More than 80 youths from 15 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket 12-and-Under Hoops Championships Sept. 20-22 at Waiakea Uka Gym.
The Hawaii Warriors 6th Graders out-gunned the Hawaii Warriors 7th graders 52-32 to claim the tournament title.
Kiai Apele led the champions with 16 points and Keawe Silva added 12. Randon Arima scored 10 for the runners-up.
Members of the championship team, as pictured, are Kiai Apele, Umi Kealoha, Izayah Chartrand, Keawe Silva, Keegan Scanlan, Seshley Martinez and Kaupena Yasso.
The Keaau Chargers finished third, defeating the Fly Girls 43-17 behind Gabriel Bergen’s 19 points.
Also participating in the event were Kohala NSP, Panaewa Sharpshooters, Piopio Bears, Kona Shut D I and II, Kona Stingrays, Stray Kats, Waiakea Titans, Konawaena, St. Joseph and Paiea.
“The goal of the tournament was remind our youth to wear their seat belts,” HI-PAL Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. said. “We look forward to hosting future events to continue promoting seat belt use and providing safe drug free events for our youth.”
For additional information on any Click It or Ticket or HI-PAL event, call Officer Joseph Botelho at 961-8121 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, extension 258.