‘IOLANI CLASSIC DAY 3: Quarterfinals, Consolation updates

Moanalua's DiAeris McRaven (21) maneuvered around Archbishop Wood's Muneer Newton (11) during the first half of a first-round game at the 'Iolani Classic on Wednesday. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) 65, Mount Vernon (N.Y.) 57, final
Kamron Robinson‘s 20 points powered the Demos in a rough, physical battle with the Eagles. Lamar Washington added 14 and rim protector Nate Rawlins-Kibonge chipped in 10.

Troy Hupstead led Mount Vernon with 18 points and Xavier Riullano tallied 13.

Dontae Myrick with the lob to Nate Rawlins-Kibonge gets the Demos bench jumping. Lead is 60-49 with 3 minutes left after the 8-0 run.

Eagles get within 60-55, miss a 3 and then a steal leads to an offensive foul.

No. 14 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 105, Kalani 28
Cam Thomas finished with 31 points despite a slow start for the Warriors, who advance to the semifinal round. Darrick Jones Jr. added 17 points, mostly on crowd-pleasing dunks. Jalen Ricks added 13 points, big Bradley Ezewiro had 12 and Jamari Sibley tallied 11.

Senior Brandon Chung led Kalani with 12 points. The Falcons will play 3 p.m. on Friday.

No. 15 Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah) 89, Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Penn.) 77, final
Caleb Lohner scored 29 points as the Tigers pulled away with a 26-10 run in the second half. Richie Saunders tallied 17 points (three treys), Mike Saunders had 15 and Leonardo Colimerio added 13.

Wasatch, ranked 15th by the USA Today, will meet No. 9 Long Island Lutheran in a 6:30 p.m. semifinal on Friday.

Rahsool Diggins scored 33, including six treys, to lead the Vikings. Marcus Randolph added 16 points. Archbishop Wood will play Garfield on Friday, 5 p.m.

Saunders splashed two 3-pointers and Caleb Lohner added another trey as Wasatch opened a 17-0 lead.

Marcus Randolph and Muneer Newton connect from deep and the Vikings are within 50-48 with 5:57 left in the third. What. A. Comeback.

Wasatch recovers and goes on a 26-10 run. The lead is 76-58 midway through the fourth quarter.

Archbishop Wood makes a run, though, and cuts it to 82-72 with 2:15 to go.

No. 9 Long Island Lutheran (Brookeville, N.Y.) 66, Garfield (Seattle, Wash.) 63, final
Andre Curbelo led the Crusaders with 15 points, continuing his superb play at the point, and Rafael Pinzon added 14 in a seesaw battle. Kacper Klaczek banged inside for 11 and Ohio State commit Zed Key added 10.

Long Island Lutheran will play in the 6:30 p.m. semifinal on Friday.

Tari Eason led all scorers with 27 points. Koren Johnson chipped in 13. Garfield will play on Friday at 5 p.m. in the consolation round.

Trailing for nearly two quarters, Long Island Lutheran went ahead 46-45 with 2:41 left in the third on Pinzon’s NBA-range 3.

Curbelo hit a smooth floater in the lane to open the lead to 58-52 with 5:45 left, but committed his fourth foul on the next possession and sat down. Freshman Jayden Reid locked down, however, and forced Garfield into a five-second violation near midcourt. Klaczek then hit a tough runner outside the paint by the baseline to open the lead to eight.

Tari Eason’s one-handed putback dunk brought Garfield within 62-57. But Eason missed 3s on back-to-back possessions, and Curbelo sank two foul shots. After Long Island Lutheran got the ball back, it was 64-57 with 35.3 seconds to go.

The reliable Curbelo hit two more FTs with :33.2 left for a nine-point lead. Eason hit a 3, and added one more at the buzzer for the final margin.

Mid-Pacific 52, ‘Iolani 41
Kala Nakaya pumped in 16 points as the Owls downed the Raiders. Lucca Kitashima added 11 points, including three treys, and PG Kaimana Lapina chipped in nine points.

The Owls will play Kaiser on Friday, 1:30 p.m.

Bailey Bumanglag hit four 3-pointers and led ‘Iolani with 17 points. The Raiders will play Mililani in Friday’s 10:30 a.m. game.

Kaiser 46, Kamehameha 41, final
Nalu Kanaluu sank two free throws with 8.8 seconds left to open the lead to three points, and after Kordel Ng missed a 3, Kenji Toyama iced the win with two FTs at :00.4. Toyama led the Cougars with 17 points and Mario Drummer added 10. Ng led the Warriors with 18.

Kordel Ng‘s pull-up 3 at the buzzer bought the Warriors within one point at half. Kamehameha is missing high-scoring Christmas Togiai and center Bailey Lee. Both are heading to Kona for a glee concert. Kaiser is missing center Cyrus Singelman, who is taking a final exam back on campus.

Dane Tsue, Rylan Kwock and Kenji Toyama hit consecutive treys to break a 27-all tie late in the third quarter. After Drummer scored on a breakaway layup, Kaiser led 38-27.

Kamehameha rallied behind its 2-2-1 press and got within one point. Kanaluu, a transfer from St. Francis, was then fouled with 8.8 seconds left.

Damien 62, Mililani 39, final
Tino Atonio splashed three treys and finished with 16 points to pace the Monarchs. Hayden Bayudan added 13 points and Bryce Forbes tallied 12.

Damien will meet Tsinghua on Friday, noon.

Ethan Rudometkin led Mililani with 11. The Trojans will play on Friday, 10:30 a.m., opponent TBD.

Tsinghua (China) 63, Moanalua 50, final
Yang Xi Hao scored 16 points, and Zheng Hao Nan and Xie Li Won Gwei added 13 each for the Tigers. Tsinghua will play on Friday, noon, opponent TBD.

Geremy Robinson led Moanalua with 19 points. Elijah McGruder added 12. DiAeris McRaven, a 6-foot-5 center, remained on campus to take a final and did not play.

Moanalua led 18-9 during the first quarter, but the Tigers of Tsinghua have battled back for a 29-24 lead late in the second quarter.

Friday’s games
9 a.m. Moanalua vs. Kamehameha
10:30 a.m. Mililani vs. ‘Iolani
Noon Tsinghua vs. Damien
1:30 p.m. Kaiser vs. Mid-Pacific
3:30 p.m. Mount Vernon vs. Kalani
5 p.m. Archbishop Wood vs. Garfield
6:30 p.m. No. 15 Wasatch vs. No. 9 Long Island Lutheran
8 p.m. Jefferson vs. No. 14 Oak Hill

Thursday’s games

Tsinghua 63, Moanalua 50
Damien 62, Mililani 39
Kaiser 46, Kamehameha 41
Mid-Pacific 52, ‘Iolani 41
Long Island Lutheran 66, Garfield 63
No. 15 Wasatch 89, Archbishop Wood 77
No. 14 Oak Hill 30, Kalani 8, end Q1
Jefferson 65, Mount Vernon 57

Wednesday’s games
Garfield 81, Kaiser 41
Archbishop Wood 73, Moanalua 38
Oak Hill 91, Mid-Pacific 35
Jefferson 75, Damien 49

Tuesday’s games
Kalani 45, ‘Iolani 44
Wasatch (Utah) 101, Tsinghua (China) 59
Mount Vernon (N.Y.) 66, Mililani 51
Long Island Lutheran (Brookeville, N.Y.) 63, Kamehameha 57


  1. JetWavy December 19, 2019 2:19 pm

    Sportswriters, are we still running with the narrative that Wichita State offered?

  2. Rest him! December 19, 2019 2:20 pm

    Christmas is the motor to the warriors. And Damien coaches have to sit Holtz! He’s moving even worse than yesterday, that ankle is only gonna get worse! Rest him so he can put his best product out there, not a 70% product

  3. Falcon Future December 20, 2019 8:15 am

    Total LOL. I joked with a friend that the spread for Oak Hill vs. Kalani was 70. My friend laughed and said “I take the points.” LOLOLOL Who knew I could win a bet with him by giving 70 freakin points!

  4. Paul Honda December 20, 2019 11:49 am

    I corrected that. It’s interest, not offer. My apologies.

  5. JetWavy December 20, 2019 12:14 pm

    Please. Absolutely no need to apologize, Paul. Especially when other sportswriters are calling it offers as well. But you’ve been around this game long enough by now to know that there are so many ways to verify even interest. Wichita St. is offering studs for this year’s graduating and next year’s class.

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