Kahuku cruises past Radford, 66-37, to reach OIA championship game

Kahuku cruises past Radford, 66-37, to reach OIA championship game

Kahuku cruises past Radford, 66-37, to reach OIA championship game

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED JAN 30, 2024

Four players scored in double figures as Kahuku cruised past Radford, 66-37, in the semifinals of the OIA Division I girls basketball playoffs Monday night at Pearl City’s gymnasium.

Elisa Holakeituai scored 15 points on a perfect 7-for-7 shooting on the field to power the Red Raiders, who will be seeking their 10th league crown when they face reigning league champion Campbell on Wednesday.

Posia Wily also scored 15 points with four assists and four steals, Makana Kamakeeaina had 12 points and Tailele Wily-Ava chipped n 10 points to round out the leading scorers for Kahuku.

Shanntay Stroman scored 10 points to pace the Rams in the loss.

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Kahuku blitzes Kaiser, 66-32, to stay atop OIA East standings

Kahuku blitzes Kaiser, 66-32, to stay atop OIA East standings

Kahuku blitzes Kaiser, 66-32, to stay atop OIA East standings

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED JAN 17, 2024

HAWAII KAI — The Red Raiders keep rolling.Kahuku continued its unbeaten run through OIA East play with a 66-32 road win over Kaiser Tuesday night.The Red Raiders used a 19-0 run in the first quarter to take control of the contest as they led 24-4 after the first eight minutes of play.Freshman Tailele Wily-Ava, the ‘Yeah U Player of the Game,’ set the tone in the opening stanza by knocking down three triples to score 11 of her 13 points in the frame. She also tallied six assists and provided strong defense throughout the whole game.The leading scorers for Kahuku (10-0 OIA East) were Makana Kamake’eaina and Elisa Holakeituai with 15 points apiece. Posia Wily also finished in double figures with 12 points and eight assists.Leading the Cougars (4-6 league) in the loss was senior Alexus Ma’ae, who led all scorers with 18 points.Kaiser was able to keep the second quarter close, 15 to 13, and even trimmed the lead down to 17 in the third quarter at one point — but lack of depth and subs started to take its toll in the second half. The Cougars suited up just seven players to the Red Raiders’ 12.

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