Punahou boys into hoops tournament final

Kaulana Makaula scored eight points to help Punahou into the finals of their own tournament. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Kaulana Makaula scored eight points to help Punahou into the finals of their own tournament. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

After a victory over Santa Margarita (Calif.), No. 2 Punahou is headed to the finals of its own invitational.

The Buffanblu’s semifinal victory pits them against Rhode Island’s Bishop Hendricksen after it edged Sequioa (Calif.), 60-56, in the first semifinal.

The championship game is set for an 8 p.m. tip-off at Punahou’s Hemmeter Fieldhouse. It will be streamed live on Punavision at http://www.punahou.edu/webcasts/index.aspx

Punahou 80, Santa Margarita (Calif) 66
A red-hot Chris Kobayashi hit seven 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 25 points to lead the Buffanblu to the finals. Zayne Chong added 18 points for the Buffanblu after going a near perfect 8-for-9 from the free throw line. Adrease Jackson and Jake Kyman scored 17 and 15 points for Santa Margarita, respectively.

Damien 56, Sherman County (Ore.) 46
Kolin Galdiano scored a team-high 18 points with four 3-pointers to lead the Monarchs past Sherman County, who were led by Isiah Coles’ game-high 24 points. Jayden Peters Delaura and Shaun Apiki added 14 points each for Damien.

Los Alamitos (Calif.) 59, Saint Louis 58
Four players scored in double figures for the Crusaders, highlighted by Noa Purcell’s game-high 15 points. But it wasn’t enough to overcome Los Alamitos’ balanced team effort as Will Henriksen was the only player to reach double digits with a 10-point performance.

St. Francis 61, Wilson (Ore.) 52
Kameron Ng (17), Noah Kurosawa (14) and Bryce Nishida (12) combined to score 43 points to lead the Saints. Maleek Elmi led all scorers with 18 points for Wilson.


  1. kahukuwrckless December 31, 2016 6:34 pm

    They always lock us out of tournaments and stack everything against us, even in basketball. Where is Kahuku in this tournament? They all just scared of big red. What a joke.

  2. ilh December 31, 2016 11:02 pm

    Nobody scared of Kahuku, football or basketball, they not in the Punahou tournament because they already started the OIA season, and we can wait for the state tournament to play them

  3. Knation January 2, 2017 5:24 pm

    @ILH don’t believe what kahukuwrckless says he’s not even from kahuku. He hates kahuku and trying to instigate things. He’s going to continue doing this. It’s jzeezy33 if you want know who it is. Oh and a iolani grad

  4. Billy Hull January 2, 2017 9:03 pm

    Kahukuwrckless also has used the names Jeezy33, red x, overrated, think of the kids, alpha, 808 RR4L, whine and cheese, Simple Simon, Mule Nation and James Shigematsu among others.

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