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Hachimura deserving MVP of epic Maui Invitational

LAHAINA — Rui Hachimura admitted he wasn’t sure what was happening when his name was announced as the Most Valuable Player of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. “Oh, no,” Hachimura said in the post-game press conference following No. 3 Gonzaga’s 89-87 win over top-ranked Duke in the ...

Valley Isle Sports / In Brief

Ex-Saber Bartolotti signs with UH Former Maui High School pitcher Cira Bartolotti was part of the eight-player signing class announced by University of Hawaii softball coach Bob Coolen on Wednesday. Bartolotti, a threat on the mound as well as at the plate, was the Maui Interscholastic ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Hawaii State Doubles Racquetball Tournament Nov. 9-11 Results Men’s open—1. Kyle Paredes/Paul Morse, 2. Todd Kawasaki/Byron Tabisola. Men’s A—1. Jacy Edlao/Tom McCloskey, 2. Marc Miller/Harry Johnson Men’s B—1. Keoni Tengan/Clayton Nishikawa, 2. Donovan Nobriga/Eric ...

Rainbow Warriors hold on to beat Utes at Wooden Legacy

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Brocke Stepteau scored a career-high 24 points to lead the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team to a 90-79 win over Utah on Thursday night in the first round of the Wooden Legacy. Eddie Stansberry scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half for the Rainbow ...

Instant Maui Classic

LAHAINA — Try as they might, the unbeaten king of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational has fallen. The new king looks quite familiar. No. 3 Gonzaga bounded out to a big lead and then held on for dear life in an 89-87 win over top-ranked Duke in the tournament championship contest, which developed ...

No. 8 Tigers bounce back, beat Wildcats

LAHAINA — One day after falling to top-ranked Duke, No. 8 Auburn got back on track in the final game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Wednesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center. More than six hours after the Blue Devils fell in the championship game to No. 3 Gonzaga, the Tigers (5-1) ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational • At Lahaina Civic Center

Monday’s Results Quarterfinals Auburn 88, Xavier 79, OT Quarterfinals Duke 90, San Diego St. 64 Quarterfinals Arizona 71, Iowa St. 66 Quarterfinals Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 Tuesday’s Results Consolation San Diego St. 79, Xavier 74 Consolation Iowa St. 84, Illinois ...

Cyclones rout Aztecs, happy to leave Valley Isle with two wins

LAHAINA — Marial Shayok scored 21 points and the Iowa State men’s basketball team cruised to a dominating 87-57 victory over San Diego State on Wednesday morning in the fifth-place game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Cyclones (5-1) shook off an ...

Musketeers pull away from Illini

LAHAINA — Xavier is leaving the Valley Isle with a win after defeating Illinois 83-74 Wednesday night in the seventh-place game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. It wasn’t easy for the Musketeers (3-3) as they battled the Fighting Illini in a first half that ...

Field’s top talent draw lots of scouts to Lahaina Civic Center

The Maui News There were 32 credentialed NBA scouts here at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational representing 27 of the 30 professional teams. In NBAdraft.net’s latest mock draft covering the lottery portion of the first round, Duke freshmen are tabbed to go 1-2-3. Zion Williamson is picked to ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational Tournament Images

First photo: Gonzaga players and coaches celebrate with the Wayne Duke Trophy after defeating Duke 89-87 in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship game Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. Second photo: The Blue Devils’ Marques Bolden dunks in the first half. Third photo: Arizona’s ...

Blue Devils tested by Tigers, to play for sixth Maui crown

LAHAINA — During a season where Duke’s highly touted freshmen have made the headlines, it was junior Marques Bolden that shined Tuesday afternoon at the Lahaina Civic Center. Bolden had seven blocks as top-ranked Duke, while challenged at times, led wire-to-wire to beat No. 8 Auburn 78-72 ...

Gonzaga rallies to take down Arizona

LAHAINA — The Maui Jim Maui Invitational has its dream championship matchup, but not without some doubtful moments in the final game on Tuesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center. Third-ranked Gonzaga battled back in the second half for the second night in a row, overcoming gritty Arizona ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational

Monday’s Results Quarterfinals Auburn 88, Xavier 79, OT Quarterfinals Duke 90, San Diego St. 64 Quarterfinals Arizona 71, Iowa St. 66 Quarterfinals Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 Tuesday’s Results Consolation San Diego St. 79, Xavier 74 Consolation Iowa St. 84, Illinois ...

Aztecs come back from 19 down, get past Musketeers

LAHAINA — For the first 10 minutes of its Maui Jim Maui Invitational consolation semifinal game Tuesday morning, San Diego State looked like it was on its way to another 20-point loss. The Aztecs didn’t panic. Behind strong performances from Jalen McDaniels and Devin Watson, San Diego ...

Horton-Tucker leads second-half charge; Cyclones rally past Illini

LAHAINA — In a game that started like both teams were sleepwalking, the Iowa State basketball team heard the wakeup call at halftime of its matchup against Illinois in a consolation semifinal game at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Tuesday. ISU’s Talen Horton-Tucker, a 17-year-old ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational

First photo: Gonzaga fans cheer after the Bulldogs hit a 3-pointer during the second half of a 91-74 victory over Arizona in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational semifinal on Tuesday. Second photo: Duke’s Zion Williamson goes for a layup during the Blue Devils’ 78-72 semifinal win over Auburn. ...

Leahey takes to sidelines for ESPN broadcasts

The Maui News Kanoa Leahey has done a lot in his broadcasting career since he started as a senior at Iolani School, but he had a new assignment on Tuesday at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. Sideline reporter. “I think the exciting part is just being in the gym ...

Suzuki, Nationals finalize two-year deal

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Even after his last trip to free agency dragged into January, Kurt Suzuki wanted to go the open market again. This time, the catcher from Maui found a home much quicker. Suzuki on Tuesday finalized a $10 million, two-year contract to return to the ...

Valley Isle Scoreboard

Rodeo HHSRA MAUI DISTRICT SHOWS Unofficial Results MYRO Leadline Show No. 3 Nov. 10 Results At Kaonoulu Ranch, Makawao Arena Barrel racing—1. Melia Kipi 27.45, 2. Kingston Abbey 29.32, 3. Cameron Nuese 29.68, 4. Jaze Hoopai-Kaiwi 29.79, 5. Eldon-Buzzy Sproat 39.01, 6. Kamea Paoa-Otsuka ...