BIIF volleyball: Kohala sweeps Pahoa to reach playoffs
Seniors Pono Giron-Arellano and Mark Edwards posted 13 and 12 kills, respectively, as Kohala swept its way into the playoffs, beating Pahoa 25-17, 26-24, 25-12 on Monday night in Kapaau in a Big Island Interscholastic Federation volleyball play-in game.
Seniors Trenton Lorenzo-Akamu added 35 assists for the Cowboys (5-7), who will face top-seeded Honokaa at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Division II semifinals at Kealakehe High.
The Daggers (4-8) lost their third straight match, the last two to Kohala. The Cowboys won in five sets Saturday in Pahoa to force the winner-take-all, and they had an easier time two days later.
Kohala def. Pahoa 17-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-27, 15-13
Honokaa def. Ka‘u 12-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, 15-10
JV: Ka’u def. Honokaa 25-12, 25-23
Division II tiebreaker
Kohala def. Pahoa 25-17, 26-24, 25-21
At Kealakehe High School
No. 4 Kealakehe vs. No. 1 Kamehameha, 5:30 p.m.
No. 3 Hilo vs. No. 2 Waiakea, 7 p.m.
No. 4 Kohala vs. No. 1 Honokaa, 2:30 p.m.
No. 3 Ka’u vs. No. 2 Hawaii Prep, 4 p.m.
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