Team Stingrays finished in fifth place out of a field of 256 teams today at the End of the Trail Tournament in Oregon City, Ore.
It was a solid performance for the Big Island squad comprised largely of players who powered Konawaena to a state championship in girls basketball last February — and coached by Bobbie Awa and staff. Chanelle Molina, the all-state player of the year, got through the tournament this week despite ankle and (shooting) hand injuries.
Molina, along with all-state sisters Celena Jane and Cherilyn, received a scholarship offer from Washington State. The Cougars recently lost former Konawaena and all-state POY Lia Galdeira, who announced her intention to turn pro and forego her senior season.
Washington State is not the first Division I school to offer all three sisters. Hawaii made offers to all three earlier in the year.
Chanelle Molina, who will be a senior this fall, has more than 10 offers, according to her mother, Rose. Celena Jane Molina, like Chanelle, is also one of the state’s top volleyball players.
Cherilyn, who will be a sophomore, also has a basketball scholarship offer from Montana State.