Konawaena earns No. 1 seed in girls basketball

Roosevelt's Sharice Kawakami scrambled for a loose ball against Konawaena's Chanelle Molina during the 2016 state tournament. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Roosevelt’s Sharice Kawakami scrambled for a loose ball against Konawaena’s Chanelle Molina during the 2016 state tournament. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Here are the brackets in both Division I and Division II for the 2017 HHSAA/Snapple Girls Basketball State Championships. Konawaena is the two-time defending champion in Division I while Hawaii Baptist is the reigning Division II state champion.

Division I

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Jan. 30Kahuku vs. KamehamehaKSK, 58-40Kamehameha
2Jan. 30Nanakuli vs. KaimukiKaim, 56-48Kaimuki
3Jan. 30Leilehua vs. KS-MauiKSM, 33-31KS-Maui
4Jan. 30Mililani vs. HiloMil, 43-34Hilo
5Feb. 2(3) Lahainaluna vs. MililaniLah, 54-46Moanalua
6Feb. 2(2) Maryknoll vs. KaimukiMryk, 58-23Moanalua
7Feb. 2(4) Farrington vs. KamehamehaKSK, 52-47McKinley
8Feb. 2(1) Konawaena vs. KS-MauiKona, 64-27McKinley
9*Feb. 3Farrington vs. KS-MauiFar, 47-33Blaisdell Arena
10*Feb. 3Mililani vs. KaimukiMil, 46-37Blaisdell Arena
11Feb. 3Lahainaluna vs. MaryknollMryk, 62-49Blaisdell Arena
12Feb. 3Kamehameha vs. KonawaenaKona, 51-31Blaisdell Arena
13*Feb. 4Farrington vs. MililaniFar, 34-28Blaisdell Arena
14*Feb. 4Lahainaluna vs. KamehamehaKSK 53-45Blaisdell Arena
15Feb. 4Maryknoll vs. KonawaenaKona, 53-48Blaisdell Arena
* — consolation

Division II

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Feb. 1Lanai vs. DamienDMS, 71-58Kalani
2Feb. 1Kauai vs. KohalaKauai, 45-34Kalani
3Feb. 1Moanalua vs. Hawaii BaptistMoan, 50-47 (OT)Farrington
4Feb. 1St. Francis vs. WaipahuStF, 39-35Farrington
5*Feb. 2Lanai vs. KohalaLan, 60-59Kalani
6*Feb. 2Hawaii Baptist vs. WaipahuHBA, 50-30Farrington
7Feb. 2(4) Kalani vs. KauaiKaln, 68-48Kalani
8Feb. 2(1) MPI vs. DamienMPI, 82-30Kalani
9Feb. 2(2) KS-Hawaii vs. MoanaluaKSH, 44-33Farrington
10Feb. 2(3) Seabury Hall vs. St. FrancisStF, 52-27Farrington
11*Feb. 3Lanai vs. Hawaii BaptistHBA, 60-17Blaisdell Arena
12*Feb. 3Kauai vs. DamienKauai, 57-39Farrington
13*Feb. 3Moanalua vs. Seabury HallMoan, 63-33Farrington
14Feb. 3KS-Hawaii vs. St. FrancisKSH, 47-36Kalani
15Feb. 3Kalani vs. Mid-PacificMPI, 62-34Kalani
16*Feb. 4Kauai vs. MoanaluaMoan, 37-35Blaisdell Arena
17*Feb. 4St. Francis vs. KalaniKaln, 59-26Blaisdell Arena
18Feb. 4KS-Hawaii vs. Mid-PacificMPI, 63-38Blaisdell Arena
* — consolation


  1. Rams33 January 28, 2017 3:26 pm

    Would be interesting to see how the #1 seeds were chosen. Konawaena gets the nod as the defending state champs even though Maryknoll has been #1 in the polls. Other than that, I like the seedings on the D-1 side. I’m predicting a final 4 of Hilo, Maryknoll, Kamehameha, Konawaena with Maryknoll winning it all.

    In D-2 I think Mid-Pac is correctly the #1 seed, but KS-Hawaii made a strong argument with their BIIF championship throttling of Kohala. And as last year’s runner-up the committee could have used the same logic they used to give Kona the #1 seed. There’s no way Seabury Hall is a better team than Kalani so I’m having a hard time buying them as the #3 seed, but Saint Francis will be thrilled by that 2nd round matchup. And it will be wild to see a rematch of last year’s title game as early as the second round. My D-2 prediction is a final 4 of Saint Francis, Mid-Pacific, Kalani, & HBA with HBA repeating as champs.

  2. Pun Alum 95 January 28, 2017 7:13 pm

    I think Maryknoll is the better team. But I can live with Kona being #1. They are the defending champ and went through their league undefeated. I think the loss to KS hurt Maryknoll in the committee’s eyes. My final four is Kona, KS, Lahainaluna, and Maryknoll. I have Maryknoll beating Kona in the finals.

  3. 3ple3et January 30, 2017 5:57 am

    Every year the same old thing. It’s always set up for an all outer island finals match-up. Year after year after year, Maryknoll will have to take on Lahainaluna, before the finals. Kona will play no one and be fresh for the final game.

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