2017 ILH girls basketball all-star teams

Kamehameha's Mikiala Maio battled for the ball against two Roosevelt players. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser
Kamehameha’s Mikiala Maio battled for the ball against two Roosevelt players. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser

The ILH released its girls basketball all-star teams on Tuesday as voted on by the league coaches. Maryknoll’s Chico Furtado earned coach of the year honors after guiding the Spartans to their third consecutive ILH championship while Kamehameha senior Mikiala Maio took home player of the year honors in Division I.

Division I

Most valuable player—Mikiala Maio, Sr, Kamehameha
Coach of the year—Chico Furtado, Maryknoll
First Team
Camy Aguinaldo, Sr, ‘Iolani
Kalina Obrey, Soph, Kamehameha
Isabella Cravens, Jr, Maryknoll
Kamalu Kamakawiwo’ole, Soph, Maryknoll
Rhianne Omori, Jr, Maryknoll
Second Team
Jewel Paaluhi-Caulk, Jr, Kamehameha
Kiana Vierra, Jr, Kamehameha
Chayse Milne, Jr, Maryknoll
Abigail Aplaca, Sr, Punahou
Kamaile Kandiah, Sr, Punahou
Honorable Mention
‘Iolani: Skylar Nakata, Sr; Emily Nomura, Sr; Tori Lynn Maeda, Soph; Taylor Wu, Soph.
Maryknoll: Moe Notoa Jr.
Punahou: Elle Uyeda, Sr.
Sacred Hearts: Pakalana Kam, Jr; Dallas Martinez, Soph.

Division II

Co-most valuable players—Brilie Kovaloff, Soph, Mid-Pacific; Olivia Vaeatangitau, Sr, St. Francis
Coach of the year—Christopher Hoe, St. Francis
First Team
Keila Tsutsui, Soph, Hanalani
Ally Wada, Jr, Hawaii Baptist
Ciera Kameehonua, Jr, Mid-Pacific
Harley Simon, Sr, Mid-Pacific
Kaimi Kalei, Jr, St. Francis
Second Team
Shania Nakamura, Sr, Damien
Ilana Sagapolutele, Soph, Damien
Katelyn Nakagawa, Jr, Hawaii Baptist
Tia Thompson, Sr, La Pietra
Skye Ah Yat, Jr, St. Francis
Honorable Mention
Damien: Catherine Votovich, Sr.
Hanalani: Faith Lee, Fr.
Hawaii Baptist: Caitlen Joy Ramos, Sr; Kyley Nakagawa, Soph; Alexis Dang, Fr.
Le Jardin: Morgan Pekley, Sr; Mia Barrett, Jr.
Mid-Pacific: Tylee-Kanani Wong, Soph; Paige Fahmi, Fr.
St. Andrew’s Priory: Isabella-Marie Geppert, Sr; Olivia Sou, Sr.
St. Francis: Misiona Ribeiro, Jr; Mata Sagapolutele, Fr.
University: British Dawson, Sr; Tioleaoauli Posiulai, Jr; Cassidy Gelacio, Soph; Tyra Goo Sun, Soph.

Division III

Most valuable player—Peyton Pedrozo, Jr, Island Pacific Academy
Coach of the year—Nelson Katada, Hawaiian Mission Academy
First Team
Jessica Tokuda, Sr, Christian Academy
Zschamain Cadiena, Soph, Christian Academy
Dannica Roberts, Soph, Hawaiian Mission Academy
Taylor Kodani, Sr, Island Pacific Academy
Kira Hunkele, Jr, Island Pacific Academy
Elizabeth Lyons-Best, Jr, Island Pacific Academy
Honorable Mention
Christian Academy: Kelsey Ikeda, Sr; Kaily Trinidad, Soph.
Hawaiian Mission Academy: Josie Faria, Sr; Jennifer Lam Yuen, Soph; Cheryl Anne De Guzman, Fr; Kristy Lane, Fr.
Island Pacific Academy: Kalena Spotkaeff, Sr.

Division I-AA

Co-most valuable players—Selene Mizusawa, Sr, ‘Iolani; Wainani Kalalau, Sr, Kamehameha.
Coach of the year—Jadine Urasaki, Kamehameha
First Team
Anis Augafa, Sr, ‘Iolani
Kaitlyn Flores, Sr, ‘Iolani
Imiah Tafaovale, Sr, Kamehameha
Rayn Young, Sr, Kamehameha
Celia Chang, Jr, Punahou
Honorable Mention
‘Iolani: Jewel Ito, Jr; Jenna Maruyama, Jr.
Kamehameha: Kiara Moffitt, Sr.
Maryknoll: Hailee Paulos, Sr; Michelle McGinn, Jr.
Puanhou: Tessa Joy Barbosa, Sr; Robbie Bickerton, Sr; Rachel Kapule, Sr; Aria Grossman, Jr.


  1. The Watcher February 21, 2017 3:47 pm

    1. Kamaile Kandiah, PUN 12 15.0 180 23 77.5
    2. Dallas Martinez, SHA 10 13.7 137 14 70.7
    3. Camy Aguinaldo, IOL 13 13.2 172 26 70.4
    4. Mikiala Maio, KSK 14 13.1 183 4 74.4
    5. Kalina Obrey, KSK 14 12.7 178 0 68.9
    6. Kamalu Kamakawiwoole, MS 11 10.1 111 13 61.5
    7. Kiana Vierra, KSK 14 9.5 133 23 72.7
    Rhianne Omori, MS 13 9.5 123 11 55.0
    9. Jewel Paaluhi-Caulk, KSK 14 8.9 125 13 72.7
    10. Skylar Nakata, IOL 12 8.0 96 10 54.5
    11. Chayse Milne, MS 13 7.8 101 15 44.4
    12. Isabella Cravens, MS 12 7.7 92 0 65.0

    I am shocked that Kandiah from Punahou made the second team. She is going to a D1 college and led the ILH in scoring. I guess she was picked for the 2nd team since her team sucked? Good job Kam and Kuehu!

  2. Applestoapples February 21, 2017 4:09 pm

    @thewatcher I’m curious as to why you moved Dallas Martinez and Skylar Nakata into 2nd and 10th. This is based on more than just stats.

  3. The Watcher February 21, 2017 7:45 pm

    @Applestoapples , sorry if I didn’t explain. I just copied and pasted from scoringlive.com the ILH D1 scoring leaders. This is how they are ranked.

  4. Joe February 22, 2017 10:33 am

    @The Watcher, I agree with you. My daughter plays club ball with Kamaile, and for a girl who is only 5’5”, she had a handful of D1 offers including West Point. No one in ILH this year has a D1 school (yet). I am glad that college coaches look beyond Hawaii high school rankings.

  5. Applestoapples March 1, 2017 10:35 pm

    These rankings are based on not only how talented players are but what they contribute to help their teams win. According to how the teams did this season, these results make perfect sense. Scoring the most points isn’t everything.

  6. Joe March 3, 2017 8:36 am

    Applestoapples, totally disagree! Everything should be based on Stats and % Scored. NBA, WNBA, College Basketball and High Schools Basketball in the mainland all based it on Stats and % scored. Even OC16 Impact Player is based on most points score. It’s just that Hawaii coaches based it on whom they like or who they know. That’s why College coaches don’t recognize our rankings. When these same girls play in the mainland during Summer, they are watched by the real coaches and are disappointed when they are not even recognized. Not the same expectation they got from our coaches here. Coaches in Hawaii who does these rankings need to be more realistic, so our girls can be looked at.

  7. Applestoapples March 3, 2017 3:40 pm

    @joe While I do agree with you that some girls on this island don’t get the recognition they deserve, Kandiah most certainly is not one of them. She has been recognized from the beginning of her freshman season for her abilities. Also if your argument is that the coaches who voted on this do not know enough about her then that argue Kent is simply not valid. The coaches that voted are the ILH coaches who saw her play throughout the entire season. They are the high school (recognize I am saying high school not club) coaches that are most qualified to judge her and make decisions like these. While I do acknowledge she was the leading scorer of the ILH look at Punahou’s record and roster. It didn’t add up. If you actually went to watch the games you would’ve seen that one of the best games Punahou played this season was against Iolani without Kandiah. They shared the ball more and it was much better TEAM basketball which Punahou lacked immensely. Another game where Punahou looked good was the ILH opener against Kam. Kandiah was in that game but if you look st the stats it displayed again TEAM basketball. The scoring was more evened out and if you watched the game Kandiah was being more of a facilitator than scorer. Kandiah deserved to be second team because to put it simply based on stats and if you actually went to the games, it seemed like a one woman show, not a POINT GUARD running her team.

  8. Joe March 4, 2017 2:55 pm

    Lol…ApplestoApples! If you read my second comment again, I was talking about why ILH coaches should based it on stats and % scored. I wasn’t talking about Kandiah’s recognition with our ILH coaches, which she definitely didn’t need and it doesn’t really matter what ILH coaches, Fab15 coaches and you see about Kandiah. What matters is what college coaches see and they saw Kandiah as a D1 prospect, when they saw her play with Team Aloha in Phoenix and with Hawaii Storm in Chicago. 4 to 5 D1 schools made offers and Kandiah picked a school which was best for her Pre-med program with full scholarship. That’s all that matters. She definitely earned it! Hawaii high school rankings are just a joke!

    My daughter and I wish her the best playing college ball and in medical school.

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