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VIDEO: Old Lahaina Lu’au Returns to Entertain Basketball Fans

Posted November 23, 2011, 06:48 PM HST
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By Wendy Osher

  Polynesian dancers with the Old Lahaina Lu’au returned as the half-time entertainment at the 2011 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational basketball tournament in West Maui.

The Kansas Jayhawks led Duke going into the half, 35-31.

With the second half underway, and 10 minutes left on the clock, just one point separated the teams as they battle it out for the Wayne Duke Championship Trophy.

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Every year, more than 4,000 out-of-state visitors fly in for the premier sporting event.

The 2010 event generated an estimated $7.8 million for the local economy; and over the years, the tournament has brought a total economic impact of $145 million since its debut in 1984.

*** Check back for final results to be posted upon the game’s conclusion.

Old Lahaina Lu'au dancers. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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