‘Iolani still No. 1, Mililani returns to Top 10

'Iolani's Kylie Yung (24) converted a layup in a game against Punahou in an ILH game on Jan. 21, 2019. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

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
1.Konawaena (6)103
2.Maryknoll (2)97
3.‘Iolani (3)96


  1. Burgla January 22, 2019 3:03 am

    This is the final four I was speaking of. Looking at this top 10; Kalani definitely has the most talent and while it won’t be easy the chip is in their reach.

  2. 88 January 22, 2019 8:48 pm

    Most talent? Where? Kalani played like garbage tonight.

  3. Imilicious January 23, 2019 11:42 am

    You know 88….you must be blind…. this team is made of all starz….no need name um just check last yearz all star team….there are at least three…..and the one that you have not heard of is killin it in another stat category…..so again we forgive those who trespass against us and…..whenever you ready…..kalani is ready to play….oh wait…we played like garbage and won….I will let malu know and tell her to drop 50 on your team….can you stop her…..peace

  4. 88 January 23, 2019 12:21 pm

    Hey, talk to somebody on that team cause they ain’t gonna win nothing playing the way did lastnight, straight GARBAGE… I hope your convo with her lights a fire under her butt so she can get it going.

  5. Imilicious January 23, 2019 7:35 pm

    A win is a win garbage or not….do you play any sportz….you must not know a lot cuz you sound ignorant….itz playoffz….you take what you get….rep your team don’t bring down otherz….we forgive you again..see you in the ship….and motivate….thatz what I do son….thank you, next….

  6. 88 January 23, 2019 8:38 pm

    You need to do a better job of motivating cause they played like garbage lastnight. Either that or the team needs a new motivator cause you motivated them to play like garbage.

  7. Imilicious January 24, 2019 8:12 am

    I motivate you to talk garbage….

  8. 88 January 24, 2019 9:42 am

    I’m speaking truth. And you know it. That’s why you so upset. They can’t play like garbage against the ILH and expect to win.

  9. Imilicious January 24, 2019 10:53 am

    Ehhh….you are very right about the ilh…..itz when you say there is no talent….and I am far from upset my dear, you have no idea….so letz keep it civil because this is public….as long as you keep thingz straight with some valid backing….because 1st and 2nd team honorz…..meanz to honor their status….did you find no one on kalani that didn’t make the all star list….I will wait for your reply…civilly….peace….

  10. 88 January 24, 2019 9:35 pm

    Good game.

  11. Imilicious January 25, 2019 10:46 am

    Yes sir…..Good game

  12. 88 January 25, 2019 11:31 am

    Your coach is garbage though.

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