Girls basketball

The Big Dance, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hawaii State Girls Basketball Championships, is finally here. On the girls side, it’s been largely dominated by neighbor-island teams like No. 1 Konawaena and No. 2 Lahainaluna. Unlike the boys rankings (and seedings, most likely), the girls hoops scene this year has been very static. Konawaena […]


Fresh off its record book for boys basketball last year, Natalie Iwamoto and the HHSAA have done it again. Frank Mauz and Thomas Yoshida teamed up to bring you a record book for the girls basketball tournament. Scratching the surface finds these fine performances. But there are many, many more. We suspect OC16’s Felipe Ojastro […]


As expected, defending state champion Konawaena received the top seed in this week’s OC16/HHSAA girls basketball tournament. Punahou paid a heavy price for coming up short in the ILH championship n Saturday, forcing it into a first-round matchup with Farrington with a meeting against the Wildcats up next. Kamehameha-Maui and Kaiser open up in the […]


It’s been a rollicking good time so far in the OIA Division I girls basketball final here at James Alegre Gymnasium. Roosevelt leads at the half 20-18. Leilehua led 16-10 at one point, getting huge activity near the bucket by Tianna Hanohano and Chyel Palmer. Roosevelt tied the game with 3-pointers by Ciera Uchida and […]


I’ll be updating at the end of quarters for this OIA Division II girls basketball final pitting McKinley (6-6) and Kaimuki (8-3). FIRST QUARTER The Bulldogs were aggressive and active offensively. Though they shot just 2-for-12, they crashed the offensive boards and were a couple of 3-point tries away from stretching this lead. Tigers hanging […]


If, if, if. The strange and amazing brew that is ILH boys basketball is keeping Peter Estomago on his toes. With so much murkiness and excitement because of this year’s extreme parity, the league’s basketball coordinator has been navigating threw a slew of potential scenarios in both boys and girls hoops. First, the boys. Saint […]


Geremy Robinson’s Senior Basketball Classic will be held on Mar. 5 at Moanalua High School. Robinson, the former UH guard, said the girls’ rosters will be announced on Feb. 20. The boys’ rosters will be released on Feb. 29.

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Harley Simon is only a junior, but she sure played like a senior on Thursday night. She dove to the floor for loose balls on numerous occasions in a comeback attempt that eventually failed. Her Mid-Pacific team cut an 18-point halftime deficit throughout the second half, but the Owls ended up losing to Interscholastic League […]

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See Part 1 here Radford’s lopsided win over rival Leilehua was enough to push the Rams up a notch to No. 7, swapping spots with ‘Iolani. The Rams have been impressive in the OIA West under coach Charles Chong. The stars have aligned and Chong has gotten plenty out the Rams. Mililani is still ranked […]


See the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 here With or without their starting five intact, the Konawaena Wildcats aren’t missing a beat. Nope. The music still plays and the defending state champions continue to be a unanimous selection as the No. 1 team in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10. Chanelle Molina (ankle) and Mercedes […]