Outrigger Canoe Club fielded a basketball team that competed in several local leagues from 1919-1923 The team competed against alumni, business and military teams. Club Captain Dad Center announced that the Outrigger would be fielding a team in 1919 that would play in the Oahu Service Athletic Basketball League.
In 1919, the teams played by AAU rules and player eligibility requirements. The teams played four ten-minute quarters with two minutes between quarters and ten minutes between halves. The rules stated that a player taken out in the first quarter may not return in the second but may play in the third and fourth quarters; one taken out in the second quarter cannot return until the fourth quarter; and a player taken out in the third quarter is out for the remainder of the game. Admission of 30-cents was charged spectators and the teams split the gate with the winner getting 60 percent and the loser 40 percent.
The season ran from January to March, and most games were played at the National Guard Armory.
Outrigger did not keep records on its basketball teams, so the information has been recreated from newspaper articles. First names of many of the athletes were not reported by the papers. The news stories may be found at the end of each year’s results.
1920 Basketball Season
1921 Basketball Season
1922 Basketball Season
1923 Basketball Season