Maryknoll’s three-set win over ‘Iolani, 16-25, 25-21, 25-23, was a big win for the Spartans and Coach Andrew Ah Yee.
“The biggest plus is having Zion Bruce back. He added another big block to the front row. Together with Alex Parks, they both maintained the net,” Ah Yee said. “There are no surprises in our team because our boys worked hard this week executing and fine tuning our offense and defense.
Later, at Hemmeter Fieldhouse, Punahou’s girls left their mark with a sweep of Kamehameha, 25-15, 25-17.
“We were well aware of what they have, their big guns in Devin (Kahahawai) and Maui (Robins), so we were prepared for where they would be attacking. They did what they normally do, get up and crush. We knew they would get their kills, and our girls just had to shake it off,” Punahou Coach Tanya Fuamatu-Anderson said.
They’re stoked. We all know. You can never schools like Kamehameha for granted. Even though they graduated some of their big guns, they still have two of them. Chris (Blake) always has his teams ready. The reality is this is only game one, and if I know Chris, he always has his teams ready for postseason play. We’ll get back to the practice courts and get back to work.”
Scores will be added as they are reported. Report results to 529-4321. Text scores and statistics to 808-255-2044.
Thursday, Mar. 25
@ Hawaii Baptist def. La Pietra 25-12, 25-10
‘Iolani def. @ Le Jardin 25-20, 25-21
> LJA: Reese Diersbock 7 kills, dig. Gennezia Hawkins 6 kills, 5 assists, 9 digs, ace. Nive Tuileta 4 kills, 15 assists, 5 digs, 2 aces. Alishya Roman 4 kills, 6 digs, ace. Elle Diersbock 3 kills. Sydnee Walker 9 digs. Ryli Kalahiki 2 digs, ace. Price Ihu dig. Laynee Souza ace.
@ Punahou def. Kamehameha 25-15, 25-17
> PUN: Lucky-Rose Williams 9 kills, 2 blocks. Halo Yoshiki 4 kills. Grace Fiaseu 3 kills, block. Jaclyn Matias 3 kills, 16 assists. Kate Yoshimoto 7 digs.
HAN @ STA, 6 pm
SHA @ MS, 6:15 pm
@ Hawaii Baptist def. Mid-Pacific 25-14, 25-20
> HBA: Len Silva 7 kills, 1 ace, 2 digs. Braden Hall 3 kills, 5 digs. Jonathan Punohu 3 kills, Matthew Mokan 3 kills. Mark Fujimoto 4 digs.
> MPI: Reyn Miyazawa 8 kills, 3 digs. Caleb Law 3 kills, 2 digs. Angelo Coluccio 1 kill, 2 blocks. Cole Kodama 11 assists. Hayden Le 3 digs.
@ Maryknoll def. ‘Iolani 16-25, 25-21, 25-23
@ Punahou def. Kamehameha 25-19, 25-18
> PUN: Aidan Tune 8 kills. Keau Thompson 7 kills. Riley Haine 7 kills. Nate Loose 8 blocks. Xander Pink 4 kills. Keegan Au Yuen 22 assists.