The Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships begin Wednesday with four first-round games in Division I.
League champions won’t begin their tournament until Wednesday with No. 1 Kamehameha securing the No. 1 overall seed with a 38-29 win over Maryknoll on Wednesday night at Kekuha’upio Gym.
No. 2 Moanalua won a second straight OIA championship to earn the No. 2 seed. KS-Hawaii is the No. 3 seed and Baldwin is fourth seed.
The complete schedule for Division I is below. Division II has not been released yet.
HHSAA Division I State Tournament
|1||Feb. 17||Waiakea vs. Leilehua||Lei, 82-53||Waiakea|
|2||Feb. 17||Kahuku vs. Kaiser||Kah, 56-37||Kahuku|
|3||Feb. 17||Lahainaluna vs. Damien||DMS, 58-49||Lahainaluna|
|4||Feb. 17||Maryknoll vs. Kalaheo||Mryk, 49-41 (OT)||Maryknoll|
|5||Feb. 19||(1) Kamehameha vs. Leilehua||KSK, 72-43||McKinley|
|6||Feb. 19||(4) Baldwin vs. Kahuku||Kah, 64-53||McKinley|
|7||Feb. 19||(2) Moanalua vs. Damien||DMS, 64-57||Moanalua|
|8||Feb. 19||(3) KS-Hawaii vs. Maryknoll||Mryk, 61-32||Moanalua|
|9*||Feb. 20||Moanalua vs. KS-Hawaii||Moan, 73-61||Stan Sheriff Center|
|10*||Feb. 20||Leilehua vs. Baldwin||Bald, 73-54||Stan Sheriff Center|
|11||Feb. 20||Damien vs. Maryknoll||Mryk, 57-40||Stan Sheriff Center|
|12||Feb. 20||Kamehameha vs. Kahuku||KSK, 48-39||Stan Sheriff Center|
|13*||Feb. 21||Moanalua vs. Baldwin||Moan, 64-52||Stan Sheriff Center|
|14*||Feb. 21||Damien vs. Kahuku||Kah, 50-49||Stan Sheriff Center|
|15||Feb. 21||Maryknoll vs. Kamehameha||Mryk, 46-33||Stan Sheriff Center|
|* — consolation|
I got Leilehua, Kahuku, Damien, and Maryknoll winning round 1. Kamehameha, Kahuku, Moanalua, and Maryknoll in the quarters. Then I got a Kamehameha-Maryknoll final where Kamehameha comes out on top.
Moanalua will lose the first time they meet an ILH Team.
Moanalua beats Damien.
Damien is gonna ransack Moanalua. I don’t know what people have seen in Moanalua that makes them think they’re gonna handle any of the ILH teams. They got a crappy draw.