Lahainaluna girls post 62-4 runaway hoops win
By Fred Guzman
The Lahainaluna girls are in a class — if not league — of their own in basketball. That was underscored yet again last night as the fourth-ranked Lunas romped to a 62-4 victory over Baldwin at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Reigning state player of the year Maiki Viela scored 13 of her 17 points in the first quarter as the defending state Division-I champion Lunas jumped out to a 22-0 lead and extended that advantage to 44-2 by halftime.
The Lunas’ boys defeated Liberty Christian 48-45 win behind TJ Rickard’s 23 points.
Both of Baldwin’s soccer teams registered important road victories last night at the expense of King Kekaulike.
Late goals by Ashley Barbosa-Briones and Breanna Gaddis lifted the Baldwin girls to a 2-0 victory over Na Alii, who held off the high-powered Bears’ attack for 67 minutes.
Amanda Jorgensen and Amber-Lei Madriaga assisted on the goals.
The win improved Baldwin’s MIL record to 3-0, while Kekaulike dropped to 3-1.
In the nightcap, goals by Kaleo Owan, Dean Phillips and Jaren Otani led the Baldwin boys to a 3-0 win. The victory improved Baldwin’s record to 2-1 while Na Alii fell to 0-2.
Meantime, the Maui High girls posted their first MIL win of the season by defeating St. Anthony 3-0. Tiana Lucas, Lyssa Freitas and Mary Lynn Johannes scored for the Sabers.
In MIL soccer action today, the St. Anthony boys will risk their 2-0 record in a 4 p.m. road game against Maui High. In a twinbill at Kamehameha-Maui, the Warriors challenge the Lunas’ girls at 5 p.m., followed by a 7 o’clock boy’s match between the two schools.
In basketball, the Lahainaluna Invitational tips off when Perspectives of Illinois meets Liberty Christian at 4:30 and Heritage Woods of British Columbia faces the host Lunas at 6 o’clock.
The Maui High girls visit King Kekaulike at 7 p.m.
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