Baldwin edges Lunas in OT

January 26, 2009, 8:57 AM HST · Updated January 26, 1:01 PM
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I attended an basketball game on Friday night and a free-throwing shooting contest broke out.  In a showdown that was as  sloppily played as it was intense and dramatic, Baldwin needed overtime to hold off visiting Lahainaluna 61-56 in one of the two marquee hoops matchups of the MIL weekend.

The game featured 38 turnovers, 54 fouls, 73 free throws and ultimately was decided on the charity stripe as the Bears made 32 of 42 attempts while improving their MIL Division-I record to 6-0.  The Lunas made only 12 of 31 free throws and dropped to 4-2.

Leading the way for Baldwin was its backcourt tandem of Micah Shibano and Lincoln Seto.  Shibano hit a trio of treys, jump-starting Baldwin to an 11-1 lead slightly over two minutes into the game.  Seto scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half, making 13 of 15 from the stripe.

Ty Carter spearheaded Lahainaluna’s offense, finishing with 18 points.

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In the other major hoops matchup, Seabury Hall’s unbeaten mark in D-II remained intact following a pair of close, hard-fought wins over visiting Molokai.  On Friday, the Spartans posted a 46-42 win and followed that up with a 43-40 victory on Saturday as 6-4 SO Dylan King scored 17.  Seabury is 5-0.  Molokai is 2-2.

Meantime, the Lunas’ girls continued their dominance of the MIL.  The state’s fourth-ranked team romped to 56-22 win over second-place Baldwin.

SOCCER: After jumping out to an impressive start that included victories over both King Kekaulike and Kamehameha, the Baldwin girls find themselves on hold to see if they will earn a berth in the state Division-I soccer tournament.

Kamehameha, which struggled out of the gate, romped to a 4-0 win over Baldwin on Saturday, improving its record to 9-1-2 and can clinch the MIL D-I title by winning out its remaining two matches.    Baldwin finished at 10-3-1.

At 6-2-1, Kekaulike needs some help to win the title but can claim a trip to states by winning out its remaining five matches.

The MIL boys’ team with the best record does not compete in D-I.  Instead, that distinction belongs to Seabury Hall – a D-II team that improved its league mark to 8-1-1 with a 7-1 trouncing of the Lunas.

Things are still up in the air for the D-I title, but Kamehameha and King Kekaulike are both bound for states.  Kamehameha posted on of its more impressive wins of the season on Saturday by defeating Baldwin 4-1.

PADDLING: Kamehameha won the boys and mixed teams divisions, while the girls team placed third in Saturday’s regatta at  Lahaina.  Baldwin won the girls’ race.  All three of Kamehameha’s teams are first in the season standings.

SWIMMING:  Seabury’s boys won their division in an MIL swim meet held Saturday at the Kihei Aquatic Center, while the Baldwin girls topped Seabury in the girls competition.

WRESTLING:  Lahainaluna continued its domination of MIL wrestling, capturing 10 boys titles and four girls crowns in a meet held at King Kekaulike on Saturday.

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