HI-PAL basketball results 02-03-11

Hawai’i Police Department
HI-PAL Program
Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.
Phone: 961-2220
February 3, 2011

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HI-PAL Winter Basketball Classic
Front row: Waiakea Intermediate School students Kanamu Evangelista-Demello, Ridge Quitoriano, Kenan Shaw.

Back Row: Officer Randy Morris, West Hawai’i HI-PAL coordinator; Cindy Adams, Director, Hawaii Meth Project; Kirsti Imai, UH Hilo Vulcans women’s basketball player; Lloyd Matsunami, principal, Waiakea Intermediate School; Police Chief Harry Kubojiri; Mana Silva, UH Manoa Warriors football player; Desiree Cruz, public relations specialist for Mayor Billy Kenoi; Officer Joey Botelho Jr., East Hawaii HI-PAL coordinator.

Media Release

The Hawai’i Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) held its 30th Annual Winter Basketball Classic from December 26-29 in Hilo. Thirty-eight teams (including three from Oahu) participated in the following age divisions:

  • Boys 9 & 10
  • Boys 11 & 12
  • Boys 13 & 14
  • Girls 12 & under
  • Girls 14 & under

More than 350 youths age 9-14 participated in the tournament.

Below is a list of the winners, in alphabetical order from each division, along with a team photo taken after the championship games, which were held at the Hilo Civil Auditorium on December 29.

Boys 9 &10

Boys 11 & 12

Boys 13 & 14
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Hauoli Akau, Aina Alip, Gene Ansagay, Austin Ewing, Michael Hanano, Kobe Kaaekuahiwi, Micah Lorenzo, Cherilyn Molina
Coach: Devon Alip
Foul Out:
Kahinu Alapai, Noah Ferreira, Kellen Goya, DJ Justo, Alex Matthews, Calvin Mattos, Ezekiel Narido, Danielle Oda, Joey Ongais, Ikaika Whielhan
Coach: Lance Kekona
  Team Happy:
Anthony Dollwet, Keanu Esser, Gabby Ewing, Daylan Ita, Micah Kanehailua, Collin Maynard, Kevin Medeiros, Nick Palleschi, Justic Redwood, Tolby Saito
Coaches: Marc Saito, Guy Nakamoto
Girls 12 & Under Girls 14 & Under
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Honolulu Sharks:
Sydney Costales, Destiny Kaumatele, Astra Kidani, Ehu Soares, Eleu Soares
Coach: Grant Kidani
Kaiulani Ahuna, Nicole Antonio, Kaiulani Faanunu, Sharlei Graham-Bernisto, Shalyn Guthier, Raevyn Kaupu, Cierra Kelii, Alexis Pana, Kaydee Rapozo
Coach: Ben Pana

The HI-PAL program would like to thank everyone who participated in this event, as well as the organizations, business establishments, community personalities and dignitaries that helped make it successful.

Anyone with questions about HI-PAL or future events may call the East Hawai’i HI-PAL office at 961-2220 or the West Hawaii HI-PAL office at 326-4646, Ext. 258.

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