Boys basketball

The season is maturing and turning out to be one of the more interesting ones in recent seasons because of one reason: depth. Depth as in the number of quality teams out there, especially compared to girls basketball. Some of that has to do with homegrown development. Some has to do with imported talent, whether […]

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Here’s Monday’s Star-Advertiser boys basketball top 10, followed by my ballot. I’m not sold on the very young Leilehua Mules yet, and Kailua is vastly underrated here. The same team that beat then-No. 1 ‘Iolani and two mainland teams in the ‘Iolani Classic was mercilessly pulverized by voters because of last week’s loss to Kahuku. […]

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It was a showdown that turned into another ILH grind. Hugh Hogland had 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks to lead the No. 3 ‘Iolani raiders over No. 2 Punahou 49-38. First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter

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It was an astounding first 6 minutes for the Kahuku Red Raiders. From the opening tip until there was a little more than 2 minutes left in the opening quarter, Kahuku not only looked like an undisputed No. 1 boys basketball team in Hawaii, but played like they’ve been underdogs all season. All their lives. […]

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Not long ago, ‘Iolani’s Hugh Hogland was a tall, gangly kid who could barely make a shot. Then came years of a repetition, growth spurts and a love for basketball that has been exceeded by only one thing: his accomplishments. The 6-foot-9 senior and last season’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State Player of the Year will get […]

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The Punahou Buffanblu saved their best for last in more than one way on Friday night. Coach Darren Matsuda’s squad played, perhaps, its best game of the season to pull away from Rhode Island powerhouse Bishop Hendricken 80-60 in the championship game of the Punahou Invitational. A crowd of about 300 was on hand to […]

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After a victory over Santa Margarita (Calif.), No. 2 Punahou is headed to the finals of its own invitational. The Buffanblu’s semifinal victory pits them against Rhode Island’s Bishop Hendricksen after it edged Sequioa (Calif.), 60-56, in the first semifinal. The championship game is set for an 8 p.m. tip-off at Punahou’s Hemmeter Fieldhouse. It […]

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Walter Marciel would have made a great chef. People skills. Knowledge of his environment. Makes do with great or so-so ingredients. At Kailua, Marciel has superb ingredients this season, a mix of size, height, guards with offensive and defensive skills. When the Surfriders stunned defending state champion ‘Iolani in the semifinal round of the Surfrider […]

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Punahou is the last Hawaii team standing in its holiday basketball tournament. The second-ranked Buffanblu advanced to the semifinals of the Punahou Invitational on Wednesday, beating old friends Wilson of Oregon. The Buffanblu face Santa Margarita (Calif.) in tonight’s semifinal. Bishop Hendricken and Sequioa are in the other semifinal. Hawaii teams went 3-5 on the […]

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The Punahou Basketball Invitational has begun, and will run through Friday. The Buffanblu, who won the tournament last year 68-54 over Kaiser, open tonight at 8 p.m. against Hamamatsu Tech. Punahou has won six of the last seven titles, with its only loss in that span coming to Kalaheo 41-40 in the 2014 championship. No. […]

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