Girls basketball

Originally, this girls basketball game was scheduled at Punahou, but an ILH wrestling meet is occupying Hemmeter Fieldhouse today. The game was moved to Mid-Pacific, which is where I went at first. But the game is going to be on TV, and to make that happen, it was moved to Kamehameha as the front side […]

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It’s an interesting night of prep hoops. Over at Kalaheo, Farrington brings a depleted team. Starters Jacob McEnroe and Mason Semisi, their two best rebounders and interior scorers, are gone to the continent for a Poly All-American exhibition football game. That’s good news for Kalaheo, a smart, young team that doesn’t have a lot of […]

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Geremy Robinson saw a void, and now he’s hoping to get it filled. The former University of Hawaii basketball player is organizing the ILH-OIA senior girls and boys all-star doubleheader, which will be held on March 2 at Moanalua High School. “We want to get some respect for boys basketball in the community, to raise […]

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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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