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HHSAA boys basketball – Pahoa beats McKinley in Overtime

Pahoa 68, McKinley 64, OT: Defending champion Pahoa survived and it had to go back and forth, and to overtime against McKinley to do it.

Nicklas Fisher scored 22 points, including six in overtime, and grabbed 12 rebounds as Pahoa beat McKinley, 68-64, in a first-round state Division II boys basketball game at Kalani.

Pahoa, the Big Island Interscholastic Federation champion and No. 2 seed, led by as much as 64-59 in overtime with the Tigers getting as close as two on two occasions. Khalil Lucas sealed it with two free throws with 2.7 seconds left.

Pahoa, which trailed 43-34 after three periods, started the fourth on a 10-0.

Fisher scored four points, and Sonny Miguel and Devin Gonsalves hit 3-pointers during the rally, which put the Pahoa (10-6) ahead 44-43 with 5:10 remaining.

There were three ties and five lead changes in the fourth.

McKinley, the Oahu Interscholastic Association runner-up, tied it at 53-53 after a pair of free throws by Jason Ramano with 24 seconds remaining.

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February 18, 2011 - Posted by | Basketball | , , , , ,

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