Dragons edge Waveriders


Isaiah Meyer scored a game-high 13 points for Honokaa, which survived a furious comeback by Kealakehe for a 35-31 road victory Friday night in a Big Island Interscholastic Federation boys basketball game.

The Dragons (2-1) scored just six points in the second half, but they had plenty of room for error after taking a 29-12 halftime lead against Kealakehe.

Senior guard Deion Utrera led the Waveriders (1-3) with nine points.

In the JV game, Kealakehe beat Honokaa 41-35 behind Arthur Freddy, who went 3-for-3 behind the 3-point arc and finished with nine points.

The Dragons’ Shyrome Batin also scored nine points.

Honokaa 16 13 2 4 — 35

Kealakehe 4 8 8 11 — 31

c Kamehameha-Hawaii 44, Keaau 42 (OT): Senior guard Shaun Kagawa, who hit a 15-foot jumper with 1 second remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime, scored a game-high 17 points for the visiting Warriors.

Junior guard Micah Carter added 10 points for Kamehameha, which improved to 3-1.

Nick Pagtama scored a team-high 15 points for the Cougars (2-1).

KS-Hawaii 9 10 5 16 4 — 44

Keaau 10 9 7 14 2 — 42

c Waiakea 55, Pahoa 41: Senior Owen Sandstrom scored 18 points, and junior Dillon Rellez added 17 for the host Warriors (2-1).

Senior Nick Fisher scored a game-high 21 points, but the Division II Daggers (1-3) lost their third straight game to a Division I opponent.

Waiakea won the JV game 32-24.

Pahoa 10 8 9 14 — 41

Waiakea 11 18 12 14 — 55

c Hilo 68, Ka‘u 42: Jodd Carter scored 13 points, and Kian Kurokawa added 11 at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium for the Vikings (3-0).

Greg Javar scored a game-high 17 points for the Trojans (1-3).

Ka‘u 10 12 8 12 — 42

Hilo 14 16 22 16 — 68