UPDATE: ‘Iolani 58, Kaimuki 39, F



It was a ragged first half as the host Raiders used a lot of reserves. They led 19-9 at one point. ‘Iolani leads at the half, 21-14.

A corner 3 by Helam Baldomero has sparked a quick 6-0 run in the first 1:12 of the third. Turnovers by Kaimuki against the Raiders’ 2-2-1 fullcourt press have hurt the Bulldogs.

Kaimuki hanging tough, getting a long 3 from Sifo Lauvao and a driving layup by Christian Ono to pull within 36-26. However, ‘Iolani’s depth is coming up big. Fastbreak layup after fastbreak layup has the lead up to 44-26 on the tiring ‘Dogs. Lauvao’s 3-pointer banks in at the buzzer. IOL leads 44-29 after three.

The Raiders empty the bench with about 5 or 6 minutes left. Tayler Espinda hits a corner 3 off a feed from Lauvao, then hits a tough back-to-the-rim reverse in front of the bucket to cut it to 51-36. This game is probably out of reach, but the ‘Dawgs are making it interesting through sheer effort.


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