Maryknoll earns top seed in D-I boys basketball tournament

Maryknoll coach Kelly Grant cut the last string to release the net after winning the ILH title on Monday. He followed with a state crown. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Two-time reigning ILH champion Maryknoll, the No. 1-ranked team in the state in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10, is the top overall seed in the Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships beginning on Monday.

The Spartans (13-1) won both the ILH regular season and postseason tournament and have advanced to the state tournament in consecutive years for just the second time since they made it five in a row from 1984-88.

OIA champion Moanalua is seeded second after making the semifinals last year as an unseeded team. Na Menehune beat OIA champion Kalaheo in the quarterfinals to reach the final four.

MIL champion Lahainaluna is the third seed again and BIIF champion Waiakea was given the fourth seed.

The full schedule is below.


Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Feb. 18Baldwin vs. KapoleiKapo, 49-41 (OT)Baldwin
2Feb. 18Kailua vs. KalaheoKail, 68-40Kailua
3Feb. 18Hilo vs. 'IolaniIol, 72-45Hilo
4Feb. 18Punahou vs. KahukuPun, 64-46Punahou
5Feb. 21(1) Maryknoll vs. KapoleiMryk, 51-30McKinley
6Feb. 21(4) Waiakea vs. KailuaKail, 52-48McKinley
7Feb. 21(2) Moanalua vs. 'IolaniIol, 52-47 (OT)Moanalua
8Feb. 21(3) Lahainaluna vs. PunahouPun, 74-54Moanalua
9*Feb. 22Moanalua vs. LahainalunaMoan, 58-52Stan Sheriff Center
10*Feb. 22Kapolei vs. WaiakeaKapo, 62-37Stan Sheriff Center
11Feb. 22'Iolani vs. PunahouPun, 48-42Stan Sheriff Center
12Feb. 22Maryknoll vs. KailuaMryk, 47-29Stan Sheriff Center
13*Feb. 23Moanalua vs. KapoleiKapo, 57-50Stan Sheriff Center
14*Feb. 23'Iolani vs. KailuaIol, 48-46Stan Sheriff Center
15Feb. 23Punahou vs. Maryknoll7 p.m.Stan Sheriff Center
* — consolation


  1. Basketball4lyfe February 14, 2019 8:59 am

    Good luck to all the teams . Let’s see if we have a Surprise team make a run

  2. HI HS FAN February 15, 2019 12:39 pm

    Looks like an all ILH final.

  3. IMUA February 15, 2019 1:34 pm

    Much respect to you Coach Grant!

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