Lahainaluna earns berth in D-II states

Defending Division II state champion secured its spot in the 2017 D-II states. In photo, the Lunas' Kawehi Gillcoat pounced on a loose ball in an Aug. 5 game against Pearl City. Darryl Oumi / Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Despite a valiant effort in a close shootout, host Kamehameha-Maui lost to Baldwin 59-47 in a Maui Interscholastic League game Saturday night.

The loss eliminated the Warriors (4-5) from state-tournament contention and allowed Lahainaluna (8-1) to clinch the MIL D-II title and a spot in the D-II state tournament, where it will be the defending champion.

Baldwin (4-5) is still alive for the MIL D-I championship. The Bears play against MIL D-I first-round champion Maui (4-5) in the second-round finale next weekend. If Maui wins that game, it will clinch the second round and a berth in the state D-I tourney. If Baldwin tops Maui next weekend, it will take the league’s second-round title and the two teams will meet again in the MIL D-I championship game the following week.


Updated Neighbor Islands standings, last weekend’s scores, and the remainder of the schedule on the three islands follows. Updated: Oct. 14, 2017

BIIF

DIVISION I
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
cz-Hilo6-1.8573157910-1.909469158
c-Kealakehe4-3.5712371474-6.400276239
Keaau3-4.4291332473-4.429133247
Waiakea0-7.000732721-9.10086352
DIVISION II
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
cz-Konawaena7-01.000232579-3.750404263
c-Kamehameha-Hawaii5-2.714225807-4.636323107
Honokaa2-5.2861161853-5.375144192
Hawaii Prep1-6.143272912-6.25054305

KIF

DIVISION II
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
z-Kauai4-2.667128705-4.556148134
Waimea3-3.5001491804-3.571198201
Kapaa2-4.3331421674-4.500199187

MIL

DIVISION I
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
xyz-Maui5-3.6252281415-5.500235187
Baldwin4-4.5002851774-6.400299277
DIVISION II
TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
xyz-Lahainaluna8-01.0002869011-1.917351227
Kamehameha-Maui3-5.3751822454-6.400218207
King Kekaulike0-8.000313600-8.00031360

BIIF 8-Man

TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
cz-Ka‘u5-1.833208745-2.714266164
c-Pahoa3-2.6001461065-2.714206149
Kohala0-5.000121760-6.00054265

MIL 8-Man

TeamConf.Pct.PFPAOverallPct.PFPA
crz-Molokai3-01.000155735-1.833198149
c-Lanai2-1.6671401043-2.600268235
Hana1-2.333561152-2.50064121
Seabury Hall0-3.000721310-6.000108194
r-clinched regular-season title
c-clinched playoff spot
x-clinched first-round title
y-clinched second-round title
z-clinched overall championship

Week 11

FRIDAY, OCT. 13
MIL
>> Maui 45, King Kekaulike 6, at War Memorial Stadium
BIIF 8-man
>> Kohala vs. Pahoa, at Keaau High field (canceled)

SATURDAY, OCT. 14
KIF
>> Waimea 55, Kapaa 38
MIL
>> Baldwin 59, at Kamehameha-Maui 47


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Week 12

FRIDAY, OCT. 20
BIIF D-II championship game
>> Kamehameha-Hawaii at Konawaena,7 p.m.
MIL
>> Maui vs. Baldwin, at War Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 21
BIIF D-I championship game
>> Kealakehe at Hilo, 7 p.m.
KIF
>> Kapaa vs. Kauai, at Vidinha Stadium, 2:30 p.m.
MIL
>> Kamehameha-Maui at Lahainaluna, 7 p.m.
BIIF 8-man championship game
>> Pahoa at Ka’u, 1 p.m.


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Week 13

FRIDAY, OCT. 27
MIL
>> Division I playoff, if necessary, at War Memorial Stadium, time TBA

COMMENTS

  1. Choloropicrin October 15, 2017 12:45 pm

    The Luna’s does not belong in D2 they beat the D1 teams on Maui every year. they’re like Iolani and belong in the next tier up.


  2. Luke October 15, 2017 9:32 pm

    Choloropicrin um, no we staying where we at for a while. Plus, we don’t always beat the D1 teams from our league every year. Baldwin mostly and Maui High as well. And no we’re not like Iolani. We’re nowhere near as skilled as most teams.


  3. Lucy October 15, 2017 9:52 pm

    Choloropicrin
    We staying where we at for a while. We’re no where near as skilled as most teams considering we’re a young team. And we don’t always beat Baldwin and Maui every year.


  4. Kalia October 15, 2017 10:00 pm

    Hope they reach far. Wishing them the very best.


  5. Jack MeHoff October 16, 2017 8:28 am

    BRUAHHHH, PLEASE DO NOT COMPARE THE LUNAS TO IOLANI!! Yes, Lahainaluna is more than capable of beating D1 teams, NO DOUBT! But that doesn’t mean that’s where they belong! The student body at that school is small, and the turnout for the program is inconsistent. I’m pretty sure that after this year, if they do have an “option” like the ILH D2 teams ( I think it’s bogus!!) have, to opt for D1 playoffs, I can’t see them denying it! I’m not saying Lahaina would blow anybody, but I’m confident enough to say that they are good enough to win the D1 title this year, if they chose to contend in D1 earlier in the season. D2 have good enough opponents already..Waipahu, Kona, Damien, St Francis & Iolani are all good and any of those teams would fair pretty well against Hilo, Kauai and Maui High whom are all in the D1 bracket. I personally do not see any of those D1 teams beating Lahainaluna, although I do see a harder match up in the D2 bracket for the Lunas. In my perspective, D2 is stronger than D1 (NOT OPEN D1) this year


  6. screaming LUNATIC October 20, 2017 2:16 pm

    BRAH, bring um on. These kids this year will play with the D1 teams in the D1 tournament (Hilo, Kauai High, Maui/Baldwin, St. Francis) They when hanged with Kamehameha Kapalama for three quarters until the coaches took out their starters to preserve them for the season. Once they seen Siale Hafoka go down, they started platooning the starters out. This team may not be the biggest, they might not be the fastest, but they do everything just right. IMUA LUNAS!! Props to Konawaena and Waipahu making it back. Those teams look strong. I know going be an awesome tournament. I look forward to this year’s tournament.


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