Lady Chargers fall to McKinley 48-26 in OIA JV Championship Tourney

Jan 18, 2013 | PC Sports


Pearl City was eliminated from the OIA White Division Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Championship Tournament after being defeated by McKinley 48-26 in a semifinal match-up on Thursday at Pearl City High School.

McKinley pulled away from the Lady Chargers after a close first quarter that ended with the Lady Tigers ahead 6-5. McKinley turned it up a notch in the second quarter behind the hot hand of Jazmayne Williams to outscore the Lady Chargers 20-8 and take a 26-13 halftime lead.

McKinley increased their lead and pressure on Pearl City in the second half to defeat the Lady Chargers by a 22 point margin.

The Lady Chargers played tough to end and represented their school and athletics program with pride and class. They finished the 2012-2013 season at 3-8.

McKinley has a record of 7-4 heading into Saturday's OIA White Division Junior Varsity Championship game against Castle. Castle (9-2) defeated Waipahu (2-9) 58-32 on Thursday to advance to Saturday's (1/19) championship game (site and time TBA).

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Kayelah Arakaki led the Lady Chargers with 11 points. Arakaki pictured at the free throw line in the second quarter.

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City Chargers PA announcer Chaz Mihara pictured in action on Thursday inside the Pearl City High School Gymnasium during the Pearl City vs. McKinley OIA White Division Junior Varsity Championship Tournament semifinal game.

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Teammates from the Pearl City Lady Chargers varsity basketball team pose for a photo on Thursday before the junior varsity semifinal play-off game against McKinley. The Lady Chargers were in the house in support of the jv girls team.