Lower seeds go 6-0 to open the OIA girls basketball playoffs

Nanakuli’s Lyxc Liana (3) drove to the hoop between Roosevelt’s Tia Sofa (12) and Kaili Heen (15) in the third quarter on Wednesday. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

All of that work to finish as high as possible in the OIA regular season did nothing for the first round of the league playoffs.

All four first-round games in Division I played Wednesday were won by the lower seeds with sixth-seeded Kapolei out of the West knocking off East third seed Castle and Kalani, which was sixth in the East despite finishing the regular season 7-4, beating Waipahu.

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Kaiser needed overtime to get past Leilehua while Nanakuli handled Roosevelt 48-39.


Division II was no different with McKinley and Waialua, which finished a combined 4-17 in the regular season, advancing to the semifinals. Waialua, which went 1-9 against West teams in the regular season, shocked Kalaheo 53-52. The Mustangs went 4-0 against Division II teams in the regular season.

The updated 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. Chazz January 24, 2020 7:32 am

    Teams are so well balanced, it’s anybodies title up for grabs. Congrats Waialua Bulldogs!


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