Humphreys beat the Falcons twice during the regular season in winning its first KAIAC conference title in any sport.
Freshman Kaliah Henderson scored 25 points and the Panthers led from start to finish in downing Zama 52-39 in the tournament title game.
The Blackhawks enter this weekend’s tournament at Taejon Christian with an 11-1 regular-season record and the top seed.
It’s not at all unusual to see high school principals at DODDS basketball games. Attending such events is a part of the job.
Dragons fall behind early before rallying and holding off Titans to improve to 19-1.
Koki Wiley five three-pointers in the second quarter -- four in the final 90 seconds before halftime – as American School In Japan ended Kubasaki’s 27-game winning streak, 76-68, Friday in an inter-district boys basketball game.
For the Dragons, who’ve won 27 straight games dating back to last season, their date with Yokota is the second of three games they’ll play at ASIJ over the weekend.
The two met in last year’s final, with Yokota winning 53-40. And they’ve halved their two games this season.
Two schools who have dominated sport in recent years finish in top two spots at Yokota tournament.
Zama will host Yokota tournament that should serve as a barometer for wrestlers with Far East a few weeks away.
Jon Fick has coached teams to four Far East Division I boys basketball titles, but the Kubasaki coach says he has never had a trio of players as versatile and dominating as he does this season.
Kadena, Kubasaki boys and Kadena girls each sweep all games in weekend trip to Taiwan.
Mid-January normally sees Kubasaki’s and Kadena’s basketball teams preparing for a rugged, physical form of on-court education, against adult teams in the Martin Luther King Invitational Tournament at the Foster Field House.
Edgren, a Division II school, finished with 30 points, sixth overall behind champion St. Mary’s (53), Kinnick (49), Kadena (43), Shonan Military Academy (40) and Kubasaki (31).
It’s been six years since Kadena has won the “Beast of the Far East” wrestling invitational at Nile C. Kinnick.
There were plenty of highlights for DODDS Pacific athletes in a busy 2015.
Their opponents have most assuredly taken notice, most recently Osan, which fell 87-53 Saturday with Josh Scott leading the way with 21 points.
Navy wins 29-6 on Okinawa and 13-6 in Japan in games that mirror annual rivalry game between two service academies.
Many a player and coach could be forgiven if they felt they were facing a number of distractions as the ides of December arrive.
Devon Shuman raced up court with the ball, with Naomi Ziola running alongside as a wingman on the left. Shuman, the point guard, pushed the ball down low to small forward Lebet Erhart, only she found herself double-teamed near the basket.
Kinnick rolled through their opposition on Saturday, beating four Division II teams and capping the day with a 41-17 win over St. Mary’s.
Soldiers from around 8th U.S. Army installations throughout the Republic of Korea scored a 20-0 shutout of Navy and Marine Corps enlisted and officers from around the peninsula.
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2015 day-by-day winter sports schedules and results for:
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2015 day-by-day fall sports schedules and results for:
Guam boys soccer
Guam girls basketball
DODDS Pacific schedules from previous years
Pacific Scoreboard: Feb. 6, 2016
06:48 February 6, 2016
Pacific Scoreboard: Feb. 5, 2016
09:24 February 5, 2016
Pacific Scoreboard: Feb. 4, 2016
08:21 February 4, 2016
Pacific Scoreboard: Feb. 3, 2016
08:55 February 3, 2016
Pacific Scoreboard: Feb. 2, 2016
07:24 February 2, 2016
Top performers, Feb. 3, 2016
Top performers, Jan. 27, 2016
Top performers, Jan. 20, 2016
Top performers, Dec. 9, 2015
Top performers, Oct. 21, 2015
Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)
Sept 28:Dave Ornauer is back with the latest on the Pacific sports scene.
May 22:Yokota has dominated in first year at D-II spring championsihps.
May 8: Dave Ornauer highlights a few athletes who are participating in the Kanto Plains track and field finals Saturday.