BIIF Division I volleyball: Kamehameha sweeps Waiakea in final
By J.R. De GROOTE
Stephens Media Hawaii
KAILUA-KONA — For Kamehameha, the Division I Big Island Interscholastic Federation title and undefeated league record is nice, but the desired finish line for the Warriors is waiting on Oahu.
Kamehameha churned out a dominant performance in the BIIF Division I championship game, defeating Waiakea in straight sets, 25-15, 25-16, 27-25, at Kealakehe’s gymnasium Saturday night.
“Waiakea is such a good team. Beating them is a huge victory for us,” Kamehameha head coach Guy Enriques said. “I believe they are state contenders, and I don’t think people around the state understand how good that team is.”
Last year, Kamehameha lost to No. 1 seed and eventual state champion Punahou at the state tournament.
“This win is huge for us and hopefully it will buy us a second seed,” Enriques said.
However, Kamehameha (13-0) wound up with the third seed when the Hawaii High School Athletic Association tournament pairings were announced Sunday — Moanalua was seeded second — and will host a regional final at 3 p.m. Saturday against either Kamehameha-Kapalam