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Na Menehune Holiday Classic

Moanalua High School gym

Monday, Dec. 28, 2009


Quarterfinal: Marina (Calif.) 61, Kaimuki 47

Dane Okuda poured in 21 points, including five treys, J.J. James added 14 points and Tyler James had 13 for the Vikings.

Marina, of Huntington Beach, Calif., will meet ‘Iolani in Tuesday’s semifinal at 7:30 p.m.

Gabriel Stetziel led Kaimuki with 23 points, including four 3-pointers.

The Vikings shot 9-for-30 from the 3-point arc. Kaimuki was 7-for-20 from deep.

A 3-pointer by Stetziel gave the Bulldogs a 36-35 lead midway through the third quarter, but Marina got a pullup jumper from James to regain the lead for good.

Kaimuki was within 47-43 after another trey by Stetziel with 6:33 left, but Okuda scored on a layup off a steal, and then drilled a trey from the right corner for a 52-43 lead. Kaimuki got no closer than seven from that point.

Kaimuki 14 15 9 9 47

Marina 16 17 10 18 61

Kaimuki: Ekolu Vares 2, Tevin Nishiyama 6, Nicholas Motellang 0, Mason Kualii-Moe 6, Elijah Morita 0, Johnny Tuitele 2, Gabriel Stetziel 23, Chester Sua 2, Sean Spencer 6.

Marina: Tyler James 13, Delano Douglas 0, Tommy Diecidue 7, J.J. James 14, Dane Okuda 21, Brendan Holmes 4, Josh Long 0.

3-point goals: Kaimuki 7 (Stetziel 5, Nishiyama 2), Marina 9 (Okuda 5, J. James 2, T. James, Diecidue).

Quarterfinal: ‘Iolani 50, Mid-Pacific 41

Kainoa Chu scored 14 points and the Raiders’ suffocating man-to-man defense forced 18 turnovers by the rising Owls.

Andrew Skalman added nine points, Trevyn Tulonghari scored eight, and Kainoa Scheer returned from a torn miniscus to score four points off the bench.

Chu swished three foul shots in a row to give ‘Iolani a 19-17 lead with 4:02 left in the first half. MPI never led again.

Andrew Swanson, a 6-4 senior, scored 16 points to pace the Owls (8-2). Patrick Matthews, a 6-5 junior had 12 points and 13 boards.

The Owls were within 24-22 early in the third quarter when point guard Shane Kurihara committed his fourth personal foul. With Kurihara on the bench, ‘Iolani rolled on a 7-0 run.

Mid-Pac pounded the ball inside to Swanson, who scored 11 points in the third, but the rest of the offense went cold.

The Raiders opened the lead to 45-33 after seven turnovers by MPI in the third.

During the final nine minutes, ‘Iolani ran its patented spread and ate the clock. Mid-Pac went scoreless for a span of more than five minutes.

‘Iolani 12 12 21 5 50

Mid-Pacific 9 11 13 8 41

‘Iolani: Andrew Skalman 9, Ammon Baldomero 2, Reid Saito 3, Jarrett Arakawa 6, Josiah Sukumaran 3, Kainoa Chu 14, Trevyn Tulonghari 8, Kainoa Scheer 4, John Foy 0.

MPI: Jordan Doi 2, Shaun Dobovan 2, Shane Kurihara 0, Keola Brown 0, Patrick Matthews 12, Matthew Reyes 4, Ty Kono 3, Andrew Swanson 16, Dayton Uchiyama 0, Matthew Carland 0.

3-point goals—‘Iolani 1 (Chu), MPI 1 (Kono).

Quarterfinal: St. Joseph 56, Moanalua 50

Six-foot-5 sophomore Thomas Fairman collected 18 points and 13 boards, and sixth-ranked St. Joe’s stingy 2-3 zone stifled No. 5 Moanalua.

Sebastian Ohara-Saft, a 6-1 sophomore, added 15 points, including seven in the final quarter for St. Joe (11-1). The Cardinals’ precise and crafty offense, utilizing backdoor cuts and lobs to Fairman in the low post, was the antidote to a high-pressure man-to-man defense by Moanalua.

Marcus Monroe scored 20 points to lead Na Menehune (5-4), but their other sharpshooters had an off night from the perimeter. Na Menehune shot 4-for-20 from the arc.

In addition, St. Joe shot 17-for-20 from the foul line, including 7-for-8 in the fourth quarter.

St. Joseph 12 18 10 16 56

Moanalua 8 12 18 12 50

St. Joseph: Hunter Lee 3, Devyn Monberg 5, Jacob Andrade 8, Sebasian Ohara-Saft 15, William Scanlan-Leite 2, Derek Kravitsky 3, Thomas Fairman 18.

Moanalua: Reece Racoma 3, Keven Amaral 8, Alex Braswell 0, Josiah Kauhola 5, Wesley Armbrust 6, Marcus Monroe 20, Marcus Keene 6, Carl Ko 0, Richard Villasenor 0.

3-point goals—St. Joseph 3 (Ohara-Saft 2, Monberg), Moanalua 4 (Monroe 2, Racoma, Kauhola).

Quarterfinal: Kamehameha 55, Waiakea 49


Dyrbe Enos and Shane Matayoshi sparked a second-half rally as the Warriors escaped with a win.

Kamehameha is 9-1 nonconference play. Waiakea is 5-4.

Enos finished with a team-high 16 points, including 8-for-8 from the foul line. Matayoshi added 10 points.

Playing without All-State Fab 15 gunner Micah Christenson, who’s playing in a mainland volleyball tournament, Kamehameha committed 12 first-half turnovers and trailed 26-18 at intermission.

Waiakea center Clayton Morante scored 10 points of his game-high 19 points in the first half as the Big Island Interscholastic Federation contenders dominated the paint and ran the fastbreak undeterred.

However, Kamehameha got a pair of 3-pointers from Enos and another from Matayoshi in a 10-1 run to open the second half. With Devin Kuhns and Taylor Taliulu working hard inside, they extended the lead to 38-32 late in the third quarter.

Waiakea made a push to take a 44-42 lead on two foul shots by Chris Mattos with 3:13 left, but Kamehameha’s fullcourt pressure melted the visitors. A steal by Matayoshi led to a layup by Enos, and Chaz Bajet turned a steal of his own into a go-ahead bucket. Kamehameha led 46-44 with 2:22 left and never trailed again.

Matayoshi drove for a layup and Enos hit two foul shots for a 50-44 lead with 52 seconds left. Waiakea got within 53-49 on a 3-pointer by Issak Janado with 8 seconds to go, but Enos sealed the win with two free throws in the final 4 seconds.

Waiakea committed 10 turnovers in the second half. Waiakea was 21-6 last season, including 12-2 in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation, and finished seventh in the final Star-Bulletin Boys Basketball Top 10. Two starters transferred to Hilo in the offseason.

Kamehameha 6 12 20 17 55

Waiakea 15 11 7 16 49

Kamehameha: Chris Bright 0, Shane Matayoshi 10, Frank Ho 3, Branden Orpillia 3, Brent Auyong 0, Chaz Bajet 4, Davis Achong 2, Devin Kuhns 6, Taylor Taliulu 5, Charlton Tang 2, Dyrbe Enos 16, Shane Yoshida 0.

Waiakea: Scot Sanehira 1, Joey Pacheco 5, Issak Janado 11, Cody Tomono 0, Matt Libao 7, Sam Furumo 0, Cameron Ita 0, Chris Mattos 6, Clayton Morante 19.

3-point goals: Kamehameha 5 (Enos 2, Matayoshi, Achong, Enos), Waiakea 3 (Janado 2, Pacheco).

Consolation: Punahou II 60, Maryknoll 39

Punahou II 13 20 16 11 60

Maryknoll 7 7 16 9 39

Punahou: Ty McLaren 15, James Portwood 11. Maryknoll: Jacob Meyer 11.

Consolation: Baldwin 52, Kaiser 42

Baldwin 19 13 11 9 52

Kaiser 6 11 12 13 42

Baldwin: Jordan Villanueva 26. Kaiser: Ronson Hill 13, Bret Kanoa 12, Preston Wuich 10.

Consolation: McKinley 47, Kalani 43

Kalani 2 12 15 14 43

McKinley 15 8 11 13 47

Kalani: Tatsuya Ono 15. McKinley: Lesley Machiguchi 15, Reo Kwon 13.

Consolation: ‘Iolani II 74, Christian Academy 65

Christian Academy 9 17 17 22 65

‘Iolani II 19 22 14 19 74

Christian Academy: Jason Ko 34, Axton Durand 16. ‘Iolani II: Curtis Martin 17, Matt Talavera 14, Jordan Tottori 13, Josh Seto 10.

Tuesday’s schedule

Consolation: Maryknoll vs. Kaiser, 9 a.m.

Consolation: Kalani vs. Christian Academy, 10:30 a.m.

Consolation: McKinley vs. ‘Iolani II, noon

Consolation: Punahou II vs. Baldwin, 1:30 p.m.

Championship bracket consolation: Moanalua vs. Waiakea, 3 p.m.

Championship bracket consolation: Kaimuki vs. Mid-Pacific, 4:30 p.m.


Semifinal: St. Joseph vs. Kamehameha, 6 p.m.

Semifinal: Marina (Calif.) vs. ‘Iolani, 7:30 p.m.

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