Online Extra: HPA wins big over Kohala for first place
Balanced scoring and tough defense pushed Hawaii Prep past Kohala 67-36 in a battle of first-place Big Island Interscholastic Federation basketball teams on Friday night at Castle Gym.
Jovan Crnic scored 19 points, Kalen Camero 16 and Buck Thomas 14 for the Ka Makani (5-2), who claimed sole possession of first place in the Division II West standings.
Mikala Jordan scored 11 points for the Cowboys (4-3), who trailed 40-15 at halftime.
In the junior varsity game, Kohala beat HPA 67-60 behind Sandrex Ramos’ 22 points. Colin Yates scored 33 points for HPA.
Kohala 9 6 8 13 — 36
HPA 15 25 19 8 — 67
• Waiakea 51, Ka‘u 32: Bryson Ita scored 14 points and Lucas St. George added 10 as the Warriors (7-2) moved into sole possession of first place in the Division I East standings.
Alexis Alejo and Randal Watson had six points each for the Trojans (2-7).
In the JV game, Waiakea beat Ka‘u 45-25 as Louie Ondo scored 14 points and Marc Ferreira added 11 for the Warriors. The Trojans were led by Chance Emmsley Ah Yee’s 12 points.
Waiakea 12 12 8 19 — 51
Ka‘u 7 10 4 11 — 32
• Hilo 51, Pahoa 43: Kamu Patnaude scored 13 points and Austin Dante chipped in 11 for the Vikings (6-2) at Hilo Civic.
Nick Fisher scored 24 points but his production wasn’t enough to offset the Daggers (4-4), getting outscored 35-26 in the second half.
In the JV game, Hilo defeated Pahoa 68-37. Dane Foster scored 22 points, Trevor Castro 14, Grant Kunihiro 13 and Jordan Caoadan 12 for the Vikings. Kasen Teixeira-Okami had 13 points for the Daggers.
Pahoa 11 6 15 11 — 43
Hilo 8 8 19 16 — 51
• Konawaena 58, Kealakehe 40: Brenton Shropshire scored 17 points while Kenan Gaspar and Nick Mims added 12 points apiece, and Trevor Tanaka chipped in with 10 for the Wildcats (7-0), who led 43-36 after three quarters before pulling away in the final period.
Deion Utrera scored a game-high 18 points for the Waveriders (2-6).
In the JV game, Konawaena defeated Kealakehe 48-39 behind 16 points from Kevin Medeiros and 10 from Kaimi Wilson. Marc Grande led the Waveriders with nine points.
Konawaena 11 16 16 15 — 58
Kealakehe 10 13 13 4 — 40
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