Girls’ Basketball Rolls to Championship Game
The Lady Farmers won both of their games this past weekend, dominating Maui High and King Kekaulike. They improved to 4-0 in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) and will go on to the MIL championship game on Friday, Jan. 21.
Molokai played a close game against Maui High on Friday night, but with the help of an early lead in the fourth quarter, and knocking down some key shots, they were able to pull it off. Final score was 48-43, without one of their star players, Kalei Vaivai, who is still out due to a knee injury.
Brianna Tangonan took the reins in her forward position and scored six points, along with Kyli Joe Mawae. Kalei Adolpho was the team’s high scorer with 24 points, and Marissa Sterner had eight points.
Saturday’s game proved to be an easier matchup for the Lady Farmers.
Kalei Adolpho scored 25 points, and Kaira Kaulia-Makaiwi, Camille Borden, Kyli Joe Mawae and Marissa Sterner all had six points each.
Ke`van Dudoit, a volunteer coach, was happy with how the team played.
“We were happy to test out rotation,” he said. “Briana was asked more out of her and she produced well. Everybody did well, actually.”
The final result was a crushing 53-17.
The girls’ next games at the MIL Divison II tournament are their ticket to the state championships Feb. 1-4. They will compete in Maui Jan. 20-22.
He is looking forward to the championship game on Friday.
“We’re not really concerned with who we’re playing. We just have to get one more win and we’ll be on the path to states,” Dudoit said.