Girls basketball

Excellent battle between the OIA East’s third-place team and the OIA West’s runner-up. This quarterfinal game also had a nice perk: a state-tournament berth for the winner. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

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Recap: Kailua 49, Leilehua 46

by Paul Honda on January 23, 2014

Here’s a recap on Kailua’s win over No. 10 Leilehua on Wednesday. (Limited space in the print edition this morning.) Kailua 49, Leilehua 46 The Surfriders rode their big wave to a second win in as many nights, clinching a state-tournament berth with a come-from-behind victory. Delcie Williams paced Kailua (12-5, 9-3 OIA) with 21 […]

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Mililani 10, Radford 8, end Q1 Sluggish first quarter for both teams. Sarah Liva just two points so far. Mililani 29, Radford 15, halftime The Lady Trojans’ fullcourt press is wearing the Rams out. Liva finally coming alive. The senior center has eight points and eight rebounds now. Jasmine Moody has 10 points for Radford. […]

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OIA Red girls basketball playoff game is close to tip-off. Kailua, which ousted Waianae on Tuesday, will play Leilehua here at Mililani’s gym. The second game pits Mililani and dangerous Radford. I say dangerous because Radford’s strength is its bigs. This is the “safe” round where a loss doesn’t mean the season is over. The […]

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Roundball Wrap 1/22

by Paul Honda on January 22, 2014

Well, well, it’s playoff season, which in some minds is an entirely different deal from the regular season. That’s understandable. Playoffs. Even when scores aren’t lower, it still comes down to percentages. Getting good shots. Minimizing turnovers. Making free throws. FREE THROWS! That was clearly a factor on Tuesday night when Waianae visited Kailua. The […]

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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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