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Sabers move to 7-0 with win over Na Alii

MIL Basketball

K. Thornton

The Maui News

Kayla Thornton scored 15 of her game-high 17 points in the first half, and the Maui High School girls basketball team remained unbeaten with a 48-20 victory over King Kekaulike on Wednesday night at Shine Matsui Athletic Center in Kahului.

Leiana Thornton added 10 points for the Sabers, who led 17-3 after one quarter and 31-10 at halftime en route to their seventh win in Maui Interscholastic League play.

Kalena Akinaka led Na Alii (2-6) with 10 points.

Next up for the Sabers is a home showdown with Lahainaluna (4-1) next Wednesday. It will be the second meeting this season between the two MIL title contenders — in the first, Maui High used a fourth-quarter rally to edge the Lunas. The teams’ next meeting scheduled for earlier this month was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

KING KEKAULIKE (2-6)

Jonnie Abreu 1, Kalena Akinaka 10, Keira Arcangel 2, Annalee Peters 0, Kailia Purdy 7, Ashante Wong 0, Akira-Lei Tamayose 0.

MAUI HIGH (7-0)

Mareea Casio 3, Kayla Thornton 17, Leiana Thornton 10, Jordyn Luna 2, Jacy Anne Dela Cruz 0, Margie Ruiz-Sana 4, Kiana Manuel 6, Lyndee Sabas 6, Macy Fillazar 0, Abseydee Lizada 0, Natea Rosete-Tokuhisa 0, Kyra Okuyama 0.

King Kekaulike 3 7 8 2–20

Maui High 17 14 4 13–48

KAMEHAMEHA MAUI GIRLS 57

BALDWIN 46

BALDWIN (0-7)

Taylor Deocares 0, Heather Neumann 13, Ayshah Vea 15, Penelope Tupou 3, Zenara Dattola 0, Alexandra Tupou De La Vara 0, Natasha Harley Sinenci 15.

KAMEHAMEHA MAUI (4-3)

Kuumana Bailey 12, Gabriella Pinheiro 0, Alyssia Fernandez-Ruiz 7, Poli Kaia 14, Shanti Rae Visaya 5, Lauryn DuBach 5, Kalealani Kaaukai 2, Kailie Kalepa 9, Haven De Silva 3.

Baldwin 11 7 5 23–46

Kamehameha Maui 20 13 12 12–57

MAUI HIGH BOYS 68, KING KEKAULIKE 57

KING KEKAULIKE (0-4)

Kyle Castillo 0, Keanu Kupau 30, Jordan Babcock 18, Noah Buford 2, Gabriel Lopes 3, Tomasi Finau 2, La’akea Mossman 2.

MAUI HIGH (1-2)

Devantae Myrick 0, Jazz Castro 4, Ethan Takara 8, Justin Tolentino 4, Jermaine Baguyo 6, Patrick Borden 4, DJ Sabas 10, Fidel Ortiz 14, Trajan Cantere 18.

King Kekaulike 11 17 7 22–57

Maui High 25 10 18 15–68

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