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Bears, Spartans advance to fifth-place games

The Maui News

The Baldwin High School and Seabury Hall boys basketball teams are set to play today for fifth place in their respective divisions of the Snapple/HHSAA State Championships.

The Bears (13-3) defeated Leilehua (13-3) 73-54 in a Division I fifth-place semifinal Thursday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Baldwin’s Isaiah Richards scored 20 of his game-high 27 points in the second half, including 12 in the third quarter, when the Maui Interscholastic League champions outscored the Mules 21-5.

The Bears led 35-29 at halftime and went on to shoot 61.3 percent (19 of 31) to run away in the final two quarters.

Holden Ioanis added 17 points — he went 9 of 11 from the free-throw line — and Hudson Yarbrough scored 12 for the Bears, who face Moanalua at 9 a.m. today.

In a Division II fifth-place semifinal at the Kalani gym, Seabury Hall defeated University Lab 45-31.

Masyn Johnson led the MIL champion Spartans (13-1) with 10 points and six rebounds. They earned a spot in today’s D-II fifth-place game against Kauai at 11 a.m.

Seabury trailed 19-16 at the half before outscoring the Jr. Bows (7-6) 29-12 the rest of the way.

BALDWIN 73, LEILEHUA 54

LEILEHUA (54)

Davon Newman 11, Logan Lasell 13, Landyn Jumawan 16, Aviel Palmer 4, Bernard Tobias Jr. 2, Tremayne Vincent 5, Jordan Ke-a 3, Ensyn Valdez 0, Nathaniel Cabico 0, Makoa Nakamura 0, RJ Olivas 0, Jezmaiah Atualevao 0, Trayjan Jumawan 0.

BALDWIN (73)

Jerren Manarpaac 0, Samuel Lomae 0, Owen Nakamura 3, Laa Ponce 0, Holden Ioanis 17, Isaiah Richards 27, Avery Pauole 4, Kuikawa Ross 6, Quintan Akaka 4, Laakea Asuega-Stark 0, Hudson Yarbrough 12, Caleb-Noah Badayos-Buetzer 0, Kobe Gonsales 0.

Leilehua 17 18 5 14–54

Baldwin 13 16 21 23–73

SEABURY HALL 45, UNIVERSITY 31

SEABURY HALL (45)

Kai Preseault 7, Carl Molinaro 4, Caden Granum 7, Cooper Waite 6, Joaquin Donez 9, Masyn Johnson 10, Max McKuin 0, Carter Phillips 0, Zachariah Burkett 2.

UNIVERSITY (31)

Jacob Flores 3, Ostin Taylor 3, Josh Ancheta 3, Colby Chun 16, Laitin Bradley 2, Reece Arakaki 0, Ikaika Machida 0, A. Kaahanui-Isaacson 4.

Seabury Hall 12 4 10 19–45

University 10 9 3 9–31

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Boys Basketball State Championships

DIVISION I

At Stan Sheriff Center

Thursday’s Results

Fifth-place semifinals

Moanalua 73, Kamehameha Hawaii 61

Baldwin 73, Leilehua 54

Semifinals

Maryknoll 57, Damien 40

Kamehameha Kapalama 48, Kahuku 39

Today’s Games

Fifth-place game

Baldwin vs. Moanalua, 9 a.m.

Third-place game

Damien vs. Kahuku, 1 p.m.

Championship

Maryknoll vs. Kamehameha Kapalama, 7 p.m.

DIVISION II

Thursday’s Results

Fifth-place semifinals

At Kalani

Seabury Hall 45, University 31

Kauai 48, Hanalani 46

Semifinals

At Kaimuki

Roosevelt 41, Hawaii Prep 37

Kohala 45, McKinley 27

Today’s Games

At Stan Sheriff Center

Fifth-place game

Seabury Hall vs. Kauai, 11 a.m.

Third-place game

Hawaii Prep vs. McKinley, 3 p.m.

Championship

Roosevelt vs. Kohala, 5 p.m.

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