Kamehameha, Waiakea rise in Girls Basketball Top 10

2019 December 14 SPT - Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Jamm Aquino/jaquino@staradvertiser.com Iolani guard Lily Lefotu Wahinekapu (23) drives to the basket around South Medford forward Sierra Logue (11) during the second half of a high school basketball game in the 2019 Iolani Classic on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Iolani School in Moiliili.

Kamehameha got its revenge and Waiakea is making noise.

The Kamehameha Warriors avenged an early loss to Konawaena by winning decisively, 58-45, on Saturday at the ‘Iolani Prep Classic. Coach Pua Straight‘s Warriors moved up a spot to No. 2, switching places with the BIIF powerhouse Wildcats.

Waiakea is now 7-0, and though the Warriors haven’t traveled off the Big Island yet, they have wins over Kahuku and Lahainaluna. New coach Alika Smith has the Warriors humming on all cylinders. Hawaii signee Kelsi Imai leads a veteran group that trounced Ka‘u and Kohala in the first two league games of the season by a total margin of 113 points.


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Girls Basketball
Last week’s Top 10
Dec. 16, 2019
Rank Team (first-place ballots) Points LW
1. ‘Iolani (11-1, 2-0 ILH) (10) 100 1
2. Kamehameha (7-3, 0-1 ILH) 78 3
3. Konawaena (9-3, 0-0 BIIF) 76 2
4. Waiakea (7-0, 3-0 BIIF) 74 5
5. Punahou (10-2, 1-1 ILH) 67 6
6. Maryknoll (5-2, 0-1 ILH) 55 4
7. Hilo (3-2, 1-0 ILH) 38 7
8. Kahuku (5-7, 2-0 OIA) 30 9
9. Lahainaluna (1-4, 1-0 MIL) 22 8
10. Seabury Hall (7-2, 0-0 MIL) 6 10

Also receiving votes: Mid-Pacific 2, Hanalani 1, King Kekaulike 1.

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