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Trinity Christian Dominates Kea`au in Hilo Tourney Opener

December 13, 2013, 9:19 AM HST
* Updated December 13, 9:23 AM
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Trinity Christian wasted little time in advancing to the semifinals of the Hilo High School Holiday Prep Classic Thursday.

The Tigers, hailing from Cedar Hill, Tex., exploded past Kea`au High School 69-17 to open up the annual tournament, held at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. The game took just an hour and three minutes to complete.

Kea`au (2-3 overall, 0-0 BIIF) didn’t make it easy for the Tigers early. Edgar Ventura and Isiah Segobia combined for 16 first half rebounds, and the Cougars held a 24-20 advantage in the rebounding department by halftime.

The Cougars didn’t make it easy on themselves, either. Kea`au turned the ball over 17 times in the first half and shot just 3-for-22 in the first 16 minutes. Kea`au shot 5-for-34 for the game.

Trinity Christian (6-4) was led by 6-foot-9 forward Albert Owens, who scored 16 points and rocked the rim with a contested, right-handed dunk in the first half. Owens also hit two three-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds.

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Isaiah Harwell followed with 13 points and three treys. Harwell shot 5-for-9 from the floor and grabbed four rebounds. Jon Cole scored 10 points and dished out four assists. He scored six second quarter points off of turnovers.

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Segobia led Kea`au with six points. Ventura followed with four points and 11 rebounds.

Kea`au 6 3 5 3 – 17

Trinity Christian 16 20 21 12 – 69

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Hilo High School Holiday Prep Classic scoreboard

Thursday’s scores

Trinity Christian 69, Kea`au 17

Waiakea 73, Pahoa 49

Lahainaluna 57, Kamehameha-Hawai`i 30

Hilo 64, Kohala 53

Friday’s schedule

Kea`au vs. Pahoa – 3:30 p.m.

Kamehameha-Hawai`i vs. Kohala – 5:00 p.m.

Trinity Christian vs. Waiakea – 6:30 p.m.

Lahainaluna vs. Hilo – 8:00 p.m.

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