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State Roundup: Lady Lunas Advance to State Semifinals

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Lady LunasBy Rodney S. Yap

Maui Interscholastic League champion Lahainaluna High School advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Girls Basketball Tournament with a lopsided 46-28 win over Waiakea on Wednesday.

Ana Lauese scored a game-high 16 points and Glelynn “Paige” Casil added 12 for the third-seeded Lady Lunas, who held Waiakea to just five points in the second half.

2012_basketballMeanwhile, in other winner-bracket games, top-seeded Konawaena defeated Kaiser, 62-42; unseeded Kahuku upset fourth-seeded Pearl City, 42-41, and second-seeded Iolani beat Mililani, 51-34.

Lahainaluna (15-0) will face Iolani (12-1) in today’s first semifinal game at the Neal Blasidell Arena at 5 p.m. Defending state champion Konawaena (13-0) plays Kahuku (13-4) in the nightcap at 7 p.m.

The Lunas won the state title in 2010, finished fourth last year and third in 2009. The MIL runner-up Maui High was eliminated from the 12-team Division I tournament after suffering its second straight defeat in as many days. The Sabers came up short against Kaiser on Tuesday, 53-24, and to Kamehameha Kapalama on Wednesday, 56-28.

At the state Division II basketball tournament, MIL champion Seabury Hall was ousted Wednesday after losing 58-14 to University High. On Tuesday, Honokaa beat the Spartans, 58-26. Seabury finished the season 5-3.

At Moanalua High School

Waiakea (12-2)                   9            14            2            3 — 28

Lahainaluna (15-0)        15            10          11          10 — 46

Waiakea: Kaydee Rapozo 1 1-2 3, Alyssa Ferreira 1 5-11 7, Tricia Amuimuia 0 1-4 1, Keani Shirai 0 0-0 0, Taesha Aina 0 4-4 4, Ciera Pacheco 1 1-2 4, Sefulu Fa‘avae 4 0-0 9, Daven Namohala-Roloos 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 12-23 28.

Lahainaluna: Haley Nakamura 1 0-0 2, Glelynn Casil 4 2-3 12, Jade Chihara 2 2-5 6, Taylor Bates 0 0-0 0, Amanda Matsuda 0 0-0 0, Erlanda Basques 2 0-0 4, Matafolau Hafoka 0 0-0 0, Lindsay Bates 1 0-0 2, Ana Lauese 7 2-3 16, Princess Lauvao 1 0-2 3, Leimoana Hafoka 0 1-2 1. Totals 18 7-15 46.

3-point goals: Waiakea 2 (Pacheco, Fa‘avae); Lahainaluna 3 (Casil 2, Lauvao).

 

At McKinley Gym,

Maui High    2   10    4    12       28

Kamehameha Kapalama  17   10  10   19       56

Maui High: Jaycin Mahie Spencer 0, Liana Tanaka 2, Jordyn Vega 7, Trina Valencia 0, JoVoni Shimabukuro 2, Ku’ulei Bailey 0, Megan Malubay 4, Jamia Degala 7, Patricia Batoon 0, Brittnie Suda-Molina 0, Ahlaynee Milliet 0, Leilani Fakava 0, Christina Lotulelei 6.

Kamehameha Kapalama: Brooke Rickard 2, Breann Nueku 4, Sanoe Burgess 4, Kealani Ryder 4, Amanda Wasko 7, Krystal-Lei Mills 3, Alohi Robins-Hardy 14, Brachelle Nueku 3, Kennedi Akana 4, Pu’uwainui Ah Puck 4, Lilia Maio 6,  Shantel Aleki 1.

 

At James Alegre Gym (Radford)

Seabury Hall (5-3)                  0              6               4              4 — 14

University High (12-3)            13            20            13            12 — 58

Seabury Hall: Christy Fell 0 0-2 0, Anna Rodgers 0 0-0 0, Rachel Nguyen 0 0-0 0, Dakota Grossman 0 0-0 0, Allie Rudow 1 1-2 3, Alyssa Bettendorf 0 0-0 0, Tiana Camarillo 0 6-10 6, Rei Li Inge 0 0-0 0, Tiare Camarillo 1 1-2 3, Nahe Noton-Tolentino 0 0-0 0, Taryn Shaw 0 0-0 0, Megan O’Malley 0 2-5 2. Totals 2 10-21 14.

University High: Anuhea Memea 4 1-2 9, Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence 0 1-2 1, Markaysha Masani 3 2-2 8, Kassandra Sanchez 1 0-0 2, Sue Moraga 2 0-0 5, Tiffany Ulep 0 1-2 1, Kianalei Machida 4 0-0 9, Quirena Natividad 4 0-0 8, Skyler Chun-Ming 2 0-0 4, Crystal Wang 1 1-2 4, Michelle Au 0 0-0 0, Brooke Kodama 2 0-0 5, Meagan Mahiko 1 0-0 2, Janae Rasmussen 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 6-10 58.

3-point goals: Seabury Hall none; University High 4 (Wang, Machida, Moraga, Kodama).

 

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2012_swim_diveSeabury Hall junior Renny Richmond is the state’s top qualifier in two events going into this weekend’s 2012 Hawaii High School State Swimming & Diving Championships at Kihei Aquatics Center.

Richmond leads the state in the Boys 50 yard Freestyle with a time of 20.74 seconds. Kamehameha Kapalama sophomore Ryan Stack is next at 21.57. Richmond is also No. 1 in the Boys 100 yard Butterfly in 51.23. He is followed by sophomore Kevin Frifeldt of Mililani in 51.51.

Other top qualifiers from the MIL are Lahainaluna senior Joshua Gaastra in the Boys 200 yard Freestyle (1:43.93) and Maui Preparatory Academy freshman Danielle Jefferies in the Girls 100 yard Butterfly (58.74).

The two-day OC16 Swimming & Diving Championships start on Friday with prelims at 9 a.m. Saturday’s semifinal heats begin at 8:30 a.m.

 

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2012_soccer_champinshipsMIL Division I champion Baldwin and runner-up Lahainaluna have earned berths to the 2012 Outrigger Hotel & Resorts Boys Soccer Championships next weekend at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park in Waipahu.

The seedings for the 12-team tournament, which starts on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 18, will be announced on Sunday.

The Bears clinched the league title on Monday with a 4-0 win over St. Anthony. It was Baldwin’s sixth straight win, closing out league play at 11-3-0. Lahainaluna finished two points behind Baldwin in the Div. I standings at 10-3-1.

Sophomore midfielder Nick Lawrence led the Bears with two goals. Keelan Ewaliko added the third goal and Dean Phillips capped the scoring.

MIL Division II champion Seabury Hall (4-8-2) will play at state division II tournament on Oahu, also at Waipio, beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 and finishing on Saturday, Feb. 18.

 

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