BIIF girls basketball: Waiakea emphatically hands ’Cats first loss since ’08

RICK OGATA photo Waiakea’s Kelsie Imai dribbles against Konawaena on Thursday night during the Warriors’ 54-22 victory at their gym.
RICK OGATA photo Waiakea's Zaelynn Lui-Cabinatan puts up a shot during her 18-point performance Thursday night as the Warriors' beat Konawaena 54-22

HILO – The streak had to end sometime, and it felt like a changing of the guard when Waiakea, a rising power, delivered the nail in the coffin against Konawaena, the gold standard of girls basketball.