Battle of the Badges
By Jack Kiyonaga, Editor
The annual athletic standoff between the Fire and Police departments took place last Saturday, Dec. 9. This year’s basketball tournament featured men’s teams from Molokai, as well as a police team from Maui and a women’s championship.
The contests were punctuated by tough rebounds, smooth jump shots and competitive play. Da Hui claimed the title for the men’s tournament, with a win over the Maui Police. For the women, Queen B’s held on for the win in what was the closest match of the night.
In the main event, the police jumped out to a quick lead, but were unable to hold on. Fire came back, taking the lead by halftime and securing a 23-12 victory.
Fire Captain Lokahi Herrod, who passed away earlier this year, was honored before the game.
Proceeds from the event went to support Molokai High School athletics.