BIIF D-II girls semifinals: Mantz’s late layup lifts Waiakea past Hilo 50-48

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hilo High's Veda Galima shoots in traffic Monday night against Waiakea.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Waiakea's Maya Kaneshiro looks to pass through Hilo's Alexa Meyer on Monday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Waiakea's Korri Fernandez scored 10 points Monday as the Warriors avenged a loss earlier this season to Hilo, winning 50-48.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Waiakea’s Jolie Mantz dribbles against Hilo on Monday during the Warriors’ 50-48 BIIF semifinal victory. Mantz hit the go-ahead layup with 5 seconds remaining as Waiakea advanced to face Konawaena on Wednesday in the BIIF final at Hilo Civic.

Waiakea bolted to a 15-point lead in the first quarter, saw it trimmed to a point with 32 seconds left, and prevailed over Hilo in a wildly entertaining BIIF girls basketball semifinal on Monday night.