Online Extra: Hilo, Waiakea to meet in tournament final
Crosstown rivals Hilo and Waiakea posted easy victories Friday night to advance to the championship game of the St. Joseph’s basketball tournament.
Jalen Carvalho scored 23 points in about a half’s worth or work to lead the Vikings to a 59-23 victory against Ka’u in the semifinals at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. In an earlier game, Kahinu Alapai tallied 17 points as the Warriors beat Honokaa 73-43 to set up today’s 7:30 p.m. championship game
Austin Dante chipped in with 10 points for for Hilo and Jordan Caoagdan had nine. Larry-Dan Al-Navarro and Franklin Orcino contributed five points each for the Trojans, who play the Dragons in the 6 p.m. third-place game today.
Ka’u 2 7 9 5 —23
Hilo 18 9 18 14—59
Waiakea 73, Honokaa 43: Lucas St. George (14 points) and Calvin Mattos (11) also reached double figures for the Warriors.
The Dragons were led by Cjay Carvalho (16) and Shyrome Batin (10).
Honokaa 7 8 17 11—43
Waiakea 24 19 15 15—73
St. Joseph 56, Kealakehe 40: Ben Uhlmann scored 17 points and Ka’ena Naho’opi’i had 11 to lead the host Cardinals, who will face Pahoa at 4:30 p.m. today for fifth place.
Marc Grande led the Waveriders with 11 points and Jonah Kaulia added nine.
Kealakehe 10 9 14 7 — 40
St. Joseph 12 12 12 18 — 54
Pahoa 48, Kohala 42: Tolby Saito had 16 points and Spencer Stroschein nine to lead the Daggers.
Mikala Jordan led the Cowboys with 16 points. Justin Agbayani and Shaun-Ray Ramos each added eight. Kohala and Kealakehe play at 3 p.m. today for seventh.
Kohala 14 8 7 13 — 42
Pahoa 14 11 11 12 — 48
Miranda Nild netted a hat trick as Castro Valley beat the Hawaii Prep girls 3-0 at the Tri-Valley Classic in Danville, Calif., dropping Ka Makani to 1-1 at the preseason tournament.
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