LIVE BLOG: Merv Lopes Classic, day 4

The final day of the St. Francis Merv Lopes Classic is underway. Consolation games are mostly done. Players are competing in the 3-point competition right now. Kahuku freshman Keanu Akina had a strong first round.

The third-place game between ‘Iolani and host St. Francis will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by Santa Margarita (Calif.) and Kamehameha in the championship game at 7:30.

Update: Kamehameha-Hawaii’s Laakea won the 3-point competition. Santa Margarita’s Devonte Klines won the slam dunk contest and Farrington’s Jacob McEnroe was second.

The all-tournament team was announced before the third-place game. Joe Furstinger of Santa Margarita was named most outstanding player. Teammate Brett Oosdyke was named to the team, along with Noa Kinimaka of Kamehameha, Ikaika Phillip of ‘Iolani, Matthew Nuumanaia of St. Francis and Jacob McEnroe of Farrington.

Saturday’s scores
Championship: Kamehameha 40, Santa Margarita 36
Third place: ‘Iolani 49, St. Francis 36
Fifth place: Kahuku 60, Kamehameha-Hawaii 55
Seventh place: Farrington 68, Kalaheo 38
Ninth place: Mid-Pacific 52, Saint Louis 49
Eleventh place: University 49, Campbell 39
Thirteenth place: Leilehua 52, Kamehameha II 45

Kamehameha 21, Santa Margarita 11, halftime
Fatu Sua-Godinet’s 24-foot trey at the buzzer gave the Warriors their biggest lead of the game going into the break. The Warriors are sagging their defense in the paint to help on the Eagles’ post weapon, Joe Furstinger, who has just two points.

Kamehameha 29, Santa Margarita 26, end Q3

Kamehameha 40, Santa Margarita 36, final
The Warriors lost a 13-point lead, but regained control with a 10-2 run down the stretch to capture the tourney title.

Jaycob Smith led the Warriors with 13 points, while Fatu Sua-Godinet and Noa Kinimaka added 10 apiece. Brett Oosdyke paced the Eagles (10-3) with nine points and nine rebounds. Joe Furstinger was held to seven points.

‘Iolani 30, St. Francis 26, end Q3
Saints rallied from a nine-point deficit to tie the game at 22-all in the third, but ‘Iolani went on an 8-0 run.

‘Iolani 49, St. Francis 36, final
The Saints were still close at 40-35, but the visiting Raiders closed the game with a 9-1 run.

Kahuku 60, Kamehameha-Hawaii 55
Sophomore Hirkley Latu scored 22 points for the Red Raiders. Rylan Kiko scored 15 and Pukana Vincent had 14 for the Big Islanders.

Farrington 68, Kalaheo 38
The Governors got 17 points from Jacob McEnroe, 12 from Isaiah Visoria and 10 from Isaiah Smith in the fifth-place game. Zac

Mid-Pacific 52, Saint Louis 49
Kyle Husslein poured in 28 points, including three treys, to lead the Owls. Haka Johnson scored 15 and Kevin Marks chipped in 10 for the Crusaders.

University 49, Campbell 39
Anthony Canencia scored 14 points and Ryan Kaleikini tallied 13 for the Jr. ‘Bows. Isaac Hurd paced the Sabers with 18 points.

Leilehua 52, Kamehameha II 45
Pomai Cozo led the Mules with 10 points. Joseph Gouty added nine. Haku Durant scored 13 to lead the Division II Warriors.


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