Girls basketball

High school classmate. Friend. Teammate. Champion. College student-athlete. College teammate. There are few strings of words that are as gratifying as those, and that’s the road travelled by Farrington seniors Molimau Heimuli and Chantal Mailou. The two basketball standouts were among dozens from the class of 2017 who inked their letters of intent in a […]


Kahuku center Taimona Wright will replace Kesi Ah-Hoy at the Geremy Robinson Senior Classic. Brandyn Akana, who coached both players at Kahuku, made the announcement on Thursday. Wright is a 6-foot-4 senior who has an accurate mid-range jumper and played a supporting role in Kahuku’s ascent to the state championship. Ah-Hoy, one of the team’s […]


The Geremy Robinson Senior Basketball Classic will be played at Neal Blaisdell Center on Saturday. Previous exhibition games pitting high school seniors were held at Moanalua. The boys and girls matchups will begin in the early afternoon, followed by a Hawaii Swish (professional) game. The boys and girls games have a private-versus-public school format. The […]


All-State Fab 15 selection Molimau Heimuli and teammate Chantal Mailou led Farrington to an Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I girls basketball championship last month. In a few more months, Heimuli and Mailou will be en route to Paris Junior College in Texas to continue their playing careers. Heimuli, a 5-foot-11 guard/forward, was voted No. 4 […]


There’s a list a certain pupule writer is composing that, in terms of importance, breaks apart like this — if was a pie chart: 60 percent, All-Defensive Team; 39 percent, most improved player; and 1 percent, roughly 200 girls basketball players rated in my latest sumo-rankings style groupings. So the order of priority is simple […]


The 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Fab. 15 can be found in Sunday’s newspaper. Konawaena junior point guard Cherilyn Molina is the state player of the year. Konawaena’s recent dominance could continue well into the future with 5-foot-10 forward Caiyle Kaupu the fourth Wildcats freshman to be named to the Fab 15, joining Lia Galdeira, […]


Three years ago, Mona Fa‘asoa was ready to call it a career after more than a decade as Kaimuki’s esteemed girls basketball coach. The circle of supporters at Kaimuki pulled her back in, and the results were astounding. The Bulldogs made the move back to Division I and reached the OIA championship game this season, […]

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The ILH released its girls basketball all-star teams on Tuesday as voted on by the league coaches. Maryknoll’s Chico Furtado earned coach of the year honors after guiding the Spartans to their third consecutive ILH championship while Kamehameha senior Mikiala Maio took home player of the year honors in Division I. Division I Most valuable […]


Team Navy, sparked by Konawaena junior guard Cherilyn Molina, won the Varsity Division title at the Mufi Hannemann Jamboree on Monday at Manoa Valley District Park gym. Below, photos of the top teams in Varsity, 14-under and 12-under divisions.


Anti-climatic, sure. Polls at the high school level are more like whipped cream than anything nutritious. But for voters, there are mini dilemmas. Konawaena’s win over Maryknoll in a thriller of a state-championship game makes the top spot on a ballot easy to pick. But what about the likes of ‘Iolani, which lost to Kamehameha, […]