Hawaiʻi Police Department
Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)
Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.
More than 80 youths from 15 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket 12-and-Under Hoops Championships this past weekend, September 20-22, at Waiākea Uka Gym.
The Hawaiʻi Warriors 6th Graders out-gunned the Hawaiʻi Warriors 7th graders 52-32 to claim the tournament title. Kiaʻi Apele led the champions with 16 points and Keawe Silva added 12. Randon Arima scored 10 for the runners-up.
Members of the championship team, as pictured, are Kiaʻi Apele, Umi Kealoha, Izayah Chartrand, Keawe Silva, Keegan Scanlan, Seshley Martinez and Kaupena Yasso.
The Keaʻau Chargers finished third, defeating the Fly Girls 43-17 behind Gabriel Bergen’s 19 points. Also participating in the event were Kohala NSP, Panaʻewa Sharpshooters, Piopio Bears, Kona Shut D I and II, Kona Stingrays, Stray Kats, Waiakea Titans, Konawaena, St. Joseph and Paiʻea.
“The goal of the tournament was remind our youth to wear their seat belts,”, said HI-PAL Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.. “We look forward to hosting future events to continue promoting seat belt use and providing safe drug free events for our youth.”
For additional information on any Click It or Ticket or HI-PAL event, please call Officer Joseph Botelho at 961-8121 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, extension 258.