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Mililani escapes with 67-63 win over Lahainaluna at Alegre

By Paul Honda on November 30, 2023

Lahainaluna gave No. 3 Mililani a big scare before the Trojans prevailed, 67-63, at the James Alegre Invitational on Thursday. Meanwhile, No. 7 Leilehua won its second game in as many days, 61-50, over Moanalua. The Mules edged No. 4 Punahou on Wednesday, 61-59. James Alegre Invitational No. 3 Mililani 67, Lahainaluna 63 >> Lauvai Pine 20, LeCedric Brown 15, Tim Dorn 15. Lah: Teraimui Loft 20 (3 treys), Jaques Jurberg 15, Jayah Boyl 11. Radford 67, Honokaa 46 >> […]

Kailua’s Surfriders Holiday Classic draws No. 1 Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on November 30, 2023

Five of the state’s Top 10 boys basketball team are heading to Windward Oahu on Thursday. The Surfriders Holiday Classic opens championship-bracket format action with defending Division II state champion Kohala against No. 10 Campbell at 3:30 p.m. Kohala features brothers Landon and Layden Kauka, as well as a thrilling run-and-gun style of ball that has been a tradition for decades. Campbell was a finalist in the D-I state tourney last year. The Sabers are coming off a loss to […]

I Mua Invitational features Hamilton (Ariz.)

By Paul Honda on November 30, 2023

The Hamilton Wildcats (Chandler, Ariz.), ranked No. 7 in their home state, will battle Waiakea in the opening game of the I Mua Invitational on Thursday. The Waiakea Warriors, led by Jolie Mantz and Pua Herrington, are ranked No. 4 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. Lahainaluna features Lola Donez, a 6-foot senior who committed to Cal. Donez grew up in Lahaina before moving to the mainland for more basketball opportunities. She transferred […]

No. 7 Leilehua edges No. 4 Punahou, 61-59

By Paul Honda on November 30, 2023

The 24th Annual James Alegre Invitational tipped off on Wednesday with three games, including a 61-59 win by seventh-ranked Leilehua over No. 4 Punahou. Twain Wilson led the Mules with 14 points. Center Ui Muti added 13 and Trystin Stevens splashed four treys for 12 points. Mid-Pacific 57, Roosevelt 38 >> MPI: Logan Mason 18, Riley Miura 17 (4 treys). Roos: Blaise Brumaghim 10. No. 7 Leilehua 61, No. 4 Punahou 59 >> Lei: Twain Wilson 14, Ui Muti 13, […]

No. 1 ‘Iolani edges San Juan Hills, No. 3 Konawaena routs San Clemente

By Paul Honda on November 30, 2023

There’s March Madness, and there’s holiday hoops heaven. This week’s prep basketball galaxy welcomed the Pa‘ani girls basketball tournament at Punahou on Wednesday with local teams posting wins over three California squads. At Radford, the annual James Alegre Invitational boys tourney tipped off with three games, including a nail-biter between OIA and ILH title contenders Leilehua and Punahou. At Hemmeter Fieldhouse, the Pa‘ani tourney again used ewa and main courts simultaneously to complete four games in just three hours. Fans […]

Big Island hoops showcase features Lola Donez, Nihoa Dunn

By Paul Honda on October 5, 2023

What began as a Big Island girls basketball event has expanded to include some of the top hoopsters in the state. “Battle on the Rock” girls basketball showcase event will tip off on Sunday, 9 a.m., at the Old Kona Airport’s Kekuaokalani Gymnasium. The Hawaii Island contingent includes Star-Advertiser All-State Fab 15 selections Pua Herrington of Waiakea and Brooke Samura of Hawaii Prep. Herrington and Samura will suit up for Team Mauna Kea, one of three squads that will play […]

‘Iolani, Punahou hanging tough at Ann Kang

By Paul Honda on August 12, 2023

Both Punahou and host ‘Iolani are hanging by a thread in the chase for a spot in the championship semifinals at the Ann Kang Invitational. The teams are each 5-1 in their respective pools. In the event of a tie for the first or second spot, set win-loss records will be the tiebreaker. Pool A standings through Friday Mira Costa 5-1 (sets win-loss .843) Los Alamitos 5-1 (swl .769) Punahou 5-1 (swl .688) Moanalua 3-3 (swl .500) Oaks Christian 3-3 […]

Heavy hearts: Baldwin edges Moanalua at Ann Kang Invitational

By Paul Honda on August 10, 2023

The Baldwin Bears rattled the cage with a talented, very young team the past two seasons under coach Al Paschoal. On Thursday, they served notice, pushing ILH powerhouse Punahou to the max three sets in a loss, then upending OIA runner-up Moanalua 25-17, 17-25, 19-17 in pool play at the Ann Kang Invitational. The Bears had heavy hearts as they flew to Oahu from Maui. “Everyone on this team knows someone who lost a home,” Paschoal said, referring to the […]