KEAAU – It’s been a bumpy ride for Kamehameha and Konawaena, the perennial BIIF Division I l title contenders accustomed to smooth sailing and HHSAA appearances.
BIIF paddling championships: Ka Makani boys, mixed crews coast as expected; Kealakehe girls edge Keaau
The BIIF’s most unbeatable streak lives on for another year. But it’s good to keep in mind that dynastic runs have an expiration date.
KEAAU — Patrick Mears is a clutch free throw shooter, and his late foul shooting rescued Keaau for a much-needed win against Kamehameha.
After a successful three-game road trip, UH-Hilo coach G.E. Coleman thought his Vulcans looked like they were running in quicksand against Hawaii Pacific.
The streak had to end sometime, and it felt like a changing of the guard when Waiakea, a rising power, delivered the nail in the coffin against Konawaena, the gold standard of girls basketball.
KEAAU –The showdown for first place between Kamehameha and Ka’u turned into a survival of cold shooting and ball security.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Keaau both won by wide margins in perfect canoe paddling conditions on Saturday at Hilo Bay, which featured little wind, flat water and an opportunity for improvement.
KEAAU – Hilo played through all sorts of obstacles to take down Kamehameha, shooting just 31 percent in the first half and having its top players, Kaukahi Alameda and Jonah Tominaga, tagged with four fouls in the fourth quarter.