The Lahaina community celebrated another of its cherished traditions in bidding a fond aloha to Folau Hafoka, the lone senior and captain of the top-rated Lady Luna basketball team, at the program’s “Senior Night” last Friday at Lahaina Civic Center. A four-year player for the Lady Lunas, Hafoka scored 22 points in her farewell contest in the Maui Interscholastic League Championship Tournament game, a 77-13 runaway over Kamehamaha Schools Maui, and Lahainaluna’s 106th consecutive win, an all-sport record. The win completed the team’s seventh straight perfect MIL season and their 11th straight MIL championship. A 5’9” forward/center for the Lady Lunas and an All-MIL, All-State and All-Tournament Team selection last year, Hafoka has contributed to over half of the team’s victories in the unapproachable streak as Lahainaluna High School heads into next week’s state tournament in Honolulu. “Folau has been a sincere and calming leader of this very young team that we have this year. She has had a knack for bringing the girls together in a gentle, yet effective, way,” said longtime Lady Luna assistant coach Ian Aotaki during the aloha celebration. PHOTO BY WALTER CHIHARA.
LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School boys basketball team and Westside Hoops present “Love Your Seniors Night” on Saturday evening, Feb. 14, at Lahaina Civic Center.
A celebration to honor the eight seniors on the Luna roster this season, the festivities will begin with the junior varsity contest at 6 p.m. versus Baldwin, and then the varsity game that will tip off at 7:30 p.m.
There will be prize giveaways and local food. The first 200 keiki wearing “Lunatic” game gear will get a free basketball. There will also be contests and a West Maui Youth Basketball League game at halftime.
Admission is free for kids with “Lunatic” game gear on, $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and military. Students will be admitted free with an MIL card.