Sun 10, Zeshi Liu 0, Zeqi Wang 0, Zhangtian Tian 2, Bo Wang 0, Yuliang Hou 2, Qiguang Zhou 0, Kai Guo 16, Hangchu Liu 6.

3-point goals—Kaimuki none, Tsinghua 2 (Sun).

Consolation: Kahuku 61, Radford 59, 2 OT

Nehoa Akina scored 20 points to lead Kahuku. Shairone Thompson added 12 points and Sage Kaka had 10. Kahuku shot 16-for-30 at the line.

J.B. Fontenot pumped in 19 points, including six treys, to lead Radford. T.J. Reid, a junior guard, added 14 points on 8-for-11 shooting at the free-throw line. Zach Pelzl, a 6-4 junior, added nine points. Radford shot 14-for-26 from the foul line.

Kahuku 15 14 11 15 2 4 61

Radford 10 10 12 23 2 2 59

Radford: T.J. Reid 14, Glenn Castil 0, Tevita Baravilala 2, Jefferson Fiesta 5, Dylan Prieto-Hokamura 0, Travir Fata 0, Zach Pelzl 9, Cole Gloster 0, Bobby Woshlager 2, Isaiah Jackson 2, Dorsey Norris 6, J.B. Fontenot 19, Warren Carter 0, Ben Scheuring 0, Cy Salanoa 0, Roscoe Kalilikane 0.

Kahuku: Michael Tyau 0, Kawehena Johnson 2, Samala Afalava 3, Hans Brown 0, Evan Moe 0, Sage Kaka 10, Wonka Beatty 5, Nehoa Akina 20, Jackson Kaka 4, Shairone Thompson 12, Josh Christiansen 3, K.J. Uluave 2, Mason Golden 0, Michael Leoto 0.

3-point goals—Radford 7 (Fontenot 6, Pelzl), Kahuku 7 (Akina 3, Kaka 2, Beatty, Christiansen).

Consolation: Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) 47, Moanalua 42

Micah Fetters scored 21 points as the Huskies rallied from a 22-7 deficit. Fetters, son of former ‘Iolani baseball and basketball standout Mike Fetters, nailed three treys.

Marcus Monroe led Moanalua with 15 points and Josiah Kauhola added 11. Moanalua made seven 3-pointers and nearly took full advantage of Hamilton’s struggle at the foul line (19-for-32).

Moanalua 13 13 10 6 42

Hamilton 7 11 14 15 47

Moanalua: Bronson Kepa 0, Reece Racoma 6, Jeremy Puulei 2, Kevin Amaral 3, Aaron Davis 0, Alex Braswell 0, Brandon Guerreo 0, Josiah Kauhola 11, Wesley Armbrust 0, Marcus Monroe 15, Dexter Williams 0, Marcus Keene 5, Carl Ko 0, Marcellis Turner 0, Dominique Jones 0, Richard Villasenor 0.

Hamilton: Jerry Harville 0, Jack Cone 5, Kyle Hartwig 0, Greg Darley 0, Bobby Hudson 0, Bayrd Goudeau 7, Zach Royal 0, Eric Jacobsen 2, Jonathan Wilt 9, Scott Bonner 0, Josh Malone 0, Micah Fetters 21, LeSean Marks 3, Nick Northrop 0, Eric James Bryan 0.

3-point goals—Moanalua 7 (Racoma 2, Monroe 2, Amaral, Kauhola, Keene), Hamilton 4 (Fetters 3, Wilt).

Consolation: Kamehameha 85, ‘Iolani II 43

Reserves Frank Ho and Charlton Tang scored 13 points each, and Dyrbe Enos added 12 as the Warriors overpowered the Division II Raiders. Micah Christenson led Kamehameha with 15 points in limited playing time.

Curtis Martin and Josh Seto paced ‘Iolani II with 11 points apiece.

Kamehameha 17 20 26 22 85

‘Iolani II 8 16 9 10 43

Kamehameha: Chris Bright 0, Shane Matayoshi 5, Frank Ho 13, Micah Christenson 15, Branden Orpillia 0, Brent Auyong 4, Chaz Bajet 8, Davis Achong 3, Devin Kuhns 0, Taylor Taliulu 6, Charlton Tang 13, Dyrbe Enos 12, Shane Yoshida 6.


‘Iolani II: Sam Lee 2, Larsen Leu 0, Josh Seto 11, Tracy Young 0, Jordan Tottori 5, Scott Sakaida 2, Matt Talavera 6, Curtis Martin 11, Reese Zukeran 4, Taylor Kennedy 2.

3-point goals—Kamehameha 11 (Enos 4, Ho 2, Matayoshi, Christenson, Bajet, Achong, Taliulu), ‘Iolani II 3 (Seto, Tottori, Martin).

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