St. Francis gets top seed in D2 basketball

St. Francis' Nani Santos put up a shot over Hawaii Baptist's Sasha Phillip (50) and Ally Wada (22) in an overtime win to clinch the ILH D-II title. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

ILH champion St. Francis ticked another box on its list of accomplishments.

The Saints drew the top seed in the Division II portion of the HHSAA Girls Basketball state championships, the first time in the history of the program they have been seeded.

St. Francis has been in the last five tournaments, but hasn’t reached the final since 2005.

The Saints are followed by fellow champions KS-Hawaii (second), Roosevelt (third) and Kauai (fourth).

Those teams have the benefit of waiting until Thursday to play.

The first round is all on Oahu this year, with Seabury Hall meeting Honokaa at 5 p.m. on Wednesday with Castle and University to follow for the right to meet St. Francis.

On the other side of the bracket, Pearl City and Hawaii Baptist meet at 5 p.m. down the road at Kalani for the right to meet Roosevelt on the same floor on Thursday.

Waipahu and Le Jardin play the second game at Kalani on Wednesday with KS-Hawaii awaiting them.

The semifinals are Friday at Kaimuki with the title game scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Blaisdell.

Division II schedule

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Jan. 31Seabury Hall vs. HonokaaHon, 32-13Kaimuki
2Jan. 31Castle vs. UniversityCast, 63-52Kaimuki
3Jan. 31Pearl City vs. Hawaii BaptistHBA, 40-9Kalani
4Jan. 31Waipahu vs. Le JardinLeJ, 43-38Kalani
5*Feb. 1Seabury Hall vs. UniversityULS, 49-28Kaimuki
6*Feb. 1Pearl City vs. WaipahuWaip 35, PC 27Kalani
7Feb. 1(4) Kauai vs. HonokaaHon, 28-26Kaimuki
8Feb. 1(1) St. Francis vs. CastleStF, 63-43Kaimuki
9Feb. 1(2) KS-Hawaii vs. Le JardinKSH, 53-21Kalani
10Feb. 1(3) Roosevelt vs. Hawaii BaptistRoos, 35-29 (OT)Kalani
11*Feb. 2University vs. WaipahuWaip, 43-27Blaisdell Arena
12*Feb. 2Kauai vs. CastleKauai, 39-36Kalani
13*Feb. 2Le Jardin vs. Hawaii BaptistHBA, 40-29Kalani
14Feb. 2KS-Hawaii vs. RooseveltKSH, 51-25Kaimuki
15Feb. 2Honokaa vs. St. FrancisStF, 28-22Kaimuki
16*Feb. 3Kauai vs. Hawaii BaptistHBA, 49-23Blaisdell Arena
17*Feb. 3Roosevelt vs. HonokaaRoos, 41-32Blaisdell Arena
18Feb. 3KS-Hawaii vs. St. FrancisKSH, 41-32Blaisdell Arena
* — consolation


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