For the fourth week in a row, the ‘Iolani Raiders are No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10, which was released today.
‘Iolani is 14-3, 5-1 in the brutally difficult Interscholastic League of Honolulu. The Raiders overpowered Mid-Pacific on Tuesday, then rallied past then-No. 2 Kamehameha with the return of Lily Lefotu Wahinekapu.
Lahainaluna (9-4, 4-0), one win away from posting its 150th consecutive win in Maui Interscholastic League play, skipped past Kamehameha to the No. 2 spot.
Kamehameha’s loss to ‘Iolani didn’t cost the Warriors too much in the rankings .The Warriors (9-4, 4-2 ILH) are at No. 3.
Maryknoll (13-2, 3-2 ILH) remained status quo at No. 4. The Lady Spartans toppled Punahou 52-44 in a battle of teams that were tied at No. 4 last week.
Defending state champion Konawaena leaped two spots to No. 5. The Wildcats played just one game in the past week, beating Hawaii Prep 52-19.
Kalani (13-6, 5-1 OIA) received one first-place ballot and remains at No. 6 despite a 51-48 home loss to Kahuku. The Lady Falcons saw guard Alayna Akiona return this week, but point forward Kamalu Kamakawiwo‘ole remains sidelined by injury.
Punahou (9-2, 4-2 ILH) dropped from a tie at No. 4 last week to No. 7. After losing at Maryknoll on Tuesday, the Buffanblu edged past Sacred Hearts 50-48.
Waiakea (11-3, 4-0 BIIF), Hilo (3-3, 2-1 BIIF) and Mililani (11-3, 6-0 OIA) round out the Top 10.
Also receiving votes: Kahuku 5, Sacred Hearts 2, Mid-Pacific 1.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Jan. 23|