APRIL 8, 1920: Maui without a champ in girls basketball

On this date in 1920, Maui had no definitive champion in girls basketball.

Maui High and Alexander House of Wailuku were unable to reach terms on a championship after both schools finished the regular season at 3-1 in the three-team league.

The contention was on where the championship would be played. Maui wanted it held on an outdoor court and Wailuku preferred to stay indoors to suit its faster style of play.

Alexander House handed Maui its lone loss indoors with a 21-4 romp. Wailuku’s loss came to the Seminary 19-8 in the final game of the regular season.

The title tilt was scheduled to be played the next week, but Good Friday prevented it. The teams never met to settle the championship.

The dispute was never settled. Wailuku finished second to upstart Star of Bethlehem of Lahaina in 1922.


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