Konawaena tops Honokaa


Senior guard Kenan Gaspar scored a team-high 19 points, and junior forward Jonah Bredeson added 17 as Konawaena defeated Honokaa 60-48 in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation opener for both boys basketball teams Friday at Honokaa Armory.

Junior guard Brandon Awa added 10 points for the Wildcats, who led by as many as 20 in the third quarter.

Alika Alip scored a game-high 21 points for the Dragons, and Keanu Freitas added seven.

In the JV contest, Honokaa beat Konawaena 50-46 in overtime.

Konawaena 19 15 17 9 — 60

Honokaa 8 14 13 13 — 48

c Hawaii Prep 59, Laupahoehoe 21: Sophomore forward Nicolas Palleschi scored a team-high 10 points for host Ka Makani in the season opener for both teams.

Collin Lodivero led the Seasiders with 11 points.

Laupahoehoe 3 5 6 7 — 21

Hawaii Prep 20 21 15 3 — 59

c Pahoa 58, Ka‘u 37: Seniors Nick Fisher and Randin Napeahi each scored 18 points in Pahala for the Daggers in the season opener for both teams.

Sophomore guard Tolby Saito added 16 points for Pahoa.

Greg Javar paced the Trojans with 12 points, and Alexis Alejo added 10.

In the JV contest, Pahoa beat Ka‘u 53-36 behind 18 points from Joel Rosario and 10 from Keinan Agonias. Franklin Orcino led the Trojans with 18 points, and Chance Emmsley-Ah Yee had 10.

Pahoa 16 12 16 14 — 58

Ka‘u 12 6 10 9 — 37

c Kamehameha 66, St. Joseph 19: Sophomore Hanale Lee Roy scored 12 points, and senior Shaun Kagawa added 10 as the host Warriors cruised to victory in the opener for both teams.

St. Joseph 6 3 7 3 — 19

KS-Hawaii 24 20 8 14 — 66

Girls

c Konawaena 91, Kealakehe 7: Freshman guard Chanelle Molina poured in a game-high 27 points, and senior guard Hoku Liftee followed with 21 at Onizuka Gymnasium for the Wildcats (1-0)

Senior forward Courtney Kaupu added 18 points for Konawaena.

Kehau Lee paced Kealakehe (0-2) with three points.

Kealakehe 5 0 2 0 — 7

Konawaena 27 31 14 19 — 91