Team Aloha, the girls basketball team organized by Mufi Hannemann and a staff of coaches, made a big splash in the 17-under 3-Stripe Elite Division at the Adidas Gauntlet tournament in Glendale, Ariz., Apr. 15-17.
Playing University of Phoenix Stadium, Team Aloha won its pool with a 3-0 record. On Friday, they defeated EBC Elite 41-32 and TriCity 1 65-9. On Saturday, Team Aloha trounced AZ Sting Mac 78-15.
On Sunday, Team Aloha defeated BC Denver Elite 2018 48-25 to start championship-bracket play. The team from Hawaii then beat Spokane Legacy 17U 42-33. Team Aloha then lost to Northwest Blazers Ice 61-55 in the championship game, finishing second in a field of 32 teams.
Team Aloha members are:
Isabella Cravens, Maryknoll, 6-2, F, So.
Kamanu Kamakawiwoole, Maryknoll, 5-10, F, Fr.
Kamaile Kandiah, Punahou, 5-7, G, Jr.
Chayse Milne, Maryknoll, 5-8, G, So.
Celena Jane Molina, Konawaena, 5-9, F, Jr.
Cherilyn Molina, Konawaena, 5-5, G, So.
Kalina Obrey, Kamehameha, 5-10, F, Fr.
Mikayla Tablit, Konawaena, 5-4, G, So.
Kodee Viena, Maryknoll, 5-8, G, So.
Longtime Kaimuki girls basketball coach Mona Fa‘asoa is the coach for Team Aloha, assisted by former Aiea coach Rodney Cavaco.