VIDEO: Damien celebrates 1st boys basketball state title

Damien celebrated as time ran out to complete the first state boys basketball title in school history. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Damien came close in 2018, and this time, the Monarchs ascended to the throne, winning the Division II final of the Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships. Damien triumphed over OIA champion Farrington 73-50 at Stan Sheriff Center.

Damien Monarchs, boys basketball Division II state champions, 2018-19. Photo: Paul Honda.


  1. ??? February 24, 2019 12:22 pm

    Congratulations 🏆
    You will be a force in DI next season.

  2. Dennis Preussler February 25, 2019 12:05 am

    Was there any doubt. Damien was maybe the top team in the state let alone D2. Just don’t understand why they couldn’t see this In June when they should of declared. Farrington, shame on you. Why does schools like Kohala and Seabury Hall have to play large schools four times their size. Is it their fault that you cannot produce better teams? And HPA shame on you for playing D2 with foreign players year after year. Hats off to the true D2 teams UH, Kauai, Seabury Hall and Kohala. FYI isn’t that Seabury Hall fourth year in last six that they made the semi’s?

  3. KalihiFB February 25, 2019 2:38 pm

    Damien got alot of talent. After last year’s lost in the D2 finals and the returning players getting better, it was bound for them to win it. Also knowing that they actually beat Punahou and Maryknoll in the regular season once, it was almost automatic the D2 season was theirs. I would like them to go D1 next season to prove themselves more.

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