As expected, defending state champion Konawaena received the top seed in this week’s OC16/HHSAA girls basketball tournament.
Punahou paid a heavy price for coming up short in the ILH championship n Saturday, forcing it into a first-round matchup with Farrington with a meeting against the Wildcats up next.
Kamehameha-Maui and Kaiser open up in the other game at Moanalua, with the winner playing OIA champion Leilehua.
Lahainaluna tops the Kalani bracket and will face the winner between OIA foes Roosevelt and Mililani while ILH queen Maryknoll gets a day to scout Hilo and Radford in their first round matchup.
The semifinals will be Thursday at Moanalua with the championship on Friday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
While the Big Island’s best are on Oahu, KS-Hawaii will get a little bit of home cooking in the Division II tournament on the Big Island.
The Warriors were awarded the No. 2 seed and will meet the winner between Waipahu and St. Francis at Waiakea. Kaimuki is the other top seed at that site, waiting for the winner between MId-Pacific and Hanalani.
Hawaii Baptist is the team to beat in that tournament, getting the top seed and playing the winner between McKinley and Damien at Keaau. Kapaa and Kohala are in the other first-round matchup with the winner facing Molokai.
The semifinals are Friday at Keaau with the final on Saturday in the same gym.