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Smith, Nedd power OIA over ILH in 97-96 thriller

By Paul Honda on March 3, 2018

It’s all fun and games until a little fire gets going, and that’s partly how the OIA squad, led by Tolu Smith, edged the ILH team 97-96 on Saturday night in the fifth annual Geremy Robinson Senior Classic at Blaisdell Center. Smith, Kahuku’s superlative 6-foot-10 center, finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds despite a minor knee injury in the first half. Down 97-94, the ILH squad had two shots from the arc in the final seconds, but missed. One […]

Tittle steps down from Mililani hoops post

By Nick Abramo on February 27, 2018

Jason Tittle is looking forward to next Christmas, when it’s likely he won’t be a head basketball coach. Tittle said there were several reasons behind his decision to step down from his post as the Mililani boys varsity coach. One of them is to spend more time with his daughter, who will be turning 3. Another reason, according to Tittle, is that he felt he and his team didn’t meet certain goals that he set out to do. “When I […]

VIDEO: St. Francis vs. Damien, highlights

By Paul Honda on February 22, 2018

Highlights, St. Francis vs. Damien, Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball Division II State Championships Final, Stan Sheriff Center. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

Robinson Senior Classic rosters set

By Paul Honda on February 21, 2018

Rosters for the Geremy Robinson Senior Classic, which will be played Saturday, Mar. 3 at Blaisdell Arena, have been released. There will also be a 3-point contest for the boys and girls and a slam dunk contest as part of the festivities. Rosters were selected by Robinson. OIA Boys Caleb Casinas, Moanalua Cameron Henry, Mililani Tolu Smith, Kahuku Zoar Nedd, Kapolei Jaymin Khansmith, Kaiser Jayden Wyatt, Nanakuli Caleb Corpening, McKinley Saige Pulu, Moanalua Kyle Moraga, McKinley Andrew Kearney, Kalaheo Coach: […]

Punahou boys end hoops season back on top at No. 1

By Paul Honda on February 19, 2018

There never really was a bottom for the team that started on top, hit a few potholes, but revved up and relaunched to the top. The Punahou Buffanblu finally got theirs, sweeping through the Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships. Punahou (29-4) ousted Lahainaluna 60-50, Moanalua 75-69 and Kahuku 64-37 for its first state title since 2012. In the final Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10 of the season, Punahou collected all 11 first-place votes. The Buffanblu had been a unanimous No. […]

VIDEO: Punahou vs. Kahuku, highlights

By Paul Honda on February 19, 2018

Game highlights by quarter below. The Punahou Buffanblu receive their medals after defeating Kahuku 64-37 on Friday night in the final of the Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Stan Sheriff Center. Video: Paul Honda.

VIDEO: Division I state champion Punahou

By Paul Honda on February 18, 2018

Coach Darren Matsuda and senior guards Zayne Chong and Cole Arceneaux chat after Punahou’s 64-37 title-game win over Kahuku in the final of the Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships on Friday night at Stan Sheriff Center. Chong was named tournament most outstanding player, and Arceneaux was selected to the all-tournament team.

VIDEO: Division II state champion St. Francis

By Paul Honda on February 18, 2018

Brothers Kameron Ng and Kordel Ng chat after St. Francis defeated Damien 76-52 in the final of the Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball Division II State Championships. Kameron Ng, a junior, was named the tournament’s most outstanding player. Kordel Ng was named to the All-Tournament team.