The final day of the inaugural Kaimuki Invitational is here. The earlier games are done. Mililani just defeated host Kaimuki in the third-place game. No. 9 Kamehameha and No. 4 Maryknoll will tangle in the championship game.
Maryknoll 60, Kamehameha 35, FINAL
The Spartans are in control from the start to capture the tournament title. Quite a nice trophy. Coach Kelly Grant says he’ll display it in his office. Kala‘i Akaka and Nikko Robben with 11 points each. Marcus Tobin with 10 points, all in the first three quarters.
Christmas Togiai led the Warriors with 10 points.
Maryknoll 51, Kamehameha 27, 3:47, Q4
Coach Kelly Grant has emptied his bench in the final quarter, which gave their young giant, Sage Tolentino, a chance to get minutes. He was a 6-foot-4 sixth grader not so long ago. He looks about 6-10 now.
Maryknoll 41, Kamehameha 20, end Q3
The Spartans’ length and quickness defensively is a major challenge for the Warriors. Kamehameha G Christmas Togiai had pretty much wreaked havoc on opponents to this point. Maryknoll’s patience and experience are also big advantages, more so with a shot clock in play. Marcus Tobin had a strong third quarter for the Spartans.
Maryknoll 17, Kamehameha 8, 5:36, Q2
Corner 3 in transition by Nikko Robben pushes Maryknoll’s lead over Kamehameha to eight points. Time out, Warriors.
Maryknoll 10, Kamehameha 8, end Q1
Feels like an ILH regular-season game, both teams playing tough defense. Christmas Togiai’s 30-foot trey on a screen by Bailey Lee cuts the lead to two for the Warriors.
Mililani 53, Kaimuki 27, third place
Jace Pastel scored 14 points and Dayvon Appleby added 12 to lead the Trojans. Tyler Maquaina chipped in nine points.
Jonah Fa‘asoa paced Kaimuki with 10 points.
Mililani 40, Kaimuki 17, end Q3
Mililani 21, Kaimuki 7, halftime
The Trojans have a balanced scoring attack and stingy 2-3 matchup zone against the host Bulldogs in the third-place game.
Radford 65, Hawaii Baptist 48, fifth place
Elnaji Kone scored 17 points and Matt Lukins had 15 for the Rams. Chase Grover added 10.
Max Wiemken tallied 34 points for the Eagles, who suited up six players.
Leilehua 59, McKinley 34, seventh place
Zach Gagnon led the Mules with 17 points. Davon Newman added 15 and Jordan Kea tallied 11.
Frank Camacho paced the Tigers with 10 points.