Aiea gets final berth
despite losing flip

Star-Bulletin staff

Aiea is the early winner in the Oahu Interscholastic Association basketball tournament, and the event doesn't start until Thursday.

At a coin flip yesterday to decide the 12th and final berth into the tournament, Campbell beat Aiea and Waipahu.

But according to OIA basketball coordinator Lee Cashman, it was discovered after the coin flip that Campbell had to forfeit some games for using an ineligible player.

The tiebreaker was instead decided on head-to-head competition, and Aiea beat Waipahu during the regular season.

Aiea, Waipahu and Campbell finished tied for sixth in the OIA West Division in the regular season at 4-6.

Regular-season champions Radford (10-0) from the East and Roosevelt (9-1) from the West received first-round byes along with second-place teams Kaimuki (9-1) and Leilehua (9-1).

In first-round games at Castle High School on Thursday, Mililani (7-3) plays Kahuku (6-4) at 5 p.m., and Castle (8-2) takes on Aiea at 6:30.

In Thursday games at Pearl City, Kalaheo (7-3) squares off against Kapolei (6-4) at 5, and Moanalua (6-4) meets Pearl City (8-2) at 6:30.

The tournament continues Friday and then resumes again with games next Wednesday before the finals next Friday at 7 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

OIA Basketball Tournament

Seeded teams
Radford (10-0), Roosevelt (9-1), Kaimuki (9-1), Leilehua (9-1).
Thursday, Feb. 13
at Castle High School

Game 1: Mililani vs. Kahuku, 5 p.m.
Game 2: Castle vs. Aiea, 6:30 p.m.
at Pearl City High School
Game 3: Kapolei vs. Kalaheo, 5 p.m.
Game 4: Moanalua vs. Pearl City, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 14
at Roosevelt High School

Game 5: Leilehua vs. Winner Game 2, 5 p.m.
Game 6: Roosevelt vs. Winner Game 1, 6:30 p.m.
at Radford High School
Game 7: Kaimuki vs. Winner Game 4, 5 p.m.
Game 8: Radford vs. Winner Game 3, 6:30 p .m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
at highest seeds

Game 9: Winners of Games 5 and 6, 6:30 p.m.
Game 10: Winners of Games 7 and 8, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21
at Neal Blaisdell Center

Third-place game
Game 12: Losers of Games 9 and 10, 5 p.m.
Championship game
Game 13: Winners of Games 9 and 10, 7 p.m.

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