Cougars rise to No. 1 in boys hoops poll

Senior Chance Kalaugher is one of the leaders for the Kaiser Cougars, who moved from No. 2 to No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's boys basketball poll on Monday. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Senior Chance Kalaugher is one of the leaders for the Kaiser Cougars, who moved from No. 2 to No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s boys basketball poll on Monday. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kaiser moved up one spot to No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser boys basketball poll Monday.

The Cougars (4-0 Oahu Interscholastic Association East) passed Punahou, which fell to No. 3 after a loss last week to then-No. 10 Mid-Pacific.

Saint Louis went 2-0 in its first two Interscholastic League of Honolulu games and rose two spots to No. 4.


Mid-Pacific climbed five spots to No. 5.

In the girls Top 10, the biggest move was by Roosevelt (6-0 OIA East), which jumped two places to No. 6. Mililani (6-1 OIA West) entered the poll for the first time this season tied at No. 10.

The Top 10 boys and girls teams follow, with first-place votes in parentheses, points in the poll and last-week’s rankings.


Boys Top 10
1. Kaiser (15), 185, 2
2. Saint Louis (1), 153, 4
3. Punahou, 146, 1
4. Iolani (2), 138, 3
5. Mid-Pacific (1), 132, 9
6. Maryknoll, 71, 5
7. Kamehameha, 70, 6
8. Leilehua, 66, 7
9. Kalaheo, 56, 8
10. McKinley, 13, NR

Also receiving votes: Lahainaluna 7, Baldwin 6, University 1, Kapolei 1.


Girls Top 10
1. Konawaena (15), 150, 1
2. Lahainaluna, 135, 2
3. Punahou, 117, 3
4. Maryknoll, 104, 4
5. Hilo, 84, 5
6. Roosevelt, 65, 8
7. Iolani, 53, 6
8. Radford, 38, 9
9. Kamehameha, 30, 7
10. Sacred Hearts, 15, 10
10. Mililani, 15, NR

Also receiving votes: Leilehua 10, Hawaii Baptist 6, Honokaa 2, Campbell 1.

COMMENTS

  1. Menehune January 12, 2016 10:09 am

    6 out of top 7 are ILH schools


  2. Education First January 12, 2016 10:48 am

    I wonder how Kaiser will do next year with the new Transfer rule where kids must sit out a year if they transfer schools even if they move into district.


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