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Taiyo RobertsonBasketball

Kadena

Last week: Earned MVP honors by fueling the Panthers’ 6-0 title run through the 40th Hong Kong International School Holiday Basketball Tournament. Robertson averaged 23 points, scoring 24, including four three-point goals, in Saturday’s championship game as the Panthers led host Hong Kong International by 25 before winning 81-65.

Kadena is 9-0 for the first time under coach Robert Bliss. “He’s taken his game to another level,” Bliss said of Robertson, a senior. “He has improved so much, especially on the defensive end. He steps so quickly to the basket. He not only scores but creates opportunities for others to score.”

Jamie CheniaultBasketballDaegu

Last week: Played a key role in helping the Warriors win their 2009-10 Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference opener against Taejon Christian International at the Warriors’ home gym on Camp George.

Cheniault, a senior, had 15 points and eight steals as the Warriors beat the Dragons 31-26. She coincidentally became the first player to earn Athlete of the Week honors in the first week of a season in consecutive school years. Cheniault spent much of the offseason fine-tuning her game, playing against boys as well as girls. “She’s a good all-around kid,” coach Michelle Chandler said of Cheniault, in her fourth season on Daegu’s varsity. “Hopefully, she’ll step in to be a leader this season.”

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