‘Iolani’s Wu leads SHA Invitational All-Tourney Team

The all-tournament team selected by the tourney committee of the Sacred Hearts Academy Invitational: Taylor Wu and Lily Lefotu Wahinekapu of ‘Iolani, Dallas Martinez of Sacred Hearts, Kaelyn Espinda of Kaimuki, and Zaelynn Lui-Cabinatan and Kelsie Imai of Waiakea. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser

‘Iolani senior Taylor Wu was selected the most outstanding player of the Sacred Hearts Academy Invitational.

Wu averaged 18 points in the three-game format, including 24 points and five steals as No. 1-ranked ‘Iolani outlasted No. 7 Waiakea 66-55 on Friday. Joining Wu on the all-tourney team was teammate Lily Lefotu Wahinekapu, Dallas Martinez of Sacred Hearts, Kaelyn Espinda of Kaimuki, and Waiakea’s Zaelynn Lui-Cabinatan and Kelsey Imai.

The Raiders went 3-0 in the tournanment with wins over Campbell (70-11), Waiakea and Kaimuki (75-32). Wahinekapu tallied 13 points per game, including five steals in the win over Waiakea. Lui-Cabinatan’s best game was against unbeaten ‘Iolani with 11 points.

Imai averaged 14.3 points per game, posting 11 points and 13 boards in the loss to ‘Iolani.

Espinda averaged 14.3 points per game for the Lady Bulldogs, who reached the semifinal round.

Martinez was versatile with nine points, eight rebounds and four assists per game.


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