Girls basketball

The host team, ‘Iolani, takes on tough South Medford (Ore.) in the third-place game of the ‘Iolani Classic girls tournament tonight. No. 2-ranked Lahainaluna just defeated Mililani 61-35 in the fifth-place game. The Lady Lunas lost to Bishop O’Dowd in a close game during Thursday’s opening round. Bishop O’Dowd will meet Konawaena in the title […]

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The Dragons of Bishop O’Dowd were tall and athletic, but ‘Iolani refused to surrender. The Raiders kept it close before falling in the semifinals of the ‘Iolani Classic on Friday night, 63-53.

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The Wildcats are warming up and almost ready to square off against South Medford (Ore.), a team that rallied past Punahou in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Bishop O’Dowd, the California powerhouse, will face host ‘Iolani in the second semifinal to follow this game. I doubt Konawaena will look past South Medford. The Panthers rallied from […]

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Joselle Ferrer‘s first and only 3-pointer of the game came at the perfect time for the Lady Tigers of McKinley. Ferrer’s shot gave the visiting Tigers a 31-30 win over Moanalua.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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