Saint Francis basketball wins back-to-back DII titles over Damien, 76-52

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One state title just wasn't good enough the Saint Francis boys basketball team, so they decided to win a second title this year.

"It's unbelievable," said Saint Francis head coach Ron Durant. "This one was nicer than last year's one because we had a little bit of adversity we had to deal with towards the end of the season. So to fight through that was really special."

The Saints were able to outlast the Damien Monarchs, 76-52, to win their second consecutive HHSAA Division II Boys Basketball State Championship Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center, defeating Damien for the second year in a row in the title game.

"Damien is like a rivalry," Durant said. "Baseball, football, every time we play Damien is like one those inner-city rivalries. So it's always nice to kind of play Damien and win against Damien."

The monarchs were led by none other than junior Kameron NG, who racked up 29 points on the night while his younger brother, Kordel, followed suit with 15 points of his own. Kameron was also named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

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