3-peat champion ‘Iolani closes at No. 1, HBA lands at No. 8

Iolani Raiders senior Jovi Wahinekapu Lefotu held up her finger following her teams victory over the Konawaena Wildcats to win the state D-I basketball title on Saturday at Blaisdell Center (Saturday, Feb 19, 2022). George F. Lee / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

‘Iolani made it a unanimous No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 on Monday, collecting all 12 first-place ballots from coaches and media.

The Raiders (17-2) completed the season with a state-final 28-17 win over Konawaena on Saturday at the Heide & Cook/HHSAA State Championships.

OIA champion Campbell vaulted three spots to No. 4 after reaching the D-I semifinal round.


The Division II winner, Hawaii Baptist, landed in the rankings for the first time at No. 9. The Eagles stymied Sacred Hearts, 41-28, in the D-II state final.

Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 (Final)
Feb. 21, 2022

Rank School (1st) Pts LW
1. ‘Iolani (12) (16-2, 9-0 ILH) 120 1
> def. No. 4 Maui 51-32
> def. No. 8 Campbell 54-39
> def. No. 2 Konawaena 28-17

2. Konawaena (12-3, 6-0 BIIF) 108 2
> def. Mililani 56-24
> def. No. 3 Lahainaluna 40-21
> lost to No. 1 ‘Iolani 28-17

3. Lahainaluna (13-4, 8-1 MIL) 96 3
> def. No. 5 Punahou 49-36
> lost to No. 2 Konawaena 40-21
> def. No. 8 Campbell 46-36

4. Campbell (14-4, 10-0 OIA West) 79 7
> def. No. 6 Waiakea 44-39, OT
> lost to No. 1 ‘Iolani 54-39
> lost to No. 3 Lahainaluna 46-36


5. Punahou (10-7, 4-5 ILH) 75 5
> def. Radford 47-35
> lost to No. 3 Lahainaluna 49-36
> def. Mililani 46-26
> def. No. 4 Maui 35-33

6. Maui (15-5, 9-1 MIL) 61 4
> def. Kaiser 51-45
> lost to No. 1 ‘Iolani 51-32
> def. No. 6 Waiakea 45-43
> lost to No. 5 Punahou 35-33

7. Waiakea (8-5, 6-2 BIIF) 42 6
> def. Moanalua 51-31
> lost to No. 7 Campbell 44-39, OT
> lost to No. 4 Maui 45-43

8. Kamehameha (8-8, 3-6 ILH) 20 9

9. Hawaii Baptist (15-11, 9-4 ILH D-II) 17 NR
> def. Pearl City 53-30
> def. Kauai 34-29
> def. Hanalani 37-34
> def. Sacred Hearts 44-30


10. Hilo (7-2, 7-1 BIIF) 14 8

No longer in Top 10: Maryknoll (No. 10).
Also receiving votes: Maryknoll 12, Mililani 5, Sacred Hearts 5, Damien 3, Radford 2, Seabury Hall 1.

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