For a fourth week in a row, the Kamehameha Warriors are on the throne of the Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10.
They didn’t have to lift a finger to retain the No. 1 position last week. Kamehameha (25-5) had a bye as the ILH playoffs took the stage. The Warriors will play tonight’s Damien-Maryknoll winner on Wednesday for the league title and seeded state-tournament berth.
Meanwhile, Hawaii Prep (14-2) landed in the poll at No. 10. Ka Makani routed Kohala in the final of the BIIF D-II playoffs after going 11-1 during a regular-season schedule that included D-I teams. On HPA’s resume are wins over Kamehameha-Hawaii and Konawaena. KS-Hawaii stunned Hilo, and then defeated Konawaena for the BIIF D-I title last week. Waiakea was in the Top 10 as high as No. 9 before it lost in the semifinals to Konawaena.
Another new entry into the Top 10 is Mid-Pacific, which advanced in the ILH playoffs with wins over ‘Iolani (39-33) and then-No. 4 Punahou (49-42 in overtime) before losing at Damien (58-54) on Saturday.
With Punahou dropping to No. 7, Kalaheo and Kahuku each move up a notch. No. 3 Kalaheo (21-8) plays No. 8 Moanalua tonight in the OIA semifinals at McKinley Student Council Gymnasium. No. 4 Kahuku will battle No. 6. Leilehua.
The OIA D-I and D-II finals will be at McKinley on Wednesday.
Also receiving votes were Kaiser 6, Kamehameha-Hawaii 2, Kohala 2, Saint Louis 2, Seabury Hall 2, Waiakea 2, Roosevelt 1.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|
|1.||Saint Louis (6)||94|