Girls basketball

The polls for high school sports are what they have always been and probably always will be: whipped cream. No nutritional value. No two ballots are alike, and I will almost always disagree with how the week’s voting went by the Star-Advertiser Top 10 panel whether it’s basketball, baseball, football, ramen restaurants, fried chicken joints, […]

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The accolades are building higher for former Konawaena standout Chanelle Molina. The Washington State guard was selected as the Pac-12 freshman of the week today. The league made the announcement on its site and Twitter account. The three-time Honolulu Star-Advertiser all-state player of the year averaged 14 points and three rebounds in three games with […]


Here’s how I voted in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 on Monday. ## Maryknoll Spartans (19-1, 5-0 ILH). Pupule ballot: No. 1 Last week: def. Claremont 54-28; def. @ Punahou 57-30. The skinny: Still unbeaten against Hawaii teams. The biggest differences between Maryknoll, ‘Iolani and Konawaena: A) Maryknoll has beaten ‘Iolani in both games […]

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Punahou Co-Athletics Director Kale Ane confirmed today that Liz Kam is no longer the Buffanblu varsity girls basketball coach. Kam resigned over the weekend, just halfway into her second season. “She shared that it was for personal reasons,” Ane texted. “We told her we would respect that.” Punahou was 2-3 in Interscholastic League of Honolulu […]


The ‘Iolani girls basketball team won two of its four games at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Ariz. ‘Iolani played in the Darril Kipp division. The Raiders defeated Fremont (Neb.) 57-41 on Monday. ‘Iolani lost to Eastlake (Calif.) 64-51 on Tuesday. Hawaii’s No. 2-ranked team then topped Forest Grove (Ore.) 62-52 on Wednesday. […]

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Here’s how the new Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 looks. Below that, those same teams and more — listed with their positions on my ballot. Pupule’s ballot 1. Maryknoll. Still lots of room for growth. 2. ‘Iolani. Pound for pound, inch for inch, best team. 3. Konawaena. Still talented, but very young. 4. Kamehameha. Close, […]


Camy Aguinaldo likes traveling, especially if riding roller coasters is involved. The ‘Iolani senior and her teammates, and coaches are in Arizona this week, playing in the Nike Tournament of Champions. After a dinner of chicken and bread, she chatted about her favorites and the Raiders’ goals as a team. A full-length feature on Aguinaldo […]


For a second time in three days, the No. 3-ranked ‘Iolani Raiders took control in the second half en route to a key ILH girls basketball victory. The Raiders rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat No. 5 Punahou 51-42. First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter


Height is might in basketball — most of the time. Then there’s ‘Iolani. Not the boys, who have plenty of height, starting with 6-foot-9 Hugh Hogland. The girls? Their only losses so far have been to nationally ranked powerhouses and the No. 1 team in the islands: Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) (No. 2 by USA Today), […]

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Kamehameha visted ‘Iolani on Tuesday night with a chance to leap-frog the Raiders in the ILH girls basketball standings. First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter