Moanalua girls in control of OIA title

Mariah Spix and Leilehua are looking up at Moanalua at the OIA championships. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser

Moanalua’s girls are in position for their first girls team crown since Joel Kawachi led them to a share of the title with Castle in 2002. Na Menehune have put up 88 points before the championship semifinals, with Leilehua (67) and Waianae (64) trailing them.

Moanalua girls still alive for individual crowns include Regine Gusilatar (102), Kira Borengasser (117), Amanda Higa (122), Alizeh Villalpando (127), Gabrielle Perez (132), Rebekah Garcia (138), Faith Joy Okubo (145), Alexis Tupuola (155) and Alana Dela Pena (184).

Here are the updated brackets: OIA Varsity (Girls) Btackets B4 Champ Semi’s


Two girls are still alive in their quest for three OIA titles.

Roosevelt’s Macy Higa began her quest with a 51 second pin of Shailynn Guillory of Kapolei and will meet Tiare Carlson of Waianae in the semis. Higa can become the first Roosevelt girl with three OIA titles, breaking a tie with Clarissa Chun, Marisa Fukunaga, Maria Garcia and Sadie Kaneda.


Jennie Fuamatu of Pearl City is unseeded at 168 pounds, but ran through the bracket on the first day with a 16-0 win over Moanalua’s Kira Jhun and a pin in 1:21 of Leilehua’s Hulita Ahonima. Fuamatu can join Mikayla Abe and Sanoe Spencer as the only girls at the school to win three titles.


Teniya Alo of Kahuku is well on her way toward a second OIA title, sticking Alyssa Payanal of McKinley in 45 seconds in the semis. Alo meets Moanalua’s Rebekah Garcia tomorrow and either Kamakana Hernandez-Waialae of Waianae or Kapolei’s Kaylee Okada Wagner in the final. Alo would be the first Kahuku wrestler to repeat since Anela Santiago in 2011.

Kapolei’s Allicia Mahoe, Haylee Fujioka of Roosevelt and Leilehua’s Kelani Corbett are all still alive in their quest for repeat OIA titles. The Mules have never had a girl repeat at champion.

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