The Kapa’a girls basketball team won its first-ever state championship with a 54-37 win over Hanalani at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium on the Big Island on Saturday.
Olivia Malafu led all scorers with 19 points for Kapa’a with eight rebounds, while Denise Alfonso had an all-around effort with nine points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
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For Hanalani, Ellana Klemp had a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The high school girls basketball season has come to a close. ‘Iolani won the Division I title on Friday night over Konawaena.