Girls basketball

Ahead of tomorrow’s Star-Advertiser girls basketball Top 10, here’s how I voted. Pupule’s ballot BKG 1/13/14 1. LAH (21-1) 2. PUN (8-2) 3. MS (14-2) 4. KS (10-3) 5. ROS (11-2) 6. MIL (17-2) 7. KON (18-3) 8. HIL (12-5) 9. IOL (10-6) 10. HON (18-9) Summary: The Lady Lunas’ 51-50 win over Punahou may […]

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Hoops notebook

by Paul Honda on January 11, 2014

There are some headliner names in the world of ILH Division II basketball. For a few years, it’s been St. Francis, which won the state crown last year with 6-foot-5 Matthew Nuumanaia playing multiple roles. This winter, Damien has been on fire with 6-7 center Kapi‘ina King patrolling the paint. Neither has surprised like Hawaii […]

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Here’s how I voted in this week’s Star-Advertiser girls basketball Top 10 as of Monday (Jan. 6). Pupule’s ballot BKG 1/6/14 1. LAH 2. MS 3. KS 4. KON 5. ROS 6. HIL 7. MIL 8. PUN 9. IOL 10. HON This season is as unpredictable as I can recall in girls hoops. There is […]

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The wild final 5 minutes between No. 3 Kamehameha and No. 9 ‘Iolani in ILH girls basketball.

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Doubleheader is underway at ‘Iolani, where the Kamehameha Warriors are visiting for a basketball twinbill. The girls are at halftime and the boys will follow. BOYS ‘Iolani 19, Kamehameha 18, halftime A defensive struggle with a ton of blocks by the Raiders – particularly Kamu Borden, their big center. ‘Iolani 36, Kamehameha 28, end Q3 […]

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Video: Checking In

by Paul Honda on December 31, 2013

Here are video interviews with a player (Haka Johnson of Saint Louis), referees Eric Morales, Tony Collazo and Pat Silva, and St. Francis coach Sol Batoon. The new emphasis on illegal contact/hand-checking in high school basketball is affecting the game positively — or negatively — depending on who you talk to. Here’s the extended version […]

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Checking in (extended version)

by Paul Honda on December 31, 2013

(The shorter version of this story was published in Tuesday’s Star-Advertiser.) Some coaches and players are getting downright defensive about it. One of the three points of emphasis in basketball by National Federation of State High School Associations this season is simple: enforce the hand-check rule. But the actual enforcement or lack of it has […]

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Pupule’s ballot BKG 12/23/13 1. LAH 2. MS 3. KS 4. HIL 5. MIL 6. KON 7. PUN 8. ROOS 9. IOL 10. HON Not much to bicker about here. The Star-Advertiser Top 10 girls basketball poll matched up with my ballot exactly the same, a rarity. (Non-subscribers can see the poll on the front […]

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AZCentral.com is reporting that Kamehameha point guard Tiare Kanoa has committed to play basketball for Arizona State University. Kanoa is a senior returnee and all-state selection for the defending champion Warriors. Teammate Alohi Robins-Hardy has already signed to play basketball and volleyball at BYU next season. Kamehameha (6-1) is ranked No. 1 in today’s Star-Advertiser […]

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That’s right. What you, me and about 300 other fans saw at Moanalua High School gym on Friday night was truly, incredibly epic. Farrington 90, Maryknoll 83 in overtime. Even without the OT, when regulation ended with the score tied at 75, it was phenomenal. I live-blogged it, not just for your information, but so […]

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