Wildcats edge Bears, Cowboys fall


Jonah Bredeson and Brandon Awa each scored 20 points and Chase Takaki hit two free throws with :10 left to give Konawaena a 52-51 win over Baldwin in the state Division II boys basketball tournament’s fifth-place game Saturday.

The final day of the HHSAA’s state D-I and II tournaments were played at Blaisdell Arena.

In the late D-I title contest, top-seeded Iolani played No. 2 Farrington. In the D-II title game, Hawaii Prep battled Kalani.

Konawaena (13-3 overall, 2-1 state tourney) led 21-20 at the intermission and the game was tied 37-37 heading into the fourth period.

The fourth-seeded Wildcats outscored the third-seeded Bears (14-3, 1-2) 15-14 in the final eight minutes to get the win. Takaki’s two free throws with :10 remaining gave Konawaena a 52-48 lead before Baldwin’s Niko Corpin hit a 3-pointer with :04 left to make it a one-point contest.

Takaki finished with four points. Bredeson had 10 rebounds and Awa seven to close out their prep careers. Kody Takushi led Baldwin with 14 points.

Konawaena had a rough day shooting the ball, making just 1 of 6 3-pointers and 15 of 27 free throws.

D-II: Cameron King scored 24 points to lead No. 3 Seabury Hall (16-1, 2-1) to a 57-45 win over No. 4 Kohala (11-5, 1-2) in the state D-II tournament’s third-place game.

Shawn Ray Ramos led the Cowboys with 12 points. Ryan Caravalho had eight and Kealen Figueroa seven. Mikala Jordan was cold from the floor and finished with two points, after posting back-to-back 20-plus point games.

Kohala was 0 for 12 on 3-pointers.


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