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CLOSING THE BOOK: Konawaena always finds a way to compete for state title

By Hawaii Prep World on March 27, 2020

Closing the Book: No. 2 Konawaena (23-4, 10-0 BIIF) The work was done well, as always, by the Konawaena Wildcats. No, it wasn’t a state-championship season. It was very close, though. In the state final, they took on No. 1 ‘Iolani, a team that routed the Wildcats in preseason. Konawaena was left in the dust early on, then roared back to take the lead. It was a battle to the end before ‘Iolani won its second state title in a […]

ON THIS DATE: Kaimuki rules the OIA East in girls hoops

By Jerry Campany on March 27, 2020

On this date in 1992, Tyra Padello scored six of her 13 points in the third quarter to erase a halftime deficit and Kaimuki beat Farrington 48-40 to clinch the OIA East title with an 8-1 record. Farrington fought back to trail 42-40 with 50 seconds left on a field goal by Christina Afe but got no closer. Afe finished with 14 points and Babe Williams added 10 but repeated turnovers killed the Governors along with the 10 more personal […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Dean Young reflects on ‘Iolani’s back-to-back state titles

By Paul Honda on March 23, 2020

Closing the Book: No. 1 ‘Iolani Raiders (25-2, 11-1 ILH) vs. Top 10: 20-2 (.909) Top 10 wins: LAH, KON, KAH, PUN, KS, S. Medford, MS, PUN, KS, MS, PUN, KS, KS, PUN, KS, MS, PUN, MS, WAIK, KON Top 10 losses: Mater Dei (USA Today #18), MS Non-Top 10 losses: None Playoffs: 2-0 HHSAA: 3-0 The ‘Iolani Raiders closed the season with their second consecutive state championship, extracting all they could out of a roster of just nine players. […]


ON THIS DATE: Pikake Nutter-Gaudet’s comeback falls short

By Jerry Campany on March 21, 2020

On this date turns to a more recent year, the day in 2003 that Leilehua’s Pikake Nutter-Gaudet almost single-handedly saved the Mules against rival Mililani. Nutter-Gaudet scored 19 of her 28 points in the fourth quarter — only one of her made shots was a 3-pointer — but Mililani beat Leilehua 49-46 early in the girls basketball season. Thanks to Nutter-Gaudet, the visiting Mules outscored the Trojans 25-7 in the final stanza, but the comeback fell just short. Christy Duvachelle […]

Kamehameha’s Malie Marfil named MVP in ILH rout of OIA

By Paul Honda on March 8, 2020

Sometimes, there’s something simply marvelous about Malie Marfil’s game. The Kamehameha senior had 12 points, 11 rebounds and six assists without a single turnover, adding a block and a steal as the ILH squad ran the OIA team off the floor in a 92-63 rout in the Hawaii Senior Classic hosted by Geremy Robinson. A crowd of about 300 at Moanalua High School saw the private-school unit, coached by ‘Iolani’s Dean Young, turn a 38-31 halftime lead into a straight […]

Konawaena’s Caiyle Kaupu is Gatorade Hawaii girls basketball Player of Year

By Nick Abramo on March 6, 2020

Konawaena’s Caiyle Kaupu was chosen as the Gatorade Hawaii girls basketball player of the year, the Gatorade Company announced Friday. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. The 5-foot-10 senior low-post was a force for the Wildcats, who went 21-4 record and made it to the Division I final. Kaupu averaged 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block per game. A three-time Big Island […]

Introducing the 2020 Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Fab 15

By Paul Honda on February 29, 2020

The arrival of Lily Wahinekapu is no surprise. The ‘Iolani junior landed at No. 1 — player of the year — in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State Fab 15 published Sunday morning. Here’s a look at the 2020 class, which includes six sophomores and freshmen and just four seniors, the lowest count of 12th graders in a decade. There were six freshmen and sophomores who made the team for the second year in a row. Only one girl from the […]

Rosters selected for Hawaii Senior Classic on March 7

By Paul Honda on February 27, 2020

The Hawaii Senior Classic will tip off Mar. 7 at 4 p.m. at Moanalua High School. The girls’ game will begin the event, followed by an award ceremony, girls 3-point contest, boys 3-point contest, one-on-one competition, boys slam dunk contest and the boys’ game and post-game ceremony. “I’m looking forward to it,” ILH/private schools team coach Robert Shklov said. “I have assistant coaches from almost all the other schools helping me. I’m pretty happy they are willing to help.” The […]