Kinnick hasn't lost a dual meet or tournament thus far this season.
Senior Max Weekley led five Falcons in double figures with 15 points and also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds as Seoul American downed the Cougars 73-53.
Osan outscored the Falcons 17-6 in the first quarter during the first matchup – the only quarter Seoul American has lost this season.
Ricardo Salinas transferred to Kadena from E.J. King in mid-December filling a hole in the Panthers’ lineup at 168 pounds.
With a series of missed opportunities, the Kadena High School girls lost to the Lady Warriors 59-47, failing in their third bid in four years to win the Martin Luther King Invitational Basketball Tournament.
Kadena girls assistant coach providing a different kind of challenge by taking on her players on court.
The Falcons, who had won their three previous road games by an average margin of 27.3 points, fell behind for the first time after one period this season, 17-6.
The MLK is one of just two military tournaments played in the Pacific that permit high school-aged players.
Sani Buckingham doesn’t have a single person to wrestle in his weight class when the Korea schools gather each week.
Beast of East
Of the 26 weight-class finalists Saturday, 12 were underclassmen: six freshmen and six sophomores.
Vanessa Black scored 20 points and the Eagles clamped down on Yokota’s inside tandem of Sarah Claypool and Caitlyn Rowan.
The Nile C. Kinnick Invitational “Beast of the Far East” tournament has served as what one coach calls a “barometer” to see where wrestlers stand in an environment similar to what they’ll see at next month’s Far East tournament.
Long a dominant force in Division I, Yokota was shifted down Nov. 20 to Division II because of declining enrollment.
Three-time defending Far East Division I volleyball champion American School In Japan had buzz-sawed to a fourth straight unbeaten regular season, dropping just two sets, and through the round-robin portion of the Far East tournament. For most, it seemed a foregone conclusion.
There was a little something for all the DODDS and international-school teams participating in Saturday’s Zion Christian Academy International Holiday Basketball Tournament.
The jamboree is held annually in memory of the late coach Fred Sava, who coached St. Mary’s to Far East Division I Tournament titles in 2001, 2002 and 2009.
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Pacific Scoreboard: Jan. 26, 2015
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Pacific Scoreboard: Jan. 25, 2015
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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.)
Jan. 23: Kanto Plain sports winter season enters home stretch..
Jan. 16: Dave Ornauer talks Pacific sports as teams prepare to hit the courts and mats.
Jan. 9: Dave Ornauer talks basketball and wrestling as Nile C. Kinnick prepares to host a 12-team wrestling tournament Saturday.