BIIF Boys Volleyball Tournament Update – April 29
The nightcap to a banner day for Kamehameha-Hawaii came in boys volleyball, where the Warriors secured their school’s fourth league championship in that same day, joining water polo, baseball, and softball, with a 25-14, 28-26, 25-17 straight set victory over Waiakea in the Division I championship.
Kamehameha-Hawaii improved to 16-0 with the win, capping an undefeated league campaign and continuing strong momentum into the New City Nissan / Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division I Boys Volleyball Championships on Oahu.
The toughest part of the victory came in the second set, where Kamehameha-Hawaii trailed by four twice in the set, and fought off a set point at 24-23, before rallying back to win the second set.
Evan Enriques led the winners with 22 kills, with Daniel Aina Jr. following with 10 kills and 22 assists. Mamane Namahoe led Waiakea with 12 kills.
Both schools will compete in the state tournament this week. The bracket will be released late Sunday morning.
Ka Makani Knocks Off Top Seed for Division II Title
It took extra volleyball to start and finish the Division II championship match, with Hawaii Preparatory Academy winning both the first and fourth sets to win the championship over top seeded Kohala. Set scores were 29-27, 11-25, 25-23, 27-25.
HPA fought off three set points in the first set, after trailing by as much as four through the early part of that set. After a struggle in the second set, HPA battled to win the third. In the fourth, they trailed 19-16 late in the set, and eventually fought back to even it at 21. After fighting off a point at 25-24, Ka Makani scored three consecutive points to win the match.
Keanu Yamamoto had 17 kills for Ka Makani, leading three players in double figures. Jevin Ching followed with 13 kills, while Tyler Van Kirk had 13. Donald Wong. Jr. had 25 kills for Kohala.
In the third place game, Pahoa swept Ka’u 25-19, 25-16, 25-12. The Daggers will join HPA and Kohala in the New City Nissan / HHSAA Division II Boys Volleyball Tournament, beginning Thursday.