Girls basketball

Maryknoll’s free-throw shooting was horrendous Thursday, but a late comeback victory can cure many ills. The Spartans went 10-for-25 from the line, a paltry 40 percent, but amid the feel-good postgame celebration, free-throw shooting was not on top of coach Chico Furtado’s mind after the thrilling 47-46 over ILH rival Punahou at Ching Gymnasium. That […]

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(Thursday, 11:20 a.m. — Updates with comment from HHSAA.) New City Nissan is now the title sponsor for Hawaii High School Athletic Association boys and girls state basketball championships. “We like being involved because there are so many good teams out there,” New City Nissan President John Uekawa said. “A lot of people are interested.” […]

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Liz Kam has seen a lot in her years as a basketball player at Punahou, and as an assistant coach. When she was hired to become varsity girls coach at Mid-Pacific, Kam was prepared for every possibility that might come along for a growing program. She had no idea, however, that the Owls would ever […]

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All is well in the post for Farrington, even though they don’t have the bigs they had a year ago (Jacob McEnroe) or two years ago (mammoth Mason Semisi). No, all they have is one of the craftiest, strongest and toughest 5-foot-10 ballers you will see this season in boys basketball: Tua Unutoa. From start […]

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Basketball honor roll

by Paul Honda on December 23, 2014

Boys basketball >> Justin Agbayani, Kohala: scored 22 points against St. Joseph >> Shyrome Batin, Honokaa; scored 29 points against Ka‘u and 24 against Pahoa >> Ken Colombe, Mid-Pacific: scored 24 points against Fuxin (China) >> Cody DeSilva, St. Joseph: scored 24 points against Ka‘u and 21 against Kohala >> Kevin Foster, Roosevelt: scored 25 […]

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After two upset wins over nationally-ranked teams, the Konawaena Wildcats are now on the national spotlight. The CBS MaxPreps Xcellent 25 girls basketball rankings has Konawaena at No. 21 in its latest release on Thursday. Konawaena (13-1) knocked off then-ranked Miramonte (Calif.) 63-62 and Riverdale Baptist (Calif.) 49-41 at the ‘Iolani Classic. The Wildcats lost […]

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(Here is the extended version of this morning’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser feature story on the Molina sisters of Konawaena) These could be the two most memorable years in their young lives. They’re three regular sisters, other than the part where they’re all fantastic at playing basketball. Two of them love “Love and Basketball.” The middle child, […]

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The Star-Advertiser girls basketball Top 10 is out for the first time this season. Rank, School, (first-place votes), points, last year’s final ranking 1. Konawaena (14), 149, 5 2. Roosevelt, 110, 6 3. Lahainaluna, 109, 2 3. Maryknoll, 109, 7 5. Punahou (1), 101, 1 6. Iolani, 62, 10 7. Hilo, 51, 4 7. Kamehameha, […]

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Konawaena’s 5-foot-8 and under lineup faced another nationally-ranked team in this ‘Iolani Classic matchup. The Lady Crusaders of Riverdale Baptist features four college prospects and their front line measures at 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 and 6-1. Chanelle Molina scored 22 points to lead the Wildcats (13-0) to an upset victory. Riverdale was ranked No. 1 by […]

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‘Iolani Classic All-Tournament Team Mi’cole Cayton, St. Mary’s (Calif.) Aquira DeCosta, St. Mary’s Keana Delos Santos, Miramonte (Calif.) Honesty Grayson, Riverdale Baptist (Md.) Sabrina Inoescu, Miramonte Jiana Li, Shenzhen (China) Celena Jane Molina, Konawaena Lena Niang, Riverdale Baptist (Md.) Keala Quinlan, Roosevelt Most outstanding player: Chanelle Molina, Konawaena Most valuable player: Kat Tudor, St. Mary’s

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