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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Five leagues will tip-off this week

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Advertiser Staff

After an eventful December full of diverse tournaments, five of Hawai'i's six boys basketball leagues will begin their regular seasons this week.

The 23-team O'ahu Interscholastic Association opens league play tonight with five games: 'Aiea at Leilehua, Kailua at Kahuku, Thompson at Kaimuki, Waipahu at Mililani and four-time defending champion Kalaheo at Castle.

Six more games are on tap tomorrow: Campbell at Kapolei, Kaiser at McKinley, Kalani at Roosevelt, Farrington at Moanalua, Nanakuli at Radford and Wai'anae at Pearl City.

All varsity games are set to tip off 15 minutes following the 5 p.m. JV games.

The Maui Interscholastic League season began with one game last Thursday, as Lana'i defeated Seabury Hall, 54-48.

Tonight, Ka'ahumanu Hou plays St. Anthony at War Memorial Gym.

The Kaua'i Interscholastic Federation opens league play tonight with Kapa'a at Kaua'i.

The Interscholastic League of Honolulu begins Division I play on Friday with Damien vs. University High at Mid-Pacific, Maryknoll at Punahou, Mid-Pacific at Kamehameha and Saint Louis at three-time defending state champion Iolani. All four games are set for 7:30 p.m.

The 14-team Big Island Interscholastic Federation opens league play with a full slate Friday night: Hawai'i Prep at Hilo, Honoka'a at Kea'au, Kohala at Waiakea, Konawaena at Kamehameha, Laupahoehoe at Ka'u, Pahoa at Parker and St. Joseph at Kealakehe.

All of those games are scheduled to start at about 7:15 p.m.

Also, the 12-team ILH Division II league starts its regular season today with Academy of the Pacific at Hanalani at 5:30.