Tanuvasa’s 27 leads Maryknoll rout of Kaimuki

Maryknoll's Jalen Tanuvasa scored 27 points in a win over Kaimuki (Nov. 16, 2018). Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Jalen Tanuvasa felt the fatigue.

The Maryknoll guard wasn’t the only one. The Spartans came out against Kaimuki shooting air balls at the start, but Tanuvasa sparked a 20-4 run as the run-and-gun Spartans rolled to a 75-32 win at Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium on Thursday night.

Lilly Koki added nine of her 12 points before halftime and Kyla Neumann tallied 11 points, al in the first half. Kaelyn Espinda led Kaimuki (3-1) with 16 points.

Over the weekend, Maryknoll was busy in two tournaments, and added a win over McKinley on Monday to complete that tourney.

“It was hard for us, five games in two days (Thursday night to Saturday morning) was tiring for us,” Tanuvasa said. “We were kind of out of it on Monday, but we pushed through. The past few days were light because the intermediate (team) was busy.”

With no games until next week, Maryknoll gets some well-earned down time.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Tanuvasa said. “These past games have made us feel more confident about our game, how we can keep up with others.”

Maryknoll improved to 8-0 in nonconference play by using the same fullcourt press that tormented all its foes so far. Tanuvasa scored 14 points by halftime, when the home team led 49-21.

Koki hit all three of her treys by intermission.

Coach Chico Furtado’s talented freshmen came off the bench in reserve and got plenty of minutes.

2018-19 results to date
@ Maryknoll 85, Moanalua 39 (Nov. 3)
Maryknoll 71, Lahainaluna 53 (Nov. 8)
Maryknoll 71, King Kekaulike 34 (Nov. 8)
Maryknoll 87, Le Jardin 23 (Nov. 9)
Maryknoll 69, Mililani 21 (Nov. 10)
Maryknoll 64, Maui 32 (Nov. 10)
Maryknoll 62, @ McKinley 36 (Nov. 12)
@ Maryknoll 75, Kaimuki 32 (Nov. 15)

Offensive scoring average: 73 ppg
Defensive scoring average: 33.8 ppg
Average margin: 39.3 ppg


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