Saint Louis atop Boys Hoops Top 10 for 3rd week in a row

Saint Louis senior opened ILH regular season play with 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Crusaders outlasted Kamehameha 70-62 on Thursday. Paul Honda/

Saint Louis is atop the Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10 for a third week in a row.

The Crusaders opened ILH regular-season play with wins over Kamehameha and Mid-Pacific last week. They garnered nine of 11 first-place votes from the panel of coaches and media.

‘Iolani, which routed Damien its lone ILH game last week, has the other two first-place votes and remains at No. 2.

Maryknoll jumped two spots to No. 3 after recording wins over Punahou and Mid-Pacific. Kamehameha remained at No. 5 after going 2-1 to open conference play. Kahuku (3-0) leaped two notches higher to No. 5 after road wins over Kalani and McKinley last week.

Kalaheo entered the Top 10 at No. 9. The Mustangs have won their first three games in OIA East play after a tough stretch in preseason.

Maui Prep dropped out of the Top 10 without losing a game. The MIL Division II powerhouse saw its two games with Hana postponed more than a week ago. Na Pueo don’t have a game until Jan. 28 against Haleakala Waldorf.

Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10
Jan. 17, 2022

Rank School (1st) Pts LW
1. Saint Louis (9) (8-0, 2-0 ILH) 108 1
> def. Mid-Pacific 52-40
> next: vs. ‘Iolani, Tuesday

2. ‘Iolani (2) (5-2, 1-0 ILH) 99 2
> def. Damien 64-17
> next: at Saint Louis, Tuesday

3. Maryknoll (4-1, 2-0 ILH) 75 5
> def. Mid-Pacific 70-40
> next: at Damien, Tuesday

4. Kamehameha (5-1, 2-1 ILH) 71 4
> def. Punahou 54-50
> next: at Mid-Pacific, Tuesday

5. Kahuku (3-0, 3-0 OIA East) 61 7
> def. McKinley 52-37
> next: vs. Castle, Tuesday

6. Punahou (5-3, 1-2 ILH) 56 3
> lost to Kamehameha 54-50
> next: vs. Saint Louis, Thursday

7. Mililani (5-1, 3-0 OIA West) 52 6
> def. Nanakuli 48-33
> next: vs. Waipahu, Tuesday

8. Kailua (3-1, 3-0 OIA East) 24 8
> def. Anuenue 59-24
> next: vs. Kalani, Tuesday

9. Kalaheo (3-5, 3-0 OIA East) 20 NR
> def. Kaimuki 56-54
> next: vs. Anuenue, Tuesday

10. Baldwin (5-2, 4-0 MIL) 17 10
> def. Lahainaluna 73-37
> next: at KS-Maui, Wednesday

No longer in Top 10: Maui Prep (No. 9).

Also receiving votes: Hilo 7, Maui Prep 6, Kohala 3, Radford 3, Kaimuki 1, Lahainaluna 1, Mid-Pacific 1.


  1. Q January 17, 2022 11:30 pm

    Take off the mask! Hawaii’s idiot leaders, media and medical establishment WILL be accountable!

  2. Fullcourt January 18, 2022 9:50 am

    5 of the top 6 teams from the ilh . Battle tested every night

  3. Lava Lava January 18, 2022 11:54 am

    Only team to ALMOST beat St Louis (it went to OT) falls in the polls after doing what they’re suppose to do…keep winning games and doing it by double-digits. SMH

  4. Spartacus January 18, 2022 12:40 pm



    1. Iolani : they look really good.
    2. Maryknoll: defending 2 times champs. beat a tough punahou team.
    3. STL: another solid team.
    4. Kamehameha: beat puns.
    5. Kahuku: maybe the best team from the oia.
    6. Punahou: good team. couple of losses in league.
    7. Mililani: i life garrett as a coach.
    8. Kailua: wally does well with the kids he got.
    9. Kalaheo: usually a solid team.
    10. Maui Prep: looked pretty good on film.

  5. ??? January 18, 2022 1:35 pm

    Can Da guy IGE explain why you have to wear a mask to walk around the gym? but you can lick your fingers, touch the ball, grab & hold your opponents, sweat on them, talk in their face while NOT wearing a mask?
    I’m still trying to figure their thought process on this whole mask thing.

  6. Spartacus January 20, 2022 9:16 pm

    Our boys team looks really good. Undefeated in league play. Beat a very solid Iolani team. And with Stl losing to Punahou, we are in first place. Such an exciting ILH Season for the boys.

    Our girls team lost again. Not a shock.

  7. Just a fan January 21, 2022 8:29 am

    IGE is not the person who said the had to wear mask in the gym and play with mask on it was the OIA decision get the facts straight I think some people has no common sense or just wants to complain idiots.

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