The upside of hosting the first rounds of the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships are numerous, but there are sacrifices to be made.
There’s the need for volunteers and staff to man the front door, concession stand and parking lot. It’s thankless work that folks do simply out of the joy and goodness they feel for their schools. But for Moanalua, it got a little complicated.
Tonight is the opening night of the state tourney, which coincides with the Moanalua boys basketball team’s playoff game with Pearl City. The boys are playing the game at nearby Farrington High School, losing homecourt advantage.
Coach Greg Tacon was understanding about the circumstances.
“We made a commitment to host (the girls tournament) and now we have to host. We have a good facility,” he said. “I’m not happy and I’m not mad.”
Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser