Girls basketball

They are who they thought they were. The rest of the OIA, and the state, knows the Kaimuki Bulldogs now. A few months ago, nobody outside of longtime girls basketball coach Mona Fa‘asoa, her staff, players and the most tightly-knit insiders knew what this season’s Bulldogs were capable of. Oh, there was hope. Victoria Kintz, […]

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To the unsuspecting spectator entering Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium at Maryknoll School on Thursday evening, a showdown of immense magnitude was in the making. In reality, not really. Fourth-ranked ‘Iolani had nothing to gain or lose in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls basketball standings. Top-ranked Maryknoll had plenty of incentive: win and clinch at […]

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It wasn’t so long ago, really, when Latoya Wily was Kahuku’s unstoppable force in the paint. At 6 feet tall with plenty of muscle, the nimble-footed Wily was relentless on both ends of the court. Great footwork in the low post, always working the angles and using her mind as much as her athleticism to […]

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The Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 came out Monday, always another opportunity to examine and nit-pick over something that has absolutely no bearing on anything substantial. Anything close? No, just a couple of arguments: Konawaena should not move up ahead of ‘Iolani and Kamehameha by default, and why I still have Kamehameha-Maui on my ballot. […]

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In addition to a second Pac-12 Conference freshman of the week honor in as many weeks, former Konawaena Wildcat Chanelle Molina was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) freshman of the week today. Molina was already making headlines with a huge 33-point, five-rebound, seven-assist performance in Washington State’s 82-73 upset of then-No. 9 UCLA […]

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Just days after the Pac-12 Conference named her freshman of the week, former Konawaena standout Chanelle Molina took it one giant step further. The three-time all-state player of the year scored 33 points to power Washington State over No. 9 UCLA, 82-73, in Pullman, Wash. Molina tied the freshman scoring mark set by another former […]

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Farrington senior Moli Heimuli was a force of nature on Tuesday with 35 points and 26 rebounds in a 60-45 win over visiting Kalani. First quarter Second quarter Third quarter

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It’s not often that a center handles the ball on the wing, the top and even the backcourt with regularity. For Moli Heimuli, playing all but 3 minutes or so was just another tough night at the gym. The 5-foot-11 senior was ready and able, pounding the low post, crashing the offensive boards and running […]

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The polls for high school sports are what they have always been and probably always will be: whipped cream. No nutritional value. No two ballots are alike, and I will almost always disagree with how the week’s voting went by the Star-Advertiser Top 10 panel whether it’s basketball, baseball, football, ramen restaurants, fried chicken joints, […]

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The accolades are building higher for former Konawaena standout Chanelle Molina. The Washington State guard was selected as the Pac-12 freshman of the week today. The league made the announcement on its site and Twitter account. The three-time Honolulu Star-Advertiser all-state player of the year averaged 14 points and three rebounds in three games with […]

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