Last week: Averaged 18.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in three games, all victories, that put the Falcons in command of the chase for their 17th consecutive Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference championship.
Taylor, a senior, had 12 points and seven boards in a 66-29 victory Wednesday at Osan. She recorded 22 points, 11 boards and seven steals as the Falcons beat Seoul Foreign on Friday at home 59-25. On Saturday at Seoul Foreign, Taylor had 21 points and five steals in a 51-7 romp.
Coach Billy Ratcliff called the week one of the best he’s seen Taylor have this season. "She played outstanding defense. When you have 12 steals (in two games), that’s impressive. She’s been a leader on and off the court. She can take charge of the game."
Last week-Captured the 148-pound title during Saturday’s Okinawa-American Friendship Wrestling Tournament at Kadena High School. The event featured seven Japanese schools as well as Kadena and Kubasaki.
Bloom, a junior, won all four of his matches, including a triumph by pin over Tatsushi Miyagi in the first round, and a 2-1 decision over Miyagi in the championship in which Bloom scored the clinching takedown with 10 seconds left. The title came a week after Bloom fell short in the finals of the Nile C. Kinnick Beast of the Far East Tournament.
"He’s an extremely hard worker, he’s calm, he’s humble, he’s a smart wrestler, he understands the big picture," coach Steve Schrock said. "He keeps up with his studies and definitely keeps up with his wrestling."
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff