HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Punahou Buff and Blue dominated in a quarterfinal match-up against the #3 Lahainaluna Lunas 74-54 at Moanalua high school.
Punahou’s full-court, press defense created turnovers and stalled the Lunas offense throughout most of the evening. Lahainaluna fought hard, coming within four points nearing the end of the first half.
But an offensive explosion by the Buff and Blue to start off the third quarter put the game out of reach.
USC football commit Kaulana Makaula led the way for the Buff and Blue with 17 points and Duke Clemens contributed with 13, to go along with eight rebounds.
Luna’s Tre Rickard scored a game high 25 points and Reece Pascua added 14 in the defeat.
Punahou will now take on the Iolani Red Raiders in the semi final of the boys division I basketball state tournament.