SALT LAKE—Niko Robben scored a game-high 18 points to lead Maryknoll over Kahuku, 45-23 on the final night of the OIA-ILH Challenge at Moanalua's gymnasium Saturday. "They (Kahuku) were missing their football guys so the score was not indicative of what it should be if they had all their players. As far as us running our packages and defensively we've done pretty well in all of our games so we're trying to touch the ball as much as possible," Maryknoll coach Kelly Grant said.
For Maryknoll boys basketball coach Kelly Grant, the past is the past. The Spartans have turned the page on last season's Division I state championship — the school's first in 35 years — and are approaching this season with a clean slate. "It's not fair for me to continually talk about last year's team, so we've moved on," said Grant, who earned All-Hawaii Coach of the Year honors after guiding his alma mater to a 30-2 overall record last year, including a 13-1 mark in league
On a night when the home team shot 9-for-24 from the free-throw line, Punahou fans could’ve had a lot to worry about. Instead, the Buffanblu jolted the visiting Kahuku Red Raiders with six steals in the second quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a 14-point halftime lead. Unseeded Punahou went on to oust Kahuku 64-48 on Monday night in the opening round of the Snapple/ HHSAA Division I Boys Basketball State Championship. The Buffanblu shot 54 percent from the field (27-fo
Punahou opened up title defense of its 2018 Division I state title with a bang. Three players scored in double figures to power the Buffanblu over visiting Kahuku, 64-46, at Hemmeter Fieldhouse Monday night in the opening round of the Snapple Boys Basketball Championships. Duke Clemens led all scorers with 15 points to lead Punahou in a rematch of the past two D1 state championship games. Tamatoa Falatea had 11 and Jakob Kimura added 10 more to round out the top scorers for t
Photo courtesy of Sharlene Cravens The agony and ecstasy of coaches throughout the OIA and ILH is as rollicking as ever. Kahuku is one of many examples. The Red Raiders were ranked No. 10 in the Star-Advertiser boys basketball poll just three weeks ago after wins over Waiakea, Kauai and Mililani over a two-week span. Their first landing in the top 10 was followed by OIA East losses to Kailua (58-52), Kaiser (45-43) and Farrington (57-54). At 0-3, the Red Raiders decided not t
Kailua's Everett Torres-Kahapea drives by Kahuku's Thorton Alapa in the first quarter. Michael Lasquero | SL KAHUKU — The monkey is finally off their back. The seventh-ranked Kailua Surfriders defeated No. 8 Kahuku for the first time since 2014 with a 58-52 win at Thomas G.S. Walker Gymnasium in both teams' OIA opener Wednesday night. Kailua (9-8 overall, 1-0 OIA East) forced 19 turnovers in the victory as they ended a seven-game losing streak to the Red Raiders, who eliminat