Girls basketball

In this edition of What Have We Learned, the beginning of basketball preseason is on the mantle. Or maybe it is an altar of sacrifice, because Lord only knows the time, energy and hope that were shed in the recruitment of the magical, clutch and amazing basketball player known as Chanelle Molina. Turns out that […]


I’ll be posting notes tonight from the Kaiser girls basketball tournament. Konawaena has just eight players in uniform, but is playing champonship-level hoops. Chanelle Molina, who committed to Washington State recently, is superb. So are Celena Jane Molina, Cherilyn Molina and Ihi Victor. The Wildcats lead Punahou at the half 33-19. It was 16-12 before […]


The Hawaii Self Storage Black and Gold Classic girls basketball tournament will tip off on Friday, Nov. 27 at McKinley Student Council Gymnasium. Participating teams are Kaimuki, Kaiser, Kalani, Kamehameha, Maryknoll, Sacred Hearts, University and host McKinley. Friday, Nov. 27 1 p.m. Kalani vs. Sacred Hearts 2:30 p.m. Kaimuki vs. Maryknoll 4 p.m. Kaiser vs. […]


Punahou senior basketball/volleyball player Va‘e Malufau has accepted a scholarship offer from Northern Arizona University to play basketball next year. The Lumberjacks play in the Big Sky Conference. Malufau, a 6-foot center, was a Star-Advertiser All-State honorable mention selection as a junior. Her uncle, former Kahuku basketball standout Clint Parks, announced the news on Thursday […]


The Konawaena Wildcats know travel, all right. Come Christmas week, the six-time Hawaii girls basketball state champions will fly to Washington D.C. to play in the Title IX Tournament and Conference. Coach Bobbie Awa’s team has won six HHSAA state titles in the past 12 years, including last season’s crown. The Wildcats are led by […]


Elizabeth Kam is the new Punahou girls basketbal coach, the school announced today. Kam was the Mid-Pacific girls coach for the past three years and served as a Punahou assistant from 2002 to ’12. She will now oversee the intermediate, junior varsity and varsity programs for the Buffanblu. “I look forward to this opportunity to […]

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Konawaena incoming senior Chanelle Molina, the reigning Star-Advertiser All-State girls basketball player of the year, has committed to Washington State, according to a release from Konawaena coach Bobbie Awa. According to the release, Molina had received scholarship offers from more than two dozen Division I programs and narrowed her choices to Washington State, Oregon State, […]


Team Stingrays finished in fifth place out of a field of 256 teams today at the End of the Trail Tournament in Oregon City, Ore. It was a solid performance for the Big Island squad comprised largely of players who powered Konawaena to a state championship in girls basketball last February — and coached by […]


Former state basketball player of the year Lia Galdeira will forego her senior season at Washington State and turn pro. Galdeira, who prepped at Konawaena, will begin her professional basketball career in Europe this fall with hopes of playing in the WNBA. Galdeira leaves Washington State as the program’s second-leading scorer with 1,710 points in […]


Maryknoll went undefeated to win the Radford Varsity Girls Basketball Summer League held this month. The Spartans went 9-0 to beat the Host Rams by two games. Here are some scores and final standings: Kamehameha ll 29, Kailua 13 HBA 37, Mililani 36 Maryknoll 52, Nanakuli 14 Radford 39, Moanalua 33 Maryknoll 48, Kailua 7 […]