Scoring change gives judo title to Baldwin
Baldwin High School has been awarded the Maui Interscholastic League girls judo team title after King Kekaulike, which had been crowned as the winner in Saturday’s league championship, surrendered points for the use of an ineligible competitor.
Baldwin finished atop the updated standings with 105 points, while Maui High (103) moved up one spot to second place. Na Alii’s adjusted score was 101 – they had originally received 106 points. Kamehameha Maui remained fourth, and Hana fifth.
King Kekaulike coach Claude Moreau said the team gave up points received by an athlete who was injured prior to the championship meet at the Baldwin gym in Wailuku, but was entered and then forfeited every match, still receiving a score for her final place.
“We told the kids, ‘We are not teaching you to win at any cost,’ ” Moreau said Thursday. “That’s not what sports is about.”
The MIL’s executive director, Joe Balangitao, said the situation would be discussed at a future meeting.