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Youth Basketball and SMACKtion Continue

March 25, 2013
The Maui Weekly


Wrapping up a great Fryers Division season was a two-day playoff. Monday, March 18, opened with Swag rolling past Elite 38-20. Toa Afemui and Brayden Rodrigues, Swag's top scorers through the season kept on going, each scoring 10 points. Clint Joseph led Elite with eight points. Next, Lanakila upset the second seeded Titans 44-36 with Ajah Rajvong dominating under the basket, scoring 32 points. Dejshon Evans led the Titans with 8 points.

Celebrating his birthday, Raiden Ravida scored 10 points as the Rising Stars ran past Da Kine 32-16. Jaxon Birrenkott led Da Kine with 10 points. The Blue Devils and Falcons went back and forth before the Falcons prevailed 32-26. Bryanna Molina scored 12 points, and Paul Yamane added 10 for the Falcons. Matthew Hirata led the Blue Devils with 12 points.

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Swag, South Maui Youth Basketball League Fryers Division champs, poses for photos after winning its second straight championship.

Moving on to March 20, Swag got it all started with a 38-20 win over the Falcons. It was Brayden's turn to lead, scoring another 10 points, while Toa chipped in eight points. Laura Fakavai and Aidan Quinn scored six points each for the Falcons.

Lanakila got 20 points from Keni Blue Geiser and pulled off another upset, beating the Rising Stars 32-24. Jarin Tateishi led the Stars with eight points.

Even though Lanakila hung with Swag for a half, in the end, the pink-shirt-wearing Swag was too much, putting on an amazing shooting display and rolling to a 54-30 championship-game win. The win wrapped up Swag's second straight undefeated championship season. Toa Afemui returned as top Swag scorer with 14 points, and Brayden Rodrigues added another 10 points. Ajah Rajvong scored 14 points, 10 in the second half, for Lanakila.

After a Saturday Upcountry on March 16 at Seabury Hall, the Junior Midgets Division entered its final week for this season.

The Flames, playing two games that day, starting off with a 32-8 win over the Khei Sharks. TJ Valle scored eight points for the Flames. Game two was a 34-31 Heat won over Elite in a game that featured Raider Damuni scoring all 31 of his team's points. Christian Lee scored a season best 15 points for the Heat.

The Flames took the floor again, and this time got by the Rising Stars 36-27. TJ Valle scored another eight points to top the Flames scorers. Person Abner and Isaiah Chee scored all of the Stars points with Abner netting 17 and Chee 11.

Isaiah Richards scored nine points leading the Clippers past the Cobras 34-21. Kolu Archer added six points for the Clips, Ben Janssen had 14 for the Cobras.

Eric Doolin and Kaimana Estencion scored 10 points each in the Eagles 42-15 win over Swag. Tevita Mafileo scored seven points for Swag.

Back to Kalama on March 19, the evening started with the Heat edging the Clippers 24-23. Keanu Akina-Ancog scored seven points for the Heat. The Clippers got another big game from Richards, who scored 10 points.

For the second time this season, the battle between the Flames and the Eagles (the leagues top two teams), was won by the Flames, 35-29. Michael Villon led the Flames with 13 points. Eric Doolin led the Eagles with a game-high 14 points.

Raider Damuni scored 20 points as Elite beat Swag 36-21. Kobe Galinato had a season high 11 points for Swag. Aiden Vigneux scored eight points, leading the Khei Sharks over the Cobras 23-13.

March 21, the last day of the regular season began with Swag getting a hard fought 26-23 win over the Khei Sharks. Kobe Galinato had 13 points to lead Swag. Elijah Mertens pacing the Sharks with 8 points.

Elite jumped out to a 21-4 lead on the Rising Stars. Then the Stars rallied and trailed 32-29 before Elite finally got the 38-30 win. Led again by Raider Damuni with 26 points, Elite also got 8 points from Thomas Lee. Isaiah Chee scored a season best 18 points for the Stars.

The Flames used a balanced attack with 10 players scoring, led by Efron Villon, who scored nine points. Quintin Akaka-Foster's seven points led the Clippers.

Finishing up the regular season, the Heat got by the Cobras 25-16. Christian Lee scored eight points for the Heat. Ben Janssen led the Cobras as usual, with nine points.

The Junior Midgets playoffs were held March 23 at P'ia Gym. The results will be in next week's issue.


In the South Maui Adult Coed Kickball League (SMACK) on March 17, Da Kine moved into a second-place tie with their 10-3 win over Footloose.

Pono Stars remain unbeaten after a 7-1 win over Livin' The Dream.

Don't Shaft My Balls shut out the Drinking Team With A Kicking Problem 10-0.

It Burns When I Kick, now tied with Da Kine for second place, got six RKIs from Anne Loney and defeated Balls To The Wall 14-4.

Meatballerz win their second straight 10-3 game, this time over Balls Deep.

SMACK games are played every Sunday at South Maui Community Park, with the first game starting at 4 p.m.

We are always looking for volunteers to help of?ciate games. Just bring your shoes, and a willingness to help out-we'll supply the whistles. For information on any of our programs, call the South Maui Parks of?ce at 879-4533, or check out our South Maui Parks Facebook page



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