Konawaena’s Molina repeats as player of the year

For the eighth time in 10 seasons, the top girls basketball player from the state hails from Kona.

Of course, those eight player of the year awards belong to only three people and for the fifth year in a row, the winner has the same last name.

Konawaena’s Cherilyn Molina adds her second All-State player of the year award following older sister Chanelle Molina, who just completed her sophomore season at Washington State. Chanelle won three, Cherilyn has two and Lia Galdeira won three, missing out only during her sophomore season after winning it as a freshman.


Four different ILH schools are represented on the Fab. 15 list. Maryknoll led all schools with four selections — center Isabella Cravens, forward Kamalu Kamakawiwo’ole and guards Rhianne Omori and Kodee Viena. Kamehameha had center Kalina Obrey and forward Kiana Vierra make the team while Sacred Hearts was represented by forward Dallas Martinez and Hawaii Baptist’s Ally Wada also made the list.

Joining Molina on the Fab. 15 list from Konawaena are guard Mikayla Tablit and post Caiyle Kaupu. Lahainaluna had guard Braeanna Estabillo-Donato and forward Susitina Namoa make the team.


The OIA was represented by Kahuku’s Sisilia Kaufusi and Kaimuki’s Kaelyn Espinda.

Kona’s Bobbie Awa won her fourth straight coach of the year award.


A full-page spread and story is in Sunday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. You can read it here.

Below is a slideshow of the top 15 in order, followed by every girls basketball player named All-State.

Cherilyn Molina, Konawaena
Mikayla Tablit, Konawaena
Isabella Cravens, Maryknoll
Sisilia Kaufusi, Kahuku
Kaelyn Espinda, Kaimuki
Kalina Obrey, Kamehameha
Kamalu Kamakawiwo'ole, Maryknoll
Rhianne Omori, Maryknoll
Braeanna Estabillo-Donato, Lahainaluna
Susitina Namoa, Lahainaluna
Ally Wada, Hawaii Baptist
Dallas Martinez, Sacred Hearts
Kiana Vierra, Kamehameha
Caiyle Kaupu, Konawaena
Kodee Viena, Maryknoll
Bobbie Awa, Konawaena
YearFirst nameLast nameSchoolAward
2019KalinaObreyKamehamehaHSA POY
2019KamaluKamakawiwo'oleKalaniHSA
2019TaylorWuIolaniHSA
2019LilyLefotu WahinekapuIolaniHSA
2019JalenTanuvasaMaryknollHSA
2019SusitinaNamoaLahainalunaHSA
2019LeiahNaeataKahukuHSA
2019CaiyleKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2019KaelynEspindaKaimukiHSA
2019KalenaHalunajanKalaniHSA
2019KelsieImaiWaiakeaHSA
2019DahlisSablayMililaniHSA
2019AlexisHuntimeriolaniHSA
2019KayeSerapinoWaimeaHSA
2019DallasMartinezSacred HeartsHSA
2019DeanYoungIolaniHSA COY
2018CherilynMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2018MikaylaTablitKonawaenaHSA
2018IsabellaCravensMaryknollHSA
2018SisiliaKaufusiKahukuHSA
2018KaelynEspindaKaimukiHSA
2018KalinaObreyKamehamehaHSA
2018KamaluKamakawiwo'oleMaryknollHSA
2018RhianneOmoriMaryknollHSA
2018BraeannaEstabillo-DonatoLahainalunaHSA
2018SusitinaNamoaLahainalunaHSA
2018AllyWadaHawaii BaptistHSA
2018DallasMartinezSacred HeartsHSA
2018KianaVierraKamehamehaHSA
2018CaiyleKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2018KodeeVienaMaryknollHSA
2018BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2017CherilynMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2017KamaluKamakawiwo'oleMaryknollHSA
2017MikialaMaioKamehamehaHSA
2017MolimauHeimuliFarringtonHSA
2017MikaylaTablitKonawaenaHSA
2017RhianneOmoriMaryknollHSA
2017Celena JaneMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2017VictoriaKintzKaimukiHSA
2017KalinaObreyKamehamehaHSA
2017BraeannaEstabilloLahainalunaHSA
2017CamyAguinaldoIolaniHSA
2017KamaileKandiahPunahouHSA
2017IsabellaCravensMaryknollHSA
2017CaiyleKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2017AlanaNuuanuNanakuliHSA
2017BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2016ChanelleMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2016IhiVictorKonawaenaHSA
2016CameronFernandezLahainalunaHSA
2016Keleah-AikoKoloiLahainalunaHSA
2016CherilynMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2016TyraMoePunahouHSA
2016Celena JaneMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2016KealaQuinlanRooseveltHSA
2016Fa-Ko FiemeaHafokaLahainalunaHSA
2016RhianneOmoriMaryknollHSA
2016AlexisPanaHiloHSA
2016KamaileKandiahPunahouHSA
2016RoselynnShimaokaKaiserHSA
2016MikaylaTablitKonawaenaHSA
2016AlexisDelovioMaryknollHSA
2016BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2015ChanelleMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2015KealaQuinlanRooseveltHSA
2015FiemeaHafokaLahainalunaHSA
2015Celena JaneMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2015IhiVictorKonawaenaHSA
2015CameronFernandezLahainalunaHSA
2015MaegenMartinMaryknollHSA
2015PatriaVaimoanaKailuaHSA
2015Keleah-AikoKoloiLahainalunaHSA
2015JasmineMoodyRadfordHSA
2015TyraMoePunahouHSA
2015AlexisPanaHiloHSA
2015CherilynMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2015JerriMaluyoLeilehuaHSA
2015StarrRiveraRooseveltHSA
2015BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2014ChanelleMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2014AlohiRobins-HardyKamehamehaHSA
2014SarahLivaMililaniHSA
2014TyraMoePunahouHSA
2014LaChaeMcColorMoanlauaHSA
2014AlexisPanaHiloHSA
2014PeninaFaumuiFarringtonHSA
2014HaileyMotookaPunahouHSA
2014JenevaToiloloFarringtonHSA
2014FiemeaHafokaLahainalunaHSA
2014CaseyPoeKS-HawaiiHSA
2014StarrRiveraRooseveltHSA
2014JadeBotelhoIolaniHSA
2014KeauFeyPunahouHSA
2014FolauHafokaLahainalunaHSA
2014KevinVelascoPunahouHSA COY
2013PrincessLauvaoKaimukiHSA POY
2013AlexMasaquelIolaniHSA
2013AliyahPanaHiloHSA
2013KikiRobertsonMid-PacificHSA
2013ChanelleMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2013CaseyPoeKS-HawaiiHSA
2013LiliaMaioKamehamehaHSA
2013TiareKanoaKamehamehaHSA
2013AlohiRobins-HardyKamehamehaHSA
2013CourtneyKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2013FiaTailele-LatuKahukuHSA
2013KristleHenryKauaiHSA
2013SarahLivaHanalaniHSA
2013NaylaLongMililaniHSA
2013AbriannaJohnson-EdwardsIolaniHSA
2013DaroldImanakaKamehamehaHSA COY
2012LiaGaldeiraKonawaenaHSA POY
2012DawnyelleAwaKonawaenaHSA
2012KylieMaedaIolaniHSA
2012LeighlaniPaselioKahukuHSA
2012AshleySavusaKaimukiHSA
2012KikiRobertsonMid-PacificHSA
2012SaphyreRezentesIolaniHSA
2012CourtneyKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2012MyshaSatarakaPunahouHSA
2012ChelseaPoeKS-HawaiiHSA
2012TaylorBabbittMililaniHSA
2012AlexMasaquelIolaniHSA
2012KapiliAmamalinMililaniHSA
2012AnaLaueseLahainalunaHSA
2012KristleHenryKauaiHSA
2012BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2011LiaGaldeiraKonawaenaHSA POY
2011MaikiVielaLahainalunaHSA
2011DawnyelleAwaKonawaenaHSA
2011Hailey-AnnMaedaPunahouHSA
2011BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHSA
2011MyshaSatarakaPunahouHSA
2011KylieMaedaIolaniHSA
2011KirstenLianaFarringtonHSA
2011KaleiAdolphoMolokaiHSA
2011AnuheaWallKonawaenaHSA
2011JoshlynNogaKahukuHSA
2011KatelynnPaleka-KennedyKS-HawaiiHSA
2011AlexMasaquelIolaniHSA
2011AshleyAgcaoiliMaryknollHSA
2011AshleyYamachikaMid-PacificHSA
2011BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2010MaikiVielaLahainalunaHA POY
2010LoriYamashitaIolaniHA
2010DawnyelleAwaKonawaenaHA
2010BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHA
2010MilikaTafuaLahainalunaHA
2010ToddRickardLahainalunaHA COY
2010MaikiVielaLahainalunaHSB POY
2010MilikaTafuaLahainalunaHSB
2010DawnyelleAwaKonawaenaHSB
2010KamieImaiWaiakeaHSB
2010BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHSB
2010KaleiAdolphoMolokaiHSB
2010MikelaThoemmesRooseveltHSB
2010LoriYamashitaIolaniHSB
2010DejahFaasoaKaimukiHSB
2010Hailey-AnnMaedaPunahouHSB
2010MyshaSatarakaPunahouHSB
2010JordanAkakueloPearl CityHSB
2010KylieSatoMcKinleyHSB
2010AnuheaWallKonawaenaHSB
2010Dana LynnHooper-JuarioMolokaiHSB
2010ToddRickardLahainalunaHSB COY
2009LiaGaldeiraKonawaenaHA POY
2009JanelleNomuraPunahouHA
2009NatashaHelshamAieaHA
2009BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHA
2009MilikaTafuaLahainalunaHA
2009BobbieAwaKonawaenaHA COY
2009LiaGaldeiraKonawaenaHSB POY
2009JanelleNomuraPunahouHSB
2009MilikaTafuaLahainalunaHSB
2009BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHSB
2009KaleiAdolphoMolokaiHSB
2009NatashaHelshamAieaHSB
2009KamieImaiWaiakeaHSB
2009LoriYamashitaIolaniHSB
2009JohnelleKapuaMid-PacificHSB
2009MikelaThoemmesRooseveltHSB
2009KanishaBelloWaiakeaHSB
2009KanishaHanato-SmithKonawaenaHSB
2009TressaTorresPunahouHSB
2009LindseyWongKamehamehaHSB
2009MaikiVielaLahainalunaHSB
2009BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSB COY
2008Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHSB POY
2008JamieSmithIolaniHSB
2008IwalaniRodgriguesKalaniHSB
2008VickyTagalicodHiloHSB
2008Shaena-LynKuehuPunahouHSB
2008ManaHopkinsKonawaenaHSB
2008DiannaZaneRooseveltHSB
2008Ta NitraByrdRadfordHSB
2008ChanelHirataIolaniHSB
2008KamieImaiWaiakeaHSB
2008JanelleNomuraPunahouHSB
2008BritniRonoloMoanaluaHSB
2008KiraDeMoralesWaiakeaHSB
2008JohnelleKapuaMid-PacificHSB
2008MarlenaMalepeaiRadfordHSB
2008MikeTaylorPunahouHSB COY
2008Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHA POY
2008Shaena-LynKuehuPunahouHA
2008JamieSmithIolaniHA
2008IwalaniRodriguesKalaniHA
2008KamieImaiWaiakeaHA
2008MikeTaylorPunahouHA COY
2007KeishaKanekoaKonawaenaHSB POY
2007JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHSB
2007IwalaniRodriguesRooseveltHSB
2007JamieSmithIolaniHSB
2007VickyTagalicodHiloHSB
2007AnaleeViena-LotaKamehamehaHSB
2007NicoleFuMaryknollHSB
2007CourtneyGaddisKalaniHSB
2007Ta NitraByrdRadfordHSB
2007ManaHopkinsKonawaenaHSB
2007ShanadeeCanonKalaheoHSB
2007LianaHanato-SmithKonawaenaHSB
2007JanelleNomuraPunahouHSB
2007ChelseaDeptulaPunahouHSB
2007ChelsieSatoMcKinleyHSB
2007BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSB COY
2007BobbieAwaKonawaenaHA COY
2007MikeTaylorPunahouHA COY
2007JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHA POY
2007KeishaKanekoaKonawaenaHA
2007IwalaniRodriguesRooseveltHA
2007AnaleeViena-LotaKamehamehaHA
2007JamieSmithIolaniHA
2006Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHSB POY
2006TatrianaLorenzoKamehamehaHSB
2006JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHSB
2006TatiBeasleyRooseveltHSB
2006KeishaKanekoaHonokaaHSB
2006IwalaniRodriguesRooseveltHSB
2006JamieSmithIolaniHSB
2006NicoleFuMaryknollHSB
2006VickyTagalicodHiloHSB
2006Shaena-LynKuehuPunahouHSB
2006ShanadeeCanonKalaheoHSB
2006ArteviaWilyKahukuHSB
2006HaunaniLifteeKonawaenaHSB
2006Hennesea-SueTokumuraIolaniHSB
2006CamillaAh-HoyKahukuHSB
2006MikeTaylorPunahouHSB COY
2006Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHA POY
2006JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHA
2006TatiBeasleyRooseveltHA
2006TatrianaLorenzoKamehamehaHA
2006KeishaKanekoaHonokaaHA
2006MikeTaylorPunahouHA COY
2005Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHSB POY
2005KeishaKanekoaHonokaaHSB
2005JessicaHanatoKonawaenaHSB
2005Shanna-LeiDacanayPunahouHSB
2005MikeTaylorPunahouHSB COY
2005ShardePrattKaiserHSB
2005TerevaMooreRadfordHSB
2005TatiBeasleyRooseveltHSB
2005TatrianaLorenzoKamehamehaHSB
2005LeilaniGaldonesKS-HawaiiHSB
2005Hennasea-SueTokumuraIolaniHSB
2005NicoleLehnerKasierHSB
2005ChristineTakaraPunahouHSB
2005AishaAleKahukuHSB
2005JazzmineAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHSB
2005TaylorSmithKalaheoHSB
2005Shanna-LeiDacanayPunahouHA POY
2005KeishaKanekoaHonokaaHA
2005JessicaHanatoKonawaenaHA
2005Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHA
2005TaylorSmithKalaheoHA
2005JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHA
2005MikeTaylorPunahouHA COY
2004Shanna-LeiDacanayPunahouHSB
2004KamiKapakuBaldwinHSB
2004JessicaHanatoKonawaenaHSB
2004NancyHoistKonawaenaHSB POY
2004LatoyaWilyKahukuHSB
2004BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSB COY
2004KarlaTaileleKahukuHA
2004KamiKapakuBaldwinHA
2004NancyHoistKonawaenaHA POY
2004SunshineMisa-UliFarringtonHA
2004LatoyaWilyKahukuHA
2004BobbieAwaKonawaenaHA COY
2003MeganChingKamehamehaHA
2003RachelKanePunahouHA POY
2003PattiHardimonMoanaluaHA
2003SunshineMisa-UliFarringtonHA
2003LatoyaWilyKahukuHA
2003WendyAnaeKahukuHA COY
2003WendyAnaeKahukuHSB COY
2003MeganChingKamehamehaHSB
2003PattiHardimonMoanaluaHSB
2003LatoyaWilyKahukuHSB
2003BeckyHoguePunahouHSB
2003AmberLeeMcKinleyHSB
2003RachelKanePunahouHSB POY
2002MeganChingKamehamehaHSB POY
2002RachelKanePunahouHSB
2002AmberLeeMcKinleyHSB
2002NancyHoistKonawaenaHSB
2002BeckyHoguePunahouHSB
2002ClayCockettKamehamehaHSB COY
2002MeganChingKamehamehaHA POY
2002RachelKanePunahouHA
2002AmberLeeMcKinleyHA
2002NancyHoistKonawaenaHA
2002BeckyHoguePunahouHA
2002ClayCockettKamehamehaHA COY
2001BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHA POY
2001ArittaLaneAieaHA
2001MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHA
2001KyleeNakamuraAieaHA
2001MonicaTokoroIolaniHA
2001FranVillarmia-KahawaiAieaHA COY
2001ArittaLaneAieaHSB COPOY
2001BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHSB COPOY
2001MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHSB
2001MonicaTokoroIolaniHSB
2001NicoleGarbinBaldwinHSB
2001FranVillarmia-KahawaiAieaHSB COY
2000BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHSB POY
2000MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHSB
2000KealaniKimballKamehamehaHSB
2000JadeSavusaMid-PacificHSB
2000RaelenSelfKamehamehaHSB
2000ClayCockettKamehamehaHSB COY
2000DarinPilialohaNanakuliHSB COY
2000BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHA POY
2000KealaniKimballKamehamehaHA
2000MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHA
2000JadeSavusaMid-PacificHA
2000RaelenSelfKamehamehaHA
2000DarinLeeMid-PacificHA COY
1999SheilaAzevedoWaiakeaHSB
1999AmberEhiaMcKinleyHSB
1999MichelleGabrielMaryknollHSB
1999KealaniKimballKamehamehaHSB
1999EsteeOkamuraPunahouHSB
1999BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHSB POY
1999MikeTaylorMaryknollHSB COY
1999BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHA POY
1999ClayCockettKamehamehaHA COY
1999KeaKimballKamehamehaHA
1999SheilaAzevedoWaiakeaHA
1999EsteeOkumuraPunahouHA
1999MichelleGabrielMaryknollHA
1999MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHA
1998OnaonaMillerPunahouHSB POY
1998KimTaylorKalaheoHSB
1998BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHSB
1998SheilaAzevedoWaiakeaHSB
1998LisaArcangelLahainalunaHSB
1998AinaKohlerLahainalunaHSB
1998ShellyFeyPunahouHSB COY
1998OnaonaMillerPunahouHA POY
1998KimTaylorKalaheoHA
1998BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHA
1998SheilaAzevedoWaiakeaHA
1998MichelleGabrielMaryknollHA
1998ShelleyFeyPunahouHA COY
1997ErinStovallIolaniHSB POY
1997OnaonaMillerPunahouHSB
1997KiiSpencer-VasconcellosPunahouHSB
1997DaynaGambillHonokaaHSB
1997MarjorieNepoMcKinleyHSB
1997ShellyFeyPunahouHSB COY
1997Ki'iSpencer-VasconcellosPunahouHA POY
1997OnaonaMillerPunahouHA
1997DaynaGambillHonokaaHA
1997MarjorieNepoMcKinleyHA
1997CianCarvalhoKapaaHA
1997ChicoFurtadoKalaheoHA COY
1996TianaFuertesIolaniHA POY
1996DarolynCustodioMcKinleyHA
1996RachelWatsonKamehamehaHA
1996BooArnoldKamehamehaHA
1996Ki'iSpencer-VasconcellosPunahouHA
1996BernieChingIolaniHA COY
1995BJItomanIolaniHA POY
1995DarolynCustodioMcKinleyHA
1995TianaFuertesIolaniHA
1995ReginaKaaihiliKamehamehaHA
1995HedyLiuUniversityHA
1995BernieChingIolaniHA COY
1994BJItomanIolaniHA POY
1994JodiBensonMoanaluaHA
1994TianaFuertesIolaniHA
1994HedyLiuUniversityHA
1994Ki'iSpencer-VasconcellosPunahouHA
1994ShelleyFeyPunahouHA COY
1993NaniCockettKamehamehaHA POY
1993BJItomanIolaniHA
1993MaliaAndaganSt. AnthonyHA
1993JodiBensonMoanaluaHA
1993AuliiEllisKamehamehaHA
1993AlApoKamehamehaHA COY
1992NaniCockettKamehamehaHA POY
1992KaheaSchuckertHonokaaHA
1992KaleiArnoldKamehamehaHA
1992JodiBensonMoanaluaHA
1992VioletCarrilloKapaaHA
1992DanaTakaharaMoanaluaHA COY
1991NaniCockettKamehamehaHA POY
1991NancyAnetipaUniversityHA
1991KauiDalireKamehamehaHA
1991RozRipleyUniversityHA
1991KaheaSchuckertHonokaaHA
1991AlApoKamehamehaHA COY
1990MelanieAzamaIolaniSB POY
1990KauiWakitaHiloSB
1990MaliaKuenzliKamehamehaSB
1990CindiPilaKamehamehaSB
1990IcelynnWahinepioKaimukiSB
1990AlApoKamehamehaSB COY
1990MelanieAzamaIolaniHA POY
1990KauiWakitaHiloHA
1990NaniCockettKamehamehaHA
1990IcelynnWahinepioKaimukiHA
1990MaliaKuenzliKamehamehaHA
1990AlApoKamehamehaHA COY
1989MichelleArnoldKamehamehaSB
1989MelanieAzamaIolaniSB
1989MonicaFariaKaiserSB
1989JenniferKaeoWaiakeaSB
1989CarolineTatupuIolaniSB
1989JenniferKaeoWaiakeaHA POY
1989MelanieAzamaIolaniHA
1989MichelleArnoldKamehamehaHA
1989MonicaFariaKaiserHA
1989KauiWakitaHiloHA
1989BernieChingIolaniHA COY
1988JenniferKaeoWaiakeaHA POY
1988JulieWasselMaryknollHA
1988MonicaFariaKaiserHA
1988MichelleArnoldKamehamehaHA
1988MelanieAzamaIolaniHA
1988AlApoKamehamehaHA COY
1982KarenYamaguchiUniversitySB POY
1982DonnaKalamaUniversitySB
1982TerryCooperPunahouSB
1982CindyStehouwerPunahouSB
1982RaeleneTasakaRooseveltSB
1982LarryKandaUniversitySB COY
1979KimLungPunahouHA POY
1979CelesteCabralKalaheoHA
1979AudreyPaganUniversityHA
1979CherylShimizuMoanaluaHA
1979CynthiaStehouwerPunahouHA
1979RobDurandPunahouHA COY

COMMENTS

  1. A Fan March 11, 2018 6:25 am

    Agree with the Molina pick. But about 5-6 of these picks have me scratching my head. It’s almost like the people who voted for these kids either paid too much attention to the boys or barely watched the girls.


  2. Kalei808 March 11, 2018 8:02 am

    Need some clarity on the OIA’s picks


  3. Basketball Fan March 11, 2018 8:15 pm

    The scoringlive picks are way more legit. Some of these picks have me scratching my head. Kids from losing teams. Others who missed a lot of games due to injury. Striking out on some neighbor island kids.


  4. ONE TEAM March 12, 2018 8:49 am

    I don’t agree with the Molina pick. Sure Kona won the championship, but who do they play during the regular season. NOBODY. She is a damn good pick if it was for Player of the Tournament (even though she benefited from a lot of phantom calls, if you don’t believe, re-watch Mr. Honda’s video footage). For the girls, the ILH is the toughest division, and that’s where the POY should have came from.


  5. hoops4life March 12, 2018 11:21 pm

    I agree with ILH being the toughest division, but their was a reason Kona won the Championship and its because no ILH team could beat them twice. Once during preseason, but that’s about it. As for phantom calls that would be an excuse for losing. POY is chosen by the media and coaches so Molina is definitely the best pick throughout the State of Hawaii because with her leadership and stepping up in big games is what it takes to win a Championship both in BIIF and HHSAA, even Chico from Maryknoll himself said so. Congratulations to All the FAB15


  6. Vikingspride March 13, 2018 6:53 am

    ONE TEAM,

    If you watched the tournament, you probably would’ve been able to say that Waiakea is no pushover, and neither is Hilo, who got left out of the tournament. I agree Maryknoll is a great team with tons of talent and pride, but the rest of the ILH wasn’t looking that hot this season. Take for instance in D2 Saint Francis for all that hype and the Rank 5 in the pre-tournament Star-Advertiser OVERALL poll lost rather convincingly to KS-Hawaii, who could never beat the 3rd D1 BIIF team Hilo throughout the season. Don’t get me wrong ILH is a great league, but I feel this year wasn’t its year, and Molina and Coach Awa showed what it takes to perfor when it really matters.


  7. Basketball Fan March 13, 2018 8:10 am

    @hoops4life I think that is a pretty reasonable theory. There is some merit. This is who I am thinking should have been on this list like scoringlive has.

    Iolani – Maeda
    Hilo – Kawaha
    Waiakea – Imai
    Campbell – Balino

    I would have left 3 girls off this list.


  8. Basketball Fan March 13, 2018 8:14 am

    Take for instance in D2 Saint Francis for all that hype and the Rank 5 in the pre-tournament Star-Advertiser OVERALL poll lost rather convincingly to KS-Hawaii, who could never beat the 3rd D1 BIIF team Hilo throughout the season….

    @ Viking Pride, I think you are taking this a little out of context. St. Francis’ starting center Mata Sagapolutle who made second team All-ILH and is a rebounder and rim protector hurt her MCL in the semis. I think she tried to play and only played 4-6 mins being really ineffective.

    Also, Lani Neves, arguably their top player who played the entire preseason, then stopped playing when the ILH season started, left the school.

    The St. Francis team that was rolling during the preseason was a drastically different team than you saw in the state final. Give that team Neves and a healthy Sagapolutele and I am confident they beat KS-Hawaii by 15-20.


  9. Paul Honda March 13, 2018 11:54 am

    Feel free to post your personal Fab 15, everyone. There’s no perfect list. We do everything by vote, so the chips fall where they fall.

    I know there’s sometimes a bias toward championship or winning team records. But I also know this is a vote based on individual accomplishments to some extent. Ernie Banks won the NL MVP once. Chicago was a last-place team. Go figure.


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