2018-2019 DIVISION I   »  Division II


Kamehameha's Obrey earns D1 POY honor

Kamehameha's Kalina Obrey led the Warriors to the state title game while averaging 20.2 points per game. ScoringLive photo illustration

Player of the Year: Kalina Obrey, Kamehameha, F/C, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Pua Straight, Kamehameha


FIRST TEAM

Taylor Wu

Iolani  •  Sr
G  •  5'7

Lily Lefotu Wahinekapu

Iolani  •  So
G  •  5'7

Leiah Naeata

Kahuku  •  So
G  •  5'8

Kamalu Kamakawiwoole

Kalani  •  Sr
G/F  •  6'0

Kalina Obrey

Kamehameha  •  Sr
F/C  •  5'10


SECOND TEAM

Jalen Tanuvasa

Maryknoll  •  So
G  •  5'7

Alexis Huntimer

Iolani  •  So
G  •  5'8

Kelsie Imai

Waiakea  •  Jr
G  •  5'6

Susitina Namoa

Lahainaluna  •  Sr
F  •  5'11

Caiyle Kaupu

Konawaena  •  Jr
F/C  •  5'11

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THIRD TEAM

Kalena Halunajan

Kalani  •  So
G  •  5'4

Kaliana Salazar Harrell

Konawaena  •  Fr
G  •  5'2

Kaylen Kamelamela

Leilehua  •  Sr
G/F  •  5'9

Brilie Kovaloff

Mid-Pacific  •  Sr
G/F  •  5'7

Kaelyn Espinda

Kaimuki  •  Sr
G/F  •  5'7


HONORABLE MENTION

Hilo: Keirstyn Agonias, Keani Midel
Iolani: Alexsandra Huntimer, Kyra Tanabe, Kylie Yung
Kahuku: Maya Claytor, Tati Kamae
Kaiser: Taeya Blakeney, Trinidee Kahunahana
Kalani: Alayna Akiona, Shelby McDaniel, Daesha Viela
Kamehameha: Malie Marfil, Noelle Sua-Godinet
Kapolei: Hadassah Tuiolemotu
Keaau: Anela Gonzalez-Tremaine
Kekaulike: Namahana Kaeo-Young
Konawaena: Grace Lyn Hing
KS-Maui: Kyra Cambra
Lahainaluna: Abigail Akamine, Ashley Akamine
Leilehua: Asia Castillo
Maryknoll: Aloha Akaka
Maui: Honey Let Padasdao, Kylenna Rieta, Kayla Thornton
McKinley: Colby Lane
Mililani: Madison Ayers, Kalena Gibson, Dahlis Sablay
Moanalua: Raven Rosa-Lasco, Dionna Woodson
Punahou: Melody Lum
Radford: Angel Asaah, Manutagi Seei
Sacred Hearts: Dallas Martinez, Te'Hiwa Medeiros
Waiakea: Tayvia Cabatbat, Jazelle Dorser, Zaelynn Lui-Cabinatan, Keeli-Jade Smith, Destynee Williams

Other coaches that received consideration: Latoya Wily (Kahuku), Dean Young (Iolani)

Obrey, a 5-foot-10 senior that is also a middle blocker on the girls volleyball team, scored in double figures in all 13 ILH Division I contests this season. She was also an outstanding free throw shooter, hitting 79.2 percent of her foul shots.

The numbers speak for themselves, but it's worth noting that Obrey just had a drive to win. That was on display in the state semifinals against Kalani when she poured in a state record 38 points with 17 rebounds in a 62-49 win, which broke the previous-high held by Punahou's Shawna-Lei Kuehu in the 2006 championship game.

Obrey followed that performance up one night later with a 24 point, 10 rebound outing against Iolani in a 52-49 thriller. The Kamehameha senior played till the final buzzer — literally — with a potential game-tying 3-pointer getting waved off after a video review, a luxury that is typically not used at most high school events.

"She's a fierce competitor," said Iolani coach Dean Young. "She probably improved her game the most, between last year and this year. I've never seen a girl develop her outside game so quickly. She was the clear leader on that team, everything ran through her. She's probably one of the hardest girls to guard."

Obrey, who was also named the league's most valuable player, will continue her career at San Jose State University.

Coach of the Year: Pua Straight, Kamehameha
Pua Straight is the Division I Coach of the Year after helping the Warriors reach the state title game in her first year leading the program.

Kamehameha also was the only team in the state that managed to get a win over state champion Iolani this season.