Girls Basketball: Warriors surpass Bears


Photo by Holly Honda

Ashley Peralta chases the ball in the match against the Baldwin Bears, Dec. 28, at Jon E. Garcia Gymnasium. The Warriors won 51-32.

WAILUKU– After a slow first quarter, the Kamehameha Maui’s girls basketball team put together a commanding lead and defeated the Baldwin Bears, 51-32, at Jon E. Garcia Gymnasium, Dec. 28.

“We came out flat in the first quarter. It should have been more energetic…but that didn’t happen,” head coach Victor Aguirre said.

The Warriors scored eight points, and the Bears scored four points in the first quarter.

By the second quarter, the Warriors opened up their lead and made the score 22-10.

“As a team, we did decent,” team leaders Kaylee Cambra said.

The third quarter score was 39-16, with the Warriors in the lead, and although the Bears poured it on in the fourth quarter, doubling their score, Kamehameha won the game 51-32.

“My expectations are… high. I like [how] they try to meet their expectations. We fell short a little in the fourth quarter but for the most part, I was happy with what they did,” Coach Aguirre said.

The Bears only had seven players there, but still played their best.

The Warriors have a goal to keep their turnovers under 12, and in this game, they nearly met it, keeping their turnovers to 13.

“[This] is one of our best games turnover-wise,” Cambra said.

Coach Aguirre said that he was pleased with the team’s performance and looks forward to seeing them continue to get better.

Watch the Warriors face off with the Lahainaluna Luna’s in their next game at the Lahaina Civic Center, Jan. 4, at 5:30 p.m.