Boys basketball

Hopping here and there on this overcast Saturday. The James Alegre Invitational and Surfrider Classic are going on, and there’s also the girls tourney at Kaiser (Ted Fukushima Invitational). 2 p.m. Honokaa vs. Farrington Pre-game: Honokaa is a year older and wiser, playing and finishing games with more success. The Dragons, coached by Jayme Carvalho, […]

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Busy with other important tasks, but I get to see some boys basketball for the first time this season today at one of the finest tournaments in the islands, the James Alegre Invitational. I’ll be starting, keeping notes, videotaping and blogging throughout the afternoon and night. Update, 9:55 p.m. James Alegre Invitatioal Friday’s scores Lahainaluna […]

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I‘m grateful for many things. One is covering sports for eight years in a place that has, as my old editor Bobby Command (at West Hawaii Today) would say, “provincial” qualities. Honokaa vs. Kohala basketball in the 1990s drew packed gyms for boys and girls games. Cousins versus cousins, going back generations. Keone Emeliano, Kalei […]

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Point guard Marcus Keene made quite a splash during his one season at Moanalua. Playing under then-Na Menehune boys basketball coach Greg Tacon, Keene was a 5-foot-8 starting point guard as a freshman on a team that featured 6-4 high flyer Marcus Monroe. Behind Keene’s team-high 14 points, Na Menehune defeated Kahuku 64-58 in the […]

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Seven-time ‘Iolani Classic champion Oak Hill will return to the ‘Iolani Classic boys basketball tournament this year. The boys and girls tournament fields are set for the December event. Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) captured the boys title in 1989, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2010 and 2014. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), the 2012 champ, […]

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The Punahou basketball community lost a great one recently with the death of Charles “Bud” Scott on June 22. Scott, the winningest coach in the long and storied history of the Buffanblu hoops program, was 88. He also coached at Laupahoehoe and Hilo on the Big Island, and finished with a career mark of 224-59. […]

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For anyone who has been to the Moanalua gym recently, you’ve seen this big, colorful, beautiful new scoreboard. It’s way more than a scoreboard actually. It’s made up of multiple TV screens and can be used for presentations at school assemblies and also by coaches to show live or recorded videos of a practice session […]

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‘Iolani junior Hugh Hogland, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser all-state player of the year, was named the Gatorade Hawaii Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday. Hogland averaged 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game to lead the Raiders to a 22-9 record and the ILH and state championships. He is now the seventh […]

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It turns out the ILH and Honolulu Star-Advertiser differ on who the best player in the league was this year. ILH coaches voted ‘Iolani’s Robby Mann as the ILH boys basketball player of the year. The complete All-ILH teams were released Monday, a day after the Star-Advertiser selected ‘Iolani junior Hugh Hogland as its player […]

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The opportunity to probe the minds of coaches and a few media about all-state selections is usually a mixed bag. Basketball, as much as any team sport, is about teamwork. Postseason individual honors are not. As much as some people believe that an all-state selection should or must be as close to a championship trophy […]

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