Two points with an assist from dad

West Maui dad Mike Downing gives daughter Alba, 5, a boost at Malu-ulu-o-Lele Park on Thursday afternoon in Lahaina. Alba was looking to even the odds against sister Mika, 6, who was sinking baskets underhanded with ease. Downing said he picks up the girls from the sitter in the afternoon while his wife is at work. And that’s when the father-daughters adventures begin. “We just do things when I pick them up,” he said. “I never played team sports, I was more into skateboarding and BMX. Sometimes we go fishing or we go swimming.”