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BIIF boys basketball: HPA downs Honokaa to move into first-place tie in D-II

A few days’ wait was well worth it for Hawaii Prep.

Jonah Hurney scored 16 points and Javan Perez finished with 12 Thursday night as Ka Makani went on the road to defeat Honokaa 54-43 to tie the Dragons atop the BIIF Division II boys basketball standings.

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Matija Vitorovic added 11 for HPA (5-2), which led throughout, extending a four-point halftime lead to 40-28 entering the fourth quarter.

Kamuela Spencer Herring posted 16 points for Honokaa, which had a five-game winning streak snapped. Gene Ansagay and Kieran Lo had 10 apiece for the Dragons in a game that was orignally scheduled for last Saturday but was postponed by wet floor conditions.

Kealakehe 74, Hilo 59: Bryton Lewi and Lewko Lai scored 16 points apiece for the Waveriders, who broke away in the third quarter at the Vikings’ gym for their fifth win in a row.

Tito Cabico finished with 12 for Kealakehe, which led 36-32 at halftime and outscored the Vikings 21-9 in the third quarter.

Kealakehe (6-3) moved all alone into fourth place in Division I ahead of Keaau, which the Waveriders beat Tuedsay.

The Vikings (4-5) lost for the fourth time in five games, though their schedule gets easier.

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Also, Waiakea and Konawaena both won at home to remain tied for second in D-I at 7-2.

The Warriors beat Parker 59-24 and the Wildcats downed Laupahoehoe 66-25.