A lot on the line in OIA girls basketball Tuesday

Campbellā€™s Gieani Balino eyed the hoop while defended by Mililani center Cheyenne Ardona in a game on Saturday. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

Other than OIA West regular season champion Mililani, which has locked up the top seed in the OIA playoffs as the only undefeated OIA team remaining, just about everyone else is playing for something on the final day of the regular season Tuesday.

The schedule makers should give themselves a pat on the back for the matchups that line the Tuesday schedule. In the West, Campbell (7-2), which won seven straight games in the regular season in 2017 before losing its first two games of 2018, plays at Radford (7-2), with the winner earning a first-round bye in the playoffs.

If the Sabers lose to the Rams, Campbell would drop all the way to the four seed, losing the tiebreaker to Leilehua (7-3). If Campbell can win to secure the No. 2 seed and a bye, Radford would be the third seed and Leilehua the fourth.


Nanakuli is locked into the fifth seed, leaving Waianae (5-4) and Kapolei (5-4) to fight it out for the sixth seed. Kapolei hosts the Seariders on Tuesday night in an elimination game for the loser.

Waipahu (2-7) controls its destiny in Division II, but a loss to Aiea (1-8) could create a three-way tie if Pearl City (1-8) can beat Waialua (0-9).

In the East, Kalani (8-1) has a tough matchup with Moanalua (6-3) on Tuesday night. The Falcons need a win over Na Menehune to clinch the No. 1 seed. Kalani has at least clinched a first-round bye as it can finish no worse than the No. 2 seed.

Kahuku (7-2) can move past the Falcons for the top seed with a win over McKinley and a Kalani loss to Moanalua.


Defending OIA champion Farrington has already been eliminated from the playoffs this season. The Govs (4-5) are a game behind the Bulldogs (5-4), but Kaimuki, which lost to Farrington in the OIA title game a year ago, owns the tiebreaker.

Kaiser, McKinley and Moanalua are all tied at 6-3 but the Tigers and Na Menehune both have tougher matchups on the final day.

Roosevelt (6-4) has the D-II top seed locked up easily with Kalaheo and Castle playing on Tuesday night for the second seed.


The OIA playoffs will begin Jan. 16.

OIA East results/standings
OIA West results/standings

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