The Molokai boys basketball team could not hold on to a second half lead and fell 65-51 to Seabury Hall in the Maui Interscholastic League Division II title game Friday night.
The Farmers had a 34-30 lead early in the second half behind the tough play of Molokai big men Kamakana Duvauchelle-Andrade and Ryan Rapanot. Duvauchelle-Andrade scored 24 points in the game before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
Seabury’s Dylan King led the way to the MIL Division II crown for the Spartans with 26 points. King sparked an eight-minute run in the second half that gave Seabury an 8-point lead.
For Molokai, David Rapanot finished second in scoring with 14 points. Ryan Rapanot scored four points.
Molokai’s Mikayla Pico repeated as league champion in the 98-pound class at the MIL wrestling championships Saturday at King Kekaulike.
Rizpah Torres-Umi (120 pounds) and Charisse Manley (130 pounds) were Molokai’s other MIL champions. The Lahainaluna girls edged out Molokai for the team championship with 129 points to 111 for the wahine Farmers.
Also scoring points for the girls team were Keila Tanner, Michal Torres-Umi, Kaulanarose Akaka, Larriley Rawlins and Tiffany Tanielu.
Kevin Dudoit barely missed repeating as MIL champ when Lahainaluna’s David Arcangel scored in the final seconds of their 140-pound championship match to win 8-7.
Scoring points for the Molokai boys were Peirce Dela Cruz, Maverick Dela Cruz, Molokai, Kenny Dudoit-Enos, Sereno Dudoit-Enos, Paul Valdez, Kailen Inouye, Noah Caparida, Simon Blair, Stanley Kamalii, Shauden Pedro, Daylen Spencer-Basa, Charles Kamelamela and Jordan Hao.
Molokai placed second as a team with 111 points, easily outpaced by Lahainaluna with 245.5 points.
in its first-ever state appearance, the Molokai girls placed third at the First Hawaiian Bank Canoe Paddling State Championships at Keehi Lagoon on Friday.
The Molokai girls beat out Seabury Hall for the MIL title in the final race of the season. At state, Molokai finished in 4:12.12 behind only Kamehameha Oahu (4:06.40) and Pac-Five (4:08.32). No Molokai boys team or mixed team placed at state.
The girls soccer season mercifully came to end Saturday in Kaunakakai as Molokai dropped its final game 12-0 to Baldwin. The day before, Molokai also lost to Baldwin, 13-0. The victory clinched the Division I MIL title for Baldwin that hold a perfect 15-0 record. Molokai finished the season with an 0-16 record.