Kona wins to cap 3-1 world youth tourney


Stephens Media

Trevor Tanaka scored 12 points while Kenan Gaspar and Jonah Bredeson added 11 apiece as Konawaena defeated Australia’s Tiger Sharks B 59-44 at the World Youth Basketball Tournament Tuesday at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium.

The Wildcats (10-2), who lost to Tiger Sharks A earlier in the day, finished with a 3-1 record at the WYBT, which continues through Friday.

Joshua Dow scored 11 points, and Ned Chalmers followed with 10 for the Melbourne-based Tiger Sharks, who brought three teams to the five-day tournament in Kailua-Kona — the last stop of a four-tournament tour in the United States. The Sharks also played in Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Maria, Calif.

Sedale Threatt, who played for five NBA teams over an 18-year career, and his son, former Lehigh quarterback Sedale Threatt Jr., head the Tiger Sharks program. The elder Threatt enjoyed his best NBA seasons while playing with the L.A. Lakers in the 1990s.

Tiger Sharks B 9 9 9 17 — 44

Konawaena 14 14 23 8 — 59

Kealakehe 46, Sutherland (British Columbia) 44: Deion Utrera scored a game-high 14 points, and Manase Hungalu added 11 for the Waveriders.

Top scorers for Sutherland could not be identified at press time.

Sutherland 4 11 10 19 — 44

Kealakehe 13 15 11 7 — 46

Tiger Sharks A 67, Konawaena 53: Stefan Osborne poured in a game-high 23 points for Tiger Sharks A, which jumped out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter.

Deng Kuany added 13 points for the Australian team.

Po’okela Hanato-Smith led Konawaena with 10 points. Gaspar chipped in nine, and Nick Mims had eight.

Konawaena 6 17 13 17 — 53

Tiger Sharks A 18 16 10 23 — 67

Kitsilano (Vancouver) 63, Kealakehe 48: Utrera scored a game-high 20 points.

Top scorers for Kitsilano could not be identified at press time.

Kealakehe 5 13 14 16 — 48

Kitsilano 15 17 18 13 — 63

Tiger Sharks C 77, New Zealand 15: Thomas Georgiadis scored a game-high 21 points while Matt Zappala, Jacob Formosa, Tyson Burton and Denzil Furtado added 10 apiece for the Tiger Sharks.

Blair Thomas paced New Zealand with four points.

Tiger Sharks 19 24 20 14 — 77

New Zealand 7 4 2 2 — 15

Girls

New Zealand 30, Kealakehe 28: Atareta Rupapera scored eight points, Tiana Delamere followed with seven, and Michaela Riwai had six for New Zealand.

Kehau Lee scored a team-high eight points for Kealakehe.

Kealakehe 9 3 7 9 — 28

New Zealand 2 16 4 8 — 30

MONDAY’S RESULTS

Konawaena 74, Sutherland 31: Bredeson scored 18 points, Brenton Shropshire had 14, and Gaspar chipped in 13 for a balanced Wildcats team that led 24-6 after one quarter.

Top scorers for Sutherland could not be identified at press time.

Konawaena 24 15 20 15 — 74

Sutherland 6 9 10 6 — 31

Sutherland 41, Konawaena JV 37: Kevin Medeiros led the Wildcats’ JV team with 15 points, and Kaimi Wilson added eight.

Top scorers for Sutherland could not be identified at press time.

Konawaena JV 13 10 11 3 — 37

Sutherland 18 9 9 5 — 41

Konawaena 65, Kitsilano 48: Gaspar poured in 33 points for Konawaena, which led 32-22 at halftime.

Shropshire added nine points, and Bredeson had eight.

Top scorers for Kitsilano could not be identified at press time.

Konawaena 22 10 18 15 — 65

Kitsilano 11 11 11 15 — 48

 

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