Hawaii Prep follows the lead of Jonah Hurney on the basketball court, where his composure carries over from the pitching mound.
HONOLULU — Menno Dijkstra scored 17 points, Chance Murray added 16 points with six assists and UC Riverside beat Hawaii 64-60 on Wednesday night, extending the Rainbow Warriors’ losing streak to four.
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Makua Lani’s Katrina Whalen was one half from enduring a lost senior season.
Kamehameha had more muscle than Konawaena, which countered with much better ball-handling, a valuable weapon to retain possessions for a late-stage comeback.
As close neighbors, Hawaii Prep and Honokaa rarely attended the same postseason party and remained strangers for so long.
Konawaena, for once, was an underdog in Saturday’s HHSAA Division I girls basketball championship game after being seeded second.
Local boys Randan Berinobis and Maikai Gahan were more than ready to keep the surge going, but the numbers, not to mention Hawaii Pacific, wouldn’t allow for it.
Kamehameha knew Keaau senior guard Rico Handy would get his lion’s share of points with layups, free throws, and 3-pointers but locked down on everything else, especially in half-court sets.