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Baldwin clinches state berth

Maui High takes over second place

Lahainaluna’s Imani Hargis (from right) and Keana Medeiros-Sodetani defend a first-set shot by Maui High’s Lexi Kitagawa on Thursday at Shine Matsui Athletic Center. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

The Baldwin High School girls volleyball team clinched a state berth with a sweep of King Kekaulike on Thursday at Na Alii gym.

The Bears improved to 9-0 on the season with their 25-18, 25-20, 33-31 victory. Na Alii fell to 1-7.

With the result, Baldwin clinched the regular-season title and state berth that goes with it — the Bears also know now that will be the No. 1 seed for the MIL Division I tournament.

Ariana Naipo led Baldwin with 14 kills 10 digs, and one solo block. Amanda Naipo had eight kills, five aces, seven digs and a solo block. Natronai Anana had 10 digs, three aces and an assist. Lilinoe Paschoal dished out 29 assists, had nine digs and a block for the Bears.

King Kekaulike did not report statistics.

Maui High’s Shaileen Cortez-Alafua defends a first-set shot by Lahainaluna’s Medeiros-Sodetani. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

Maui High (7-3) took over second place with a 25-19, 25-12, 21-25, 25-15 win over Lahainaluna (0-8). No individual stats were reported from the match.

MIL Girls Volleyball

DIVISION I STANDINGS

W L Pct. GB

Baldwin 9 0 1.000 —

Maui High 6 3 .667 3

Kamehameha Maui 5 3 .625 31⁄2

King Kekaulike 1 7 .125 71⁄2

Lahainaluna 0 8 .000 81⁄2

DIVISION II STANDINGS

W L Pct. GB

Lanai 6 0 1.000 —

Seabury Hall 5 0 1.000 1⁄2

Hana 5 2 .714 11⁄2

Maui Prep 4 3 .571 21⁄2

Molokai 2 6 .250 5

St. Anthony 1 6 .143 51⁄2

Haleakala Waldorf 0 6 .000 6

Thursday’s Results

Maui High def. Lahainaluna, 25-19, 25-12, 21-25, 25-15

Baldwin def, King Kekaulike, 25-18, 25-20,

33-31

Today’s Matches

St. Anthony vs. Hana at Seabury Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Haleakala Waldorf vs. Molokai at Haliimaile Gym, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Matches

St. Anthony vs. Hana at Old Wailuku Gym, 9:30 a.m.

Haleakala Waldorf vs. Molokai at Haliimaile Gym, 10 a.m.

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