HHSAA Girls Volleyball
Hawaii Baptist outlasts Damien, will take on top seed Le Jardin in Division 2 title match


Thu, Oct 27, 2022 @ Kalani [ 5:00 pm ]

FINAL  1   2   3   4   5      
DMS (11-7) 25 21 17 25 16 2
HBA (11-8) 20 25 25 18 18 3
Kill: M. Nakata (HBA) 36 kills
Ast: L. Chu (HBA) 56 ast

Hawaii Baptist is returning to the title match of the HHSAA Division II girls volleyball tournament for the first time since 2017, grinding out a 20-25, 25-21, 25-17, 18-25, 18-16 win over Damien in the first semifinal of the night at Kalani High School gymnasium.

Marissa Nakata had a match-high 36 kills to go along with three blocks and 20 digs, Caitlin Wong added 22 kills, two blocks and 16 digs and setter Leina Chu poured in 56 assists to lead the way for the Eagles, who took down the Monarchs for the third time this season.

After dropping the first set, the Eagles took the next two sets before the Monarchs dug deep to force a fifth and deciding set with a win in set four. 

In the fifth set, Damien turned back Hawaii Baptist on two match points before the Eagles needed to fend off the Monarchs, who had a match point of their own at 16-15, but a trio of hitting errors on the final three points sealed the match in favor of Hawaii Baptist.

Damien's hitting duo of Kaila Kalama-Bajet (22 kills, two blocks, 15 digs) and Kiana Cueto (21 kills, three blocks, 2 aces, 15 digs) came up big in defeat, as did twins Kenna (6 kills, 47 assists, 6 aces, 18 digs) and Kody Wengler (31 digs, three asists).

Hawaii Baptist will face off with Le Jardin in the title match, a rematch of the 2017 championship game. The Bulldogs swept past fellow ILH member school Maryknoll in the second semifinal of the evening at Kalani, to set up a shot at an undefeated season and a third state title with a win over the Eagles.

Show your support

Every contribution, no matter the size, will help ScoringLive continue its mission to provide the best and most comprehensive coverage of high school sports in the state of Hawaii and beyond.

Please consider making a contribution today.




Waiakea rolls past Kahuku on final day of Imua Invitational

Three players reached double figures in scoring to help the Warriors finish the three-day tourney on...

Kamehameha posts big third quarter to battle past KS-Hawaii

Kya Kanoho and Nihoaokealii Dunn combined for 34 points in Kapalama's win over their Big Island counterparts.

Big first half helps Iolani hold off Kailua to win Surfrider Holiday Classic

The Raiders led by as many as 22 points in the game before staving off a fourth quarter rally by the...

Saint Louis pulls away from Mililani in low-scoring affair

The defending Division I state champion Crusaders broke a 22-all tie in the fourth quarter with an 11-4...

Moanalua holds off Radford on second day of Jim Alegre Invitational

Four players scored in double figures to help Na Menehune top their Salt Lake Boulevard rivals.

Menehune utilized their entire roster in championship run

The 2022 edition of the Waimea football team illustrated the meaning of Laulima in its run to the team's...