Girls basketball

On Thursday night, unranked Kaiser stepped into the charming, antiquated and tiny gym at Roosevelt High School. The Lady Cougars showed that yes, they’ve come a long way since taking their lumps from Lahainaluna, Hilo and ‘Iolani way back in mid-November during preseason. The young Cougars lost to those three Top-10 teams by a total […]

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Clearly, Roosevelt is the class of the Oahu Interscholastic Association, that enormous entity also known as the largest and largesse of leagues in the 50th state. Of course, just because a league is gigantic — 23 girls-basketball playing programs — doesn’t necessarily make it the best league from top to bottom. But among the OIA’s […]

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Waianae had patience to start Thursday’s game against Radford, but it didn’t last. The Seariders waited until their teammates got open in the early going in the 51-31 loss at the Rams’ gym, but by the second half, Waianae was giving up possessions left and right. It prompted Seariders coach Cyrilla Manuel to say afterward […]

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Amid the cacophony of the Radford High gym after the Rams’ 51-31 girls basketball win over Waianae on Thursday, coach Charles Chong said something his girls would be wise to listen to: “We could be a great team.” The emphasis, in this case, is on “could.” After seeing the team for the first time this […]

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Girls-Basketball-DI-Varsity-Playoff-Bracket Girls-Basketball-DII-Varsity-Playoff-Bracket The top seeds in the OIA Red girls basketball playoffs are a pair of undefeated teams in Mililani (10-0) out of the West and Roosevelt (11-0) from the East. After that, it gets a little crazy. The Trojans had no problem finishing up the season with a 62-11 win over winless Waialua, which […]

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Pupule thoughts on today’s Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10. Here’s the poll (coaches and media) followed by my lonely little ballot. THE TOP 10 Voted on by coaches and media from around the state. First-place votes in parentheses. Ten points for first-place votes, nine for second, etc. GIRLS BASKETBALL Team PTS. PVS. 1. Konawaena (9) […]

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The Konawaena Wildcats aren’t climbing the charts, but they haven’t been demoted, either. The latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Girls Basketball Rankings released on Thursday has Hawaii’s top squad at No. 21. Konawaena, coached by five-time state championship coach Bobbie Awa, was at No. 21 last week. The Wildcats are 21-1 overall. They’re still riding the […]

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Star-Advertiser Top 10 GIRLS BASKETBALL Jan. 13, 2015 Team PTS. 1. Konawaena (14) 149 2. Roosevelt (1) 128 3. Lahainaluna 109 4. Maryknoll 107 5. Punahou 98 6. Hilo 62 7. Mililani 48 8. Kamehameha 42 9. ‘Iolani 39 10. Kailua 16 Also receiving votes: Kaiser 14, Leilehua 7, Farrington 2, Nanakuli 2, Hawaii Baptist […]

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FIRST HALF SECOND HALF Score: Kamehameha 58, ‘Iolani 53.

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The last two undefeated teams in the OIA East girls basketball race are Roosevelt and Kaiser, which meet in the regular-season finale on Jan. 22. It’s nothing new for the Rough Riders, who are the defending OIA champions and have won three league titles since 2006. That’s not the case for Kaiser, which hasn’t won […]

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