Kalaheo boys basketball team makes history in title match

23-Feb-2013

Led by its alumnus head coach Alika Smith, the Kalaheo Boys’ Basketball Team made history this year, becoming the first team in Hawaii to win Division II and Division I titles in consecutive seasons.

​It marked the school's first Division I crown since 2001, when Alika's father, the late Pete Smith, coached the Mustangs; the Smiths remain the only father-son duo to win state basketball titles.  The 2013 version made history on February 23, downing then-top-seeded Maryknoll in an electrifying overtime game, 60-54. 

In a span of less than three minutes, senior Joshua Ko scored 13 of his season-high 24 points.  He scored his team's last nine points in the final 1:25 of regulation, including a game-tying 3-pointer with 27 seconds left, and followed with the first four points of the OT period before fouling out with 19 seconds left.  ​

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