Maryknoll takes consolation title at Tark Classic

The Maryknoll Spartans won their last three games to claim the consolation title at the Tarkanian Classic today in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Chico Furtado. Dec. 23, 2017)

The Maryknoll Spartans finished 3-1 with a consolation title at the Tarkanian Classic today in Las Vegas.

Maryknoll defeated Gillette (Wyo.) 53-50 today for ninth place. Spartans center Isabella Cravens and wing Kamalu Kamakawiwo‘ole were selected to the all-tournament team.

The Spartans, ranked No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10, opened the tournament with a heartbreaking 49-47 overtime loss to Post Falls (Idaho). They defeated Buckeye Union (Ariz.) 62-26 on Thursday and Marlborough (Calif.) 69-27 on Friday.

Maryknoll (17-1) resumes Interscholastic League of Honolulu play at ‘Iolani on Jan. 4.


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