Pearl City downs Waianae 46-44 in OT Thriller!

Jan 18, 2015 | PC Sports


Pearl City pulled out a hard fought 46-44 win over Waianae in OT on Saturday in a classic and thrilling  OIA D1 West boys varsity basketball match up played at Pearl City High School.

Pearl City entered the fourth period trailing Waianae by three points at 24-21. The Chargers outscored the Seasiders 19-16 in the fourth quarter capped by Tylor Canon's 3-point bomb from the left side of the arc with time running out to tie the game at 40-40 and send the game into overtime.

In overtime the teams battled for the lead with Pearl City coming out on top with key baskets that included a 3-pointer by Gilbert Tapat, a basket by big man Garrett Kanamu and the final point of the ball game scored by Tapat at the free throw line.

Waianae had a chance to tie the game after Tyger Rohr was fouled in the act of shooting and went to the line shooting three with 7.8 seconds left on the clock in overtime. Rohr dropped 2 of 3 to pull within one point of Pearl City at 45-44.

The Chargers played tough defense and were propelled by hot hands that drilled three point shots in the fourth period and in OT.

"We had three stops on defense," said Chargers Head Coach Lionel Villarmia. "We got away from the pressure and just played relaxed. We played tough defense and slowed them down. On offense down the line to get us to overtime we hit three's."

Gibert Tapat and Tylor Canon both scored 11 points with two 3-pointers a piece down the stretch for the Chargers.

Waianae's Natano Namulauti scored 8 points with two 3-pointers. Cameron Palmeteer scored a game high 18 points for Waianae.

Congratulations to both teams for a great game!

The Chargers return to the hard court to host Kapolei on Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00pm.



@ Pearl City        1   2   3   4    OT    F

Waianae (1-4)        7   9   8    16   4    44

Pearl City (3-2)      8   4   9    19   6    46



Waianae – Cameron Palmeteer 18, Tyger Rohr 10, Natano Namulauti 8, 2-3PM, Ikaika Treman-Reed 6, Brendan Ayala 2.

Pearl City – Gibert Tapat 11, 2-3PM, Tylor Canon 11, 2-3PM, Pierce McMoore 9, Garrett Kanamu 8, Izak hay 4, Sape Tupuola 2, Josh Arrellano 1.

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Waianae's Cameron Palmeteer led all scorers with 18 points. (2-4 from the free throw line).

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Waianae's Natano Namulauti scored 8 points with two 3-pointers.

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Pearl City's Garrett Kanamu and Waianae's Cameron Palmeteer

are set to battle at center court to tip off the overtime period.

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Garrett Kanamu muscled through the Waianae defense to

score and break a 42-42 tie with 2:08 on the clock in OT.

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Kanamu rejects a shot by Waianae's Tyger Rohr that would have tied the score at 44-44.

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Tyger Rohr scored 2 of 3 foul shots to pull Waianae within one point at 45-44 with

7.8 seconds on the clock in OT. Rohr scored 10 points in the game for Waianae.

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Gibert Tapat sank 1 of 2 free throws to give Pearl City a 46-44 lead

with time running out in OT. Tapat played an integral role in the

Chargers win scoring 11 points with two 3-pointers down the stretch.


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