On this date in 2001, the Punahou girls basketball team beat Kamehameha 51-48 in a battle of unbeatens.
Becky Hogue led the scoring for the Buffanblu with 13 points, handing the Warriors their first ILH loss in more than a year. Elyse Umeda added 11 points and Caroline Ane contributed nine.
Players and coaches on both teams had Kamehameha assistant coach Dennis Agena on their minds. Agena was in his 35th year (and still going) as a basketball coach in the islands. He took a leave of absence the day before because of high blood pressure.
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin hinted that Agena’s leave had more to do with a conflict of interest stemming from his popular youth clinic. Former Kamehameha great Nani Cockett took Agena’s place for the game and the rest of the season.