Seabury loses to Corona in tournament final
By Fred Guzman
Although Seabury Hall appears to be the class of its own league, the previously undefeated Spartans were in over their heads in Saturday’s title game of the St. Anthony Invitational basketball tournament.
The Spartans, an Maui Interscholastic League Divistion-II team, beat traditional D-I power Baldwin for the second time in two weeks in Friday’s semifinals. But they were decisively beaten, 64-40, by Corona of California at War Memorial Gym.
Seabury dropped to 7-1 this season despite a 21-point performance by Phelan Pagano.
Baldwin beat Kealakehe 53-40 for third place, Hilo defeated king Kekaulike 61-48 for fifth, and Campbell topped St. Anthony 54-34 for seventh.
Meantime, the host Lunas beat Pitt Meadows of Canada 59-45 in the Lahainaluna Invitational. In other games: Socastee of South Carolina defeated Molokai 53-41, Mission Viejo of California routed Heritage Woods of Canada 73-27, and Maranatha of Washington beat Lakeside of California 68-53.
In MIL soccer, Keelan Ewaliko scored on a breakaway goal midway through the second half, lifting the Baldwin boys to a 1-0 victory over Seabury Hall and into first place in the league overall and D-I standings.
Amber-Lei Madriaga scored twice as the unbeaten Baldwin girls defeated Seabury 4-1.
In other games: Kekaulike’s boys beat St. Anthony 2-0 on goals by Michael Ribao and Logan Bantilan. Shelly Liburd registered a hat trick as the Lunas’ girls defeated Molookai 8-0. Tiana Lucas scored twice as Maui High’s girls topped Hana 6-0. Kekaulike’s girls blanked St. Anthony 7-0.