A lot changed in 24 hours, and it had everything to do with Punahou’s grit.
The Buffanblu bounced back from a loss to ‘Iolani in the ILH playoff tournament title game on Friday to edge the Raiders on Saturday, 45-40, at ‘Iolani’s gym, to capture the league championship.
It was a crazy, loud night at the Raiders’ gym, but Punahou got four key free throws in the final 29.9 seconds by Hunter Hosoda, who had been scoreless to that point. Chris Kobayashi led Punahou with 17 points. Hugh Hogland led ‘Iolani with 16 points, five rebounds and three blocks, and Justin Genovia added 12 points. More in Sunday’s Star-Advertiser and here on Hawaii Prep World.