‘IOLANI CLASSIC DAY 4: Semifinals, Consolation updates

No. 14 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 79, Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) 61
Cam Thomas scored 33 points as the Warriors advanced to the title game. Darius Maddox added 16. Oak Hill will meet No. 15 Wasatch Academy in the final on Saturday, 8 p.m.

Kamron Robinson had 18, Marquis Cook 14, Nate Rawlins-Kibonge 12 and Jason Davis Jr. 10 for the Demos.

The Demos ran into trouble in the first quarter when center Nate Rawlins-Kibonge picked up his second personal foul. With the 6-foot-7 rim protector on the bench, Jefferson couldn’t stop the Warriors in the paint. Oak Hill rolled to a 38-21 halftime lead.

No. 15 Wasatch 68, No. 9 Long Island Lutheran 58, final
High-flying Caleb Lohner led with 14 points. Leonardo Colimerio and Richard Isaacs Jr. scored 13 points each, and Mike Saunders and Richie Saunders tallied 11 apiece.

Richie Saunders, a 6-foot-9 commit to BYU, led with 10 rebounds.

Andre Curbelo, the relentless one, had 24 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in another superlative performance for LuHI. Center Zed Key added 19 points and 11 boards.

Down 25-19, the Tigers closed the first half with a 15-3 run. They made just one of their first 15 3-point attempts, then went to big posts Kamyrn Waites — a 6-foot-11 junior — and Fussayni Traore for buckets in the paint.

After Richie Saunders hit his first trey, Richard Isaacs Jr. scored off a turnover, and Mike Saunders splashed a wing 3 to give the squad from Utah a 34-28 lead.

The Tigers’ halfcourt execution was something to behold, after Richie Saunders ran a curl and fed Lohner for a one-handed jam, the Tigers led 42-30. Richie Saunders then splashed a corner 3 and Wasatch had its biggest lead, 45-32.

Moments later, Isaacs hit his second 3 in a row after missing eight to start the game, and Wasatch led 50-34.

Curbelo, meanwhile, never let up. The relentless PG kept Long Island Lutheran in the game with slashes to the rim, and his straightaway 3 cut it to 56-46 with 5:31 left. One possession later, Curbelo beat three defenders for a tough layup, cutting the margin to eight.

Curbelo’s sensational play continued. Four times, he drove and fed big man Key (Ohio State commit) for dunks. But after Richie Saunders followed a miss for a putback, Wasatch still had a comfortable lead, 65-56, with 51.6 seconds to play. Long Island Lutheran got no closer the rest of the way.

Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) 75, Garfield (Seattle, Wash.) 70, final
Marcus Randolph’s 19 points leads a balanced attack by the Vikings. Rahsool Diggins 17 points, including four big FTs in the final minute. Jaylin Stinson 15, Daeshon Shepherd 14 and Muneer Newton 10.

Tari Eason 35 points for the Bulldogs, including two treys that helped cut the lead from 11 to two in the fourth quarter. Koren Johnson added 17.

Koren Johnson‘s 25-foot trey at the buzzer brings the Bulldogs within 34-33 at the break. Garfield shot 5-for-10 at the foul line, including a few front ends of one-and-ones.

The Vikings extended their one-point lead to 11 in the fourth quarter, but Tari Eason knocked down a couple of 3s to bring the Bulldogs within 68-62.

The Vikings missed an alley-oop dunk and Jaylin Steward knocked down a 24-foot trey in transition to bring the lead down to three points. After Eason hit one of two FTs with 1:50 left, Garfield was within 68-66.

Eason tied the game on a putback, 68-all. But the Vikings got two FTs from Rahsool Diggins for a two-point lead. Marcus Randolph made one of two, and it was 71-68.

Garfield missed two FTs with 11 seconds left, and Diggins iced the win with two foul shots at :08.7, making it 73-68.

Mount Vernon (N.Y.) 77, Kalani 34, final
Demarley Taylor scored 18 points and Troy Hupstead had 17 for the Knights, who trailed by nine at the start. Jacob Shibuya led Kalani with six points.

Mount Vernon will play on Saturday, 5 p.m. Kalani will play at 3:30 p.m.

Kalani stroked three treys in a row to open the game with a 9-0. The Knights responded with a 7-0 run, including a 3 by Troy Hupstead. Kalani center Brandon Chung then splashed a wing 3 for a 12-7 lead midway through the first quarter.

Mount Vernon settled in and closed the opening quarter with an 8-2 run. With a 15-14 lead to start the second quarter, the Knights went on a 22-0 run. Chung ended the drought for Kalani with a pull-up jumper in the paint.

Damien 63, Mid-Pacific 40, final
Hayden Bayudan scored 18 points to lead a balanced, patient attack against the Owls’ zone. Bryce Forbes tallied 12, Tino Atonio had 11 and Jake Holtz added 10. Damien will play Tsinghua (China) on Saturday, 1:30 p.m. for ninth place.

Kamana Lapina and Elijah Kahue-Parker each scored eight points for Mid-Pacific, which will play Kaiser on Saturday at noon.

Very competitive vibe on the floor between these two ILH D-I teams. Most times, teams prefer not to play a league rival in a preseason tourney, but these teams are feisty and battling.

Bonus time already. Damien has committed seven fouls as of 2:08 left in the first quarter. Monarchs begin to pull away, however. Tino Atonio, playing with two fouls, posts up and patiently deploys two moves before hitting a jump hook over Kaya Nakaya, who played good defense. Then he steps out in zone offense and rattles in a straightaway 3, and Damien leads 30-21.

After Forbes attacks the offensive glass (again) and scores, Damien has its biggest lead. Until Micah Chong hustles for a putback, and it’s 34-21.

Damien leads 36-23 at the half, and they’re doing to MPI what the Owls had done to many other teams. They’re feasting on the offensive glass. Normally, it’s MPI with Kahue-Parker and Nakaya doing the damage.

Holtz is playing with a sore ankle, but Bayudan is holding down the fort at PG and Forbes is playing like a man possessed on the boards. Impressive first half for last year’s D-II state champions, now playing in D-I.

Lapina’s corner 3 beats the buzzer, but Damien has a 48-32 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Tsinghua (China) 50, Kaiser 30, final
Xie Li Yon Gwei scored 16 points and Shi Kai added 15 as the Tigers pulled away for the win. They led 18-9 after one half.

Tsinghua will play its last game in the tourney on Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Kenji Toyama led the Cougars with seven points. Kaiser will play on Saturday, noon.

Schedule change: Kaiser, not Damien, is playing Tsinghua (China). There was an error in the schedule in the tournament program.

‘Iolani 41, Mililani 39, final
Nick Cheung‘s 3 with 12 seconds left capped the comeback win for the host Raiders. Mililani’s Trey Lieb missed a corner 3 at the buzzer. Cheung finished with 12 points and Wes Yamada had a team-high 15.

Kanoa Gibson led Mililani with 17 points.

‘Iolani will play Kamehameha on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Mililani will battle Moanalua, 9 a.m.

‘Iolani wide receiver and forward Carter Kamana is missing the tourney. He is participating in post-season football events.

Kamehameha 72, Moanalua 57, final
Kordel Ng followed up his scintillating performance in last night’s slam dunk contest with 18 points in this 9 a.m. consolation matchup. EJ Kapihe added 12 points and Xavier Lever worked the low post for 11 points.

Kamehameha played without senior point guard Christmas Togiai and center Bailey Lee. Both are part of the school’s glee club performing in concert in Kona. The Warriors’ last game in the tournament will be on Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Geremy Robinson led Na Menehune with 20 points. Kyle Hughley ran the floor and scored 15. Center DiAeris McRaven did not play (ankle). Moanalua will play in the 9 a.m. game on Saturday.

Saturday’s games
9 a.m. Moanalua vs. Mililani, 15th place
10:30 a.m. Kamehameha vs. ‘Iolani, 13th place
Noon Kaiser vs. Mid-Pacific, 11th place
1:30 p.m. Tsinghua (Beijing) vs. Damien, 9th place
3:30 p.m. Kalani vs. Garfield (Seattle, Wash.), 7th place
5 p.m. Mount Vernon (N.Y.) vs. Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.), 5th place
6:30 p.m. No. 9 Long Island Lutheran (Brookeville, N.Y.) vs. Jefferson (Portland, Ore.), 3rd place
8 p.m. No. 15 Wasatch (Mount Pleasant, Utah) vs. No. 14 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), championship

Friday’s games
Kamehameha 72, Moanalua 57
KS—Kordel Ng 20, EJ Kapihe 12. MOA—Geremy Robinson 20, Kyle Hughley 15.
‘Iolani 41, Mililani 39
Tsinghua 50, Kaiser 30
Damien 63, Mid-Pacific 40
Mount Vernon 77, Kalani 34
Archbishop Wood 75, Garfield 70
No. 15 Wasatch 68, No. 9 Long Island Lutheran 58, semifinal
No. 14 Oak Hill 79, Jefferson 61, semifinal

>> In case you missed it, here are the best dunks from Thursday’s slam dunk competition.

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


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