Boy’s basketball brings home winning streak in Hawaiian tournament

Boys basketball brings home winning streak in Hawaiian tournament

Cole Alban, Managing Editor

The men’s varsity basketball team traveled to the Iolani classic basketball tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii. The tournament took place from Dec. 18-22. It was the team’s first year at the tournament after they were invited by Nike. “We’ve been waiting to go for a very long time,” varsity coach Tony Martin said.

The team was in Honolulu for seven days and finished with a record of 3-1. They beat the Yates Lions from Texas, a top 25 team, and their only loss was to a top ten team in the nation, Montrose Christian from Maryland. “We did very well,” Martin said. According to Martin, senior Rodney Elliot was a standout player. Elliot earned all-tournament honors.

The team defeated Yates 63-49, Coolidge 46-34, and Hilo 69-26. They suffered their only loss to Montrose Christian losing 28-43. Overall, the men’s team finished fifth in a pool of 16 teams from around the nation.

The team is not planning on attending any other major tournaments this year until the postseason, according to Martin.

Cole Alban is a Managing Editor for The Patriot and