The simmering continues in girls basketball.
For a ninth week in a row, ‘Iolani is at No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10. The voting by coaches and media has the Raiders as a unanimous selection for a second-straight week.
There were just a few changes to the poll on Monday as seven teams remained locked in position. Kamehameha (14-5, 7-3 Interscholastic League of Honolulu) posted wins on the road last week over Punahou (54-25) and then-No. 3 Maryknoll (53-41) to close the regular season. Kamehameha flipped spots with Maryknoll and moved from No. 5 to No. 3, securing second place in the ILH.
The poll had some volatility early in the season, but now has become almost tremor-less. Mililani returned to the rankings today at No. 10, replacing Punahou. The Lady Trojans (15-3, 10-0 OIA West) have won 14 games in a row and have not lost since Nov. 16. They outlasted Moanalua 63-51 in the OIA Division I quarterfinals last week to secure a state-tourney berth.
Mililani has not faced a Top 10 team since the Nov. 16 defeat against ‘Iolani. The Trojans won by an average of 31.6 points in OIA West play. The closest any team came to competing with Mililani was Radford, which slowed the pace and lost to the Trojans 26-21 three weeks ago.
The Trojans are 1-3 against Top 10 teams with a win over Sacred Hearts and losses to Maryknoll, Kamehameha and ‘Iolani. They are 15-0 against unranked foes.
Punahou is 3-4 against ranked opposition and 7-1 against the rest. Two of those Top 10 wins were against Sacred Hearts, and the other one was over Kamehameha on Dec. 15. The Warriors got their revenge with the lopsided win at Punahou last Tuesday.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Jan. 23|