Girls basketball

Update 10:15 p.m. No. 2-ranked Archbishop Mitty will meet No. 9 Clovis West in the championship game of the ‘Iolani Prep Classic on Saturday night. Mitty overpowered ‘Iolani and Clovis West escaped with an overtime win over Long Beach Poly in tonight’s semifinals. Semifinal: Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 67, ‘Iolani 33 Semifinal: Clovis West (Calif.) 70, […]

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The Maryknoll Spartans were within five points of the nation’s No. 9 team, Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.), on Thursday night. By halftime, down 32-27, they were hanging on despite an ankle injury to starting forward Kamalu Kamakawiwo‘ole. Their underclassman-heavy roster eventually fell behind by 21 before closing the gap in the final few minutes and […]

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There’s a reality about heat. Fire. Combustion. Control the intensity, results can be good. Better than good. Allow the temperature to rise above the boiling point, trouble could brew. The most fiery coaches may struggle to communicate with their teams. Sometimes, the most intense teams have a coach who knows the right time to turn […]

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The 33rd Annual ‘Iolani Prep Classic is upon us. That’s 33 years since the late Glenn Young cobbled together an event that was a dream come true. The girls tourney began in 2007, which makes this the 10th year of its existence, and like the boys, there have been some epic battles featuring some of […]

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Depending on the schedule, even with missing scores, the Konawaena Wildcats are either 6-0 or 8-0. Maybe 7-0. Whatever the case, the defending girls basketball state champions were a near unanimous No. 1 pick by coaches and media in Monday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10. Here’s my look at the girls poll, compared with my ballots. […]

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So much for carryover respect. Punahou is the No. 1 team in the first Honolulu Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10 of the season, outpointing ILH rival ‘Iolani. The Buffanblu, who are unbeaten in preseason play, gathered 10 of 18 potential first-place votes in the balloting of coaches and media. The defending state champion Raiders of […]

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It’s not going to be easy for the Konawaena girls basketball team to defend its 2015 ‘Iolani Classic title next week. The Wildcats are one of eight teams — four from Hawaii — to participate in the three-day tournament that runs from Thursday to Saturday at ‘Iolani’s Lower Gym. Of the four teams from the mainland […]

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What a difference one game makes. Three nights ago, defending Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion Maryknoll was ice-cold from long distance. A 1-for-14 ice-cold, and 15-for-30 from the free-throw line in a hard-earned 60-52 win over speedy ‘Iolani in the regular-season opener. This time, with arch rival Punahou trodding through the rain, hoofing it down […]

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The Maryknoll Spartans are looking more and more like a team without a major flaw. They look a lot like last year’s squad, which reached the final of the HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships and lost to the dynastic Konawaena Wildcats. That’s because most of the team is back, a core group of juniors now […]

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Nov. 26 hoops roundup

by Jerry Campany on November 26, 2016

TThe ILH Division I girls basketball season started in earnest on Saturday night. Punahou started the night with a balanced attack to win its ILH opener over rival Kamehameha 56-45. Kamaile Kandiah and Tanisha Elbourne each scored 13 points for Punahou with Abigail Aplaca and Elle Uyeda each chipping in 11. The Buffanblu only had […]

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