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ILH D-II champ MPI lands at No. 10 in Star-Advertiser Top 10

By Paul Honda on January 20, 2020

The eighth week of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 includes a few twists, including one involving No. 1 ‘Iolani and the Mid-Pacific Owls. Mid-Pacific (20-3, 9-0 ILH D-II) landed in the Top 10 for the first time this season. The Owls are tied at No. 10 with Maui. Led by Madi Sagawa (15 points per game), MPI is the first team this season to reach the 20-win plateau, and by finishing first in the regular season, coach Reid […]

Maryknoll celebrates senior night by knocking off No. 1 ‘Iolani

By Paul Honda on January 14, 2020

Senior night was the right night for No. 4 Maryknoll, which stunned No. 1 ‘Iolani 55-51 at Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium on Tuesday. ‘Iolani had not lost an ILH game since Dec. 7, 2018, a 49-45 loss at home against Kamehameha. Including last season’s playoffs, the Raiders had won 16 league games in a row. Serenity Moananu poured in 16 points, Aloha Akaka added nine and the Spartans (13-5, 5-4 ILH) went deep on their bench en route to the […]

Lady Lunas return to Top 10 as sophomore Taylor Eldredge scorches nets

By Paul Honda on January 13, 2020

It is too early to declare anything — the exception being the dominance of defending state champion ‘Iolani — in girls basketball this season, though the Lahainaluna Lunas are inching toward identity. Two wins in the past week have vaulted the proud Lunas back into the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10. On Wednesday, the 10th-ranked Lunas hit Honoapi‘ilani Highway, then trekked uphill on Kula Highway to complete the 33-mile journey to King Kekaulike. They swamped Na Alii 66-36 and followed […]

Stingy defense sparks No. 4 Maryknoll girls over No. 5 Punahou

By Paul Honda on January 11, 2020

Until Saturday, no team had Maryknoll’s number like Punahou. The exception is No. 1 ‘Iolani, but Punahou had already beaten Maryknoll soundly at the Lady Spartans’ gym and won a nail-biter at Hemmeter Fieldhouse. This time, No. 4 Maryknoll turned the tables with a 36-29 win road win over No. 5 Punahou on Saturday afternoon. The win boosted Maryknoll to 4-4 in ILH girls basketball play, solidifying the Spartans’ hold on second place. Punahou dropped to 2-6 in league play. […]

Defense leading the way for Kalani during its late-season run

By Paul Honda on January 11, 2020

For five minutes, when warmups began, the Lady Falcons of Kalani went straight into defensive mode. All footwork, sliding and angling on their side of the floor, working up a sweat. No basketball. After layups and other warmup shots, the Lady Falcons got defensive for 32 minutes against Castle, grinding out a 41-33 win at Earl C. Holmer Gymnasium. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME Lile Oyama scored 15 points and sophomore Jennesice Sueing had 10 […]

Malie Marfil, Camille Feary power No. 6 Kamehameha over No. 5 Punahou

By Paul Honda on January 7, 2020

Malie Marfil scored 16 points, Camille Feary tallied 15 and Haley Masaki added 13 as No. 6 Kamehameha pulled out a 63-56 win over No. 5 Punahou on Tuesday night at Kekuhaupio Gymnasium. Kamehameha improved to 2-4 in ILH girls basketball play (11-5 overall) and shares second place with Punahou, which dropped to 2-4 (11-5 overall). They trail No. 1 ‘Iolani in the league standings. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME Marfil grabbed nine rebounds and […]

Waiakea climbs to No. 3 in Girls Basketball Top 10

By Paul Honda on January 6, 2020

Half of the teams shuffled to a new spot and King Kekaulike replaced Lahainaluna at No. 10 in the latest Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10. Waiakea, which celebrated coach Alika Smith’s 44th birthday over the weekend, rose to No. 3. That’s the highest position in the coaches and media poll so far this season. The Warriors (10-1, 4-0 BIIF) will host Keaau on Saturday. ‘Iolani collected all 10 first-place votes to remain at No. 1. Konawaena (13-3, 4-0 BIIF) also […]