VIDEO: Girls 97 final

>> Both girls start out cautious. Nelson shoots for a single leg and is close to the takedown as Hoshino holds her off. Nelson trying to circle around but Nelson is keeping her from gaining enough control to score the points. Half nelson by Hoshino and Nelson can’t get it. Whistle blows with three seconds left and they start over. No points for either in Round 1.

>> Hoshino starts out on bottom and is up in 25 seconds to score a point. Nelson shoots in and gets the two-point takedown 10 seconds later to go up 2-1. They restart in the middle with Hoshino down. Nelson holds her down with a full nelson but Hoshino powers up and then secures Nelson’s back for two more points and a 4-2 lead. Nelson tries to explode up but is held down and then flattened out. Round over.


>> Nelson on the bottom to start the final round. Nelson gets to a knee but Hoshino throws her back down on her stomach. Nelson struggling to even get to a knee. Hoshino with great control. They restart with 1:13 left. Nelson can’t get anything going from the bottom position as Hoshino holds on. Nelson is given a point and they retsart in the middle. 25 seconds left. Nelson gets to her feet but Hoshino gets her back down. Nelson struggled to a knee but Hoshino holds on. 10 seconds. They go out of the circle. Nelson has nine seconds to get up. Nelson tries to explode but can’t. It’s over.

No. 1 Bailey Hoshino (Punahou) def. No. 2 Alexis Nelson (Waianae), 4-3.

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