The EA SPORTS Maui Invitational basketball tournament held over the Thanksgiving week on Maui had an estimated economic impact of $11.5 million in visitor spending to Maui County, according to claims by tourism officials.
The giant-killers from St. Louis Heights on Oahu were at it again. This time Chaminade knocked off Texas, 86-73, before a prime-time televised audience opposite Monday Night Football at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Southern California will be looking for its first 3-0 start since 2000-2001 season when it opens with unbeaten Illinois (3-0) in Monday’s opening-round night cap of the 2012 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center.
The clinics come as a prelude to the 2011 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational taking place in November. The Maui Clinic will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Maui High School in Kahului.
In addition to the traditional eight-team, three-day event played at the Lahaina Civic Center during Thanksgiving week, the tournament will also include opening and regional rounds earlier in the month.