LIVE BLOG: ‘Iolani Classic, Montverde opening round

The Montverde Academy Eagles are the favorite to win the 2018 ‘Iolani Prep Classic. Montverde is the defending champion. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser

The 2018 ‘Iolani Prep Classic is underway with a robust crowd on a Tuesday night at Father Bray Athletic Complex. Montverde is quite the draw as the nation’s No. 1 team, a defending GEICO national champion and defending Classic champ.

Tuesday’s scores
>> ‘Iolani 61, Farrington 42
>> West Linn (Ore.) 73, Roosevelt 51
>> Montverde (Fla.) 102, Campbell 38
>> La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) 90, St. Francis 40

Wednesday’s games
>> Mid-Pacific vs. Westchester (Los Angeles), 3:30 p.m.
>> Moanalua vs. Pleasant Grove (Utah), 5 p.m.
>> Hawaii Prep vs. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.), 6:30 p.m.
>> Kailua vs. Oakridge (Orlando), 8 p.m.

La Lumiere 90, St. Francis 40, FINAL
Isaiah Stewart scored 16 points and ruled the paint as the Lakers won their opening-round game. Stewart, the No. 5-rated player in the nation, had plenty of help. Gerald Drumgoole added 14 points, including two treys, while Keion Brooks and Paxson Wojcik tallied 12 points apiece.

Kordel Ng led the Saints with 20 points and Kameron Ng, making his return from an ankle injury, tallied 16.

La Lumiere 38, St. Francis 16, half

La Lumiere 34, St. Francis 12, 2:00, Q2
14-0 run has turned a 20-12 game into a 22-point lead. Isaiah Steward sparked the run with an alley-oop dunk off the backboard on a pass from a teammate on a fastbreak. That’s the best kind of dunk, one that comes in the natural flow of action, totally unexpected. At the time.

La Lumiere (Ind.) 16, St. Francis 9, end Q1
Kameron Ng is far from 100 percent, but he’s in the starting lineup for the Saints after sitting out three weeks with an ankle injury. The Saints trailed by 11, then scored buckets by Kameron Ng and Nalu Kanalulu on an Ng assist to cut the lead to seven. Time out by St. Francis.

Montverde (Fla.) 102, Campbell 38, FINAL
Dariq Whitehead poured in 20 points and Caleb Houston added 17 as the Eagles soared to victory in the opening round. Moses Moody chipped in 11 points. The front line was led by 6-9 Precious Achiuwa, who finished with 12 points. Mitchell Williams hit four treys, was 4-for-4 at the free-throw line and finished with 22 points to pace the Sabers.

Montverde 75, Campbell 21, 1:37, Q3
The Sabers get an old-fashioned three-point play by Kaimana Preza and the entire gym cheers.

Montverde 36, Campbell 12, 4:50, Q2
Monterde has been in control from the start, utilizing length on fullcourt pressure and height on the offensive side. The size of Balsa Koprivica at 7-foot-1 with long arms, and Precious Achiuwa at 6-9 — both very active — is almost impossible for a smaller team like Campbell to stop.

West Linn 73, Roosevelt 51
Bryson Cockett hit four treys and led the Lions with 19 points. Micah Garrett added 19 points with two 3-pointers. Ty Shishido paced the Rough Riders with 14 points. Chris Lee tallied 11 and Cameron Miyasato added 10. Senior guard Micah Visoria is sidelined with an ankle injury.

‘Iolani 61, Farrington 42
Sam Wheeler connected on three treys and finished with 19 points to lead the Raiders, the top-ranked team in Hawaii. Frank Felix added 14 points with three treys while Noah Bumanglag and Kawika Lee chipped in 10 points apiece.

Aaron Bagaoisan led the Governors with eight points.


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