Boys Basketball Maintains Winning Record
By Rick Schonely, Community Reporter
On Senior Night at The Barn last Friday, the St. Anthony Trojans defeated the Molokai Farmers boys basketball, 66-58. The Trojans were led by Michael Fernandez with 23 points. Kekaha Souza added 14 points, and Colby Tam had 13. The Farmers were led by Kaimana Kahale and Moses Espaniola, who had 11 points each. Thomas Tamanaha, Tanielu Aikala-Falealii, Kyson Castor-Wallace and Edel-Marc Alvarez each had seven points.
“We made a lot of mistakes, had some missed assignments and missed a lot of easy baskets, but as a whole I commend them for sticking it out,” said Head Coach Carl Adolpho.
Adolpho also commented on seniors Aikala-Falealii, Castor-Wallace and Kaprice Hooper-Carvalho.
“Each of them has their own unique way of leading,” he said. “During certain times in practices, in games, or on the road they complement each other in the way they lead.”
On Saturday, the Farmers improved to 3-1 on the season by beating the Trojans 52-40. Molokai was led by Kaimana Kahale with 11 points. Tanielu Aikala-Falealii added 10 points and Kyson Castor-Wallace had nine. The Trojans were led by Michael Fernandez with 17 points. Kekaha Souza and Micah Van Alstine had eight points each. St. Anthony is 1-1 on the season.
“The team was fired up after the loss last night,” Assistant Coach Manu Adolpho said of Friday’s game. “They knew what they did wrong and what they had to improve on, so they were ready to prove themselves and show that they were the better team today.”
The Farmers hit the road for games at Seabury and Lanai before coming home to host the MIL D-II Boys’ Basketball Tournament from Feb. 18-21.
Manu Adolpho said the Farmers face some “tough games” against the Spartans and the Pine Lads, but the team is looking forward to having home court advantage during the tournament.