This was a big night for ‘Iolani, which would’ve dropped to 2-2 in ILH play with a loss. Or the Raiders could move up to 3-1 win an upset win.
Everything changed with two factors: 1) ‘Iolani’s outstanding defense, and 2) a pre-game warmups injury to Punahou’s Daniel Andrews. It’s like that old Chicago song, the one with this line: “Being without you takes a lot of getting used to.”
The emotional and physical effects of playing without their versatile 6-foot-7 senior couldn’t have been known without his complete absence. Things got a lot more interesting in the gauntlet known as ILH basketball.