St. Francis Merv Lopes Classic: Updated Thur. 12:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

• St. Francis Merv Lopes Classic

King Armory

Championship: Punahou 50, Arcata (Calif.) 43


Arcata was within two points with 20 seconds left, but got no closer.

Taylor Crabb hit three treys in the first half to spark the Buffanblu to the tournament title. Crabb, who won the slam-dunk competition earlier in the night, finished with 15 points to lead Punahou.

Malik Johnson had 10 points (5-for-7) and James Duncan added nine points as Punahou packed its zone into the paint and won despite being outrebounded 47-21.

Conor Byrne led Arcata with 14 points and Jordan Semple had 11 points and eight boards before fouling out. The Tigers shot just 29 percent from the field (14-for-48) and 59 percent from the foul line (10-for-17).

Crabb, a 6-foot-2 senior, won the dunk contest with a lob that bounced up to the front of the rim, where he executed a 360 slam. It was the same dunk done by Brandon Peters of Yates in the ‘Iolani Classic dunk contest last week.

Punahou 15 13 8 14 — 50

Arcata 12 10 4 17 — 43

Punahou: Taylor Crabb 15, Patrick O’Neill 0, Henry Cassiday 4, Sean McFadden 2, James Dowsett 7, James Duncan 9, Malik Johnson 10, Kyle Tuumalo 2, Deforest Buckner 1, Kaiwi Crabb 0.

Arcata: Jordan Rode 3, Tom Witzel 2, Conor Byrne 14, Jordan Semple 11, Alex Cunha 0, Noah Wheeler 0, Andrew Nelson 3, Ryan Dehart 8, Max Schmidt 1.

3-point goals—Punahou 5 (T. Crabb 3, Dowsett, Duncan), Arcata 5 (Byrne 2, Rode, Semple, Nelson).

Third place: Eisenhower (Ill.) 53, Kalaheo 30

Dustan Lewis scored 16 points, including 4-for-9 from the arc, and A.J. Bridges tallied nine points and seven boards for the Cardinals from Chi-town.

Kona Makaula led Kalaheo with 10 points while Aaron Fernandez finished with nine (3-for-9). The Mustangs shot 33 percent from the field (12-for-36) and was outrebounded 36-17.

Eisenhower 15 13 17 8 — 53

Kalaheo 7 11 10 2 — 30

Eisenhower: Dustan Lewis 16, Vontez Grace 0, Tim Stokes 8, Kyle Holmes 0, Tory Minniefield 8, Anthony Cooper 2, A.J. Bridges 9, Cory Evans 0, Jeremy Perkins 0, Fred Harris 6, Davalle Ward 4.

Kalaheo: Michael Matalolo 0, Quincy Mason 2, Esaias Stagner 0, Kevin Leong 4, Shane Hipa 0, Derick Morgan 0, Zach Lovelace 0, Bryson Anoba 0, Edward Atanoa 0, Kona Makaula 10, Wilson Macleod 3, Aaron Fernandez 9, Jordan Reindollar 0, Anthony Rowan 2.

3-point goals—Eisenhower 6 (Lewis 4, Minniefield, Bridges), Kalaheo 2 (Fernandez).

Fifth place: Kahuku 40, Saint Louis 37

Nehoa Akina scored 16 points, including 6-for-6 from the foul line, as the Red Raiders won fifth place.

Max Boticelli led Saint Louis with 10 points. The Crusaders had three possessions in the final 2 minutes, but could not tie the game.

Kahuku shot 22 percent from the field (8-for-37) and Saint Louis shot 19 percent (11-for-59).

Saint Louis 7 4 12 14 37

Kahuku 4 8 13 15 40

Saint Louis: Keenan Paulos 0, Acen Cabrai 6, Quinn Arakawa 8, Drew Viena 6, Nainoa Friank 9, Max Boticelli 10, Mika Wong 3, Joseph Kanoa 2, Starr Sua-Passi 0, Bryan Cieslik 2, Jaris Paca-Falefa 0.

Kahuku: Michael Tyau 0, Kawehana Johnson 7, Samala Afalava 0, Hans Brown 0, Mua Malufau 3, Evan Moe 0, Wonka Beatty 1, Nehoa Akina 16, Jackson Kaka 0, Shairone Thompson 1, Josh Christiansen 0, K.J. Uluave 6, Mason Golden 0, Michael Leoto 0.

3-point goals—Saint Louis 3 (Arakawa 2, Boticelli), Kahuku 3 (Akina 2, Malufau).

Seventh place: Kamehameha-Hawaii 49, Roosevelt 40

Colby Cabatu scored 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for the Warriors.

Kekoa Turner added 12 points and Jayce Carvalho had 11 points.

Chase Yogi led Roosevelt with 10 points. Center Kaipo Pale did not play due to an Achilles heel injury.

Kamehameha-Hawaii 15 15 9 10 49

Roosevelt 16 6 7 11 40

KSH: Adam Andrade 0, Shaun Kagawa 0, Kekoa Turner 12, Lanaki Apela 0, Nainoa Hiro 3, Jacob Kackley 2, Kawika Haasenritter 0, Jayce Carvalho 11, Colby Cabatu 21.

Roosevelt: Agaese Tago 4, Kalai Kalei 4, Brandon Mitchell 6, Brendan Nakatani 4, Chase Yogi 10, Johnson Delos Santos 4, Pono Patoc 2, Mike Moe 2, Robert Willis 0, Troy Nakasuji 4, Miguel Molle 0.

3-point goals—KSH 1 (Hiro), Roosevelt 1 (Mitchell).

Ninth place: Damien 50, Kapolei 40

Tim Smith’s 10 points led the Monarchs. Breysen Lee added 10 rebounds as Damien outboarded Kapolei 29-25.

Jared Milare had 13 points and Jordan Solidum added 10 for the Hurricanes.

Kapolei 12 10 13 5 40

Damien 7 18 16 9 50

Kapolei: Michael Ching 0, Jordan Solidum 10, Jared Milare 13, Gregory Ching 2, Kainoa Pakele 0, Samson Chong 0, Austin Gaskins 0, Devyn Knight 4, Kamry Nedd 0, Nanshon George 6, Kapua Awong 5.

Damien: Mark Baay 8, Nephi Tuitele 0, Tim Smith 10, Dylan Yonamine-Bays 0, Matt Labaguen 0, Breysen Lee 7, Kevin Aganos 6, Jeremy Torcuato 4, J.B. Ferreira 0, Jacob Cachola 4, Lonn Iwashita 11.

3-point goals—Kapolei 1 (Milare), Damien 1 (Aganos).

11th place: Kailua 47, Leilehua 32

Corey Lau had 11 points and seven assists, and Luis Valenzuela added 10 points for the Surfriders.

Brent Lemon led the Mules with nine points.

Kailua 7 5 17 18 47

Leilehua 7 12 9 4 32

Kailua: Austin Tilton 0, Calen Friel 0, Rhys Nakakura 5, Chevy Mikaele , Kaleo Crowell 2, Corey Lau 11, Luis Valenzuela 10, Ethan Mahaulu 2, Kirk Ronolo 4, Eric Lum 0, John Vave 0, Jordan DeCorte 9.

Leilehua: Brent Lemon 9, Dillon Pau‘u 6, Elijah Padilla 0, Stockton Crowley 2, Josiah Borrimeo 0, Martin Hall 1, Carlos Garcia 2, Chester Rufo 0, Richard Cherry 0, Josiah Carvalho 0, Paul Gorton 0, Xavier Adger 6, Lopaka Chandler 0, Cassius Camanse 4.

3-point goals—Kailua 5 (Valenzuela 2, Nakakura, Lau, Ronolo), Leilehua 1 (Lemon).

13th place: Hanford (Calif.) 70, Kamehameha II 53

Kiefer Rose scored 20 points to lead the Bullpups.

Beau Oshiro had 11 points for the Division II Warriors.

Hanford 16 17 13 24 70

Kamehameha II 13 11 13 16 53

Hanford: Evan Austin 10, Justin Lourenco 0, Andy Steward 2, Deven Castaneda 10, Kiefer Rose 20, Tyler Johnson 6, Bakaria Horn 0, Steven Cabral 2, Brandon Hudgen 0, Brad Simas 6, Landon White 3, Chris Wilson 2, Beau Felder 9, Marcus Garvin 0.

Kamehameha II: Tyren Hepa 3, Keanu Haina 6, Beau Oshiro 11, Ronson Nakoa-Moniz 5, Pana Ieriko 6, Kainalu Kau‘ulaau 7, Landon Aano 3, Brandon Marfil 8, Kaiwi Amina 2, Wyatt Ferreira 0, Kili Watson 2.

3-point goals—Hanford 2 (Rose 2), KS II 5 (Oshiro 2, Hepa, Haina, Nakoa-Moniz).

Slam dunk champion: Taylor Crabb, Punahou

3-point champion: Nehoa Akina, Kahuku

Tuesday, Dec. 29

• St. Francis Merv Lopes Classic

Semifinal: Aracata (Calif.) 57, Kalaheo 40


Jordan Semple scored 17 points (6-for-15) and Tom Witzel added 14 (5-for-15) in a defensive struggle. The Tigers shot just 40 percent from the field (21-for-53).

Aaron Fernandez led the Mustangs with 16 points. He shot 11-for-14 from the line, but just 2-for-15 from the field, including 1-for-8 from the arc. Kona Makaula added 15 points (7-for-12) before fouling out.

The Mustangs shot just 30 percent from the floor (11-for-37), but made 15 of 21 tries from the line.

Arcata won the battle on the glass 39-26.

Punahou point guard Matt Feldman did not play.

Kalaheo 6 13 9 12 40

Arcata 15 20 10 12 57

Kalaheo: Michael Matalolo 0, Quincy Mason 0, Esaias Stagner 0, Kevin leong 0, Shane Hipa 5, Derick Morgan 3, Zach Lovelace 0, Bryson Anoba 0, Edward Atanoa 0, Kona Makaula 15, Wilson Macleod 1, Aaron Fernandez 16, Jordan Reindollar 0, Anthony Rowan 0.

Arcata: Jordan Rode 3, Conor Carroll 1, Tom Witzel 14, Conor Byrne 8, Jordan Semple 17, Alex Cunha 1, Evan Hartshorn 0, Noah Wheeler 2, Andrew Nelson 3, Eli Heidrick 0, Ryan Dehart 8, Max Schmidt 0.

3-point goals—Kalaheo 3 (Hipa, Morgan, Fernandez), Arcata 7 (Witzel 2, Byrne 2, Semple 2, Nelson).

Semifinal: Punahou 51, Eisenhower (Ill.) 30

Taylor Crabb scored 15 points, including 3-for-7 from the arc, as the Buffanblu advanced to the final. Malik Johnson added 10 points.

Eisenhower shot 9-for-51 from the field (18 percent) against a Punahou packed the paint defensively. Tory Minniefield led the Cardinals with eight points.

Eisenhower 4 4 9 13 30

Punahou 10 10 17 14 51

Eisenhower: Dustan Lewis 2, Josh Curry 0, Vontez Grace 6, Tim Stokes 0, Kyle Holmes 0, Tory Minniefield 8, Anthony Cooper 5, A.J. Bridges 4, Cory Evans 0, Jeremy Perkins 0, Fred Harris 2, Davalle Ward 3.

Punahou: Taylor Crabb 15, Patrick O’Neill 2, Kevin Mukai 0, Bryan Matsukawa 0, Henry Cassiday 3, Sean McFadden 0, Noah Hammond 0, James Dowsett 6, Dylan Hudson 0, James Duncan 9, Malik Johnson 10, Kyle Tuumalo 0, Deforest Buckner 4, Anthony Crabb 2.

3-point goals—Eisenhower 2 (Grace, Cooper), Punahou 5 (Crabb 3, Dowsett, Duncan).

Championship bracket consolation: Kahuku 60, Leilehua 51

Nehoa Akina poured in 26 points, including 3-for-7 from the arc, to pace Kahuku.

Cassius Camanse led the Mules with 12 points. Lopaka Chandler had 10 points and six rebounds.

Kahuku 12 19 11 18 60

Leilehua 6 14 18 13 51

Kahuku: Michael Tyau 3, Kawaehana Johnson 7, Samala Afalava 2, Hans Brown 0, Evan Moe 2, Wonka Beatty 2, Nehoa Akina 26, Jackson Kaka 2, Shairone Thompson 10, Josh Christansen 0, K.J. Uluave 5, Mason Golden 0, Michael Leoto 1.

Leilehua: Brent Lemon 0, Dillon Pau‘u 2, Stockton Crowley 7, Josiah Borrimeo 0, Martin Hall 8, Carlos Garcia 4, Paul Gorton 0, Xavier Adger 6, Lopaka Chandler 10, Cassius Camanse 12.

3-point goals—Kahuku 4 (Akina 3, Tyau), Leilehua 2 (Crowley, Chandler).

Championship bracket consolation: Saint Louis 47, Kailua 42

Mika Wong scored 13 points to lead the Crusaders.

Jordan DeCorte led Kailua with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Saint Louis 11 11 9 16 47

Kailua 10 10 8 14 42

Saint Louis: Keenan Pauloa 3, Acen Cabrai 8, Quinn Arakawa 9, Drew Viena 0, Nainoa Friank 9, Max Boticelli 0, Mika Wong 13, Joseph Kanoa 0, Starr Sua-Passi 5, Bryan Cieslik 0.

Kailua: Austin Tilton 0, Rhys Nakakura 9, Chevy Mikaele 0, Kaleo Crowell 3, Corey Lau 8, Luis Valenzuela 9, Ethan Mahaulu 2, Kirk Ronolo 0, Jordan DeCorte 11.

3-point goals—Saint Louis 3 (Arakawa 2, Pauloa), Kailua 5 (Nakakura 2, Lau 2, Valenzuela).

Consolation: Kapolei 36, Farrington 34

Nanshon George scored 11 points and pulled down nine boards to lead the Hurricanes.

Jefrey Madarang and Lancelot Williams had seven points each for the Governors.

Farrington 6 4 11 13 34

Kapolei 11 10 6 9 36

Farrington: Scotland Smith 0, Johordan Ramos 0, Paul Solomon 4, Jayfrey Damo 3, Jefrey madarang 7, Bernard Deleon 1, Ernest Pucholong 3, Joel Lanzaderas 0, Justin Vele 3, Lancelot Williams 7, Viance Vaina 6.

Kapolei: Michael Ching 6, Jordan Solidum 4, Jared Milare 3, Kainoa Pakele 0, Samson Chong 0, Devyn Knight 3, Kamry Nedd 2, Nanshon George 11, Kapua Awong 5.

3-point goals—Farrington 3 (Damo, Madarang, Pucholong), Kapolei none.

Consolation: Damien 57, Castle 26

Jeremy Torcuato scored 15 points, Kevin Aganos added 10 and Mark Baay had nine for the Monarchs.

Joshua Kong led the Knights with eight points.

Damien 17 20 8 12 57

Castle 5 3 10 8 26

Damien: Mark Baay 9, Tim Smith 7, Dylan Yonamine-Bays 0, Matt Labaguen 2, Breysen Lee 2, Kevin Aganos 10, Jeremy Torcuato 15, J.B. Ferreira 0, Jacob Cachola 4, Lonn Iwashita 8.

Castle: Jaryth Richardson-Acoba 0, Austin Dawson 2, Jared Elderts-Bruhn 0, Joshua Kong 8, Kui Alimoot 5, Micah Maeda 5, Kainoa Stone 0, Isaac Makekau 2, Joel Hendrix 4.

3-point goals—Damien 3 (Aganos 2, Baay), Castle 2 (Kong, Maeda).

Consolation: Kamehameha-Hawaii 47, Hanford 46, OT

Kekoa Turner and Lanaki Apela scored nine points each for the Warriors.

Brad Simas paced the Bullpups with nine points.

Kamehameha-Hawaii 12 17 11 6 1 47

Hanford 14 4 8 20 0 46

Kamehameha-Hawaii: Adam Andrade 0, Shaun Kagawa 4, Kekoa Turner 9, Lanaki Apela 9, Nainoa Hiro 0, Jacob Kackley 2, Kawika Haasenritter 5, Jayce Carvalho 8, Kaeo Alapai 4, Colby Cabatu 6.

Hanford: Evan Austin 4, Justin Lourenco 0, Andy Steward 0, Deven Castaneda 6, Kiefer Rose 5, Tyler Johnson 5, Tyler Rodriguez 4, Bakaria Horn 0, Steven Cabral 1, Brad Simas 9, Landon White 4, Beau Felder 8.

3-point goals—KSH 3 (Turner, Apela, Haasenritter), Hanford (Castaneda).

Consolation: Roosevelt 55, Kamehameha II 51

Kaipo Pale had 22 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Rough Riders. Brendan Nakatani added 11 points and Brandon Mitchell chipped in with 10.

Beau Oshiro had nine points for the Division II Warriors.

Roosevelt 18 11 14 12 55

Kamehameha II 13 11 14 13 51

Roosevelt: Agaese Tago 2, Kalai Kalei 0, Brandon Mitchell 10, Brendan Nakatani 11, Chase Yogi 6, Johnson Delos Santos 0, Pono Patoc 0, Kaipo Pale 22, Troy Nakasuji 2, Miguel Molle 2.


Kamehameha II: Tyren Hepa 5, Keanu Haina 4, Beau Oshiro 9, Ronson Nakoa-Moniz 7, Pana Ieriko 5, Kainalu Kau‘ulaau 3, Landon Aano 2, Brandon Marfil 8, Kaiwi Amina 1, Wyatt Ferreira 2, Kili Watson 3.

3-point goals—Roosevelt 2 (Mitchell, Yogi), Kamehameha II 6 (Oshiro 3, Nakoa-Moniz, Ieriko, Marfil).

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