Girls basketball

Nov. 26 hoops roundup

by Jerry Campany on November 26, 2016

TThe ILH Division I girls basketball season started in earnest on Saturday night. Punahou started the night with a balanced attack to win its ILH opener over rival Kamehameha 56-45. Kamaile Kandiah and Tanisha Elbourne each scored 13 points for Punahou with Abigail Aplaca and Elle Uyeda each chipping in 11. The Buffanblu only had […]

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I‘m grateful for many things. One is covering sports for eight years in a place that has, as my old editor Bobby Command (at West Hawaii Today) would say, “provincial” qualities. Honokaa vs. Kohala basketball in the 1990s drew packed gyms for boys and girls games. Cousins versus cousins, going back generations. Keone Emeliano, Kalei […]

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Former Konawaena girls basketball standout Chanelle Molina is already making an impact for Washington State. Molina, a former all-state player of the year, banked in a halfcourt shot before the half against Oklahoma State on Sunday. The video is highlighted on the Pac-12 Conference website. OSU won the game 79-72 in Pullman, handing the Cougars […]

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Konawaena senior Celena Jane Molina followed through on her commitment, signing a letter of intent to play basketball at Washington State. Molina, a three-time Fab 15, all-state forward for the Wildcats, just completed her volleyball season. She is one of the state’s top players in volleyball, but isn’t planning to play that sport for the […]

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Celena Jane Molina, Konawaena’s basketball and volleyball standout, has orally committed to Washington State. The 5-foot-9 senior is a three-time Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State Fab 15 selection and two-time state champion. She will play basketball for the Cougars, who recruited her older sister, recent graduate Chanelle Molina. Youngest sister Cherilyn Molina, an all-state junior guard […]

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Hinano Higa stepped down as the Roosevelt girls basketball coach, Rough Riders athletic director John Chung confirmed Thursday. “She just felt like it was time to step away,” Chung wrote via text message. “She actually talked to me about it a couple of years ago.” And so it goes with quality head coaches. Sometimes they […]

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Hoops Artistry founder Brianna Lagat-Ramos accepted the position of head coach for the varsity girls basketball team for Kaiser for the upcoming year. Lagat-Ramos has been an assistant coach at Kalani and Moanalua and handled the JV team for Moanalua. The UH-Manoa graduate takes over for Simon Bitanga, who held the post for the past […]

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Bobbie Awa isn’t big on hyperbole. However, the longtime, seven-time state-championship winning girls basketball coach will chat joyfully about her players, especially those who led. One of them is Chanelle Molina, who helped Konawaena capture its second girls basketball state title in as many years. Molina was inducted into the Enterprise Hawaii Hall of Honor […]

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Photos from tonight’s Enterprise Hall of Honor presentation at the Dole Cannery Ballrooms.

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Konawaena’s Chanelle Molina will be inducted into the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Dole Cannery’s Pomaikai Ballroom. Above are a few shots of the Kona great through the years. And here is the elite list of athletes she will join:

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