‘Iolani remains No. 1 in Girls Basketball Top 10

After sharing the No. 1 spot with Konawaena, ‘Iolani is an outright top team in the past five Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 polls. Front, from left: Keiki McGee, Haylie-Anne Ohta, Paige Oh, Keely Kai, Abby Tanaka. Back: Kanoe Hanohano, Mele Sake, Jovi Lefotu, Callie Pieper, Jaety Mandaquit.

‘Iolani garnered eight of 10 first-place votes to remain at No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10 on Monday.
The Raiders posted wins over Kamehameha, Maryknoll and Punahou last week. ‘Iolani is 4-0 in ILH play (7-2 overall) and will host Kamehameha on Tuesday.
Konawaena edged Hilo, 38-34, over the weekend to remain unbeaten in Big Island Interscholastic Federation play. The Wildcats, led by Kaliana Salazar-Harrell, Kayla Pak and Braelyn Kauhi, are 5-0 in league play.
Punahou, Maui and Kamehameha round out the first five.

Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10
Jan. 24

Rank School (1st-place votes) Pts LW
1. ‘Iolani (8) (7-2, 4-0 ILH) 98 1
> next: vs. Kamehameha, Tuesday

2. Konawaena (2) (7-2, 5-0 BIIF) 92 2
> next: at Keaau, Friday

3. Punahou (6-2, 4-2 ILH) 73 3
> next: vs. Maryknoll, Tuesday

4. Maui (9-1, 6-0 MIL) 67 4
> next: vs. Lahainaluna, Tuesday

5. Kamehameha (6-5, 2-3 ILH) 56 5
> next: at ‘Iolani, Tuesday

6. Lahainaluna (5-3, 4-1 MIL) 46 7
> next: vs. Kamehameha-Maui, Saturday

7. Hilo (3-1, 3-1 BIIF) 40 8
> next: vs. Kamehameha-Hawaii, Tuesday

8. Maryknoll (5-7, 0-5 ILH) 26 6
> next: at Punahou, Tuesday

9. Waiakea (2-1, 2-1 BIIF) 22 9
> next: vs. Hilo, Friday

10. Campbell (8-2, 8-0 OIA West) 15 10
> next: at Waianae, Tuesday

Also receiving votes: Roosevelt 8, Damien 6, Kaiser 1.


  1. Spartacus January 25, 2022 7:32 am

    My rankings:

    1. Iolani
    2. Kona
    3. Punahou
    4. Hilo
    5. Kamehameha
    6. Maui
    7. Campbell
    8. Lahainaluna
    9. Waiakea
    10. Roosevelt

  2. ILoveHawaii January 26, 2022 8:54 am

    Whats going on with the Lady Spartans B-Ball??

    It looks like they have some pieces but arent able to pull off a win.

  3. World B January 26, 2022 9:02 am

    @ILoveHawaii. It always comes down to coaching when you are coaching teenagers. They finally won last night after only scoring 12 in the first half. And Punahou lost arguably their best player to a ACL tear which they found out 1-2 days before the game. Add in the sadness from losing a teammate for the season compounded with the senior night festivities and this was the game Maryknoll should win. And they did. They finally started using a zone which is what the entire state of Hawaii have been telling each other.

  4. ILoveHawaii January 26, 2022 11:35 am

    Will this win be the catalyst to better basketball for the Lady Spartans?
    Were there any changes to the personnel in the starting 5?

    Its always sad to hear about a HS player sustaining an injury, especially an ACL tear.
    Its such a long road to recovery. Positive thoughts to the player and her Ohana.

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