Girls Basketball Bound for States
With a pair of wins over Seabury Hall (3-7) last weekend, the Lady Farmers (10-0) stayed undefeated, won the regular season crown and guaranteed themselves a spot at the girls’ basketball state tournament in February.
“[It’s] very rewarding,” said senior forward Edel Mae Alvarez of the team’s accomplishments. “Everything—night practices, long boat rides and bus rides—was totally worth it.”
Molokai topped Seabury Hall 42-35 on Friday and 39-30 on Saturday. Lehiwa Pedro and Hepuakea Falealii brought in 10 points apiece on Friday, while Camille Ledesma and Brooke Keliihoomalu each scored 13 in Saturday’s victory.
Although Molokai plays second-place Lanai (7-3) this weekend, the Pine Lasses are three games out of first place and can’t steal the Farmers’ regular season crown in two games. However, the Lady Farmers will need to win the upcoming MIL tournament in order to earn the No. 4 seed and a much-coveted bye at states.
“We still have a lotta work in front of us, but we took some of the pressure off,” said DeRouin. “It’s tough to win on Lanai, so I’m very thankful we were able to take care of business this weekend.”