Hawaii Prep got a test, but the Ka Makani pulled through to get back to the final four of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation girls basketball Division II playoffs.
Junior Tiana Reynolds scored 15 points and sophomore Ula Brostek added 14 on Wednesday night as HPA used a big fourth quarter to break open a tight game and beat Ka’u 47-34 in Waimea.
The Ka Makani (5-4) advance to face Kamehameha-Hawaii (7-3) at 3 p.m. Friday in the semifinals at Kealakehe High School.
Junior Toni Beck scored nine points to lead the Trojans (1-10) in a game that was tied after three quarters.
HPA heads to Kailua-Kona seeking its eighth consecutive trip to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association tournament. However, the Warriors have been a thorn in HPA’s side of late, ousting Ka Makani at BIIFs in each of the past five seasons.
Ka’u 7 10 13 4—34
HPA 7 13 10 17 —47
Kohala 49, Pahoa 44: Senior Sheana Cazimero scored 13 points and junior Hauoli Sproat-Lancaster added 10 as the Cowgirls won on the road in the first round of the BIIF Division II playoffs.
Kohala (3-6) will face Honokaa (6-2) at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals at Kealakehe High School. The Dragons won the teams’ two regular-season meetings by a combined 90 points.
Randi Berinobis scored a game-high 17 points for the Daggers (2-9).
Kohala 15 6 12 16—49
Pahoa 9 6 9 20—44