YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Guard Kendrick Harris came off the bench to score 31 points and host Yokota erased a 10-point first-half deficit, defeating Kadena of Okinawa 87-82 to capture the 2007 Warrior Classic Interservice Basketball Tournament title.
MVP Hamadi Stewart added 12 points for Yokota, which went 8-0 in the six-team tournament.
“My guys played basketball, and we got the W,” coach Norzell Harris said, singling out the efforts of Harris, his sixth man, and Stewart throughout the tournament as keys to victory.
“No way we win this tournament without them.”
Warrior ClassicAt Main Fitness & Sports Center Yokota Air Base, Japan
Tuesday’s games Game 1-Osan Air Base, South Korea, 85, Torii Station, Okinawa, 66Game 2-Misawa Air Base, Japan, 94, Okinawa All-Stars 65Game 3-Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, 100, Osan Air Base 73Game 4-Yokota Air Base, Japan, 105, Misawa Air Base 65Game 5-Osan 74, Okinawa All-Stars 57Game 6-Torii Station 93, Misawa 89
Wednesday’s games Game 7-Osan 73, Torii Station 70Game 8-Yokota 89, Kadena 62Game 9-Kadena 89, Osan 66
Thursday’s games Game 10-Yokota 87, Kadena 82
Awards MVP-Hamadi Stewart, Yokota.All-Tournament team-Kendrick Harris, Greg Streeter, Yokota; Jarod Butler, Romaine Hunter, Kadena; Craig Marcelin, Torii Station.