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Pacific high school basketball Top 10, post-semester exams edition

Boys

1. Seoul American (12-0). Within one win of completing perfect Korea regular season.

2. Yokota, Japan (10-0). Also closing in on unbeaten DODDS Japan, Kanto Plain season.

3. Faith Academy, Philippines (16-1). Will be at Far East D-I this year, counts No. 2 rated Philippines high-school team among its conquests.

4. Kubasaki, Okinawa (12-5). First Okinawa-American Friendship Tournament title since 2007.

5. Guam High (4-0). Flying start continues; only unbeaten team left on the island.

6. Kadena, Okinawa (13-10). Panthers came out of back-to-back tournament weekends looking solid.

7. John F. Kennedy, Guam (4-1). Not considered preseason among league’s elite, but off to great start.

8. Christian Academy Japan (3-1). Idle last week.

9. Daegu High, South Korea (9-7). Closing in on KAIAC Tournament’s No. 2 seed after two weekend wins.

10. Zama American, Japan (8-5). Starting to kick it into high gear after slow start.

Dropped out: Okkodo, Father Duenas Memorial, Simon Sanchez.

   
Girls

1. American School In Japan (10-2). As complete and tall a team as the Mustangs have ever fielded.

2. Kadena, Okinawa (8-8). Most losses to adult teams; pounded Kubasaki by 23 points in fourth matchup of season.

3. Daegu High, South Korea (10-5). Still a nose ahead of Seoul Foreign after a weekend of KAIAC upsets.

4. Seoul Foreign (14-4). Still has a shot at the No. 1 KAIAC tournament seed, but needs help.

5. Southern, Guam. Season complete.

6. Zama American, Japan (10-2). Inches upward after DODDS Japan weekend sweep at Sasebo.

7. Seisen International, Japan (8-2). Inches downward after a couple of close calls.

8. Seoul American (8-3). Big step forward after upset win over Seoul Foreign.

9. Nile C. Kinnick, Japan (8-3). A couple more wins for the growing Red Devils.

10. Kubasaki, Okinawa (5-9). Okinawa-American Friendship Tournament runner-up finish may prove to be Dragons’ breakout.

Dropped out: Notre Dame.

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Ornauer on AFN

 

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

 

Dec. 12: Dave Ornauer talks about Far East sports as team's faceoff and head into the last week before the holiday break.

Nov. 7: Dave Ornauer talks about Far East championship week, stepping off with cross country.

Oct. 24: Dave Ornauer talks about cross country, football and other Pacific sporting events occurring this weekend.