Spartans reign at No. 1 again, Govs return at No. 10

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.

Boys Basketball Top 10

Rank School (first-place votes), (W-L) Pts Last week’s rank
1. Maryknoll (9) (27-2) 99 1
2. Punahou (26-5) 83 2
3. Damien (1) (25-2) 78 3-t
4. ‘Iolani (20-11) 70 3-t
5. Moanalua (20-6) 60 5
6. St. Francis (22-17) 45 6
7. Kailua (18-12) 44 8
8. Kapolei (17-8) 27 9
9. Lahainaluna (18-5) 24 7
10. Farrington (15-9) 12 NR

No longer in Top 10: Kalani (No. 10).
Also receiving votes: Hawaii Prep 3, Waiakea 3, Kahuku 2.


Maryknoll enters the state tournament as the top seed, and today, for the sixth week in a row, the ILH champions are ranked No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10.

The Spartans (27-2) received nine out of 10 first-place votes from the panel of coaches and media.

The poll is essentially the same as last week’s with Damien breaking out of a tie to claim No. 3 outright. The Monarchs enter the Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball Division II State Championships as the top seed.

Kailua and Kapolei passed Lahainaluna in today’s balloting as the MIL champion Lunas slipped to No. 9.

Farrington, the OIA D-II champion, returns to the Top 10 at No. 10. The Governors had not been in the poll since Week 9 (Jan. 28).


  1. Wake up February 20, 2019 12:26 pm

    Kelly is the biggest crybaby in the state when it comes to coaching. I’ve seen it first hand.

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