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BIIF girls basketball: Hilo, Waiakea, Kona open with easy wins

Waiakea, Hilo High and Konawaena began their BIIF girls basketball seasons Monday night with easy victories at home against Division II teams.

At the Warriors gym, Zaelynn Lui-Cabinatan scored 14 points and Jazelle Dorser added 11 as Waiakea beat Honokaa 67-25.

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The Warriors raced to a 29-2 lead after the first quarter.

Serenity Delos Santos scored 10 for the Dragons, who were playing their first regular season game under new coach Keisha Kanekoa.

It was 42-12 at the half.

At the Vikings’ gym, Keani Midel hit two 3-pointers and led the way with 16 points as Hilo got balanced scoring to beat Hawaii Prep 55-15.

Hilo led 23-2 after the first quarter. Keirstyn Agonias scored 11 points and Jamila Collins-Ebanez had eight.

Kyana Burcelas scored seven for Ka Makani, who were playing their first game under new coach Lacey Hester.

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In Kealakekua, the Wildcats beat Ka’u 66-12 behind a 20-point performance from Kailana Salazar-Harrell, who hit four 3-pointers. Caiyle Kaupu added 18 and Grace Lyn Hing made three 3s and finished with 11.

Heidi Vidal had five for the Trojans.