Sophomore guard Leiah Naeata helped Kahuku go 14-0 during the OIA season. CJ Caraang | SL 2019 All-OIA East Girls Basketball selections
selected by ScoringLive staff Player of the Year: Leiah Naeata, Kahuku
Coach of the Year: Latoya Wily, Kahuku FIRST TEAM
Taeya Blakeney, Kaiser
Kaelyn Espinda, Kaimuki
Kalena Halunajan, Kalani
Kamalu Kamakawiwoole, Kalani
Leiah Naeata, Kahuku SECOND TEAM
Trinidee Kahunahana, Kaiser
Colby Lane, McKinley
Sadie Ann Luiz, Roosevelt
The Red Raiders embrace each other after holding off Kalani to win the OIA D1 championship. CJ Caraang | SL ALIAMANU — In a showdown that pitted the best teams from the East Division, No. 5 Kahuku took down reigning champ Kalani, 63-59 to win its first Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I title since 2005 at Radford's Jim Alegre Gymnasium Thursday.
The Red Raiders (14-0) completed an undefeated run through OIA play with the win while ending the sixth-ranked Falcons'
JAY METZGER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Kahuku’s Leiah Naeata, left, drove to the basket against Kaiser’s Macy Hill during Tuesday’s OIA girls basketball tournament semifinal game at Radford. Leiah Naeata is a point guard and more. The sophomore gave her team what it needed, five offensive rebounds in the third quarter, to spark a 15-0 run as No. 9 Kahuku pulled away for a 55-37 win over Kaiser on Tuesday night in the semifinal round of the Oahu Interscholastic Associati
Kalani's Shelby McDaniel paced the Falcons defensively against Mililani while Kahuku's Leiah Naeata led all semifinal scorers with 17 points against Kaiser. CJ Caraang | SL ALIAMANU — For Kamalu Kamakawiwoole, it is not how many she scores, but when.
The senior shot an uncharacteristic 1 for 13 from the field, but that one came with five minutes, 13 seconds left as part of an 8-0 run to help No. 6 Kalani rally past No. 10 Mililani, 38-34, Tuesday to advance to Thursday's Oa
Moanalua's Kelcie Leong puts up a layup against Kahuku in an OIA East contest Saturday night. CJ Caraang | SL SALT LAKE - Seniors Kelcie Leong and Delylah Sanerivi combined for 16 second-half points and host Moanalua stunned No. 9 Kahuku, 49-45, Saturday night. Na Menehune (6-3) celebrated senior night by pulling to within a game of second-place Kahuku (7-2), which entered the day tied for the Oahu Interscholastic Associaton East lead with Kalani (9-1). "It was big," Moanalua
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku guard Leiah Naeata dribbled past the pressure defense of Kalani guard Daesha Viela in the third quarter at the Kahuku gym on Wednesday. Maybe the future is now after all. With just two seniors on their roster, a lineup flush with talented underclassmen and a youth program on the rise, the Lady Raiders of Kahuku are building toward the future. They’re also taking a stand in the present after a 41-38 upset of No. 10 Kalani on Wedne
Kahuku center Sisilia Kaufusi attempted a shot against Kalani forward Logan Luke in the third quarter on Wedneday. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser. There’s something to be said for a five-game win streak.
After all, not all humans have experienced this, whether it was youth league, professional sports or right here in high school. The Kalani Falcons had this. They arrived in Kahuku on a cloudy, cool evening ready to defend their place atop the OIA East girls basketball
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku’s Sisilia Kaufusi shot over a trio of Roosevelt players, Mari Foster, left, Kaonohi Quinlan and Kanilehua Pitoy in the first half. Sisilia Kaufusi had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Kahuku edged Roosevelt in overtime, 42-37, on Wednesday night at the Rough Riders’ gym. Kahuku’s young squad improved to 3-0 in OIA East play. Roosevelt slipped to 1-2. “We’re improving regardless of what rate. I’m proud of the way they stayed
Kahuku’s Marina Toelupe drove toward the basket as Roosevelt’s Haven Gabriel defended on the play. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser. Kahuku and Roosevelt had appeal for basketball fans long before there was anything resembling the unusual. Kahuku’s 42-37 overtime win in Roosevelt’s gym was every bit as tantalizing as imaginable for two fairly young teams in the hunt for an Oahu Interscholastic Association championship. It has been three games since coach Chad Kaih
The Lady Raiders of Kahuku are in the midst of a scheduling gauntlet, but Coach LaToya Wily wouldn't have it any other way for her young team. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser (Nov. 25, 2017) There was a time, not so long ago, when LaToya Wily and Chico Furtado were not coaching counterparts. In fact, Wily was one of the top hoopsters in the state, and she departed from Kahuku to play at Furtado’s girls basketball juggernaut at Kalaheo for a season. Furtado, now coach at Maryknoll,
Mililani freshman point guard Dahlis Sablay puts up a shot attempt against Kahuku. Michael Lasquero | SL MILILANI — Dahlis Sablay might be the smallest girl on the court, but her contributions were huge for Mililani as she scored 20 points to lead the Trojans past Kahuku, 57-44, in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I quarterfinals at Mililani High. "Dahlis is about energy when she plays. The thing I love about her is as good of a shooter she is, she's always looki
Kahuku head coach Latoya Wily spoke to her team during a time out. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser It wasn’t so long ago, really, when Latoya Wily was Kahuku’s unstoppable force in the paint. At 6 feet tall with plenty of muscle, the nimble-footed Wily was relentless on both ends of the court. Great footwork in the low post, always working the angles and using her mind as much as her athleticism to get position and hit buckets, draw fouls and make life miserable for def