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Kordel Ng makes Kamehameha debut in ‘Iolani summer league

By Paul Honda on June 28, 2019

Maybe it’s a done deal. Maybe not. From all visible angles, however, former St. Francis standout hoopster Kordel Ng is now a Kamehameha Warrior. The 5-foot-10 guard led Kamehameha with 13 points and a handful of assists in a 53-16 win over Saint Louis on Friday night in the ‘Iolani summer league. Ng and his teammates shared playing time. One of Ng’s buckets came on a fullcourt pass from longtime friend and new teammate Christmas Togiai. “It’s permanent. I’m going […]

Former Ka‘u standout Ravel Kaupu builds hoops haven for keiki

By Paul Honda on June 24, 2019

PAHALA >> Counselor. Coach. Mentor. Ravel Kaupu was a relentless point guard with a fearless physicality in the paint back in the day. Now he has guided Ka‘u’s basketball present and future to unprecedented heights with the biggest feeder program in the district’s history. With school out of session on this June day, Kaupu’s Hokulele club had 100 players, boys and girls, fourth grade to junior varsity, practicing at the Ka‘u High School gym. The first age group began at […]

Mater Dei closes week at ‘Iolani summer league 3-5

By Paul Honda on June 16, 2019

With or without their top players, the Mater Dei Monarchs have made summer journeys to Hawaii an annual ritual. The 2019 trip has been, at times, quite a struggle. Splitting their varsity team in two, the Monarchs were 0-4 in the first two days of competition at the ‘Iolani Summer League and finished the week a combined 3-5. Mater Dei’s Varsity 1 squad lost to Team Shimamoto, a team of seniors and recent graduates, on a buzzer-beater by Cole Arceneaux. […]


Mater Dei coach ejected in Maryknoll’s summer league win

By Paul Honda on June 14, 2019

It was a rare kind of game, a showdown between a promising 6-foot-11 shooter and a veteran 6-9 gunner. It was also one of the strangest, this summer-time exhibition game between the defending state champion of Hawaii, Maryknoll, and CIF powerhouse Mater Dei. By the end of the night — tip-off time was 8:45 p.m. — legendary coach Gary McKnight of Mater Dei had absorbed two technical fouls, was thrown out of the gym emphatically, and Maryknoll rallied for a […]

VIDEO: Cole Arceneaux’s 3 with :04 beats Mater Dei

By Paul Honda on June 14, 2019

Mater Dei rallied with a 17-3 run to start the second half and led 42-31, but Team Shimamoto rallied for a 58-55 win on Wednesday night at the ‘Iolani Summer League. Cole Arceneaux‘s corner 3 with 4 seconds to play gave Team Shimamoto the three-point lead. In the early game, Team Kano/PROformance defeated Mater Dei II 62-39.

Mater Dei begins hooping in ‘Iolani Summer League

By Paul Honda on June 12, 2019

Once again, California Interscholastic Federation powerhouse Mater Dei is in the islands for a summer trip. Mater Dei began play in the ‘Iolani Summer League on Wednesday and will continue to compete. The visitors have split their group into three squads. Mater Dei won a national championship in 2014 and has won 11 state titles, 23 CIF-SS titles, 16 Southern California regional titles and 34 league titles in the last 35 years. Coach Gary McKnight has an overall record of […]

Naighel Calderon becomes 1st Lanai inductee to Hall of Honor

By Paul Honda on May 19, 2019

The 2019 class of the Hawaii High School Hall of Honor includes three elite level basketball players, as well as a good number of neighbor island standouts. Kalina Obrey of Kamehameha, the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State player of the year, was voted into the Hall by the selection committee. So was boys player of the year Kameron Ng of St. Francis. He is the first — and only — boy to be inducted from the school, which will close its […]

Hawaii Grown: Ex-Maryknoll basketball star Justice Sueing Jr. transfers from Cal to Ohio State

By Brian McInnis on May 13, 2019

Former Maryknoll standout Justice Sueing Jr. has proven he can be a productive basketball player just about anywhere in the Western United States. Now he’s taking his talents to the East. Sueing, who played his first two years of college ball at California, recently announced he is transferring to Ohio State of the Big Ten. pic.twitter.com/THfieuu9XC — Justice Sueing (@JusticeSueing) May 11, 2019 The situation is a decided upgrade, though the 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward will have to sit out games […]