Girls hoops: Who has started 4 years of championship bracket games?

From the “Wizard,” Frank Mauz, who has attended and/or covered nearly every state tournament in girls basketball since its inception in 1977.

Aloha Pupule Paul,

Interesting response from Glenn Young.


I did some more research.   In the years 2009-2012, Iolani played 15 games, 11
in the Championship bracket (still undefeated) and 4 in the
Consolation Bracket (once beaten).

Kylie Maeda played all 15, started 8 of the 11 and 3 of the 4.
Interestingly,she started all 4 in her freshman year and none in her
sophomore year. Saphyre Rezentes also played all 15, started 6 of 11
and 0 of 4.

My original question referred only to playing in all the CHAMPIONSHIP
bracket  games and therefore Lia and the Awas still have a 12 to 11
edge in games played, while Lia and Dawnyelle still have a 12 to 8
edge in starts.

Allowing the consolation games to be included, I would guess there
would be others over the years who have played all the games.   They
would probably be from Punahou or Kamehameha-Kapalama.    But, too
much trouble to find out, so ….


To make a short story long, (drumroll please), here is the new
paragraph I added to the Tournament History on the HHSAA website.

SPECIAL MENTION

In 2009-2012, Konawaena’s Lia Galdeira (184 pts-15.3 av), Dawnyelle
Awa(115 pts-9.6 av) and Makayla Awa(54 pts-4.5 av) played every (12)
game, winning three championships and finishing second once.  Lia and
Dawnyelle started every game.  Lia was the Most Outstanding Player
three times.

Now  –  about those students being in the classroom studying math
instead of playing meaningless consolation games …


Mahalo to Frank for providing information about something us girls basketball geeks can truly appreciate.

Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser

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