HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
OIA tourney starts Thursday
Kalaheo in the East and Mililani in the West are the top seeds for the Oahu Interscholastic Federation Red Division basketball tournament that starts Thursday at the Radford and Moanalua gyms.
The White Division tournament begins Saturday at the gyms of top seeds Aiea from the West and Kaiser from the East.
In first-round Red games at Radford on Thursday, Kaimuki tangles with Waianae, and Castle meets Radford.
Over at Moanalua, Leilehua takes on Leilehua and Pearl City tips off against Moanalua.
Pearl City tied with Kapolei for the last berth from the West, but won a coin-flip tiebreaker yesterday.
There was also a three-way tie for the final two spots in the East. Castle and Kahuku got in, and Roosevelt did not.
The Red tournament continues with quarterfinals on Saturday at Mililani and Kalaheo. The championship game is Feb. 16 at the McKinley gym.
In White opening-round games on Saturday at Aiea, Thompson enters the playoffs for the first time against Aiea. That game will be preceded by a Farrington-Waialua contest.
In White games at Kaiser, McKinley plays against Waipahu, and Nanakuli squares off against Kaiser.
The White semifinals are Feb. 14, followed by the title game on Feb. 16.
Division I tournament
Seeds: East--1. Kalaheo. 2. Kailua. West--1. Mililani. 2. Campbell.
Game 1: Kaimuki vs. Waianae, at Radford gym, 5 p.m.
2: Castle at Radford, 6:30 p.m.
3: Kahuku vs. Leilehua, at Moanalua gym, 5:30 p.m.
4: Pearl City at Moanalua, 7 p.m.
5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Kailua, at Mililani gym, 5 p.m.
6: Winner of Game 1 at Mililani, 6:30 p.m.
7: Winner of Game 4 vs. Campbell, at Kalaheo gym, 5 p.m.
8: Winner of Game 3 at Kalaheo, 6:30 p.m.
9: Loser of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 5, time and site TBA
10: Loser of Game 8 vs. Loser of Game 7, time and site TBA
11: Winners of Games 5 & 6, at McKinley, time TBA
12: Winners of Games 7 & 8, at McKinley, time TBA
13: Fifth-place game--Winner of Game 10 at Winner of Game, time TBA
14: Third-place game--Loser of Game 12 at Loser of Game 11, time TBA
15: Championship game--Winners of Games 11 & 12, at McKinley, time TBA
Division II tournament
Game 1: Waialua vs. Farrington, at Aiea, 5 p.m.
2: Thompson at Aiea, 6:30 p.m.
3: McKinley vs. Waipahu, at Kaiser gym, 5 p.m.
4: Nanakuli at Kaiser, 6:30 p.m.
5: Winners of Games 3 & 4, site and time TBA
6: Winners of Games 1 & 2, site and time TBA
7: Third-place game--Losers of Games 5 & 6, site and time TBA
8: Championship game--Winners of Games 5 & 6, at McKinley, time TBA