Sports briefs: Volleyball season ends with semifinal tournament loss; Football team finishes with big win; UH men’s basketball practices at The Barn
The girls volleyball season came to an end for Molokai last Thursday when the Farmers lost to Seabury Hall in the semifinals of the Maui Interscholastic League Division II tournament.
Seabury won the MIL regular season title so it was not unexpected when they swept Molokai 25-10, 25-9 and 25-15 at the Seabury gym. Seabury went on to defeat Hana to win the overall MIL title for the second year in a row.
The day before, Molokai had beaten Lanai in the quarterfinals of the tournament in four sets. The wahine Farmers ended the season with a 5-6 record.
Like volleyball, the football season also ended for Molokai on Thursday. The Farmers defeated St. Anthony 42-0 at War Memorial Stadium. It was the second time this season Molokai had dominated St. Anthony in football.
Molokai ends its season with a 4-2 record. The only two losses came at the hands of Seabury by a combined total of 4 points.
The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team visited Molokai over the weekend. It was already announced that UH men’s team will be returning to Molokai to play Chaminade at the Barn on Dec. 15. But no one knew they would be coming this past weekend.
And the players and coaches couldn’t let anyone know because it was a cell phone-free weekend for the team. The idea came from Head Coach Gib Arnold who thought that camping on Molokai with no cell phones would be a good way for the team to bond.
After a Friday evening practice, the players took time to sign autographs for fans. After an early morning practice on Saturday the team took off for some hunting and fishing around the island.