BIIF D-II girls semifinals: Mantz’s late layup lifts Waiakea past Hilo 50-48
By KEVIN JAKAHI Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Monday, February 7, 2022, 10:19 p.m.
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Hilo High's Veda Galima shoots in traffic Monday night against Waiakea.
Waiakea's Maya Kaneshiro looks to pass through Hilo's Alexa Meyer on Monday.
Waiakea's Korri Fernandez scored 10 points Monday as the Warriors avenged a loss earlier this season to Hilo, winning 50-48.
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.