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Boys basketball top 10: Saint Louis unanimous No. 1

Feb. 20—Saint Louis collected 13 first-place votes to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10.

Saint Louis collected 13 first-place votes to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball Top 10.

The two-time defending state Division I champions are the top seed in the Heide & Cook /HHSAA State Championships. The Crusaders will begin play in the quarterfinal round on Thursday against the Hilo-Nanakuli winner.

Punahou slipped to No. 2 after losing to Saint Louis in the ILH championship game. The Buffanblu had been at the top spot for five weeks in a row.

Leilehua vaulted three notches to No. 3 after capturing the OIA title. The Mules edged Kailua 73-67 in double overtime, then upset Mililani 49-48 for the crown.

Nanakuli moved up to No. 6 after a win over Kailua in the OIA third-place game.