@Naz: Well, in an earlier post on this thread, gopunahou said that Punahou is the tallest team in the state. One possible reason St Louis may have dropped those two games is that perhaps some of their starters were in that all-star football game; I'm not sure, though. Another possible reason? As they say, size isn't everything. It's one thing to be tall; it's another to be tall and good.Naz wrote: ↑Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:41 pmI feel if MidPac decided to go D2 for a season or two, they would give SF a run for their money for the ILH and states but I respect the heck out of them for sticking it out and building at the D1 level. While we're on the topic of Saint Louis, can anyone remember when the last time Saint Louis got one of the ILH spots heading into states? I honestly can't remember the last time I saw SL in states for boy's bb. What I do know is that this year, Saint Louis lines up like this: 6'9", 6'7", 6'5", 6'5", 6'5", 6'3", 6'2", 6'2". Now I take all listed heights with a grain of salt because often they are exaggerated but even so, this kind of lineup is unmatched across the state. There is no reason Saint Louis should not compete for the ILH and they are packed with juniors and seniors. And yet, they have losses already to Kalaheo and Farrington. Go figure.
Regarding Mid-Pac, yeah: Give them credit for having the b*lls to stay in D1. St Francis should take a hint.
Regarding St Louis: Again, perhaps they haven't made it to D1 states in a while. But at the same time, they were rarely if ever last in ILH D1. Again, it's a matter of St Louis having decent basketball teams, but not being so good that they get into states. You figure that two basketball schools--Iolani and Punahou--are always standing in St Louis' way, and ILH D1 gets only two berths in the state D1 tourney. So, of course, those two are usually Iolani and Punahou. Once in a while, Maryknoll or Kamehameha gets in. This year, if Kamehameha stops screwing-up, it might be Punahou and Kamehameha going to D1 states. By "screwing-up," I mean barely getting past Farrington. I'm not saying Farrington sucks, but nonetheless the game shouldn't have been that close. Kamehameha f*cked-up, pure and simple, and it almost cost them the game.