Kahuku, Mililani are top seeds in OIA playoffs

Kahuku's Leiah Naeata is one of a number of talented sophomores in the state. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

Mililani, which finished off a perfect 10-0 regular season with a 39-19 win over Nanakuli on Tuesday night, is the only undefeated team heading into the OIA girls basketball playoffs that start next Tuesday.

Kahuku (8-2) snuck in as the top seed out of the East after beating McKinley, 38-34, on Tuesday. The Red Raiders finished in a first-place tie with Kalani (8-2), which lost to Moanalua, 60-55, on Tuesday. Kahuku won the tiebreaker via a 41-38 win in the head-to-head meeting on Dec. 27. As Paul Honda wrote after the game, the future is indeed now for the Lady Raiders.

The hottest team entering the playoffs might be Moanalua, the No. 3 seed in the East, which ended the regular season with four consecutive victories. That streak includes wins over Kalani, Kahuku and Kaiser.

The playoff schedule as of now for both Division I and Division II is below.

2018 OIA Girls Basketball Playoffs

Updated: Jan. 24
First round
1/16Campbell (W4)McKinley (E5)Camp, 45-35
1/16Moanalua (E3)Kapolei (W6)Moan, 38-22
1/16Leilehua (W3)Kaimuki (E6)Lei, 53-45
1/16Kaiser (E4)Nanakuli (W5)Kais, 50-41
1/17Kahuku (E1)CampbellKah, 52-30
1/17Radford (W2)MoanaluaMoan, 42-36
1/17Kalani (E2)LeilehuaKaln, 61-20
1/17Mililani (W1)KaiserMil, 51-28
Consolation semifinals—at Higher Seed
Semifinals — At McKinley
1/22KahukuMoanaluaMoan, 59-57 (OT)
1/22KalaniMililaniKaln, 47-45
Fifth place—At Campbell
1/24CampbellKaiserCamp, 48-46
Third place—At Mililani
1/24KahukuMililaniKah, 35-27
Championship — At McKinley
1/24MoanaluaKalaniKaln, 55-33
1/16Pearl City (W2)Kalaheo (E3)PC, 39-27
1/16Castle (E2)Aiea (W3)Cast, 60-23
1/17Roosevelt (E1)Pearl CityRoos, 52-24
1/17Waipahu (W1)CastleCast, 48-33
Third place—At Waipahu
1/24Pearl CityWaipahuWaip, 44-31
Championship— At McKinley
1/24RooseveltCastleRoos, 61-39


  1. Burgla January 10, 2018 4:18 pm

    Kalani is constantly giving away winnable games! Can anyone explain this?

  2. Kalei808 January 10, 2018 10:15 pm

    Did you see the officiating at the last game

  3. Paul January 11, 2018 5:03 am

    Maybe they r not as good as u think they r.

  4. Burgla January 11, 2018 8:02 am

    Thanks for nothing paul.

  5. TARHEELS January 11, 2018 2:06 pm

    If you think the officiating is bad why don’t you go and officiate always blame the officials

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