KEAAU — Darius Olloway and Izayah Chartrand-Penera provided inside-outside production to help Kamehameha to a much-needed win over Honokaa.
Olloway, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, scored 20 points, and Chartrand-Penera added 10 to lift the Warriors to a 60-37 win over the Dragons in a BIIF boys basketball game on Tuesday night at Koai’a Gym.
The Division I Warriors (4-2) are fighting for a spot in the four-team BIIF playoffs and helped their cause with 46 percent shooting (26 of 56) from the field.
The Division II Dragons (1-4) missed too many close-range shots and converted just 23 percent (9 of 39) from the floor, including just 2 of 22 in the second half.
The bigger issue for both teams was ball-security. Honokaa finished with 28 turnovers; Kamehameha had 21 giveaways.
Emery Eberhard scored 14 points while Darian Nishida and Kuhao Kane scored six points each for Honokaa, which often gave up too many offensive rebounds.
In the first quarter, the Warriors committed nine turnovers, but Olloway scored six points, the last two on layups off turnovers.
He finished with 12 points in the first half.
Eberhard, a 6-5 junior, went scoreless in the first period but had 10 in the second period. He hit 3-pointer and made a shot right before the halftime buzzer to cut Kamehameha’s lead to 25-23 at the break.
No surprise, both teams committed turnovers on their first possessions to start the second half. But Chartrand-Penera, who was scoreless in the first half, heated up and scored six straight points in the third quarter to give Kamehameha a 39-31 lead heading into the fourth period.
At the start of the fourth quarter, Chartrand-Penera came from behind and blocked Eberhard, grabbed the ball and fed Koby Tabuyo-Kahale, who scored for a 43-31 cushion.
The Dragons missed all sorts of shots: layups, close-range bank shots and medium-range jumpshots.
Rydge Ishii hit the front end of two free throws to stretch the lead to 54-33 with 3:40 remaining.
Kamehameha next plays Konawaena on Friday at Ellison Onizuka Gym.
Honokaa next plays Pahoa on Friday at Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium.
Kohala 58, Konawaena 44: O’Shen Cazimero scored 21 points as the Cowboys controlled the Wildcats throughout in Kapaau, remaining undefeated.
Moses Emeliano added 11 points for the Cowboys (6-0), who used their trademark help defense, coach Kihei Kapeliela said, to hold down Konawaena (4-3), which scored only nine first-quarter points and trailed 32-21 at the halftime.
“We cannot guard them one on one,” Kapeliela said. “Team defense is what will carry us.
“A lot of praise to my three assistant coaches. They play a huge part in prepping our boys for each team.”
Kahiau Holzgrove led the Wildcats with 13 points. Konawaena fell a half-game behind Kamehameha and Kealakehe for fourth place in D-I. Those are the next two opponents for Konawaena.
Waiakea 54, Pahoa 43: Kiai Apele scored 15 points and the slow-starting Warriors turned it on in the middle two quarters, running their record to 6-0.
Elijah Blankenship and Keegan Scanlan each scored 12 points for the Waiakea, who led just 6-5 at the end of one before increasing its lead to 24-10 at the break and 47-18 entering the fourth.
Barreon Holland led all scorers with 21 for the Daggers (3-4), who have lost three in row.
Hilo 84, Ka’u 39: Rayson Padilla led four scorers in double-figures with 21, and the Vikings were on pace for 100 through three quarter in Pahala.
Kaukahi Alameda 18 added points for Hilo (5-2), which has won three in row, Lamaku Pana had 12 and RJ Solmerin chipped in 11.
Dayson Burns scored 13 points for the Trojans (1-7), who allowed 20-plus points in each of the first three quarters.
Hilo produced the only nine points of the fourth.