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Youth Basketball League

South Maui Sports is all about youth basketball these days. Games are played three afternoons a week at Kamali‘i Elementary School and two evenings at Kalama Park.

February 21, 2013
Todd Richter - County of Maui Recreational Assistant , The Maui Weekly

Fryers Division

On Monday, Feb. 4, our Fryers Division (7-8 year-olds) was in action with four games. Getting it started, Swag ran past the Falcons 36-10 with Sione "Toa" Afemui leading the way, scoring 14 points, followed by Brayden Rodrigues, who scored 12 points. Aidan Quinn led the Falcons with six points.

Next up, the Rising Stars got by Lanakila 32-26. Luke Alwood scored 12 points and Raiden Ravida had eight points for the Stars. Arlee Milliron topped Lanakila with 12 points and Ajah Rajvong added eight points.

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Rising Stars’ Archie Cacho shoots, while Cobra defenders Aizek Lakalaka races Karter Tidwell to pursue the block. Quintin Tanaka (black shirt) scored four points for the Stars. The Cobras got by the Rising Stars 24-16 in a game that was close to the end.

Behind Charles Biegel's 12 points and Amber Donnelly's eight, the Blue Devils defeated Elite 30-22. Ledjen Pahukoa was Elite's top scorer with 14 points, followed by Clint Joseph, who scored eight.

The day's last game was a close one, with the Titans prevailing over Da Kine 20-18. Dejshon Evans scored 10 points for the Titans, with Kobie pagan chipping in four points. Jameson Tidwell scored 12 points in a losing cause for Da Kine.

The Fryers played again on the Wednesday, Feb. 6, beginning with the Titans 30-8 win over Lanakila. Dejshon Evans led the way again for the Titans, scoring 10 points, with Sylas Sablas adding eight. Arlee Milliron topped a cold-shooting Lanakila team with four points.

Next, the Blue Devils picked up another win, edging the Rising Stars 28-24. Amber Donnelly and Tyzon Buduan-Tagud scored eight points each to pace the Devils. Raiden Ravida was top scorer for the Stars this time, scoring 10 points, with Luke Alwood adding six.

In a high scoring game, Swag took down Da Kine 42-26 with Toa Afemui and Brayden Rodrigues sharing team-high honors by scoring eight points each. Da Kine was led by Zackery Bragg and Jaxon Birrenkott, who both scored six points.

The final Fryers game of the week was won by the Falcons, 22-20, over Elite. Paul Yamane scored eight points and Laura Fakavai scored six to top the Falcons. Clint Joseph was Elite's top scorer with eight points and Silina Damuni added six.

Jr. Midgets Division

Four games were played on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Kalama Park, starting with the Cobras 18-16 win over Swag. Ben Janssen scored 12 points, with Aizeah Lakalaka adding four. Tevita Mafileo and Kobe Galinato led Swag with six points each.

Next up, the Kihei Sharks handed the Flames a 28-19 loss. Elijah Mertens scored a game high 14 points to lead the Sharks. Hobbs Wilstead chipped in with six points. Efron Villon led the Flames with nine points, Chris Rummans, added six points.

Then the Clippers ran past the Rising Stars 29-14. Mackienze Fakavai led the way with seven points; Isaiah Richardson scored six. Archie Cacho was the top gun for the Stars with six points.

The defending champs, the Eagles, ended the night's play with a hard-fought 21-19 win over Elite. Noah Abreu was tops for the eagles, scoring eight points, with Mitchell Hirose adding six. Raider Damuni once again led Elite, scoring 10 points.

The week finished with four great Jr. Midgets games on the Thursday, Feb. 7.

In team names alone, the opener between the Flames and the Heat told the story of the night. With Ethan Arcai scoring nine points and Dawson Tokishi six, the Flames came away with a 26-23 win. The Heat was led by Bronson Kulukulualani's eight points, and La'akea Asuega-Stark's six.

Next, when the Cobras pulled away. Ben Janssen was again top-scorer for the Cobras with 15 points, Kit Anipot added four points. The Stars were led by Isaiah Chee and Quintin Tanaka who scored four points each.

In the third game of the day, the Kihei Sharks gave the defending champion Eagles all they could handle. In the end, though, the Eagles got the 21-18 win. Eric Doolin topped the Eagles, scoring eight points, with Henry Johnston adding five. Elijah Mertens led the Sharks with 10 points, followed by Hobbs Wilstead with six points.

The last game was what the league is all about--kids on both teams giving their all--making big shot after big shot, and getting rebounds and steals. The crowd was totally engaged in the game between the Clippers and Elite. Just like the day's three previous games, this one went back and forth, and ultimately down to the wire with the Clippers coming away with the hard fought, exciting, 44-41win. Raider Damuni scored a league high 25 points for Elite, but his effort was offset by Isaiah Richardson's 17 points, including two three-pointers, and Joey Koch's 12 points for the Clippers.

All the games were great and really fun to watch!

Adult Coed Kickball League

Sunday, Feb. 10, was opening night for our new Adult Coed Kickball League. Pick up next week's Maui Weekly for the results.

We are always looking for volunteers to help officiate games. Just bring your shoes, and a willingness to help out--we'll supply the whistles. For information on any of our programs, call the South Maui Parks office at 879-4533, or check out our South Maui Parks Facebook page.



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