No. 2 Punahou still alive in tournament

Chris Kobayashi lit up Wilson at the Punahou Invitational on Wednesday. Jamm Aquino / 2016
Chris Kobayashi lit up Wilson at the Punahou Invitational on Wednesday. Jamm Aquino / 2016

Punahou is the last Hawaii team standing in its holiday basketball tournament.

The second-ranked Buffanblu advanced to the semifinals of the Punahou Invitational on Wednesday, beating old friends Wilson of Oregon. The Buffanblu face Santa Margarita (Calif.) in tonight’s semifinal.

Bishop Hendricken and Sequioa are in the other semifinal.

Hawaii teams went 3-5 on the second day, with Kamehameha beating Damien 67-40.

Punahou 65, Wilson (Ore.) 54
Chris Kobayashi hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points as the Buffanblu blitzed Wilson.
Zayne Chong added 16 points for the Buffanblu and Duke Clemens added 10.
Max Lommen led Wilson with 24 points and Jaylen Eichler scored 22.

Santa Margarita (Calif.) 67, St. Francis 43
Jake Kyman scored 21 points and Santa Margarita ran out to a big lead against the Saints.
Kameron Ng led St. Francis with 17 points, the only Saint to score in double figures.

Bishop Hendricken (R.I.) 73, Saint Louis 60
Justin Mazzulla hit 14 of 17 free throws and scored 30 points to down the Crusaders.
Noa Purcell scored 13 points for Saint Louis and Josh White added 10.

Sequoia (Calif.) 59, Los Alamitos (Calif.) 49
N’Jai Leblanc scored 18 points and Zach Bene added eight in the win.
Los Alamitos was led by Jacob Eyman’s 18 points.


  1. Kailua Boys December 29, 2016 6:24 am

    why isnt kahuku in this tournament?

  2. Hala Tree December 29, 2016 7:33 am

    If you notice, the OIA is in season. They all had games last night.

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