Girls basketball

Please report scores and tournament schedules to sports@staradvertiser.com (follow-up call 529-4321) immediately after games. Also, CC me at phonda@staradvertiser.com, moiliiliquarry@gmail.com. Mahalo! Monday, June 26 Lahaina basketball players putting in hard work over the summer Lahaina News Wednesday, July 9 Llamedo Balances Music, Coaching Surfrider Basketball MidWeek Thursday, Nov. 13 • Waiakea Tournament √ Konawaena 64, […]

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(Note: Updates to add Hilo. I totally forgot about them in my faux ballot.) There’s no school on Saturday unless you are kid in Japan. But we did learn a thing or two that day — and in the past three weeks — on the girls’ roundball courts. I still haven’t seen all of the […]

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Warrior war zone

by Paul Honda on December 1, 2014

They’re so young, and their lead point guard is just a sophomore. I saw the future of the Kamehameha Warriors on Saturday and it was impressive. Even in a 47-42 loss to Roosevelt, they were gritty, relentless in the paint, and handled Roosevelt’s fullcourt press fairly well. It was in the halfcourt sets where the […]

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Surfing a big wave

by Paul Honda on November 30, 2014

After a 3-0 start to preseason, Kailua lost both of its road games against ILH powerhouses this week. Even in defeat, their improvement from one night to another has been drastic, and coach Mandy Llamedo knows it. “We played three solid quarters of basketball. They went on a run in the fourth quarter. It’s tough […]

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Smooth path for Rough Riders

by Paul Honda on November 30, 2014

When Kamehameha hosted Roosevelt on Saturday, I really wasn’t sure what to expect from the Warriors, who are down to three seniors with the graduation of several key players, including Alohi Robins-Hardy and Tiare Kanoa. But Roosevelt didn’t have it easy at all. They looked quicker, more cohesive and sharper in the early going and […]

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Running, gunning Raiders

by Paul Honda on November 30, 2014

Earlier in the week, I got to see Maryknoll’s evolution from a defensive-oriented team to a defense-first team that loves to run. ‘Iolani has already been there with the quick offensive transition for awhile. They were at it tonight against a dangerous Kailua squad. After sinking four 3-pointers in the opening quarter, ‘Iolani led 20-13 […]

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Kailua had a rough go at it earlier in the week at Maryknoll, losing 60-35. That game was fairly close for about a half, but Maryknoll’s trapping defense wore the Surfriders down. It won’t get easier here at ‘Iolani. The Raiders ran and launched threes when I last saw them play Kaiser two weeks ago. […]

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Healthy-sized crowd here at Kekuhaupio Gymnasium for a noon showdown between ILH power Kamehameha and OIA power Roosevelt. Coach Hinano Higa and her team seem pretty loose and focused for this road game. The Rough Riders won three games at the Ted Fukushima Invitational (Kaiser) two weeks ago. I haven’t seen them since, but yes, […]

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As much as any coach, Chico Furtado understands the futility of making too much of a 7-0 start in preseason basketball. But the longtime coach was thankful on the eve of Thanksgiving. The Maryknoll Spartans ran away from previously unbeaten Kailua 60-35 on Wednesday night before a fairly sizable home crowd at Clarence T.C. Ching […]

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Monday, June 26 Lahaina basketball players putting in hard work over the summer Lahaina News Wednesday, July 9 Llamedo Balances Music, Coaching Surfrider Basketball MidWeek Thursday, Nov. 13 • Waiakea Tournament √ Konawaena 64, Kamehameha-Hawaii 20 √ Maui 69, Keaau 24 √ Waimea 62, Waiakea 60 Friday, Nov. 14 • Nonconference √ Konawaena 77, Waiakea […]

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