Kahuku enters OIA playoffs as the heavy favorite after rolling through the OIA East

Kahuku coach Latoya Wily, shown coaching up Kalamela Liua during the 'Iolani Classic, watched her team win all 11 games in the regular season by at least 19 points. Photo by Andrew Lee/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Defending OIA champion Kahuku, which has won 23 consecutive games in the regular season, is the No. 1 seed in the playoffs that begin Wednesday at four different sites.

The Red Raiders (11-0) have a bye into the quarterfinals on Thursday when they host the winner between West No. 4 Leilehua and East No. 5 Kaiser. The Cougars are the only team the Red Raiders failed to beat by at least 20 points in the regular season, winning by 19 last week.

Kahuku is the only team ranked in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 this week at No. 8.


Moanalua (8-3) finished in a three-way tie for second place with Roosevelt and Castle but got the East No. 2 seed and first-round bye due to a coin flip. Na Menehune will host the winner between West No. 3 Waipahu and East No. 6 Kalani.


Radford (10-0) which ended Mililani’s 22-game winning streak in the regular season in December, is the top seed out of the West with the Trojans No. 2.


Farrington and Campbell earned the top seeds in Division II.

The full schedule is below.

Playoffs

Updated: Jan. 29
DIVISION I
DateHomeVisitorTime/Result
First round
1/22Leilehua (W4)Kaiser (E5)Kais, 48-45 (OT)
1/22Castle (E3)Kapolei (W6)Kapo, 37-33
1/22Waipahu (W3)Kalani (E6)Kaln, 50-39
1/22Roosevelt (E4)Nanakuli (W5)Nan, 48-39
Quarterfinals
1/23Kahuku (E1)KaiserKah
1/23Mililani (W2)KapoleiMil, 37-21
1/23Moanalua (E2)KalaniMoan, 51-38
1/23Radford (W1)NanakuliRad, 47-42
Consolation semifinals—at Higher Seed
1/25KaiserKapoleiKais, 48-41
1/25NanakuliKalaniKaln, 57-53
Semifinals — At Radford
1/25KahukuMililaniKah, 57-26
1/25RadfordMoanaluaMoan, 42-37
Fifth place—At Higher seed
1/29KaiserKalaniKaln, 43-41
Third place—At Higher seed
1/29MililaniRadfordMil, 41-40
Championship — At Radford
1/29KahukuMoanaluaKah, 47-27
DIVISION II
Quarterfinals
1/22Pearl City (W2)McKinley (E3)McK, 46-37
1/22Kalaheo (E2)Waialua (W3)Wail, 53-52
Semifinals
1/23Farrington (E1)McKinleyFar, 47-20
1/23Campbell (W1)WaialuaCamp, 49-24
Third place—At Higher seed
1/25McKinleyWaialuaMcK, 53-43 (OT)
Championship— At Radford
1/29FarringtonCampbellFar, 41-28

COMMENTS

  1. 88 January 23, 2020 5:34 pm

    Where did all the players from last year go? It’s like Kahuku is the only team that returned their players. Kalani, Moanalua, Mililani etc… Where is everybody?


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