Listen to Me on ESPN 1420 at 10:20pm EST

I will be on Hawaii’s ESPN 1420 at 10:20pm EST to discuss the Iolani Classic. Oak Hill, the No. 1 team in the country, beat No. 25 Montverde 58-44 to take the title. You can listen live at //

Iolani Classic Semifinals

Montverde Eagles 64 – Mount Vernon Knights 37 After a slow start in which Montverde trailed Mount Vernon 28-26 at halftime, the Eagles exploded in the second half and held the Knights to nine points in the final two quarters. Montverde head coach Kevin Sutton was very pleased with his team’s performance. “We did a [...]

Iolani Classic Quarterfinals

Dr. Phillips Panthers 63 – Wheeler Wildcats 62 The quick pace of the game suited both teams as they raced up and down the court in an up-tempo style of play that never lulled. There were numerous lead changes with neither team able to pull away. Wheeler relied on physicality and the post play of [...]

Iolani Classic Day Two

Mount Vernon Knights 63 – Kamehameha Warriors 50 This game had all the makings of an upset. The Warriors matched up well with Mount Vernon in terms of size, and the Warriors are a good defensive team. And, for a while, it looked like it might happen, too. Kamehameha took the lead 15-13 with just [...]

Iolani Classic Day One

Iolani Raiders 54 – Radford Rams 35 Dr. Phillips Panthers 81 – Academy of the Pacific Dolphins 47 Wheeler Wildcats 71 – Mililani Trojans 34 Oak Hill Warriors 108 – Moanalua Na Menehune 33 The marquee team to watch in the tournament – Oak Hill – didn’t disappoint. All of the fans who packed the [...]

#SSsports Chat Highlights for 12/14/10

If you missed Tuesday night’s #SSsports Twitter chat, there are some highlights below. And, thanks to @alaskansurveyor, we have a pretty landscape for our #SSsports picture! On Cliff Lee signing with the Philadelphia Phillies… @mtread72: Decision revealed a lot about Lee’s make-up: Top priority really was comfort and care of his son, and not cash [...]

#SSsports Chat Topics 12/14/10

Welcome to the Hawaii edition of the #SSsports chat. The chat will not be held on its usual Wednesday night for I will be on a plane to the beautiful islands in the Pacific. But, fear not, tonight’s chat will be equally insightful and fun. Follow the chat from the account @SusanShanChat. There is only [...]

Quinn Cook: Future Duke PG Talks Father’s Death and Basketball

For 14 years, Ted Cook woke up his son, Quinn, in the mornings. On March 4, 2008, Quinn woke up to the sounds of his mother and sister crying. Ted had passed away from a cardiac arrest the night before. “It was really, really hard because he was my best friend. He was somebody who [...]

Oak Hill Returns to Iolani Classic as Coach Steve Smith Reminisces

11 years ago, I attended my first Iolani Classic. The championship game that year featured No. 1 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) vs. No. 2 Dominguez (Compton, Calif.). Oak Hill won in a 54-50 thriller, and Kentucky-bound Cliff Hawkins was named the Most Valuable Player. In addition, I got to interview Tyson Chandler. Oak [...]

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