Lady Farmers clinch MIL regular season title with win over Seabury

| January 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hepua Falealii pushes the ball upcourt on a fast break with teammate Precious Rawlins on the wing when Seabury visited Molokai two weeks ago. Kaitlyn Yamada of Seabury trails the play. Molokai went to Maui this past weekend and beat Seabury two more times.

Hepua Falealii pushes the ball upcourt on a fast break with teammate Precious Rawlins on the wing when Seabury visited Molokai two weeks ago. Kaitlyn Yamada of Seabury trails the play. Molokai went to Maui this past weekend and beat Seabury two more times.


The Molokai girls basketball team earned the regular season Maui Interscholastic League Division II championship with a four-point victory over Seabury Hall on Maui Friday night.

A slow start left the lady Farmers behind 9-4 after the first quarter. The Molokai girls went on a 7-0 run in the second quarter to end the first half with a 15-11 lead.

Molokai High School’s Lehiwa Pedro grabs a rebound over teammate Hepuakea Faleaii and Seabury Hall’s Allie Rudow (10) and Ana Lavongtheung during the second quarter of the Farmers’ 26-22 win over the Spartans on Friday at Erdman Athletic Center. Photo by Matthew Thayer/The Maui News

Molokai High School’s Lehiwa Pedro grabs a rebound over teammate Hepuakea Faleaii and Seabury Hall’s Allie Rudow (10) and Ana Lavongtheung during the second quarter of the Farmers’ 26-22 win over the Spartans on Friday at Erdman Athletic Center. Photo by Matthew Thayer/The Maui News


Although the girls only shot 11-for-39 for the game, the lady Farmers were still able to hold on in the second half to win 26-22. Sophomore Hepua Falealii and junior Lehiwa Pedro each scored 7 points in the win.

The win clinched the MIL regular season title for Molokai. It was the third time this season that Molokai, with a 9-0 record, had defeated Seabury.

The lady Farmers extended their undefeated streak to 10-0 with another win over Seabury on Saturday at noon. Molokai had an easier time with the Spartans, sprinting out to a 26-14 halftime lead. Tough defense and improved shooting led to the 56-28 win. Falealii scored 16 points while Pedro added 10 points and freshman Precious Rawlins scored 9 points.

If the girls can win the MIL Division II tournament they will return to the state tournament for the sixth time in seven years.

Boys basketball

The boys did not have as much success as the girls when they traveled to Lanai. On Friday, the boys lost a close game 38-32. Senior David Rapanot scored 14 points while sophomore Kaimana Kahale added 11 points for Molokai.

The next day the boys lost another close game to Lanai, 50-47. Rapanot led the way with 28 points in the loss. The Farmers are now 0-4 in MIL competition.

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