JV Girls Basketball: Warriors fall to Bears

End season 3-3


Photo by Riann Fujihara

Jaimelee Felipe navigates her way around the Baldwin player. The Warriors fell to the Bears, 14-26, on Nov. 19 at Maui High Gymnasium.

KAHULUI-The Warriors junior varsity basketball girls fell to the Bears, 14-26, to close out the season (3-3) Saturday, Nov. 19, at Maui High Gymnasium.

This was their second game of the morning. Prior to the game against Baldwin, the Warriors played Maui High and won 17-13.

The Baldwin game started quickly with the Bears scoring the first point. The Bears continued to lead, and the end score of the first quarter was 7-2. Logan Spencer made the first field goal of two points for the Warriors.

“The first game, we played better than the second game, I think … cause we had practice this morning, and after the first game we were really tired,” Spencer said.

In the second quarter, the Bears stayed strong and in the lead. Freshman Mikiala Sniffen scored another  two points for the Warriors, making the score 14-4.

As the game transitioned into the third quarter, both the Warriors and the Bears pushed five more points in, which made the score 24-13. Freshmen Kealia Sjostrand and Sniffen made two 2-point shots each. Toward the end of the quarter, Sniffen also made one free throw.

However, in the beginning of the fourth quarter, Sjostrand got injured and stayed out for the remainder of the game. With 1:03 left in the fourth quarter, Sniffen also obtained an injury, taking away two players from the Warriors’ team and leaving only four girls to play.

When the game resumed, the Bears held one of their players out to keep things even. Spencer scored the last field goal of the season for the Warriors.

Baldwin coach Lorie Yanuaria said she was pleased with their overall season.

“They came out, worked together as a team and played together…so I’m proud of them,” she said.

As the jv girls basketball season comes to an end, all of the players for Kamehameha Maui will be moving up to the varsity team this winter.

“By having this season, it’s gonna help them to be prepared. They won’t play as much because they are young, but at least they got game experience, so when they do go in, they won’t be shocked,” Coach Danny Aguirre said.