• ‘Iolani Classic
Orange Lutheran (Calif.) 71, Kaiser 34, final
St. John Bosco (Calif.) 63, Kailua 27, final
Lexington Catholic (Ky.) 78, Saint Louis 62, final
Bishop O’Dowd (Calif.) 74, Mid-Pacific 21, final
OL—C.J. Hankins 12 (two treys), Rogers Printup 10.
KAIS—Kelsey Lewis II 11, Chance Kalaugher 11.
LC—Tanner Johnson 31 (four treys).
SL—Jimmy Nunuha III 15, Kevin Marks 15 (two treys), Ihaka Johnson 13 (two treys).
SJB—Vance Jackson 21, Rodney Henderson 11, Jesus Zesati 10.
KAIL—Kamu Scheer 10.
BOD—Paris Austin 13, Alex Zhao 11.
MPI—Justin Daise 4, Daniel Flroenco 4.
9:30 a.m. Fuxin (China) vs. Kaiser
11 a.m. Saint Louis vs. Mid-Pacific
12:30 p.m. Roosevelt vs. Kailua
2 p.m. Kauai vs. Kamehameha
3:30 p.m. Miller Grove (Ga.) vs. Orange Lutheran (Calif.)
5 p.m. Lexington Catholic (Ky.) vs. Bishop O’Dowd (Calif.)
6:30 p.m. Second Baptist (Texas) vs. St. John Bosco (Calif.)
8 p.m. ‘Iolani vs. Oak Hill (Va.)
End Q1: Orange Lutheran (Calif.) 17, Kaiser 4
Cougars taking difficult shots, lacking patience. Lutheran very aggressive with halfcourt traps. Offensively, they’re not hot yet shooting over Kaiser’s 2-3 zone, but they hustled for five offensive boards.
Halftime: Orange Lutheran 43, Kaiser 9
Rogers Printup, a 6-foot-5 guard, has 10 points for the nicely balanced Lancers. They’re shooting just 29 percent from the 3-point arc (4-for-14), but they’ve cashed in on nine offensive boards against Kaiser’s zone.
Yesterday, Roosevelt raced upcourt and got layups against Second Baptist (Texas), another tall, long team. But Orange Lutheran is a bit quicker and very aggressive defensively, and the Cougars haven’t been able to use their dribble-drive offense to get penetration. Chance Kalaugher didn’t score until 1:21 of the second quarter.
End Q3: Orange Lutheran 63, Kaiser 17
Plenty of reserves in the game in the third.
Halftime: St. John Bosco 30, Kailua 10
Final: St. John Bosco 63, Kailua 27
End Q1: Lexington Catholic (Ky.) 24, Saint Louis 15
Tanner Johnson is on fire. The 6-5 gunner hit three treys in the first 4 minutes to spark his team to a 17-5 lead. Ihaka Johnson sank three foul shots and Kevin Marks drove for a bucket, cutting the lead to seven. Johnson has two treys so far.
Halftime: Lexington Catholic 44, Saint Louis 34
The visiting Knights have forced some backcourt turnovers with a their length, but more than that, they’re making the kind of fundamental basketball plays you’d expect of a team from Kentucky. Saint Louis is hanging in there by getting 50-50 loose balls and playing tough man defense on the perimeter. Lexington is putting on a clinic with interior position and entry passes. Their front line stands at 6-8, 6-6, 6-5 and 6-4.
Johnson is 4-for-6 from the arc.
Colten Nascimento hit two treys for Saint Louis in the second quarter.
Q3: Lexington Catholic 50, Saint Louis 37, 6:07
Another backdoor cut and pass for an easy layup, and a fastbreak layup, game is now a 13-point margin. Time out STL.
End Q3: Lexington Catholic 63, Saint Louis 49
It’s the little things that are preventing a Crusaders run. Case in point: shooting long 2-point shots. And missing them. Clean steal, and instead of laying the ball in, an attempted dunk that misses. They could’ve capitalized on a handful of turnovers by Lexington. Missed opportunities.
Final: Lexington Catholic 78, Saint Louis 62
All in all, the second best performance by a local team against a mainland squad in the opening round. (The Roosevelt-Second Baptist game was best.)
End Q1: Bishop O’Dowd (Calf.) 15, Mid-Pacific 6
Isaac Rabb, the 6-11 center, is a defensive menace. Long, smart and quick. Looks a little like Anthony Davis defensively. He’s got two dunks in transition off steals already. MPI has turned the ball over several times against tight pressure.
Q2: Bishop O’Down 18, MPI 8, 5:41
Two missed layups on the fastbreak by the Dragons from Oakland. MPI has had opportunities, but settling for sub-par shots in traffic. Bishop O’Dowd likes using Rabb and his massive wingspan at the top of a 1-3-1 zone.
End Q3: Bishop O’Dowd 52, MPI 15
Final: Bishop O’Dowd (Calif.) 74, Mid-Pacific 21