By Paul Honda
Some thoughts from veteran Big Island sportswriter Hugh Clark on the 44-point performance by St. Joseph guard Jacob Andrade in a win over Hilo on Tuesday.
“In my mind it ranks up there with the giants I watched since the 1966-67, season — Alan Tanabe, Reed Sunahara and Bruce Ferreira. I recall Bruce cutting and slashing for 31 in state semis (I think) against Moanalua. Reed shared scoring duties with Rene Sanchez and had to control the boards. I still do not know if Hilo was/is overrated or St. Joe is that good. I do know Jacob is not a one-player show Junior Thomas Fairman had 10 points and 19 (cq) boards. I missed the Ed Bento show at St. Joe’s in 1950s but this output exceeded anything in a major game in my 45 seasons here.”