Girls basketball

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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Pupule’s ballot BKG 12/23/13 1. LAH 2. MS 3. KS 4. HIL 5. MIL 6. KON 7. PUN 8. ROOS 9. IOL 10. HON Not much to bicker about here. The Star-Advertiser Top 10 girls basketball poll matched up with my ballot exactly the same, a rarity. (Non-subscribers can see the poll on the front […]

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AZCentral.com is reporting that Kamehameha point guard Tiare Kanoa has committed to play basketball for Arizona State University. Kanoa is a senior returnee and all-state selection for the defending champion Warriors. Teammate Alohi Robins-Hardy has already signed to play basketball and volleyball at BYU next season. Kamehameha (6-1) is ranked No. 1 in today’s Star-Advertiser […]

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That’s right. What you, me and about 300 other fans saw at Moanalua High School gym on Friday night was truly, incredibly epic. Farrington 90, Maryknoll 83 in overtime. Even without the OT, when regulation ended with the score tied at 75, it was phenomenal. I live-blogged it, not just for your information, but so […]

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‘Iolani Classic, day 2

by Paul Honda on December 13, 2013

Riverdale (Tenn.), the defending No. 1 team in the nation (MaxPreps), ousted host ‘Iolani and Long Beach Poly (Calif.) edged Westview (Ore.) in the semifinal round on Friday at ‘Iolani School. Riverdale is ranked No. 17 by MaxPreps and Long Beach Poly is No. 11. Semifinal: Riverdale (Tenn.) 51, ‘Iolani 34 > Riverdale: Shanique Heard […]

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Now that Nanakuli has got a taste of a state championship, it seems it can’t get enough. The Golden Hawks, who won last year’s Division II softball championship for their first state title since a bowling crown in 1987, look to be serious contenders in OIA Red girls basketball. It’s early, but Nanakuli is tied […]

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Thursday’s scores Westview (Ore.) 62, Hilo 46 Riverdale (Tenn.) 67, Kamehameha 45 Long Beach Poly (Calif.) 62, Maryknoll 36 ‘Iolani 61, McKinley 14 Friday’s games 3:30 p.m. Consolation: Hilo vs. Maryknoll 5 p.m. Consolation: Kamehameha vs. McKinley 6:30 p.m. Semifinal: Westview vs. Long Beach Poly 8 p.m. Semifinal: Riverdale vs. ‘Iolani Saturday’s games 3:30 p.m. […]

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Defending state champion Kamehameha gets its shot this week. The Warriors are one of five local teams in the ‘Iolani Classic girls tournament, which tips off on Thursday. Led by point guard Tiare Kanoa and swingman Alohi Robins-Hardy, Kamehameha has its hands full in the opening round against Riverdale (Tenn.). “I think it’s between Riverdale […]

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