Girls, boys basketball practice for MIL
The Lady Farmer basketball team improved to 5-2 in preseason play following their 59-40 win over the Chameleons from Canada last Saturday night in the Lahainaluna Invitational.
Their assistant coach, Mike Hooper is proud of his team’s accomplishments in the game.
“We have good athletes. They’re a nice looking team that can do well,” he said.
They are currently using an 8-man rotation, but he hopes to go as far as ten deep.
“We didn’t play for about a month,” Hooper said. “So it was good thing they played how they are supposed to. We ran the ball up and down the court pretty well.”
The boys’ side didn’t fare as well, losing two games this weekend against Mission Viejo from California on Friday morning and the Socastees from South Carolina on Saturday night, in the Lahainaluna Invitational.
The California team tested the Farmers ability using their size advantage, where they lost 22-87.
“They were some big boys,” coach Lester Delos Reyes joked. “I kind of wanted to see some birth certificates after the game.”
Reyes said they matched up well against the South Carolina team, Socatees, where the final score was 41-53.
Forward Kamakana Duvauchelle shot 17 points against the Socatees, while senior Ryan Rapanot hit up 10 points and freshman David Rapanot added nine points.
Reyes was proud of his team’s motivation after both games.
“David [Rapanot] told me after the South Carolina game that he wanted another shot at Mission Viejo,” he said.