Boys basketball

The Mad Librarian (my editor, Jerry Campany) asked. When the Mad Librarian asks, the translation to plain English is, just do it. So here goes. He wants me to seed the entire high school basketball universe in our beloved and beautiful islands. Mad Librarian is not a fan of classification in basketball. He echoes the […]

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The Interscholastic League of Honolulu has announced that the boys basketball tiebreaker playoffs will be held at Kamehameha’s Kekuhaupio Gymnasium on Saturday. The four teams involved will play a doubleheader with the winners advancing to the tiebreaker final on Monday, no site announced yet. On Saturday, ‘Iolani and Punahou will meet in a 5 p.m. […]

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Some pupus for those of you waiting patiently for news of the ILH boys basketball draw. As of noon today, according to the ILH office, the tiebreaker process for the four, yes FOUR teams tied for first place as the regular-season schedule concluded last night, is underway. I asked if the “draw” was done and […]

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Entering the Age of Iron Men

by Paul Honda on February 4, 2016

There’s the 6-foot-6 kid who has that pep in his step again, lifting Punahou to a seriously clutch road win. There’s the other 6-6 kid, a Wes Unseld clone from Maui now playing for Saint Louis, his dream of a weekend trip home completely obliterated. But first, there was Noa Purcell, on the floor in […]

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If, if, if. The strange and amazing brew that is ILH boys basketball is keeping Peter Estomago on his toes. With so much murkiness and excitement because of this year’s extreme parity, the league’s basketball coordinator has been navigating threw a slew of potential scenarios in both boys and girls hoops. First, the boys. Saint […]

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Geremy Robinson’s Senior Basketball Classic will be held on Mar. 5 at Moanalua High School. Robinson, the former UH guard, said the girls’ rosters will be announced on Feb. 20. The boys’ rosters will be released on Feb. 29.

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The Saint Louis Crusaders arrived at Kekuhaupio Gymnasium cool and collected. Confident and just one win away from celebrating an oh, so hard route to the state tourney. The Kamehameha Warriors said, no, no, no, and won a 71-70 thriller on Tuesday night to wreck Saint Louis’ plans. Even after trailing 22-12 in the first […]

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Just a couple of minutes until tip-off. If Saint Louis wins, a state-tourney berth is theirs. If Kamehameha wins, UH-ohh… The logjam for second place could turn out to be a logjam for first by week’s end. FIRST HALF Saint Louis started five reserves and I don’t know why yet. The starters entered with 3:02 […]

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And yes, St. Francis basketball fans, you are celebrating. St. Francis sealed its state-tourney berth by clinching first place in the ILH Division II season at 12-0. While University High got lots of attention by playing in some of the top D-I preseason tourneys, coach Ron Durant gradually built his Saints into a formidable force. […]

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Every day, every night, it’s been a mantra of “Say whaaaat?” in ILH boys basketball. No disrespect to the relative parity of the OIA East. No insult whatsoever to the mini-surprise of Baldwin’s midseason win over Lahainaluna in the MIL. No shade, as the kids say, regarding the BIIF’s wacky race. Nope. In the ILH, […]

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