Liana pumps in 17 to lead Farrington over Pearl City 62-55

Feb 10, 2013 | PC Sports


The Farrington Governors advanced to the semifinal round of the 2013 Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Division Boys Basketball Championship Tournament after defeating the Pearl City Chargers 62-55 last night in a quarterfinal match-up played at Pearl City High School.

Tyler Liana's game high 17 points led the Governors (9-3) over the Chargers (9-2) and into the next round where they will face undefeated OIA Red Eastern Champion Kalaheo (12-0) in the semifinals on Wednesday, February 13 at McKinley High School. Kalaheo defeated Campbell on Saturday in a blowout 62-37.

OIA Red Eastern Division runner-up Moanalua (11-1) will take on OIA Red Western Division Champion Kapolei (11-0) in the other semifinal. Kapolei just got past Kahuku (7-5) in the quarterfinals 48-44 to advance.

The Chargers and Governors found themselves in a tough, up-and-down the court shoot-out in their Saturday night quarterfinal match-up. In a tight first half, Farrington won the first quarter 10-8 with Pearl City taking the second quarter 11-10. The Governors won the momentum battle taking a one point, 20-19 lead into the half. Farrington carried that momentum into the third quarter outscoring the Chargers 19-8. The Farrington offense was led by shooters Tyler Liana 17 points, Jacob McEnroe 14 points and Marco Cudia 13 points, 3PM.

Both teams stepped up scoring in the fourth quarter with Pearl City busting out the long range bombers hitting on seven 3-pointers. Sonny Glisson dropped 4-3PM, Reymart Rosario 2-3PM and Daicorri Briscoe 3PM in the fourth quarter. Rosario finished with 3-3PM in the game. (The Chargers scored a total of eight 3PM in the game).

Sonny Glisson led the Chargers with 16 points. Reymart Rosario finished right behind Glisson with 15 points.

The Chargers and Governors combined for 51 points in the fourth quarter with Pearl City winning the quarter 28-23.

Scoring Summary:


1st Quarter

Isaac Amorin opened scoring for the Chargers in the first period with two points (7:12). Farrington tied the score at 2-2 on a couple free throws by Jacob McEnroe (5:50). McEnroe put Farrington up 4-2 on lay up (3:58). Tyler Liana lays it in for the Governors to go up 6-2 (3:15). Pearl City's Reymart Rosario hit two free throws to pull within two points at 6-4 (2:45). Isaac Amorin ties the game at 6-6 on a layup (1:55). Jacob McEnroe scored a basket to break the tie and put the Governors up 8-6 (29.6). McEnroe was fouled on the play but missed the free throw attempt. Tyler Liana went to the line to shoot two, made the first but missed the second shot. Farrington went up 9-6. Jacob McEnroe went to the line to shoot two after being fouled attempting to grab the rebound on Liana missed free throw (26.3). McEnroe made one of two shots to give Farrington a 10-6 lead. Daicorri Briscoe hit two points from inside the key.  Pearl City trailed by two 10-8 (:10). Quarter Ends: 10-8 Farrington.

2nd Quarter

Mason Semisi opened the second quarter with a basket to put the Governors up 12-8 (7:20). Pearl City came back on a basket by Tyson Hickcox, 12-10 (6:29). Daicorri Briscoe tied the score at 12-12 on a jump shot (5:45). Reymart Rosario put the Chargers in front 15-12 after hitting a 3-pointer (5:05). The Chargers went up 17-12 after a steal and a pass from Sonny Glisson to Reymart Rosario for two points (4:35). Marco Cudia went to the line converting one of two free throws for the Governors, 17-13 (4:28). Isaiah Smith dropped two of two free throws to close to within two points of the Chargers at 17-15. Marco Cudia tied the game at 17-17 (2:35). Sonny Glisson scored on layup after a steal to put the Chargers back on top 19-17 (1:50). Marco Cudia gave the Governors the lead on a 3-pointer (1:00). 20-19 Farrington at the half.

3rd Quarter

Marco Cudia opened scoring in the third quarter on a basket to increase the Governors lead to 22-19 (7:15). Tyler Liana scored on a layup to put the Governors up 24-19 (5:45). Liana came right back on the Governors next possession and scored to increase their lead to 26-19 (5:00). Sonny Glisson scored for the Chargers to close within five points at 26-21 (3:20). Zach Kaya scored to close within three points at 26-23 (3:05). Tyler Liana pumped in two points to go back out in front by five points 28-23 (2:30). Zach Kaya put in two points under the basket to pull the Chargers within 3 points of the lead at 28-25 (2:15). David Luafatasago scored two points from down low for the Governors, 30-25 (2:00).  Isaac Amorin hit two points to close within three at 30-27 (1:15). Tyler Liana's basket put the Governors out front 32-27 (1:07). David Luafatasago worked his way under the basket for two points and a seven point Farrington lead at 34-27 (39.2). Tyler Liana scored to bump the lead to 36-27. Jacob McEnroe put in two points to increase the Governors lead to 38-27. McEnroe was also fouled on the play and converted a free throw to go up 39-27 (5.8). 39-27 Farrington at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

4th Quarter

Sonny Glisson nailed a 3-pointer to open the fourth quarter dropping the Governors lead to single digits at 39-30 (7:35). David Luafatasago worked his way in the post and scored to go back in front by eleven points at 41-30 (7:15). Daicorri Briscoe went to the line for the Chargers converting one of two, 41-31 (6:55). Jacob McEnroe drove down the court and scored to put the Governors up 43-31 (6:45). Reymart Rosario drilled a 3-pointer for the Chargers to make the score 43-34 (5:55). Marco Cudia scored on a lay up to put the Governors in front 45-34 (5:42). Tyler Liana scored from inside the key to go up 47-34 (4:48). Sonny Glisson launched a three-pointer and scored to pull the Chargers within ten points at 47-37 (4:10). Tyler Liana brought the Governors right back dropping two points to go up 49-37 (4:00).  Sonny Glisson drilled his third 3-pointer of the quarter to chip into the Governors lead at 49-40. Marco Cudia put Farrington over the half century mark at 51-40. Sonny Glisson hit his fourth 3-pointer of the  quarter to get the Chargers within eight points of the lead at 51-43 (2:57). Daicorri Briscoe followed Glisson with a 3-pointer to pull the Chargers within five points of the lead at 51-46. Daicorri fouled out of the ball game on Farrington's next possession sending Isaiah Smith to the line and converting two of two to put the Governors up 53-46 ( 2:22). Reymart Rosario added to the Chargers fourth quarter three point show with a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 53-49 (2:00). Farrington's Isaiah Smith converted two free throws to put the Governors up by six points at 55-49 (1:54). Isaac Amorin scored on a layup to put the Chargers back within four points at 55-51 (1:24). On Farrington's next possession, Jacob McEnroe was fouled by Pearl City's Tyson Hickcox sending McEnroe to the line to shoot two shots. Hickcox fouled out of the game on the play. McEnroe converted both shots to put the Governors up 57-51 (1:11). Zach Kaya scored for the Chargers on a tip-in that pulled the Chargers within four points at 57-53 (:52). David Luafatasago went to the line and converted two of two free throws to give the Governors some breathing room at 59-53 (38.3). Marco Cudia converted one of two free throws for the Governors to go up 61-53 (:21). Isaiah Smith was fouled and went to the line converting one of two shots for the Governors final point of the ball game. 62-53 (11.2). The Chargers scored as time ran out.

Final score: 62-55.


@ Pearl City High School

Farrington (9-3)   10   10   19    23    62

Pearl City (9-2)      8    11     8    28    55

Farrington– Tyler Liana 17, Jacob McEnroe 14, Marco Cudia 13, 3PM, Isaiah Smith 8, David Luafatasago 8, Mason Semisi 2.

Pearl City – Sonny Glisson 16, 4-3PM, Reymart Rosario 15, 3-3PM, Isaac Amorin 8, Daicorri Briscoe 8, 3PM, Zach Kaya 6, Tyson Hickcox 2.


Other Quarterfinal Scores:

Moanalua 52    Mililani  44

Kapolei  48      Kahuku  44

Kalaheo 62      Campbell  37


Semifinal Match-ups – Wednesday, February 13

Live Broadcast on OC-16

@ McKinley High School

Moanalua vs. Kapolei  (5:00pm)

Kalaheo vs. Farrington  (25 minutes following 5:00pm game)


5th Place Semifinals – Wednesday, February 13

Campbell @ Pearl City  – 6:00pm

Kahuku @ Mililani – 6:00pm

*Top six OIA Red Championship Tournament finishers qualify for the HHSAA State Division I Tournament.


                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City's Sonny Glisson unloads on a three-point shot against Farrington. Glisson led the Chargers with 16 points including four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Farrington's Jacob McEnroe pictured at the line against the Chargers. McEnroe scored 14 points for the Governors including key free throws down the stretch in the fourth quarter. McEnroe is also pictured at the foul line with Pearl City's Reymart Rosario who had a big game for the Chargers scoring 15 points which included three 3-pointers.

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City's Tyson Hickcox blocks a shot by Farrington's Tyler Liana in the fourth quarter.