Na Menehune Holiday Classic: Update Thur., 12:10 a.m.

• Na Menehune Holiday Classic

Moanalua High School

All-Tournament


Gabriel Stietzel, Kaimuki

Clayton Morante, Waiakea

Andrew Swanson, Mid-Pacific

Marcus Monroe, Moanalua

Brandon Holmes, Marina (Calif.)

Thomas Fairman, St. Joseph

Andrew Skalman, ‘Iolani

Kainoa Chu, ‘Iolani

Shane Matayoshi, Kamehameha

Dyrbe Enos, Kamehameha

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Championship: ‘Iolani 57, Kamehameha 46

Back to health and a full lineup, ‘Iolani got 13 points and six rebounds from Trevyn Tulonghari for a 57-46 win over Kamehameha on Wednesday night in the final of Na Menehune Holiday Classic.

Josiah Sukumaran added 11 points, all inside, for ‘Iolani.

Unlike the recent trip to the Big Island, where the Raiders missed four starters for two games, they were humming at often at mid-season pace against the Warriors. ‘Iolani’s defense forced 19 Kamehameha turnovers; the Raiders dished out 18 assists on their 22 field goals and committed just 12 turnovers against Kamehameha’s mix of trapping defenses.

Iolani shot 55 percent from the field, mostly on layups and putbacks. Kamehameha missed the presence and skill of Micah Christenson, who was away on the mainland for a volleyball tournament. Kamehameha won three of its four games in the tourney without the 6-foot-5 junior, including come-from-behind wins over Waiakea and St. Joseph.

Jarrett Arakawa was highly effective for ‘Iolani on the boards and its passing game. The senior southpaw finished with 10 points, including a couple of timely 3-point bombs.

It may have been the best team passing performance of the early season for ‘Iolani or any other local prep team.

‘Iolani led 26-16 at halftime before scoring the first six points of the second half. The Raiders shot 72 percent after the break (13-for-18).

Shane Matayoshi led Kamehameha with 11 points. It was a rare occasion of more turnovers than field goals for the defending state champs.

Kamehameha 6 10 15 15 — 46

‘Iolani 13 13 18 13 — 57

Kamehameha: Chris Bright 6, Shane Matayoshi 11, Frank Ho 0, Branden Orpillia 0, Brent Auyong 1, Chaz Bajet 5, Davis Achong 7, Devin Kuhns 7, Taylor Taliulu 1, Charlton Tang 4, Dyrbe Enos 2, Shane Yoshida 2.

‘Iolani: Andrew Skalman 7, Ammon Baldomero 0, Reid Saito 7, Jarrett Arakawa 10, Josiah Sukumaran 11, Kainoa Chu 6, Trevyn Tulonghari 13, Kainoa Scheer 2.

3-point goals—Kamehameha 6 (Bright 2, Matayoshi 2, Bajet, Achong), ‘Iolani 4 (Arakawa 2, Saito, Tulonghari).

Third place: Marina (Calif.) 75, St. Joseph 64

Fifth place: Moanalua 51, Mid-Pacific 47

Seventh place: Waiakea 46, Kaimuki 30

Ninth place: Punahou II 65, ‘Iolani II 41

11th place: Baldwin 44, McKinley 37

13th place: Kalani 48, Kaiser 38

15th place: Maryknoll 46, Christian Academy 42

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Semifinal: Kamehameha 51, St. Joseph 44

The Warriors trailed through most of the night until surging ahead with a 20-7 run.

Semifinal: ‘Iolani 67, Marina (Calif.) 57

Championship consolation bracket: Moanalua 78, Waiakea 49

Championship consolation bracket: Mid-Pacific 51, Kaimuki 41

Consolation: ‘Iolani II 40, McKinley 34

Consolation: Punahou II 54, Baldwin 47

Consolation: Kaiser 42, Maryknoll 40

Consolation: Kalani 57, Christian Academy 36

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.


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