Hawaii Baptist sweeps Pahoa for threepeat


Tribune-Herald

Michael Fisher hammered a match-high 27 kills as top-seeded Hawaii Baptist Academy battled past third-seeded Pahoa 25-20, 25-20, 25-23 to claim its third straight Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II state boys volleyball title on Saturday night.

The final day of the state D-I and II tournaments was played at Neal Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu.

Perennial Interscholastic League of Honolulu D-II powerhouse HBA finished the season with a perfect 15-0 record. But the Eagles were pushed to the limit in each game by the Big Island Interscholastic Federation champion Daggers.

HBA’s Fisher had 27 kills in 64 attempts with eight errors, for a .297 hitting percentage. Teammate Micha Aweau followed with 11 kills in a dominant two-man attack. Setter BJ Hosaka had 37 assists.

Senior Nick Fisher led the Daggers with 10 kills and added 10 digs. Jarrett Kamaka had eight kills and Isaac Ekau six for hustling Pahoa. Setter Joseph Lefiti had 31 assists.

The Daggers had a 49-45 advantage in digs but the Eagles had four solo blocks — three by Michael Fisher — and eight block assists compared to Pahoa’s zero solo blocks and four block assists.

Pahoa, under head coach Wayne Bidal, finished the season with a 13-6 record.

The Daggers beat Ka’u 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 to pocket the BIIF title.

The state D-II tournament included eight teams while the state D-I tournament had 12 teams.

Top-seeded Punahou (17-2) played Kamehameha-Kapalama (17-3) in the state D-I championship match late Saturday night at Blaisdell.

In earlier matches Saturday at Blaisdell, it was:

Division I

• Fifth place: Kamehameha-Hawaii defeated Waiakea 25-18, 26-28, 17-15 in a hard-fought match. It was a reversal from the BIIF championship match when Waiakea pulled out a five-set thriller over the private-school Warriors.

On Saturday, junior Evan Enriques had a match-high 17 kills and Emmett Enriques (9) and Kaipo Woolsey (7) combined for 16 more to lead Kamehameha (15-2). Setter Shannon Kanakaole had a match-high 34 assists.

Junior Mamane Namahoe led Waiakea (13-4) with 18 kills and junior Dillon Rellez had 10. Seter Mano Thompson had 33 assists.

Championship game: Punahou downed league rival Kamehameha-Oahu 25-19, 25-18, 21-25, 25-17 to repeat. Tui Tuileta led the way with 19 kills.

Third place: Moanalua defeated Kaiser 25-2, 27-29, 22-20 with Tahiarri Caldwell leading the winners with 19 kills.

Casey Bolda led the Cougars (13-5) with 21 kills.

Consolation: Kalaheo defeated McKinley 25-22, 22-25, 15-7. Silila Tucker led Kalaheo with 15 kills.

Meng Yuan Wu led the Tigers with 15 kills.

Division II

• Fifth place: Hawaii Preparatory Academy defeated Campbell 25-17, 25-21 as the Ka Makani closed out the state tournament on a high note.

Jevin Ching led HPA (13-4) with a match-high 17 kills. Nio Pouesi led Campbell with eight kills.

Third place: Seabury Hall defeated Kauai 21-25, 26-24, 15-13 as Max DeLyon led the charge with 10 kills and 19 assists.Seabury Hall finished with a 15-3 record.

Mikal Moranz led Kauai (12-3) with eight kills while setter Marcus Carvalho had 19 assists.

Glance

DIVISION I

Wednesday

At McKinley High

First round

Kamehameha-Hawaii def. Kalaheo 25-22, 25-17, 25-21

Kaiser def. Roosevelt 25-12, 25-14, 25-12

At Waipahu High, Waipahu

First round

Leilehua def. Maui 25-19, 25-23, 25-23

Kamehameha-Oahu def. McKinley 25-16, 25-22, 25-21

Thursday

At McKinley High, Honolulu

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Punahou def. Kamehameha-Hawaii 25-17, 25-20, 25-11

Kaiser def. No. 4 Baldwin 25-16, 25-21, 25-19

Consolation bracket

Kalaheo def. Roosevelt 25-19, 25-14

At Waipahu High, Waipahu

Quarterfinals

Kamehameha-Oahu def. No. 3 Waiakea 25-17, 25-20, 25-11

No. 2 Moanalua def. Leilehua 25-11, 25-13, 25-14

Consolation bracket

McKinley def. Maui 25-18, 25-20

Friday’s results

Semifinals

At McKinley High, Honolulu

Punahou def. Kaiser 25-19, 25-19, 25-16

Kamehameha-Oahu def. Moanalua 25-12, 25-14, 22-25, 29-27

Fifth-place bracket semifinals

At Waipahu High, Waipahu

Kamehameha-Hawaii def. Baldwin 25-19, 21-25, 15-6

Waiakea def. Leilehua 25-19, 25-17

Saturday’s results

At Neal Blaisdell Center, Honolulu

Championship match

Punahou def. Kamehameha-Oahu 25-19, 25-18, 21-25, 25-17

Third-place game

Moanalua def. Kaiser 25-22, 27-29, 22-20

Fifth place match

Kamehameha-Hawaii def. Waiakea 25-18, 26-28, 17-15

Seventh-place match

Kalaheo def. McKinley 25-22, 22-25, 15-7

DIVISION II

Thursday

Quarterfinals

At Farrington High

No. 3 Pahoa def. Campbell 27-25, 25-20, 25-16

No. 2 Seabury Hall def. Waialua 25-22, 25-19, 25-22

At Moanalua High

No. 4 Farrington def. Kauai 25-23, 25-19, 25-21

No. 1 Hawaii Baptist def. Hawaii Prep 25-18, 25-22, 29-27

Friday

Semifinals

At Moanalua High

Pahoa def. Seabury Hall 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 25-14

Hawaii Baptist def. Farrington 25-13, 25-13, 25-12

Consolation

At Farrington High

Hawaii Prep def. Kauai 25-20, 22-25, 15-13

Campbell def. Waialua 23-25, 25-19, 15-13

Saturday

At Blaisdell Arena

Championship

Hawaii Baptist def. Pahoa 25-20, 25-20, 25-23

Third-place match

Seabury Hall def. Kauai 21-25, 26-24, 15-13

Fifth-place match

Hawaii Prep def. Campbell 25-17, 25-21

 

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