At the HHSAA Division II state tournament semifinal game at the Kalani gym Thomas Russell smashed 21 kills. This helped the Seabury Hall Spartans boys’ volleyball team overcome a 0-2 deficit and defeat the Nanakuli Golden Eagles in five sets.
Russell added seven digs for the Spartans. The Maui Interscholastic League champion Spartans (9-2), defeated the Golden Hawks (11-3), 22-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-12, and 15-12 to earn their place in the D-II championship match. The match is at 5 p.m. today at Blaisdell Arena.