After two more weeks of South Maui Youth Basketball League 15-and-Under Division games, there will be a double-elimination tournament to determine which team will be the champion this season. Games are played Monday and Wednesday nights at Kalama Park.
Elite vs. Maui Lani
A big mahalo to everyone who participated in the third Southside Skate Jam on Saturday, June 14, at the Kalama Skate Park. Twenty-six youths were led through several games and exercises by the guys from One Love Skate. Most of the kids went home with a prize. Mahalo also to Andrew Beere of Aloha Boards for again supplying the skateboards that were given away. We will have another skateboarding event in December, so stay tuned for the date.
The first game of the night was between Elite and Maui Lani--two teams tied for second place. Despite missing three of its top players, Maui Lani hung in with Elite before ultimately falling 41-33. Jaromir Guzman scored 10 points and Frita Amor scored seven for Elite. Brad Kuraya led a balanced Maui Lani attack with six points.
Southside's Finest vs. 808 Elite
Behind L.J. Lindsey's 13 points, Southside's Finest broke open a close game in the second half and went on to defeat 808 Elite 44-24. Jason Arrocena added eight points for Southside. The 808 Elite team was once again led by Raider Damuni, who scored 13 points.
Upcountry Kings vs. Na Koa Ikaika
Finishing up the night, the Upcountry Kings rolled over the outmanned Na Koa Ikaika 45-12. Nathan Barcoma scored 12 points and Cameron Hanisch scored eight to lead the Kings. Khristian Iloreta and Dylan Browning each scored five points for Na Koa Ikaika.
Kihei Boyz vs. 'Iao Boys
With only five players, the Kihei Boyz were still able to run past the 'Iao Boys 53-34. Darren Yadao topped the scoring with 17 points, and Sam Wyner added 16 for the Boyz. Warren Feike and Chayse Tamaki each scored 10 points for 'Iao.
Flames vs. Team Standard & Upcountry Kings
Due to a makeup game from about a month ago, the Flames had to play back-to-back games. They probably wish that wasn't the case, as they were beaten soundly both games. First, it was a 57-30 loss to Team Standard. The Team got 14 points from Kupono Duarte and 13 from Austin Peters. Then it was a 65-30 drubbing at the hands of the Upcountry Kings. The Kings were led by Cameron Hanisch, who scored 19 points. Ethan Manois-Bates was the only bright spot for the Flames, scoring 20 points against Team Standard, and 11 points against the Kings.
We are always looking for volunteers to help officiate 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 office at 879-4533, or check out our South Maui Parks Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southmauiparks?fref=ts.