Kalei Adolpho’s 24 points and 14 rebounds held off a late Maui High rally that challenged the girls basketball team’s undefeated Maui Interscholastic League record Friday night.
With the girls’ Saturday win over King Kekaulike, the team is 4-0 in Division II play and clinched the MIL regular season MIL championship.
Meanwhile, with two wins over St. Anthony at home this weekend, the Farmer’s boys team is now 2-0 in MIL Division II play
Adolpho, a senior, added eight blocked shots and six assists in leading the wahine Farmers over Maui High 48-43 in the Sabers’ home gym. The Division I Maui High team outscored Molokai 13-10 in the final quarter as the Farmers held on for the win. Maui took advantage of Molokai’s 18 turnovers during the game to cut the lead to three points in the final quarter.
Marissa Sterner scored eight points for Molokai while Briana Tangonan and Kyli Joe Mawae added six each to help the Farmers.
The next day, the girls defeated King Kekaulike 53-17 to finish the regular season. Adolpho scored 25 points in the victory. The team will play in Friday’s D-II league tournament title game.
The wahine Farmers may be without junior Kalei Vaivai in their journey to return to the D-II championship game. Vavai suffered a knee injury last week against Seabury Hall. It is uncertain if she will be able to play again this season.
The boys stayed at home this weekend and dominated St. Anthony in two games. On Friday night, the Farmers beat St. Anthony 51-17 behind 24 points from Ryan Rapanot. Kamakana Duvauchelle-Andrade added 14 points for Molokai.
It was more of the same on Saturday as the Farmers won 54-22 at The Barn. Contributions came from Duvauchelle-Andrade with 15 points, David Rapanot with 9, Paka Adolpho 8, Ryan Rapanot 7, Hauioli Falealii 6 and Jordan Kamalii 6.
Wrestlers compete in league meet
Lahainaluna dominated most of the divisions in Saturday’s MIL meet at the Kamehameha Maui campus. But the Molokai boys still finished with three winners in the A-level classes while the girls also had three winners.
Molokai’s Simon Blair placed first at 135 pounds and Kevin Dudoit (140 pounds) and Jordan Hao (285 pounds) also won their weight classes. The girls team finished strong with wins by Mikayla Pico (98 pounds), Rizpah Torres-Umi (120 pounds) and Charisse Manley (130 pounds).
The Molokai girls soccer team dropped two home games this weekend to Hana. On Friday, six different players scored for Hana as they shut out Molokai 7-0. Hana held Molokai scoreless again on Saturday, 4-0.
Seabury barely edged out the Molokai girls at the MIL regatta Saturday at the Kahului Harbor. Beating Molokai by a little over two seconds, Seabury now has 30 points to Molokai’s 29 in the girls MIL standings.
Seabury repeated as champions in the boys division as well. Molokai finished fifth with 11 team points.
The state regatta is Feb. 4 at Keehi Lagoon.