Kealakehe tops Honokaa by 2 points


Deion Utrera scored 10 points, and Kalani Lewi added nine Tuesday at Honokaa Armory, leading Kealakehe to a 46-44 win over Honokaa in a Big Island Interscholastic Federation boys basketball game.

With their victory, the Waveriders improved to 3-6.

Isaiah Meyer scored a game-high 17 points for the Dragons (4-4), and Keanu Freitas added nine.

In the JV game, Kealakehe beat Honokaa 54-49 behind 10 points from Blaine Broberg and eight from Arthur Freddy. Shyrome Batin led the Dragons with 22 points, and Jeremy Charbonneau added 14.

Kealakehe 9 12 16 9 — 46

Honokaa 11 19 4 10 — 44

Pahoa 52, Waiakea 48: Nick Fisher scored 25 points, and the host Daggers shut down Waiakea in the fourth quarter to rally for a victory.

Randin Napeahi added 10 points for Pahoa (5-4), which clinched the top seed in the East Hawaii Division II standings and a bye into the BIIF Division II semifinals. The Daggers came back after trailing by five entering the fourth quarter.

Junior Dillon Rellez scored 16 points, and junior Lucas St. George added 15 for the Warriors (7-3), who fell out of first place in the East Hawaii Division I standings with their second loss in three games.

Pahoa has won four of five, largely on the back of Fisher, who’s averaging 20.9 points per game on the season. The senior guard reached the 20-point mark for the sixth time this year. On Jan. 15 at Pahoa, Fisher scored 21 points as the Daggers surprised Kamehameha-Hawaii

Waiakea won the JV game 43-27. Jayston Prudencio and Marc Ferreira each scored eight points for the Warriors.

Waiakea 19 9 14 6 — 48

Pahoa 10 14 13 15 — 52

Hilo 60, Ka‘u 55: Jacob Genegabuas scored a game-high 20 points in Pahala as the Vikings improved to 7-2.

Greg Javar scored a team-high 16 points for the Trojans (2-8), who got within 54-43 with less than 2 minutes remaining before Hilo pulled away.

In the JV game, Hilo beat Ka‘u 78-73 behind 24 points from EJ Narido, 15 from Jordan Caiagdan, 14 from Dane Foster and 11 from Trevor Castro.

Chance Emmsley-Ah Yee led the Trojans with 14 points.

Ka‘u 11 12 17 15 — 55

Hilo 16 14 22 8 — 60

Keaau 65, Kamehameha-Hawaii 62: Senior Davin Alviento scored a game-high 27 points as the Cougars went on the road to earn their biggest win of the season.

Senior Sean Stone added 17 points as Keaau (5-4) denied Kamehameha a chance to move into a tie for first place in the East in Division I.

Instead, the Warriors (6-3) fell into third. Senior guard Shaun Kagawa scored 16 points, freshman Pukana Vincent and junior Laa Manliguis added 12 each, and senior Ilikai Calip had 11.

Keaau 21 15 14 15— 65

Kamehameha 19 12 10 21— 62