Youth Basketball League - Midgets
The week of March 26-31 wrapped up our Midgets division. On Tuesday, March 27, Bryan Rodriguez scored a season-high 22 points, leading the Blazers past the KYC Bobcats 49-38. Isaiah Benjamin added 11. Kamahi Carter led the Bobcats with 15 points, followed by Kevin Cacho's 11.
Next, the Kihei Boys defeated the Hawks 28-16. Tristan Nichols scored 10 points and Darren Yadao six, leading the Boys. Jason Arrocena had six points and Mokihana Wong four for the Hawks.
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Todd Richter · County of Maui Recreational Assistant
The last game of the night saw Elite get by the Jaguars 30-25. Sam Wyner's eight points, and Christian Jenkins' seven were tops for Elite, while Cyrus Pestana's 10 points, and Chandler Dobson's nine led the Jaguars.
Thursday, March 29, finished off the regular season. Strong winds in the early game (we need our Kihei gym!) made scoring difficult for both teams as the Jaguars beat the Hawks 13-6. Cyrus Pestana again led the way with six points for the Jags, while Jayven Domingo's four points led the Hawks.
Next up, the Kihei Boys finished off an undefeated season with a hard fought 33-26 win over the Blazers. Nichols and Yadao were top scorers again for the Boys with 11 and eight points respectively. Raider Damuni tallied 12 points to lead Elite to a 37-19 rout of the KYC Bobcats. Christian Jenkins chipped in six for Elite. Kamahi Carter scored six points to lead KYC, with Makana Drennan adding four. The playoffs were held at the Old Wailuku Gym on Saturday, March 31. Those results will be in next week's issue.
Co-ed Softball League
On Sunday, March 25, despite falling behind early 4-0, Nuts & Honey's rallied for an 8-5 win over the 808 Grinders. Stella Blues looked to be on their way to their first win, leading Cove Park Ohana 12-6 in the fifth inning, then surrendered eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to trail 14-12. After scoring two runs to tie the score at 14-14, the game ended as the time limit had been reached. The last game of the night saw Pool Polo shut out Hobrahs 12-0.
Bad News, Good News
We are very sorry see the backstop at one of the baseball fields in Kalama Park that was vandalized and destroyed the night prior to Kihei Little League's opening day. The good news is the resurfaced tennis courts at Kalama are looking great and should be ready for use soon, if not already by the time this issue is published.