Pacific athletes of the week
Robert D. Edgren, Japan
Last week: Scored two pins and a decision to remain unbeaten this season and give the Eagles their school-best finish in a Pacificwide competition, taking third place in Saturday’s Nile C. Kinnick Invitational “Beast of the Far East” Tournament at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.
Radford, a sophomore 168-pounder, also helped Edgren defeat Tokyo international school powers American School In Japan and St. Mary’s International, with a combined 10 Far East Tournament team titles between them. Edgren had never beaten either school.
“He is a young man of integrity. His character is flawless,” coach Justin Edmonds said of Radford, who has wrestled for Edgren since he was in sixth grade in middle-school competitions. “He’s hard working and has shown great potential and skill throughout his career at Edgren.”
Devanee’ TaylorGirls basketball
Last week: Averaged 14 points and nine rebounds in two games, both Falcons victories, boosting Seoul American to an 8-0 Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference record and a 15-2 overall mark.
Taylor, a junior, scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Falcons beat the Yongsan Garrison post team 65-58 on Saturday. A day earlier, she also scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds in Seoul American’s 62-16 pounding of Osan American. She formed a solid tandem with senior Avianca Manning, who averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds in the two games.
“Devanee’ can play any position on the court and can help the team out in any position,” coach Charlotte Hicks said, adding of her two 5-foot-10 post players, “it’s fun watching them learn each other’s moves and working so well together.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff