To the winners go the spoils, they say.
Taylor Wu knows this well. The ‘Iolani senior came up clutch with her team down against Kamehameha in the final of the Snapple/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships tonight.
She connected on two key 3-pointers, the second banking in from 25 feet out, to give ‘Iolani the lead for good in a thrilling 62-59 win over Kamehameha at Stan Sheriff Center.
Wu was voted most outstanding player of the tourney. She was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Lily Lefotu Wahinekapu, Kalina Obrey and Noelle Sua-Godinet of Kamehameha, Kamalu Kamakawiwo‘ole of Kalani and Caiyle Kaupu of Konawaena.
Alexis Dang, who scored a team-high 12 points in Hawaii Baptist’s 43-39 win over Seabury Hall in the Division II final, was selected most outstanding player in that bracket. Joining Dang is teammate Kyley Nakagawa, Anau Tu‘ivai and Pio Tu‘ivai of Seabury Hall, and Kierstin Gummerus and Kaye Serapio of Waimea.