Crosstown rivals Hilo and Waiakea posted easy victories Friday night to advance to the championship game of the St. Joseph’s basketball tournament.
Jalen Carvalho scored 23 points in about a half’s worth or work to lead the Vikings to a 59-23 victory against Ka’u in the semifinals at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. In an earlier game, Kahinu Alapai tallied 17 points as the Warriors beat Honokaa 73-43 to set up today’s 7:30 p.m. championship game
Austin Dante chipped in with 10 points for for Hilo and Jordan Caoagdan had nine. Larry-Dan Al-Navarro and Franklin Orcino contributed five points each for the Trojans, who play the Dragons in the 6 p.m. third-place game today.
Ka’u 2 7 9 5 —23
Hilo 18 9 18 14—59
Waiakea 73, Honokaa 43: Lucas St. George (14 points) and Calvin Mattos (11) also reached double figures for the Warriors.
The Dragons were led by Cjay Carvalho (16) and Shyrome Batin (10).
Honokaa 7 8 17 11—43
Waiakea 24 19 15 15—73
St. Joseph 56, Kealakehe 40: Ben Uhlmann scored 17 points and Ka’ena Naho’opi’i had 11 to lead the host Cardinals, who will face Pahoa at 4:30 p.m. today for fifth place.
Marc Grande led the Waveriders with 11 points and Jonah Kaulia added nine.
Kealakehe 10 9 14 7 — 40
St. Joseph 12 12 12 18 — 54
Pahoa 48, Kohala 42: Tolby Saito had 16 points and Spencer Stroschein nine to lead the Daggers.
Mikala Jordan led the Cowboys with 16 points. Justin Agbayani and Shaun-Ray Ramos each added eight. Kohala and Kealakehe play at 3 p.m. today for seventh.
Kohala 14 8 7 13 — 42
Pahoa 14 11 11 12 — 48
Miranda Nild netted a hat trick as Castro Valley beat the Hawaii Prep girls 3-0 at the Tri-Valley Classic in Danville, Calif., dropping Ka Makani to 1-1 at the preseason tournament.
Online Extra: Hilo, Waiakea to meet in tournament final
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