LIVE BLOG: Senior Basketball Classic

The inaugural Geremy Robinson Senior Basketball Classic is 2 minutes from tip-off. The girls play first, followed by the boys. Technically, they can’t call it ILH vs. OIA, but that’s how the teams are comprised.

There’s going to be a slam dunk competition, plus 3-point shootouts. Might be an interesting afternoon/evening of roundball here at Moanalua High School.

The concession stand isn’t open yet, but I hear they’re working on brownie plates.

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students.

End Q1
Team Red (OIA) 8, Team Black (ILH) 8
Sarah Liva already has six points, nine rebounds.

End Q2
Team Red (OIA) 28, Team Black (ILH) 20
The pace finally picked up after that feeling-out first quarter. Penina Faumui scored four points and continued to hustle on the offensive glass to give the Red a spark. LaChae McColor hit a trey to help the Red.

Alohi Robins-Hardy scored six in the second quarter for Black.

The girls 3-point shootout is underway.

Kalani’s Carly Kakuda won the 3-point shootout, hitting 6-for-12 in the final. Chantelle Arce of Kaiser was runner-up.

End Q3
Team Red (OIA) 45, Team Black (ILH) 37
McColor hit another trey and scored seven points in the quarter. Nice crossovers, good vision on the pick-and-roll with Liva, who has 11 and 13 so far.

Team Red (OIA) 52, Team Black (ILH) 48, 2:36
Black making a run with the fastbreak. Punahou’s Hailey Motooka with the nice dimes. Jade Botelho’s low-post bucket cut the margin to 4.

Final: Team Red (OIA) 59, Team Black (ILH) 55
ILH came back and took a 53-52 lead on Keau Fey’s three-point play. Motooka was incredible, leading the comeback with assist after assist in transition.

But the OIA went back up on a clutch 3-pointer from the left corner by McColor and the Black (ILH) went cold.

All in all, a good game. Entertaining. The shot clock makes it that much better.

Kamehameha’s Noa Kinimaka won the 3-point shootout and Daniel Andrews of Punahou took the slam-dunk contest over Jacob McEnroe (Farrington). Josh Burnett, who was my favorite to win it, didn’t make the final. He looked a little stiff and cold.

End Q1
OIA 23, ILH 18
OIA squad s wearing black and doing damage from deep. Aaron Stuart hit two treys and his teammate from Moanalua, Jamaal Willis, hit one.

End Q2
ILH 41, OIA 38
Noa Kinimaka scored six points as the ILH squad rallied to take the lead. Both teams platooning 5-for-5. Willis leads the OIA squad with nine points.

End Q3
ILH 67, OIA 54
OIA’s first unit can’t make a stop. Burnett was everywhere, hustling for five boards and a steal during the first 4 minutes of the second half as the ILH made its run.

Final: ILH 86, OIA 77.


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