McKinley’s tough D bounces Pearl City from OIA tourney

Feb 14, 2015 | PC Sports


Pearl City had a rough time against the McKinley Tigers stingy defense last night in the opening round of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I Basketball Championship Tournament won by the Tigers 42-29 at the Pearl City High School gymnasium.

McKinley moves on to the championship tournament quarterfinals and will face E2 Kahuku tonight at Kahuku High School at 6:00pm. The loss, surprisingly ended Pearl City's post season with an early exit that dashed the Chargers hopes of a solid tournament performance and a berth in the HHSAA State Basketball Championship Tournament.

McKinley's Dan Villejo 14 and Macjun Otarra 11 led the Tigers in scoring. Tylor Canon 7 and Pierce McMoore 6 were top scorers for the Chargers.

@ Pearl City High School

                          1    2   3    4     F

McKinley (6-6)     10   9   9   14    42

Pearl City (8-3)     6   3   11   9    29


McKinley — Dan Villejo 14, Macjun Otarra 11, Huthifa Abdel-Juwad 6, Mark Burke 5, Gilbert Antonio 4, Jonah Howard 2.

Pearl City — Tylor Canon 7, Pierce McMoore 6, Sape Tupuola 4, Gilbert Tapat 4, Garrett Kanamu 3, Grant Carter 2, Juchan Lee 2, Blaise Scanlan 1.

3-Pointers — McKinley 1 (Gilbert Antonio)  Pearl City 2 (Tylor Canon, Pierce McMoore)

Photo by Barry Villamil |

McKinley's Dan Villejo is pictured being guarded by Pearl City's Pierce McMoore in the 3rd period.

Villejo scored a game high 14 points for the Tigers while McMoore pumped in 6 points for the Chargers.