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
5 p.m. Waiakea-Moanalua winner vs. Campbell
7 p.m. Maui-Kaiser winner vs. ‘Iolani
5 p.m. Mililani-Roosevelt winner vs. Konawaena
7 p.m. Punahou-Radford winner vs. Lahainaluna
Friday, Feb. 18
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
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
|1||Feb. 14||Maui vs. Kaiser||Maui, 51-45||Maui|
|2||Feb. 14||Waiakea vs. Moanalua||Waik, 51-31||Waiakea|
|3||Feb. 14||Mililani vs. Roosevelt||Mil, 40-17||Mililani|
|4||Feb. 14||Punahou vs. Radford||Pun, 47-35||Punahou|
|5||Feb. 17||(4) Campbell vs. Waiakea||Camp, 44-39 (OT)||Moanalua|
|6||Feb. 17||(1) 'Iolani vs. Maui||Iol, 51-32||Moanalua|
|7||Feb. 17||(2) Konawaena vs. Mililani||Kona, 56-24||McKinley|
|8||Feb. 17||(3) Lahainaluna vs. Punahou||Lah, 49-36||McKinley|
|9*||Feb. 18||Waiakea vs. Maui||Maui, 45-43||McKinley|
|10*||Feb. 18||Mililani vs. Punahou||Pun, 46-26||McKinley|
|11||Feb. 18||Konawaena vs. Lahainaluna||Kona, 40-21||Moanalua|
|12||Feb. 18||Campbell vs. 'Iolani||Iol, 54-39||Moanalua|
|13*||Feb. 19||Punahou vs. Maui||Pun, 35-33||Blaisdell Arena|
|14*||Feb. 19||Lahainaluna vs. Campbell||Lah, 46-36||Blaisdell Arena|
|15||Feb. 19||Konawaena vs. 'Iolani||Iol, 28-17||Blaisdell Arena|
|* — consolation|
These are my picks:
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