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.
Blaze Potratz had 13 kills and seven digs. Tyler Russell had 11 kills, three aces, eight digs. Luca Connor provided match highs with 50 assists and five blocks.
Seabury will be making its first state final appearance since 2014. In 2010, the Spartans won it all.
In Friday’s second semifinal, the Pearl City (13-2), defeated top seed Saint Louis (11-6), 25-21, 25-15., 22-25., 28-26.
Today’s final will see the third-seeded Spartans take on fourth-seeded Pearl City Chargers.