Konawaena survives HPA’ s late charge


Kenan Gaspar scored 15 points, and Brandon Awa added 12 Thursday in Waimea as Konawaena’s boys basketball team remained unbeaten in Big Island Interscholastic Federation play with a 54-50 win over Hawaii Prep.

The Wildcats (8-0) led 39-30 after three quarters before Ka Makani (5-3) mounted a late charge and got within a point with less than a minute remaining.

Jovan Crnic led HPA with 20 points, and Kama DeSilva added 11.

Konawaena 15 14 10 15 — 54

Hawaii Prep 10 12 8 20 — 50

Kamehameha-Hawaii 67, Pahoa 54: Senior guard Shaun Kagawa scored 25 points, and the host Warriors overcame Nick Fisher’s 31-point performance to moved into a second-place tie with Waiakea in the BIIF East Hawaii Division I standings.

Ilikai Calip added 16 points, and La’a Manliguis chipped in 12 for Kamehameha (7-3).

The Division II Daggers dropped to 5-5.

Pahoa 14 8 14 18 — 54

Kamehameha 15 13 8 31 — 67

Keaau 47, Ka‘u 38: Davin Alviento led all scorers with 17 points, and teammate Nick Pagtama added 11 points as the Cougars improved to 6-4.

Ka‘u dropped to 2-7 despite 10 points by Gregory Javar. In the JV game, Kirk Imai tallied 11 points to lead Keaau to a 39-36 victory. Shayden Carriba-Agustin scored ll points for the Trojans.

Keaau 11 17 8 11 – 47

Ka‘u 7 9 11 11 – 38

St. Joseph at Hilo: The home team of Hilo did not report the result of this contest.