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BIIF basketball: Konawaena pulls away late to beat Hilo 65-59

January 16, 2014 - 12:07am

KEALAKEKUA – Konawaena rode solid fourth-quarter performances by Chase Takaki and Brandon Awa to escape with a closer-than-expected 65-59 victory over Hilo in a Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division I basketball game Wednesday night at Onizuka Gymnasium.

“The first half we were rushing shots,” said Takaki, who finished with 19 points, including five clutch free throws down the stretch. “We weren’t getting our offense into the position we wanted, we were getting forced into a lot of jump shots. But then we started getting into our sets, passing the ball around