Moe leads ILH girls basketball all stars

Punahou's Tyra Moe soared this year and was rewarded as the ILH Division I girls basketball player of the year. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Punahou’s Tyra Moe soared this year and was rewarded as the ILH Division I girls basketball player of the year. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

The ILH released its 2016 girls basketball all-star teams on Monday as voted on by league coaches.

DIVISION I

Player of the year—Tyra Moe, Sr, Punahou
Coach of the year—Chico Furtado, Maryknoll
FIRST TEAM
Camy Aguinaldo, Jr, ‘Iolani
Alexis Delovio, Sr, Maryknoll
Vonica Malufau, Sr, Punahou
Kamaile Kandiah, Jr, Punahou
Jessica Hanashiro, Sr, Sacred Hearts
SECOND TEAM
Brooke Maeda, Sr, ‘Iolani
Mikiala Maio, Jr, Kamehameha
Kalina Obrey, Fr, Kamehameha
Chayse Milne, So, Maryknoll
Rhianne Omori, So, Maryknoll
Honorable mention
‘Iolani: Skyler Nakata, Emily Nomura, Tori Lynn Maeda.
Kamehameha: Jewel Paaluhi-Caulk, Kiana Vierra
Maryknoll: Lindsey Lee, Isabella Cravens
Punahou: Abigail Aplaca, Elle Uyeda
Sacred Hearts: Zoe-Ann Yamamoto

DIVISION II

Player of the year—Stephanie Dang, Sr, Hawaii Baptist
Coach of the year—Keith Suigura, Hawaii Baptist
FIRST TEAM
Melina Souza, Sr, Damine
Ally Wada, So, Hawaii Baptist
Ciera Kameehonua, So, Mid-Pacific
Kelli Okubo, Sr, St. Francis
Kyra Young, Jr, University
SECOND TEAM
Keila Tsutsui, Fr, Hanalani
Tia Thompson, Jr, La Pietra
Harley Simon, Jr, Mid-Pacific
Brilie Kovaloff, Fr, Mid-Pacific
Kaimi Kalei, So, St. Francis
Honorable Mention
Damien: Kelsey Perreira, Karly Navas
Hanalani: Isabelle Aki, Kiara Peterson
Hawaii Baptist: Ashley Benn, Caitlen Joy (CJ) Ramos
Le Jardin: Morgan Pelkey
Mid-Pacific: Tylee-Kanani Wong
St. Francis: Dayna Romero, Skye Ah Yat
University: Karley Ann Yoshioka


DIVISION III

Player of the year—Erica Brenner, Sr, Island Pacific
Coach of the year—Reggie Griffin, Island Pacific
FIRST TEAM
Taylor Kodani, Jr, Island Pacific
Peyton Pedrozo, So, Island Pacific
Doris Naulu, Sr, Lutheran
Rachel Ho, Sr, St. Andrew’s Priory
Olivia Sou, Jr, St. Andrew’s Priory
SECOND TEAM
Aileene Amadis, Jr, Christian Academy
Jessica Tokuda, Jr, Christian Academy
Sarah-Jordan Banister, Sr, Hawaiian Mission Academy
Lydia Earles, Sr, Hawaiian Mission Academy
Jamelee Bartolome, So, Lanakila Baptist
Katie Itoh, Fr, St. Andrew’s Priory
Honorable mention
Christian Academy: Khrystyna Kanahele, Alyssa Tokunaga-Manago
Hawaiian Mission Academy: Grazielle Abaya
Island Pacific: Kira Hunkele, Elizabeth Lyons-Best
Lanakila Baptist: Rayanna Pauley, Mikaela Cuartero
Lutheran: Kelsey Ikeda, Namaka Lee, Anastasia McSwain
St. Andrew’s Priory: Kallie Chang, Hattie Hapai

DIVISION I-AA

Player of the year—Mikaylah Kaohu, Sr, Kamehameha
Coach of the year—Saphyre Rezentes, ‘Iolani
FIRST TEAM
Taylor Maruno, Sr, ‘Iolani
Selene Mizusawa, Jr, ‘Iolani
Kiara Moffitt, Jr, Kamehameha
Maile Pang, Sr, Maryknoll
Kiana Stewart, Sr, Punahou
Skye Haraga, Jr, Punahou
Honorable mention
‘Iolani: Jodie Iha, Anis Augafa
Maryknoll: Maya Rodriguez-Chang
Punahou: Chastyn Cabatu, Keely Hiraoka

COMMENTS

  1. Basketball Watcher March 1, 2016 6:32 am

    Congratulations to all the kids who made all stars. With that being said, the rumor around Punahou is that many of the girls who are currently playing D1 will either not play next year or play D2 for their school. Complaints of Coach Liz Kam having double standards, playing favorites, and just being plain incompetent have caused this. Coach Liz Kam coached at MPI and was accused of the same things. It got so bad kids stopped coming out since they did not want to play for her, eventually causing MPI to get rid of their JV team. Now it seems that similar happening may occur at Punahou. On the surface this seems like one of the worst hires I can think of over the past 40 years.


  2. OWLS RISiNG March 1, 2016 9:58 am

    I agree. But we are super happy that Punahou got Coach Kam and we got a new coach. I agree that the accusations listed was happening. With kids you got to be fair and consistent, something Coach Liz Kam was never really good at.


  3. Kaimi March 1, 2016 10:22 am

    I would like to confirm the above comment re: Liz Kam from Punahou. It is TRUE!!! Please AD or someone above she and the others hurt the team enough and don’ t let it continue!


  4. Balla Friend March 1, 2016 1:04 pm

    Punahou has never cared about girls athletics hiring Liz Kam proves it.


  5. OWLS RISiNG March 1, 2016 1:28 pm

    Balla Friend, we must be cousins or something to think so alike!


  6. Max March 1, 2016 5:11 pm

    Real talk the selection process is flawed ILH should reevaluate MVP should be a player a team cannot win without not a player that is bigger and inconsistent. MK players an MK coach real mvps, ILH was half right.


  7. Balla Friend March 1, 2016 5:15 pm

    OWLS RISING we all family


  8. Tyler March 1, 2016 7:30 pm

    Lol at Max. Never fails that a Mary knoll fan has to show how little class and respect they have. Doesn’t really surprise me tho. Anyone who has ever been to a Mary knoll game knows how a lot of the fans are. Not all but a lot. Classless lowlife with no respect for the players. And to all saying coach kam Is no good. Did you put your app in to coach Punahou? Didn’t think so.


  9. A Fan 2 March 1, 2016 8:02 pm

    Punahou could not have chosen more unwisely with Liz Kam. They chose equally unwisely with the previous coaching staff and you think they would have learned. Liz had a talented team practically gift wrapped and handed to her and she completely screwed it up by making a deal with the devil via her volunteer coach. Word is the previous coaching staff (Ki’i Spencer) lived on in this mess of a team completely overtaken by one Punahou alumni parent and favoritism. Why Liz went down this path is a mystery??…..$$$$$$


  10. Gail Kim- Moe March 1, 2016 10:58 pm

    Congratulations to all who were selected to the ILH All Star team. This honor is a reflection of your hard work and dedication to your team’s success. It is unfortunate that some folks have the need to use this as an opportunity to personally attack players and coaches. Using this forum to anonymously bash any of the STUDENT athletes who were selected and Coach Liz Kam is cowardly and embarrassing. Coach Kam did an excellent job handling the challenges she inherited when she took on the responsibility of this program. MAX – everyone is entitled to there own opinions, however, making anonymous public comments about my daughter, Tyra Moe, is a sad reflection of you and your character. If you have a daughter who plays basketball, Tyra and I wish her all the success, personal growth and strength that comes from working hard, being a good teammate, and most importantly, being a good person.


  11. OWLS RISiNG March 2, 2016 7:46 am

    Thanks Balla Friend! The ILH is extremely happy with Punahou’s choice of Girls Basketball Coach. Hopefully when we go back to Division 1 in 2 year she will still be the coach. Only Coach Liz Kam could underachieve with all that talent over there. She will make sure we have a fighting chance!

    From what some friends told us. The previous coach, a wonderful and giving man named Coach V had to step down to provide for his family. That is honorable! The assistant Coach Kii was either removed or not retained prior to Coach V stepping down due to her “aggressive nature and language.”

    I think the selections were pretty good and all worthy of recognition.

    I do not agree with the comment about Coach Kam did an excellent job. If so, players wouldn’t be thinking of playing D2 or stop playing basketball altogether. I am pretty sure it won’t happen as parents and kids will cool down over the next 6-8 months.

    But you have a team that had a chance to with the ILH and made it to state and star and role players are thinking of leaving? That alone should say something. I can speak from first hand experience. The coach is terrible. It’s been happening at her previous 2 stints.


  12. Max March 2, 2016 8:09 am

    Gail Kim-Moe a little hypersensitive got it it but fact is fact watch Tyra play for years and this year was not her best easy to ball out when playing small players she clearly underachieved when playing both MK, KS, wildcats and lunas. Coach Kam excellent job is a oxymoron


  13. Balla Friend March 2, 2016 8:45 am

    This forum is opinionated and factual. I can’t say player bashing but ILH and coaching is fair game. AGREE the process is flawed. Name calling and character assassination misguided unless the lucky recipient has proven history of offenses, remember the forum is for opinions and exposing truth!!!.


  14. Tyler March 2, 2016 9:05 am

    Max let’s look at the facts. Name me a player in any league at any division that the team can’t win without. Your talking out of your a**. Now show me a player in the ilh that has better stats then Tyra this season. Let’s not forget all these players including the MVP were voted by league coaches. As for Punahou season as a whole. 12-3 in league play with all those losses within single digit points to the state title runner up. Anyone with an unbiased opinion would say that’s a pretty dam good season. All these all star coaches and critics on here am muses me. Good job to all the girls and Chico for being selected. Well earned and deserved all around.


  15. fuamiks March 2, 2016 9:15 am

    Gail Kim-Moe, no need to defend your daughter from these people – you’re fighting a losing battle against ignorance. We can only control our own actions, not what others say or do. The Kahuku football program and the North Shore community experience this type of negativity on the regular; we like to think of ourselves as the enemy of the state ; ) What do we do about it? We let the haters inspire us! Please don’t let ANYONE take away the hard work Tyra has put in to get where she is today. She deserves every bit of this recognition. Congratulations to her. Cheeeehoooo!!


  16. Max March 2, 2016 9:48 am

    Tyler you seem very hostile RELAX. I believe you were trying to say YOU’RE not YOUR was not talking out of anyplace other than mouth and my mouth says to answer your obvious question. Per scoring live KAMAILE KANDIAH has better stats and that is only in the ILH. Your other question will take extensive research of which I do not have time but does not make the statement false. I do agree 12-3 is a great season but then again only four teams played imagine if Coach V or Coach Taylor were coaching, total different outcome. Well deserved questionable well earned not by all.


  17. Kaimi March 2, 2016 10:01 am

    Tyler………yes! #5, she and Tyra play well together. Comgratutation to TYRA!


  18. Tyler March 2, 2016 10:06 am

    Max. Please Excuse my Grammer. Sorry about that. Yes I do get hostile when people talk about my family not knowing them personally. Going back to the stats now your saying it should be Kamaile? Your first comment says mk players mk coach the real MVP. I’m confused. Im not saying Tyra deserved this anymore then any other girl that played this season but she was awarded it and for you to comment on here that she doesn’t deserve this because of her size or the size of her competition is crazy but hey that’s your opinion. Good luck to all you all-star coaches next season. Max hope you become a coach so you can get your vote in next season


  19. Max March 2, 2016 10:37 am

    Tyler no disrespect to your family, Tyra is a awesome basketball player I just feel like MK was cheated out of mvp and first team selections in part because of our coaches passion and ilh process. She will be great college player good luck to her and you.


  20. OWLS RISiNG March 2, 2016 10:59 am

    I think if Coach Kam wasn’t there and maybe replaced by a gas attendant, someone’s little sister, or Clifford the Big Red Dog, then Tyra averages 30 points a game and Punahou beats Maryknoll. Now if you bring back Coach Taylor, they have a decent chance of beating Kona. I am not saying they would win, but it would be competitive. He almost beat Kona the year Kona was stacked with Galdeira and Awa and Punahou didn’t have much talent that year.

    I think Tyra is outstanding. But I think she could have been much better. I rarely if ever seen her coaches helping her by setting some cross screens, running her on a down screen and into a high/low game. They never tried to get her open. She had to do everything by herself. But then again, I don’t think Coach Kam has that is her repertoire. She would struggle coaching in KAC or KBA.


  21. Anny March 2, 2016 2:13 pm

    Congratulations to Tyra Moe and Coach Chico Furtado. Awesome job this season!
    Tyra, you’ve done great things throughout your high school career. I’ve watched you display tremendous skill and good sportsmanship over the years and you are very deserving of this. So proud of you!


  22. HawnTripleThreat March 4, 2016 12:29 pm

    I watched a lot of ILH games this year and agree with Tyra and Chico for being selected.

    Tyra is well deserving of the ILH Player of the Year. She was both outstanding on offense and defense. Tyra was nearly unstoppable on offense. She was SOLID on defense were she blocked shots and/or force players to change their shots. Not sure about stats, but it appeared that the games I watched she had double doubles (points and rebounds). I also noticed that she played A LOT of minutes (if not in foul trouble) and never appeared tired.

    Coach Chico is also well deserving of the ILH Coach of the Year. Chico had a young, talented and deep bench. He always got his players ready to play and put them in the best position to win. I heard many people call him a loud complainer, especially towards the referees. I believe its part of the game. He is vocal for his team and always trying to get the benefit of the next referee’s call. Chico hasn’t coached all these years without learning a thing or two.

    CONGRATS to Tyra and Coach Chico. Well deserved.


  23. Basketball Enthusiast March 10, 2016 8:40 pm

    Congrats to all players and coaches.
    I have heard about coach Liz’s favoritism and unfit coaching styles, first at Mid-Pacfic and now at Punahou. Making girls not want to play should be a huge wake up call for Punahou. Actually, it should have been a wake up call when she was fired from Mid-Pacific, coaches don’t get fired just because.

    As for the All-star selections it has become apparent to me that the stat book has become a deciding factor of these selections. Points may win games but the things that don’t show up in the stat book shouldn’t be over looked such as defense. The game of basketball is much more than launching three-pointers. I would take a defensive all-star that gets their offensive moments once in awhile, over a player that puts up 20 points a game with no defense. Offense isn’t possible without defense and players that display both sides of the court are the real MVPs.


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