Waiakea, Kealakehe bowlers head to BIIFs No. 1


By BILL O’REAR

Tribune-Herald sports editor

The Waiakea boys and Kealakehe girls claimed the top seeds in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation bowling championships.

The team and individual championships will be held Oct. 27 at Hilo Lanes.

The top four boys and girls teams in the final regular season standings will battle for the title and the league’s team berths in the state tournament, scheduled Nov. 3 on Kauai.

Waiakea, under coach Tracy Nakashima, finished the boys regular season with a perfect 9-0 record and was followed in the top four by No. 2 seed Konawaena (7-2), No. 3 Hilo (7-2) and No. 4 Kealakehe (6-3). In the semifinals, Waiakea will battle Kealakehe while Konawaena takes on Hilo. The winners advance to the championship match.

Kealakehe finished the girls regular season with an 8-1 record to capture the No. 1 seed in the BIIF playoffs. The Waveriders are followed in the top four by No. 2 seed Hilo (7-2), No. 3 Waiakea (7-2) and No. 4 Konawaena (7-2). In the semifinals, it’s Kealakehe vs. Konawaena and Hilo vs. Waiakea. The winners advance to the title match.

The BIIF’s individual boys and girls championships as well as state individual berths will be on the line Oct. 27. A morning and afternoon session are slated.

The regular season wrapped up Wednesday at Hilo Lanes. The league will take a three-week break while preparing for the league championship round.

Konawaena’s Rodney Torres finished atop the individual boys list for scoring average this season. He averaged 189.14 pins per game in 14 games. Teammate Tyler Hashimoto was second with a 179.69 average in 16 games, followed in the top five by Waiakea’s John Kaipo (177.28, 18), Kealakehe’s Harley Jarvis (177.05, 20) and Konawaena’s Stefan Kimura (175.53, 15).

Konawaena’s Melissa Simon had the girls top average, with 170.35 pins in 20 games. She was followed in the top five by teammate Madison Staup (168.67, 18), Hilo’s Briahna Brooks (167.19, 16) and Kylie Fujiyoshi (163.25, 16) and Kealakehe’s Tiffany Kurozawa (160.06, 18).

The final BIIF statistics and standings as well as Wednesday’s results were reported by league bowling coordinator Chloe Thurston.

Wednesday’s results

Girls: Hilo 3, Kamehameha 0; Waiakea 3, Keaau 0; Laupahoehoe 3, St. Joseph 0.

High scorers

• Hilo: Briahna Brooks, 159, 138; Britnee Brooks, 149; Shatori Deponte-Cabison, 142, 154; Kylie Fujiyoshi, 184; Kayla Okimoto, 177; Lakisha Victorino-Hose, 152, 162.

• Kamehameha: Jordan Chung, 145, 155; Codi Kualii, 143, 155.

• Waiakea: Stephanie Aki, 148, 146; Brooke Caseria, 167, 179; Zoe Kimura, 169; Chelsea Mitsuda, 186. (only one game)

• St. Joseph: Chantelle Adviento, 136, 135.

Boys: Waiakea 3, Keaau 0; Laupahoehoe 3, St. Joseph 0;Hilo 3, Kamehameha 0.

High scorers

• Waiakea Ashton Flores, 178, 169; Prayse Chung, 165, 160; Jordan Ogawa, 180.

• Hilo: Davin Yagi, 192, 244, 211—647; Kendrick Dacayanan, 161, 168; Jordan Pajo, 168, 153; Dylan Galdones, 172.

• Kamehameha: Malu Konanui, 163, 151; Cody Pereira, 155, 174.

Final scoring averages

Top 15 boys

1. Rodney Torres, Konawaena, 14 games, 189.14.

2. Tyler Hashimoto, Konawaena, 16, 179.69.

3. John Kaipo, Waiakea, 18, 177.28.

4. Harley Jarvis, Kealakehe, 20, 177.05.

5. Stefan Kimura, Konawaena, 15, 175.53.

6. Davin Yagi, Hilo, 22, 172.86.

7. Conrad Hildebrand, Konawaena, 16, 167.13.

8. Tevin Nakashima, Waiakea. 17, 166.06.

9. Kendrick Dacayanan, Hilo, 20, 166.05.

10. Quentin Ikeno, Konawaena, 14, 165.64.

11. Kyler Kunitomo, Konawaena, 10, 158.10.

12. Ashton Flores, Waiakea, 18, 157.78.

13. Bronston Apolo, Kealakehe, 22, 157.64.

14. Kylan Sakata, Waiakea, 18, 155.39.

15. Prayse Chung, Waiakea, 16, 153.50.

Top 15

1. Melissa Simon, Konawaena, 20 games, 170.35.

2. Madison Staup, Konawaena, 18, 168.67.

3. Briahna Brooks, Hilo, 16, 167.19.

4. Kylie Fujiyoshi, Hilo, 16, 163.25.

5. Tiffany Kurozawa, Kealakehe, 18, 160.06.

6. Sarah Albrecht, Konawaena, 19, 154.21.

7. Mika Parish, Kealakehe, 19, 151.42.

8. Jordan Pond, Konawaena, 15, 150.53.

9. Chelsea Mitsuda, Waiakea, 16, 149.69.

10. Riley Cabarloc, Hilo, 17, 148.71.

11. Kayla Okimoto, Hilo, 19, 147.05.

12. Desiree Ichishita, Kealakehe, 21, 146.05.

13. Leycie Yoneda, Waiakea, 16, 144.13.

14. Brooke Caseria, Waiakea, 21, 143.48.

15. Zoe Kimura, Waiakea, 18, 142.06.

Final regular season standings

Boys

W-L

Waiakea 9-0

Konawaena 7-2

Hilo 7-2

Kealakehe 6-3

Kamehameha 6-3

Pahoa 3-6

Ka’u 3-6

Keaau 2-7

Laupahoehoe 2-7

St. Joseph 0-9

Girls

W-L

Kealakehe 8-1

Konawaena 7-2

Waiakea 7-2

Hilo 7-2

Kamehameha 6-3

Pahoa 4-5

Ka’u 3-6

Keaau 2-7-02

Laupahoehoe 1-8

St. Joseph 0-9

 

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