Pacific Athletes of the Week
Jamie CheniaultGirls basketball
Daegu American, South Korea
Last week: Averaged double figures in scoring and rebounding and recorded 10 steals in two games as the Warriors began the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference season with two victories at Warriors Gym. Cheniault, a junior, scored 14 points, snagged 10 rebounds and had five assists and five steals as the Warriors caged the Seoul International Tigers 49-19. The next morning, Cheniault led Daegu with 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and added five steals as the Warriors clipped International Christian-Uijongbu’s Eagles 49-25. "She has a quiet, calm, laid-back demeanor, but when she’s on the court, she plays with intensity and hustle at both ends of the floor," coach Michelle Chandler said. "She is a versatile player who is willing to go wherever she’s asked and does a great job. She is a pleasure to coach."
Ethan BlakeBoys basketball
Robert D. Edgren, Japan
Last week: Basketball League gate with a four-game sweep at the Eagles Nest: two victories over Matthew C. Perry and two over E.J. King. The 4-0 mark matches the best start Played a key role as the Eagles broke out of the DODDS-Japan in school history 13 years ago. Blake, a senior, scored 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the Eagles’ 69-49 victory Friday over E.J. King. He scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds on Saturday as the Eagles beat the Cobras 51-42. An honor roll student, Blake was named Lineman of the Year by coach Chris Waite, whose Eagles football team captured its third straight Class A championship on Nov. 1. "Ethan’s inspired game on Friday night was enabled by the balanced effort of his teammates both offensively and defensively," coach John Patton said, citing the play of guards Nate Ong and Johnell Alexander and forwards Matt Salazar and Drew Holder.
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff