Harker wins two of three in Hawaii

November 28, 2019

The Harker School concluded its Thanksgiving-week boys basketball trip to Hawaii with a 61-42 win over Maui High, giving the Eagles two wins in three days on the island.

Senior Jack Connors and junior Arjun Virmani had 14 points each to pace Harker in the win over the Sabers, a game in which the Eagles raced to a 39-14 lead by halftime.

The win over Maui-Kahului was a good bounce-back effort after a 53-51 loss to King Kekaulike-Pukalani the day before, a game in which Virmani had a team-high 17 points, hitting five three-pointers, but the Eagles could not sustain early momentum after storming to a seven-point lead after one quarter.

Harker's business part of the trip to Maui began two days before the win over the Sabers, when the Eagles defeated Seabury Hall-Makawao, 55-49, thanks in large-part to a 20-point third quarter which allowed them to erase a nine-point halftime deficit. Connors had 15 points in that win, while fellow senior Giovanni Rofa chipped in 11 points and junior Eric Zhu dominated the glass with 10 rebounds.

Harker (2-1) returns to tournament play back on the mainland on Dec. 4, when the Eagles take on American-Fremont.

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