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Roosevelt hires Joe Cho as girls hoops coach

By Paul Honda on May 23, 2018

That didn’t take very long. Less than two months after Kamehameha chose not to retain Joe Cho as girls varsity basketball coach, Roosevelt has hired him. Cho’s team at Kamehameha was a regular in the Star-Advertiser Top 10 and contended for the ILH title during his four seasons. The Warriors were 17-6 overall, including 8-5 in league play, but did not qualify for the state tourney out of the tough ILH. At Roosevelt, Cho steps into a situation that could […]

Konawaena’s Bobbie Awa to coach for USA Basketball

By Paul Honda on May 18, 2018

Longtime Konawaena girls basketball coach Bobbie Awa will be wearing red, white and blue the next time she coaches a game on the hardwood. USA Basketball has named Awa as one of four court coaches for the upcoming Women’s U17 World Cup Trials May 24-28 at Colorado Springs, Colo. Awa has led Konawaena to nine state championships in the past 15 seasons, including the last four HHSAA Division I titles. Many of her top players have continued their playing careers […]

Team Aloha wins Cal hoops tourney

By Hawaii Prep World on April 27, 2018

Team Aloha — an all-star girls basketball team from grades nine to 11 representing schools from across the state — finished 5-0 to win the Elite is Earned Spring Invitational basketball tournament held April 20-22 in Walnut Creek Calif. Team Aloha competed in the 17-and-under group of 40 teams. On Friday, Team Aloha beat Salt Lake Metros Gold, 62-35, and NorCal Dynasty Elite, 56-26. Saturday, Team Aloha beat Alaska Stars Gold 50-38 and then came back from a 9-0 deficit to blow […]

Kamehameha releases hoops coach

By Paul Honda on March 23, 2018

Joe Cho‘s girls basketball team won a ton of games in his four seasons at Kamehameha. He won’t be back for a fifth. Cho confirmed on Friday afternoon that he has not been retained as coach. Kamehameha was 17-6 overall in the recently completed season, including 8-5 in ILH play. Cho met with Associate Athletic Director Keoni Haole recently for a postseason evaluation meeting and was told that the school and the coach would “go their separate ways.” Bob Benham […]

Konawaena’s Molina adds second Gatorade award

By Nick Abramo on March 19, 2018

Konawaena senior guard Cherilyn Molina is the Gatorade Hawaii girls basketball player of the year for the second year in a row, the Gatorade Company announced Monday. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court. Molina led the Wildcats to a 26-2 record and their fourth consecutive Division I state championship in the recently completed season. She averaged 16.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.5 steals and one […]

Girls basketball Fab 15 notes, All-Defensive team, most improved

By Paul Honda on March 15, 2018

Here’s the 2017-18 Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State Fab 15 including individual capsule summaries for the 15 plus honorable-mention players and close misses. Also included are the All-Defensive Team and Most Improved vote-getters. All selected by a panel of coaches and media. Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State Fab 15 2017-18 Player of the Year: Cherilyn Molina, Konawaena Coach of the Year: Bobbie Awa, Konawaena Fab 15 1. Cherilyn Molina, Konawaena, 5-4, G, Sr. A four-time Fab 15 selection, repeats as Player of […]

Konawaena’s Molina repeats as player of the year

By Jerry Campany on March 11, 2018

For the eighth time in 10 seasons, the top girls basketball player from the state hails from Kona. Of course, those eight player of the year awards belong to only three people and for the fifth year in a row, the winner has the same last name. Konawaena’s Cherilyn Molina adds her second All-State player of the year award following older sister Chanelle Molina, who just completed her sophomore season at Washington State. Chanelle won three, Cherilyn has two and […]

Girls basketball All-State teams: 2008-2017

By Billy Hull on March 10, 2018

Sunday will mark the 30th consecutive Hawaii girls basketball All-State team when the Honolulu Star-Advertiser releases its 2018 edition. In the lead up to the release of the All-State team, we will look back at the first 30 years — 10 at a time — to remember some of the great girls basketball players of all time. Enjoy. Previous: 1998 to 2007 Previous: 1988 to 1997 Note: Frank Mauz did a girls basketball All-State team for the Honolulu Advertiser in […]