The Kea’au gym is primed for a pulsating non-conference basketball showdown tonight as the Pahoa Daggers (6-3) welcome the formidable Kamehameha Hawai’i Warriors (10-2) at 7 PM ET. Both teams bring firepower and intriguing storylines to the table, setting the stage for a potential upset or a continuation of the Warriors’ dominant run.
What it is: Hawaii High School basketball
Matchup: Pahoa Daggers vs Kamehameha Hawai’i Warriors
Time: Monday, January 22, at 7 pM ET
Game Type: home non-conference
Locations: Kea’au, HI
Live Stream: Watch here
Kamehameha Hawai’i, boasting a four-game winning streak, presents an offensive juggernaut. Point guard Kaimana Paaluhi is a scoring machine, averaging 22 points and 5 assists per game while torching nets from beyond the arc. Inside, Ikaika Akau provides imposing force, racking up double-doubles with regularity. The Warriors’ well-oiled system has them averaging 82 points per game, making them a relentless offensive force.
However, the Pahoa Daggers are no pushovers. Their backcourt tandem, Keanu Souza and Kawika Ahuna, possesses uncanny outside shooting, reminiscent of a championship contender. Defensively, the Daggers have been stingy, holding opponents to a league-best 65 points per game. Their disciplined approach and home-court advantage could prove significant factors in their quest for victory.
This matchup hinges on key battles. Can Paaluhi maintain his offensive brilliance against the Daggers’ tenacious defense? Will Souza and Ahuna counterpunch with their own long-range daggers? Can Akau impose his will inside against Pahoa’s formidable frontcourt? The answers to these questions will unfold during what promises to be a captivating display of athleticism and tactical acumen.