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BOYS BASKETBALL: NEWS ARTICLE

(Wed) December 19, 2012

BOYS BASKETBALL: Yates (Houston) rallies past Kalaheo, 76-73

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Photos by Andrew Lee (http://www.twitter.com/HISportsPics)

By Wes Nakama
HHSAA

Darrion Martin scored 19 points and Sadiq Inowa added 16 points Tuesday night as Yates (Houston) rallied past upset-minded Kalaheo, 76-73, in the first round of the 'Iolani Prep Classic.

The Lions, who won the Classic two years ago and are coming off a 35-5 season, advanced to Thursday's 3:30 p.m. quarterfinal vs. La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.). The Mustangs fall into a 9 a.m. consolation bracket game Thursday against Tsinghua (China).

Kalaheo, the defending Division II state champion, led 38-24 at halftime and came within two baskets of pulling off one of the biggest upsets in the Classic's 28-year history. Kalei Zuttermeister, a 6-foot-3 swingman, drained six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points to lead the Mustangs, and Josh Ko added 19 points, including three 3-pointers.

Kalaheo out-scored Yates 25-10 in the second period before the Lions closed it to 60-55 entering the fourth. JC Washington contributed with 14 points and Joesph Anderson chipped in with 13 points for Yates.

OAK HILL (MOUTH OF WILSON, VA.) 78, KAMEHAMEHA 37

RJ Curington scored 23 points and Troy Williams, Sindarius Thornwell and Chris Tang each added 12 points as the Warriors -- ranked No. 6 in USA Today's latest Super 25 -- raced past Kamehameha.

Oak Hill advances to play 'Iolani in Thursday's 5 p.m. quarterfinal; Kamehameha will face McKinley in an 11 a.m. consolation bracket game Thursday.

Oak Hill jumped out to a 21-3 lead late in the first period before Kamehameha used an 11-0 run capped by Makoa Camanse-Stevens to close it to 29-17 with 1:27 remaining in the first half. Curington then scored on a putback at the buzzer as the Warriors went up, 31-17, into the break.

Oak Hill outscored Kamehameha 29-8 in the third period to take a 60-25 lead into the fourth.

Austin Gerard led Kamehameha with 12 points.

'IOLANI 46, MCKINLEY 27

The Raiders led 13-5 after one period and 30-12 at halftime to take control early.

LA LEMIERE (LA PORTE, IND.) 75, TSINGHUA (CHINA) 39

Torren Jones and Detrick Mostella each scored 17 points to help the Lakers run past the Dragons.

Han Wang scored 13 points and Xianhuan Xu added 10 points for Tsinghua.




Photos by Andrew Lee @HISportsPics  
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