Power Outage Halts BIIF Girls Hoops Game in Kea`au
Sporting events were not immune to Mother Nature’s wrath Monday.
With two games already postponed because of road closures and poor driving conditions, a third game, played at Kea`au High School, had to be stopped because of a mid-game power outage.
Kea`au held a 16-9 lead over Pahoa at the start of the second quarter when the lights went out. According to Kea`au athletic director Iris McGuire, the game will resume on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the same site. Play will restart at the point of the outage.
Honoka`a, Laupahoehoe to make up game Monday
One of the two games that was postponed Monday has been re-scheduled to Jan. 6 at the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School Gymnasium.
Honoka`a High School athletic director Keith Tolentino told Big Island Now Tuesday that his school will travel to Laupahoehoe to play the 6:00 p.m. varsity contest. The game was initially postponed because of flooding and road conditions caused by the recent storm.
Both teams resume Big Island Interscholastic Federation play on Saturday. Honoka`a (15-8 overall, 3-0 BIIF) returns to the court with a road game at Ka`u High School. Laupahoehoe, meanwhile, looks for its first win of the season when it travels to Kea`au.
No make-up date has been announced for the other postponed contest, Hilo High School’s home game against Kohala.
Monday’s BIIF girls baskeball scores
Hawai`i Preparatory Academy 55, Ka`u 37
Konawaena 59, Waiakea 30
Kamehameha-Hawai`i 59, Kealakehe 19
Kea`au 16, Pahoa 9 (postponed, second quarter)