Lots of space and lots of copy for my Farrington-Kahuku girls basketball story in this morning’s edition, but there’s even more.
Here’s what didn’t make the cut.
Noga finished with 13 rebounds while Jessica Falemalu warmed up in the late going and finished with 14 points.
The battle on the glass was nearly even, with a 31-30 edge to Farrington. Each team committed 19 turnovers, but the Govs were clearly the sharper shooters. Farrington shot 43 percent from the field (20-for-46) while Kahuku shot 34 percent (21-for-62).
“We were trying to run their legs out,” Te‘o said of Farrington. “But next time, we may have to go with our best rotation. It’s been three games (against Farrington) with the same result every time.”
One of the improvements by Farrington since preseason is transition defense.
“We can run on most teams. Surprisingly, they were quicker getting back in transition,” Te‘o noted. “Their bench came out and hit big shots, too.”
Tatupu was unusually satisfied.
“I’m very happy. We can actually say they came to play,” she said of her team. “One of our strengths is running. We have to continue to push the ball. Kahuku looked tired, so we kept taking advantage.”
Bonus shot: Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo scored her 29 points on just 13 field-goal attempts. She was 12-for-13 from the foul line.
Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser
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