‘Iolani, Waiakea earn top seeds in girls state basketball

Defending state champion 'Iolani opens its preseason in the McKinley Black & Gold Invitational. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

ILH champion ‘Iolani, which has reigned as the No. 1 team in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 for 10 consecutive weeks, is the top seed in the Snapple/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships.

Brackets were released Wednesday with BIIF champion Waiakea seeded No. 2 after ending four-time defending state champion Konawaena’s run of BIIF titles that extended for the last decade.

The Warriors will host the winner between Kalani and Radford next Thursday while the Wildcats will host Leilehua in a first-round game on Monday at 4 p.m.


The Raiders are the No. 1 overall seed for the first time since 1989. ‘Iolani has been seeded five times since but never as the No. 1 overall seed.


Maui will host Kaiser in a first-round game on Monday after beating King Kekaulike, 63-38 tonight, to advance to its first state tournament since 2013.


In Division II play, which begins Wednesday, ILH champion Hawaii Baptist is the No. 1 overall seed with MIL champion Seabury Hall earning the No. 2 seed ahead of OIA champion Castle (No. 3 seed) and BIIF champion Hawaii Prep (No. 4 seed).

The full schedule in both divisions are listed below.

HHSAA D-I State Tournament

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Feb. 4Konawaena vs. LeilehuaKona, 61-41Konawaena
2Feb. 4Maui vs. KaiserMaui, 55-44Maui
3Feb. 4Radford vs. KalaniKaln, 70-43Kalani
4Feb. 4Kamehameha vs. MililaniKSK, 41-17Kamehameha
5Feb. 7(1) 'Iolani vs. MauiIol, 67-32Moanalua
6Feb. 7(4) Kahuku vs. KonawaenaKona, 46-42Moanalua
7Feb. 7(2) Waiakea vs. KalaniKaln, 73-57McKinley
8Feb. 7(3) Lahainaluna vs. KamehamehaKSK, 47-30McKinley
9*Feb. 8Maui vs. KahukuKah, 60-19Stan Sheriff Center
10*Feb. 8Waiakea vs. LahainalunaWaik, 60-54Stan Sheriff Center
11Feb. 8Kalani vs. KamehamehaKSK, 62-49Stan Sheriff Center
12Feb. 8'Iolani vs. KonawaenaIol, 43-22Stan Sheriff Center
13*Feb. 9Kahuku vs. WaiakeaWaik, 56-53Stan Sheriff Center
14*Feb. 9Kalani vs. KonawaenaKona, 52-44Stan Sheriff Center
15Feb. 9Kamehameha vs. 'IolaniIol, 52-49Stan Sheriff Center
* — consolation

HHSAA D-II State Tournament

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Feb. 6Farrington vs. St. FrancisFar, 41-35Damien
2Feb. 6Waimea vs. WaipahuWaim, 59-48Damien
3Feb. 6Ka'u vs. UniversityULS, 54-40Kalani
4Feb. 6Hanalani vs. KS-HawaiiHan, 44-28Kalani
5*Feb. 7St. Francis vs. WaipahuWaip, 39-36Damien
6*Feb. 7Ka'u vs. KS-HawaiiKau, 46-35Kalani
7Feb. 7(1) Hawaii Baptist vs. FarringtonHBA, 50-29Damien
8Feb. 7(4) Hawaii Prep vs. WaimeaWaim, 53-14Damien
9Feb. 7(2) Seabury Hall vs. UniversitySH, 62-53Kalani
10Feb. 7(3) Castle vs. HanalaniHan, 63-50Kalani
11*Feb. 8Waipahu vs. KauWaip, 52-38Stan Sheriff Center
12*Feb. 8University vs. CastleULS, 52-49Kalani
13*Feb. 8Farrington vs. Hawaii PrepHPA, 47-38Kalani
14Feb. 8Seabury Hall vs. HanalaniSH, 55-43Damien
15Feb. 8Hawaii Baptist vs. WaimeaHBA, 56-47Damien
16*Feb. 9University vs. Hawaii PrepULS, 37-29Stan Sheriff Center
17*Feb. 9Hanalani vs. WaimeaWaim, 72-60Stan Sheriff Center
18Feb. 9Seabury Hall vs. Hawaii BaptistHBA, 43-39Stan Sheriff Center
* — consolation

COMMENTS

  1. 88 February 3, 2019 1:06 pm

    I guess that rule where the ILH champion and the OIA champion is supposed to be placed in different brackets is just a bunch of BULLSHET… lol


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