Kapolei enters Top 10 at No. 8

Kapolei players celebrated Ethan Wright's putback as time ran out in the fourth quarter to beat Mililani and complete the regular season undefeated. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

The journey isn’t over for Kapolei, but the wait for a ranking has been long enough.

The panel of coaches and media voted the Hurricanes No. 8 in today’s Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10. Kapolei (15-7) completed the regular season with a 10-0 mark in the OIA West and has a bye in Tuesday’s opening round of playoffs.

Kapolei’s ascent bumped Farrington from the poll, ending the Governors’ stay after four weeks.

With some minor musical chairs, the poll otherwise remained intact with Maryknoll at No. 1 for a fourth week in a row. The Spartans finished first the ILH regular season and earned an automatic state-tournament berth.

Damien, the frontrunner in ILH Division II, remains at No. 4.

Also receiving votes: Saint Louis 8, Farrington 5, Hawaii Prep 5, Kalani 5, Waiakea 4, Roosevelt 2, Kahuku 1, Kamehameha 1.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: 10/23
1.Kahuku (10)100
5.Saint Louis53


  1. Loca1boiAnonymous February 4, 2019 8:17 pm

    Did Damien seriously get a #1 vote over their D1 counterparts? Maryknoll should be unanimous at this point in the season as #1 in the state.

  2. Bobby Command February 4, 2019 11:57 pm

    I totally agree with you on your first point, Loca1boiAnonymous, if only because Damien is a D2 team.

    As for your second claim, go easy, tigah; any in-season poll is for entertainment purposes only. The only poll that counts is the last one.

  3. Loca1boiAnonymous February 5, 2019 3:38 pm

    @Bobby C

    I’m not a Maryknoll fan by any means but even I gotta recognize Maryknoll’s dominance in the state since starting league play. Punahou, Iolani, and especially Damien getting votes for #1 in the poll is laughable. I’m interested what logic was used to vote for either team.

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