Girls basketball

LIVE BLOG: ‘Iolani Classic (girls)

December 12, 2013

Thursday’s scores Westview (Ore.) 62, Hilo 46 Riverdale (Tenn.) 67, Kamehameha 45 Long Beach Poly (Calif.) 62, Maryknoll 36 ‘Iolani 61, McKinley 14 Friday’s games 3:30 p.m. Consolation: Hilo vs. Maryknoll 5 p.m. Consolation: Kamehameha vs. McKinley 6:30 p.m. Semifinal: Westview vs. Long Beach Poly 8 p.m. Semifinal: Riverdale vs. ‘Iolani Saturday’s games 3:30 p.m. […]

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Two nationally ranked teams in Classic

December 11, 2013

Defending state champion Kamehameha gets its shot this week. The Warriors are one of five local teams in the ‘Iolani Classic girls tournament, which tips off on Thursday. Led by point guard Tiare Kanoa and swingman Alohi Robins-Hardy, Kamehameha has its hands full in the opening round against Riverdale (Tenn.). “I think it’s between Riverdale […]

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LIVE BLOG: Kailua at Roosevelt

December 10, 2013

Final: Roosevelt 65, Kailua 48. The Rough Riders finished strong, getting 16 points from point guard Sharice Kawakami. Kailua was in this until the final minutes. The Surfriders look like a potential D-I state-tournament team. Fourth quarter, 5:15: Roosevelt 52, Kailua 38. Rough Riders are on an 11-2 run. Kailua has lost a lot of […]

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Spalding vs. Baden

December 7, 2013

After watching tournaments use Baden basketballs on Thursday (Alegre Invitational hosted by Radford) and Friday (Black and Gold Classic hosted by McKinley), I’m at Kailua, where the red Spalding TF-1000 basketball is in use at the Surfrider Classic. I know there are fans, coaches and even ballers who will say it doesn’t matter what brand […]

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UH offers Konawaena’s Molina

November 20, 2013

She’s only a sophomore, but Konawaena basketball and volleyball standout Chanelle Molina is already on the University of Hawaii’s wish list. Molina, a Star-Advertiser all-state Fab 15 selection as a freshman last year, has been offered a basketball scholarship by the Rainbow Wahine. UH coach Laura Beeman talked with Molina during last weekend’s Bank of […]

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LIVE BLOG: Kaiser Invitational

November 14, 2013

UPDATED SCORES Roosevelt 70, Honokaa 39 Lahainaluna 51, Punahou 50 Kamehameha 71, Moanalua 33 Konawaena 47, Kaiser 45 Several of the state’s top girls basketball teams are here for the Kaiser Invitational. The tourney began today (Thursday) and concludes on Saturday. Konawaena 25, Kaiser 15, half The Wildcats started strong and had a 15-point lead […]

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Baseball, volleyball standouts sign letters

November 13, 2013

Eight volleyball players and eight baseball players were among the signees at the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance letter-of-intent signing event this morning at Elks Lodge Waikiki. In all, 29 student-athletes signed letters, including record-breaking swimmer Jasmine Mau of Punahou. The senior chose Cal, and the setting for her official decision could not have been more […]

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HIADA: Regionals get thumbs up

June 9, 2013

This big dance might just be on the neighbor islands. Administrators across the state passed a proposal on Sunday that will send teams across the islands for the first two rounds of the state girls basketball and boys volleyball championships. The proposal was one of several that made it out of committee and to the […]

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PIAA Spring Letter of Intent Day

April 18, 2013

Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance and Elks Lodge of Waikiki hosted a letter of intent signing ceremony on Wednesday morning. More than 30 signees participated in the event. Among the seniors ready to start college was volleyball standout Kupono Fey of Punahou. But unlike his peers, the 6-foot-6 senior was at home. He had contracted pinkeye […]

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All-State Girls Basketball Defense honors

March 17, 2013

Coaches and media All-Defensive Team 1. Kiki Robertson, Mid-Pacific 2. Alohi Robins-Hardy, Kamehameha 3. Alex Masaquel, ‘Iolani 4. Courtney Kaupu, Konawaena 5. Tiare Kanoa, Kamehameha 6. Sharlei Graham-Bernisto, Hilo 7. Aliyah Pana, Hilo 8. (tie) Abrianna Johnson-Edwards, ‘Iolani 8. (tie) Carissa McBride, Leilehua 10. Sarah Liva, Hanalani Most Improved Player 1. Carissa McBride, Leilehua 2. […]

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Video: ‘Iolani-Kaimuki girls hoops

March 1, 2013

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Post-tourney: Girls hoops back on the rise

February 10, 2013

Now that the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships are over, what’s left to ponder? I like the underclass movement. Seniors like Lilia Maio left an indelible mark and legacy for schools like Kamehameha, which won its first state crown since 2002. Yes, these current Warriors were in kindergarten and first grade back then. But […]

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State tourney: Day 4 matchups

February 8, 2013

Not so long ago, there were debates on the interwebs. I was there, going back and forth with basketball junkies, strung out of myriad hoop games during the preseason, regular season, playoffs and state tournaments. One of the back-and-forths revolved around Oahu basketball and Big Island basketball. There was so much grief from Oahu-centric fans […]

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State tourney: Day 3, semifinal matchups

February 7, 2013

The little kids were there again, asking Konawaena players for autographs. Lia Galdeira and Dawnyelle Awa may be long gone to Washington State — Awa just started her third game in a row at point guard — but the aura of Konawaena basketball hasn’t dissipated. “I can still feel it,” said Courtney Kaupu, one of […]

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