For the third week in a row, the Maryknoll Spartans are No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10.
The Spartans collected all 10 first-place votes from the panel of coaches and media. Maryknoll has earned an automatic state-tournament berth by winning the ILH regular season. They can win the league title outright with a win over No. 2 Punahou (25-3) tonight in the playoff tourney.
St. Francis (26-3), which edged Maryknoll at the Punahou Invitational in December, remains at No. 3.
Kahuku (23-3) took a big step higher. The fourth-ranked Red Raiders remained unbeaten in OIA play, defeating Moanalua 72-53 in the quarterfinals last week.
Kapolei (16-4) is in lock-step with Kahuku, now No. 5 after a 63-38 playoff win over Kailua.
Kamehameha (20-8) slipped two spots to No. 6 after a 72-50 playoff loss to Punahou. The Warriors’ season is over.
The rest of the Top 10 remained the same: No. 7 Lahainaluna (17-6), No. 8 Kamehameha-Hawaii (20-3), No. 9 ‘Iolani (14-11) and No. 10 Kalani (12-4).
The Raiders’ season is also over.
Kalaheo (three), McKinley (two) and Roosevelt (two) also received votes.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|
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