Bracketology: Maui hosts Kaiser, Moanalua visits Waiakea

The Heide & Cook/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships brackets are out with no surprises in the seedings.

‘Iolani, a season-long No. 1 team in the Star-Advertiser Top 10, is seeded first by the HHSAA committee. Konawaena is seeded second, Lahainaluna third and Campbell fourth.

The opening-round “play-in” games on Monday include two sites on the neighbor islands while one site on Oahu is to be determined. Quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be at regional sites, Moanalua and McKinley, with the championship round at Neal Blaisdell Center on Saturday.

Monday, Feb. 14
4:30 p.m. Kaiser at Maui
> winner vs. ‘Iolani, Thursday
3 p.m. Moanalua at Waiakea
> winner vs. Campbell, Thursday
6 p.m. Roosevelt at Mililani
> winner vs. Konawaena, Thursday
5 p.m. Radford at Punahou
> winner vs. Lahainaluna, Thursday

ILH champion ‘Iolani (13-2) is a two-time defending state champion in D-I and was a strong favorite to win another title in the cancelled 2020-21 season. The Raiders defeated Punahou, 56-40, in the ILH tournament playoffs to secure the ILH title.

BIIF champion Konawaena (9-2) defeated Keaau, 69-5, and Waiakea, 57-48, to win the league crown.

Lahainaluna (11-3) ousted Baldwin, 67-16, and Maui, 52-44, to win the MIL title.

Campbell (13-2) outlasted Mililani, 37-26, on Wednesday night to win its first OIA championship.

Thursday, Feb. 17
Moanalua bracket
5 p.m. Waiakea-Moanalua winner vs. Campbell
7 p.m. Maui-Kaiser winner vs. ‘Iolani
McKinley bracket
5 p.m. Mililani-Roosevelt winner vs. Konawaena
7 p.m. Punahou-Radford winner vs. Lahainaluna

Friday, Feb. 18
At Moanalua
5 p.m. Konawaena/Mililani/Roosevelt winner vs. Lahainaluna/Punahou/Radford winner
7 p.m. ‘Iolani/Maui/Kaiser winner vs. Campbell/Waiakea/Moanalua winner

Saturday, Feb. 19
At Blaisdell
1 p.m. D-I third-place game
7 p.m. D-I championship game

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, the D-II state bracket has not been released. The ILH D-II playoffs are still ongoing.

HHSAA Division I Tournament

Game #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Feb. 14Maui vs. KaiserMaui, 51-45Maui
2Feb. 14Waiakea vs. MoanaluaWaik, 51-31Waiakea
3Feb. 14Mililani vs. RooseveltMil, 40-17Mililani
4Feb. 14Punahou vs. RadfordPun, 47-35Punahou
5Feb. 17(4) Campbell vs. WaiakeaCamp, 44-39 (OT)Moanalua
6Feb. 17(1) 'Iolani vs. MauiIol, 51-32Moanalua
7Feb. 17(2) Konawaena vs. MililaniKona, 56-24McKinley
8Feb. 17(3) Lahainaluna vs. PunahouLah, 49-36McKinley
9*Feb. 18Waiakea vs. MauiMaui, 45-43McKinley
10*Feb. 18Mililani vs. PunahouPun, 46-26McKinley
11Feb. 18Konawaena vs. LahainalunaKona, 40-21Moanalua
12Feb. 18Campbell vs. 'IolaniIol, 54-39Moanalua
13*Feb. 19Punahou vs. MauiPun, 35-33Blaisdell Arena
14*Feb. 19Lahainaluna vs. CampbellLah, 46-36Blaisdell Arena
15Feb. 19Konawaena vs. 'IolaniIol, 28-17Blaisdell Arena
* — consolation


  1. Iliahi February 11, 2022 8:55 am

    These are my picks:

    ROUND 1
    Maui over Kaiser
    Waiakea over Moanalua
    Mililani over Roosevelt
    Punahou over Radford

    Iolani over Maui
    Waiakea over Campbell
    Kona over Mililani
    Punahou over Lahainaluna

    Iolani over Waiakea
    Kona over Punahou

    Iolani over Kona

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