Stars come out for 13th hoops Jamboree
The 13th Annual Mufi Hannemann Basketball Jamboree, a showcase for local female hoopsters ranging from 12 years old to college alumnae, is tomorrow at Manoa Gym. Games start at 9 a.m.
Eight teams will compete in each of three divisions (12-under, 14-under and high school/ college alumnae) in the single-elimination tournament. Among the players expected to participate in the High School/College Alumnae Division are former Rainbow Wahine Nani Cockett, Kyla Evers, Lynette Liu, Milia Macfarlane, Ki'i Spencer-Vasconcellos and Melanie Azama, along with prep players, including Honoka'a's Keisha Kanekoa, Punahou's Shawna-Lei and Shaena-Lyn Kuehu, and Konawaena's Jazzmin Awa-Williams and Haunani Liftee.
"This began as a small step toward gender equity, and has, in the years since then, featured just about every top high school and college player in Hawai'i at one time or another," Mayor Hanneman said.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds benefitting the Hawai'i High School Athletic Association.
PREP/COLLEGE ALUMNAE DIVISION
Team 1: Michelle Gabriel (Maryknoll/UH), Alana Marable (Maryland/Virginia St.), Camilla Ah Hoy (Kahuku), Keisha Kanekoa (Honoka'a), Ashley Medcalf (Christian Academy), Sophie Merrifield (Punahou), Shayna Onosai (Word of Life), Jamie Smith (Iolani). Coach: Daphne Honma (Honoka'a).
Team 2: Nani Cockett (Kamehameha/UH), Marlene Zeug (Punahou/Colgate), Jazzmin Awa-Williams (Konawaena), Leilani Galdones (Kamehameha-Hawai'i), Alise Hatch (Lahainaluna), Megan Kamehiro (Kalani), Danielle Lovell (Wai'anae), Michele Toy (Kapa'a). Coach: Kristie Morikawa (Moanalua).
Team 3: Kimberlee Morikawa (Moanalua/Pacific), Ki'i Spencer-Vasconcellos (Punahou/UH), Tati Beasley (Roosevelt), Rebecca Debo (Sacred Hearts), Natasha Helsham ('Aiea), Haunani Liftee (Konawaena), Darlyn Livae (Campbell), Jessica Lorenzo (Honoka'a). Coach: Hedy Liu (University High/UH).
Team 4: Valerie Anae (Kahuku/BYU), Melanie Azama (Iolani/UH), Tiare Dole (St. Anthony), Shaena-Lyn Kuehu (Punahou), Tatriana Lorenzo (Kamehameha), Jade Miller (Moanalua), Jamie Mattos (Kamehameha-Hawai'i), Vicki Tagalicod (Hilo). Coach: Valerie Anae.
Team 5: Brittany Aiwohi (Sacred Hearts/UH), Kyla Evers (Washington/UH), Kanisha Bello (Kamehameha-Hawai'i), Jodi Kamemoto (Hawai'i Baptist), Wila Lavea (Honoka'a), Careena Onosai (Word of Life), Iwalani Rodrigues (Roosevelt), Janine Sablan (Farrington). Coach: Michelle Sales (Waialua).
Team 6: Tiana Fuentes (Iolani/Utah St.), Lynette Liu (Kohala/UH), Christina Korodan (Mililani), Shawna-Lei Kuehu (Punahou), Keri Nakamura (Mid-Pacific), Olivia Phommachane (Kaimuki), Sharde Pratt (Kaiser), Rachel Taira (Kaua'i). Coach: Lisa Mann.
Team 7: Andrea Borrego (Appalachian St.), Milia Macfarlane (Punahou, UH), Courtney Gaddis (La Pietra), Shannon Miyashiro (Roosevelt), Kennilyn Nakamura (Kaua'i), Chelsey Ramirez (Waialua), Kamia Smith (Radford), Hennasea-Sue Tokumura (Iolani). Coach: Bobbie Awa (Konawaena).
Team 8: Katie Grubb (California/Yale), Raelyn Self (Kamehameha/LMU), Nicole Fu (Maryknoll), Tasha Pagdilao (Lahainaluna), Samantha Saito (Sacred Hearts), Chelsie Sato (McKinley), Siutiti Takai (St. Francis), Artevia Wily (Kahuku).