Pacific high school basketball ratings, semester exams edition

1, American School In Japan (11-0): Still rocking their opponents by solid margins.
2. Seoul American (17-6): Closing in on another unbeaten Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Division I season; point production will pick up when Bryant McCray returns to the lineup.
3. Kadena, Okinawa (11-11): Preston Harris picked it up and Panthers won four of five in Okinawa-American Shootout.
4. Kubasaki, Okinawa (12-14): Finished fourth in the shootout, but could have easily placed higher.
5. Morrison Academy, Taiwan (16-1): Another weekend sweep heading into Lunar New Year break.
6. Faith Academy, Philippines (16-5). Split a pair of weekend contests.
7. Robert D. Edgren, Japan (9-1): Dispatched a Japanese team handily.
8. Matthew C. Perry, Japan (12-3): Off last weekend.
9, Yokota, Japan (10-6): Surprising loss to Kinnick last week.
10. Daegu High, South Korea (10-3): Taking aim at second seed in the KAIAC D-I tournament.
Dropped out: Taejon Christian International.
Note: Expect some shuffling in the ratings the next couple of weeks as Guam's season ramps up.


1. American School In Japan (8-1): Mustangs continue to roll.
2. Yokota, Japan (18-1): Rebounded smartly after first loss to ASIJ.
3. Daegu High, South Korea (13-0): First Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Division I tournament top seed in school history.
4. Kadena, Okinawa (14-7): Big players Lawson, Caldwell delivered big for Panthers in Okinawa-American Shootout.
5. Nile C. Kinnick, Japan (15-5): Brown, Stith still playing the Ms. Inside-Ms. Outside combo.
6. Faith Academy, Philippines (11-4): Unbeaten since the first of the year.
7. Notre Dame, Guam (season complete).
8. Seoul American (10-5): Might be ready to challenge Daegu for top spot in KAIAC D-I tournament.
9. Simon Sanchez, Guam (season complete).
10. Seoul Foreign (10-3). Could play big-time spoiler at KAIAC D-I tournament.

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Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)


April 18:Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer presents the fastest two minutes in Kanto Plain high school sports.

March 31: Dave Ornauer highlights Far East soccer between Nile C. Kinnick and Matthew C. Perry and talks a little about track, baseball and softball.

March 21: Dave Ornauer talks about last weekends track meet, where a Yokota runner almost beat a Pacific record and highlights a couple Far East baseball and soccer games.

March 14: Spring has sprung and Dave Ornauer is in full bloom over DODDS Pacific baseball, softball, soccer and track teams.