Both the Molokai boys and girls basketball teams remain in the hunt for the Division II Maui Interscholastic League title courtesy of Lanai.
Over the weekend, both teams swept Lanai on both Friday and Saturday to remain securely in second place in the MIL behind Seabury Hall.
At The Barn on Friday, three Molokai boys scored in double digits on the way to a 62-53 win. Hauoli Faleali’i scored 22 points for Molokai, David Rapanot added 19 and Paka Adolpho had 16.
The venue for Saturday’s noontime game changed from The Barn to the Kaunakakai gym because rains in Hoolehua left the gym floor wet. A different gym did not change the outcome as Molokai came out on top 49-39. Faleali’i scored 25 points and Adolpho added 10 for the Farmers, The boys now have a 3-1 record.
The girls traveled to Lanai to defeat the Pine Lasses in a one-sided game on Friday, 49-15. Shaniah Mollena-Lopez scored 12 points, and the Farmers won for the first time in three games.
The next day it was more of the same as Molokai again routed Lanai 43-19. Hepuakea Falealii scored 11 points and Lehiwa Pedro added 10 for the Farmers.
The lady Farmers have an MIL record of 4-2, behind Seabury at 4-0.