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Kahuku moves to top


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POSTED: Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Kahuku collected 16 of 24 first-place votes to take the No. 1 spot from 'Iolani in the Star-Bulletin Boys Basketball Top 10.

The Raiders tumbled to No. 3 after a loss to Saint Louis over the weekend.

The Red Raiders (14-1, 9-0 Oahu Interscholastic Association), meanwhile, are unbeaten against local teams, including a pair of two-point wins over defending state champion Punahou.

With a towering frontcourt led by 6-foot-8 Christian Feagai and a savvy backcourt anchored by point guard Irwin Ah-Hoy, the Red Raiders are deep, quick and tough under pressure.

“;It's an honor for them and shows how they've worked hard,”; Kahuku coach Hiram Akina said. “;We've talked about it. It's not about being No. 1 now. It's about being No. 1 after the last game of the season.”;

After an overtime win over Kaimuki on Friday, the Red Raiders had a campout and enjoyed team-bonding activities before crashing in the old wrestling room, Akina said.

“;The kids had a fun night. We practiced early the next day, had a nice breakfast donated from a restaurant,”; the coach said.

On Saturday night, the Red Raiders traveled to Kalaheo to support the Kahuku girls team, which won a nail-biter in overtime.

“;I think the kids are having fun,”; Akina said.

Kamehameha moved up to No. 2 after blitzing Punahou 62-45, the fourth win in a row for the Warriors.

Campbell, co-leader in the OIA Red West, entered the poll at No. 10.

In the Girls Basketball Top 10, Farrington is at No. 1 for the fourth straight week.

Now 10-0 in OIA action, the Lady Governors garnered 10 of 16 first-place votes.


Boys Basketball Top 10

The Top 10 high school boys basketball teams as voted on by coaches and media from around the state. First-place votes in parentheses. Ten points for first-place votes, nine for second, eight for third, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

     

 

Team, RecordLast gamenext gamePTS.PVS.
1. Kahuku (16), 14-1beat Kaimukivs. Farrington2302
2. Kamehameha (7), 14-3beat Punahouvs. Maryknoll2173
3. 'Iolani (1), 16-4lost to Saint Louisat Mid-Pacific1971
4. Punahou, 10-7lost to Kamehamehavs. Damien1454
5. (tie) Kaimuki, 11-7lost to Kahukuat Moanalua1346
5. (tie) Saint Louis, 9-4beat 'Iolaniat Mid-Pacific1348
7. Radford, 12-5beat Waipahuat Mililani5810
8. Mililani, 13-4beat Aieavs. Radford557
9. Kalaheo, 10-7lost to Farringtonvs. McKinley395
10. Campbell, 12-4beat Leilehuaat Aiea35

 

       

» Also receiving votes: Moanalua 30, Farrington 17, Waiakea 8, Mid-Pacific 7, Roosevelt 5, Baldwin 4.

» No longer in top 10 (previous rank): Moanalua (No. 9).

 

Girls Basketball Top 10

The Top 10 high school girls basketball teams as voted on by coaches and media from around the state. First-place votes in parentheses. Ten points for first-place votes, nine for second, eight for third, etc.; Not including last night's results.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

     

 

Team, RecordLast gamenext gamePTS.PVS.
1. Farrington (10), 16-4beat Rooseveltvs. Moanalua1501
2. Punahou (3), 12-3beat Mid-Pacificat 'Iolani1442
3. Konawaena (3), 20-2beat Waiakeaat Kealakehe1293
4. Lahainaluna, 17-1beat King Kekaulikeat KS-Maui1094
5. Kamehameha, 7-8beat 'Iolaniat Mid-Pacific876
6. 'Iolani, 10-8lost to Kamehamehavs. Punahou865
7. Kahuku, 15-2beat Kalaheovs. Anuenue528
8. Mid-Pacific, 14-6beat Sacred Heartsvs. Kamehameha447
9. Waiakea, 9-7lost to Konawaenavs. Kealakehe319
10. Kaimuki, 13-5beat Anuenuevs. Kaiser1210

 

       

» Also receiving votes: Mililani 10, Sacred Hearts 5, Maryknoll 4, McKinley 4, Aiea 3, Campbell 2, Hawaii Prep 1, Kamehameha II 1.