Wildcats clip Ka Makani


Nick Mims scored 13 points, and Konawaena erased an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Hawaii Prep 42-35 Tuesday in a Big Island Interscholastic Federation boys basketball game at Onizuka Gymnasium.

Jonah Bredeson and Brenton Shropshire added eight points apiece for the Wildcats (3-0), who trailed 19-11 at halftime.

Kalan Camero led Ka Makani (1-2) with 12 points, and Nicolas Palleschi added seven.

HPA 10 9 6 10 — 35

Konawaena 7 4 12 19 — 42

Hilo 64, St. Joseph 29: Junior Mike Williams led the way with 12 points, and the Vikings got balanced scoring at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium to quickly rebound from their first loss of the season.

Juniors Jodd Carter and Isaac Kaleiwahea each scored 11 points, and junior Isi Holani added 10 for the Vikings (4-1), who fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Monday night against Waiakea.

Junior Ben Uhlmann finished with nine points for the Cardinals (0-4), and freshman Cole DeSilva had eight.

St. Joseph 9 5 9 6 — 29

Hilo 17 24 12 11 — 64

Keaau 53, Ka‘u 43: Senior Sean Stone scored a game-high 19 points, and senior Davin Alviento followed with 16 in Pahala as the Cougars improved to 3-1.

Koa Esperon paced the Trojans (1-4) with 12 points, and Jansen Candaroma added 10.

In the JV game, Keaau beat Ka‘u 51-34 behind Franklin Orcino’s 13 points. Renden Tavares scored a game-high 14 points for the Trojans.

Keaau 13 12 10 18 — 53

Ka‘u 8 10 12 13 — 43

Pahoa 59, Kamehameha-Hawaii 57: Nick Fisher scored 21 points, and Randin Napeahi added 13 as the host Daggers held on to surprise the Warriors

It’s the third time this season that Fisher has scored at least 20 points. He’s averaging 19.4 per game for the Daggers (2-3), who snapped a three-game losing streak to move into first place atop the BIIF Division II East Hawaii standings.

Senior guard Shaun Kagawa scored 21 points for the Warriors (3-2), who fell behind 31-23 at halftime before mounting a charge in the fourth quarter.

Junior Micah Carter and senior Ilikai Calip added 10 points apiece, but defending champion Kamehameha finds itself in last place among four East Hawaii Division I teams.

The Warriors won the junior varsity contest 37-36.

Kamehameha 12 11 12 22 — 57

Pahoa 15 16 12 16 — 59

Honokaa 63, Kohala 53: Cjay Carvalho led a balanced attack with 12 points as the Dragons handed the Cowboys their first loss of the season at Honokaa Armory.

Kazu Tolentino added 11 points, while Keahi Esquerra and Alika Alip had 10 apiece for the Dragons (3-1), who received 35 points from their bench.

Kealen Figueroa scored a game-high 20 points for the Cowboys (3-1), while Mikala Jordan added 13.

In the JV game, Honokaa beat Kohala 39-36 behind Sione Epenesa’s 14 points. Sandrex Ramos led Kohala with 11 points. Kohala 5 11 25 12 — 53

Honokaa 17 15 15 16 — 63

BIIF boys basketball standings

DIVISION I

East Hawaii

Hilo 4-1

Keaau 3-1

Waiakea 3-1

Kamehameha 3-2

West Hawaii

Konawaena 3-0

Kealakehe 1-3

DIVISION II

West Hawaii

Kohala 3-1

Honokaa 3-1

Hawaii Prep 1-2

Laupahoehoe 0-4

East Hawaii

Pahoa 2-3

Ka’u 1-4

St. Joseph 0-4