Young Crusaders power No. 4 Saint Louis over No. 9 Moanalua

Ten teams are in the field at the James Alegre Invitational boys basketball tournament. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser

There’s a bit of the old and a bit of the new on display at the James Alegre Invitational this week.

Fourth-ranked Saint Louis got off to a strong start with a 48-33 win over No. 9 Moanalua on Thursday. The Crusaders started three sophomores and two juniors, including a few who were contributors to last year’s state-championship run.

No. 3 Punahou nearly doubled Lahainaluna in an 80-41 win, while Leilehua jolted Mid-Pacific, 71-29. Mililani prevailed over McKinley, 58-20, and host Radford edged Honokaa, 59-52.

See more in Thursday’s Star-Advertiser.

Friday, Dec. 2
James Alegre Invitational
Lahainaluna vs. McKinley, 1:30 pm
Mid-Pacific vs. Honokaa, 3:15 pm
No. 3 Punahou vs. No. 9T Leilehua, 5 pm
No. 9T Moanalua vs. Radford, 6:45 pm
No. 4 Saint Louis vs. Mililani, 8:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 3
James Alegre Invitational
Honokaa vs. No. 4 Saint Louis, noon
Lahainaluna vs. Radford, 1:45 pm
Mid-Pacific vs. No. 10 Moanalua, 3:30 pm
No. 3 Punahou vs. Mililani, 5:15 pm
McKinley vs. No. 9T Leilehua, 7 pm


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