Defending state champion ‘Iolani is riding high already in the new girls basketball season.
The Raiders are 4-0, including a lopsided win over Konawaena, and collected all 10 first-place votes in the Star-Advertiser Top 10 on Monday. Konawaena (3-1), which defeated Kamehameha and Maryknoll two weeks ago, is No. 2.
Punahou finished last season out of the Top 10, but is already 9-1 in nonconference play and landed at No. 6 between Waiakea and Hilo. Kalani, which finished No. 4 last season, has been depleted by injury (Kalena Halunajan), transfers and graduation. The Lady Falcons are 1-5 and unranked.
Seabury Hall, which stunned defending Division II state champion Hawaii Baptist and lost to Punahou 49-42 in the final of the Sacred Hearts Invitational, is at No. 10. The Lady Spartans are 5-1.
Mid-Pacific (six), Mililani (four) and Kaiser (one) also received at least one vote.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|