Boys’ Basketball Tested

The boys’ basketball team played their first games of the season this past weekend on Maui. While they didn’t win, a few players stuck out with high scores.

“We didn’t win any games, but that’s OK. The team is happy to build chemistry and work together as a team,” said coach Lester Delos Reyes.

The Farmers had matches on Thursday, Friday and Saturday against Lahainaluna, University High School, Kamehameha Maui and Maui High School.

Thursday’s game proved to be a learning experience. Lahainaluna came into the game with eight previous matches under their belts.

“They were a good team,” Delos Reyes said. “Our freshman point guard, David Rapanot worked hard for us.”

Rapanot put up 15 points for the team, followed by senior Kamakana Duvauchelle, who also had 15 points. The Farmers lost 37-60.

Friday’s 12 p.m. noon game was against University High School, scoring 32 to 47. Friday night’s game against Kamehameha Maui was a close one. Molokai was up six points with two minutes remaining, but ended up losing 44-45. Saturday’s game against Maui High was again a strong game for Duvauchelle, who had 17 points. Molokai lost 39-48.

“I could tell they improved through four games, and gained a lot of team chemistry,” Delos Reyes said.

Molokai’s next matches will be this weekend at the Lahainaluna Tournament, where they will play teams from Canada, California and Alaska.

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