LONG BEACH.—The Nisei Athletic Union’s 2012 Akira Komai Memorial Playoffs continued Sunday, with semi-finals in the Aye Plus and Double Aye sections.
State finals for Aye Major and Aye Minor will be played Sunday at Rancho Dominguez Prep in Long Beach, with the first game at 10 a.m.
After the State finals, Aye Plus and Double Aye will hold their SoCal finals. There are no Northern California entries this year for the State title in those two divisions.
Tze Tse led all scorers with 20 points for Quicksilver A+, but it wasn’t enough as FOR Magic all but ran away with their Aye Plus semi-final game Sunday, 72-55.
Jordan Hiroshima was at the front of a balanced attack by FOR, netting 16 points on 4-for-13 shooting. FOR had four players score in double figures.
Jimmy Lee scored 19 in the loss for Quicksilver.
The Magic will move on to Sunday’s Aye Plus final at Rancho Dominguez Prep, where they will take on Bruins Young Guns, who used a second-half flurry to top FOR North Torrance Optometry, 79-74.
Ryan Lee scored 14 of his 25 in the first half, which ended with Young Guns ahead by a single point, 38-37.
Darin Nakauchi hit his stride in the second half and finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
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Pacific Pride got a solid 21 points from Mark Nitake and had little trouble with Westside Lions en route to a 95-74 win in the first Double Aye semi-final of the day.
Daniel Wong led Westside with 20.
Pac Pride will play for the Double Aye SoCal title this Sunday, when they take on Tigers Blue, who outlasted Nakatani, 69-62.
Nic Echevestre had 19 points and eight rebounds for Tigers. AJ Brevard added 17.
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