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E.J. King's Cameron Reinhart shoots between Zama defenders Ryan Pena, Jarius Brown and Kekua "Rhino" Aumua during Friday's DODEA-Japan boys basketball season-opening game. The Trojans won 57-54.

E.J. King's Cameron Reinhart shoots between Zama defenders Ryan Pena, Jarius Brown and Kekua "Rhino" Aumua during Friday's DODEA-Japan boys basketball season-opening game. The Trojans won 57-54. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

High school

Basketball

Boys

Japan

Nile C. Kinnick 60, Robert D. Edgren 29

Friday at Yokosuka Naval Base

Eagles 10 4 3 12 _29
Red Devils 21 3 30 6 _60

Scoring — Red Devils: Vance Lewis 18; Eagles: Noah Medones 14, Micah Magat 10. Rebounds — Red Devils: Austin Davenport 14, Nick Whyte 12.

Zama 57, E.J. King 54

Friday at Sasebo Naval Base

Trojans 14 17 15 11 _57
Cobras 17 6 14 17 _54

Scoring — Trojans: Ayden Helton 24, Amari King 15, Jarius Brown 10; Cobras: Cameron Reinhart 28, Jeremy Phillips 11. Noteworthy — Cobras rallied from 15-point third-quarter deficit, but Reinhart missed a game-tying three-point attempt with 2.6 seconds left.

Friday at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Matthew C. Perry 58, Noda Gakuen 54

Noda 10 9 17 18 _54
Samurai 19 12 11 16 _58

Scoring — Samurai: Billy Hill 23. Rebounding — Samurai: Hill 10.

Yokota 59, Perry 27

Panthers 22 17 15 5 _59
Samurai 14 2 6 5 _27

Scoring — Panthers: Marcus Woods 12, Royce Canta 10; Samurai: Ronald Reyes 6, Hill 6. Noteworthy — Woods scored all of his points in the first half.

Zama's Amari King shoots between E.J. King defenders Nolan FitzGerald, Jeremy Phillips and Jared Hernandez during Friday's DODEA-Japan boys basketball season-opening game. The Trojans won 57-54.

Zama's Amari King shoots between E.J. King defenders Nolan FitzGerald, Jeremy Phillips and Jared Hernandez during Friday's DODEA-Japan boys basketball season-opening game. The Trojans won 57-54. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Matthew C. Perry's Jahiion Francois dribbles against Yokota's Dylan Tomas during Friday's DODEA-Japan season-opening boys basketball game. The Panthers won 59-27.

Matthew C. Perry's Jahiion Francois dribbles against Yokota's Dylan Tomas during Friday's DODEA-Japan season-opening boys basketball game. The Panthers won 59-27. (Raven Rayos/Special to Stripes)

Matthew C. Perry's Joben Silang drives against Yokota's Royce Canta during Friday's DODEA-Japan season-opening boys basketball game. The Panthers won 59-27.

Matthew C. Perry's Joben Silang drives against Yokota's Royce Canta during Friday's DODEA-Japan season-opening boys basketball game. The Panthers won 59-27. (Raven Rayos/Special to Stripes)

Zama's Olivia Parish tries to block a shot by E.J. King's Moa Best during Friday's DODEA-Japan season-opening basketball game. The Cobras won 69-33.

Zama's Olivia Parish tries to block a shot by E.J. King's Moa Best during Friday's DODEA-Japan season-opening basketball game. The Cobras won 69-33. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Zama's Isabella Rivera Munoz comes down with a rebound against E.J. King during Friday's DODEA-Japan girls basketball season-opening game. The Cobras won 69-33.

Zama's Isabella Rivera Munoz comes down with a rebound against E.J. King during Friday's DODEA-Japan girls basketball season-opening game. The Cobras won 69-33. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Matthew C. Perry's Aiya Versoza defends against Yokota's Charlotte Rhyne during Friday's DODEA-Japan season-opening girls basketball game. The Samurai won 32-29 for their first victory since Feb. 8, 2020.

Matthew C. Perry's Aiya Versoza defends against Yokota's Charlotte Rhyne during Friday's DODEA-Japan season-opening girls basketball game. The Samurai won 32-29 for their first victory since Feb. 8, 2020. (Raven Rayos/Special to Stripes)

E.J. King's Moa Best shoots between Zama's Deborah McClendon and Lorelei Holt during Friday's DODEA-Japan girls basketball season-opening game. The Cobras won 69-33.

E.J. King's Moa Best shoots between Zama's Deborah McClendon and Lorelei Holt during Friday's DODEA-Japan girls basketball season-opening game. The Cobras won 69-33. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

E.J. King's Madylyn O'Neill comes down with a rebound against Zama's Isabella Rivera Munoz during Friday's DODEA-Japan girls basketball season-opening game. The Cobras won 69-33.

E.J. King's Madylyn O'Neill comes down with a rebound against Zama's Isabella Rivera Munoz during Friday's DODEA-Japan girls basketball season-opening game. The Cobras won 69-33. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Girls

Japan

Kinnick 45, Edgren 8

Friday at Yokosuka Naval Base

Eagles 0 1 3 4 _8
Red Devils 14 15 10 6 _45

Scoring — Red Devils: Jasmine Pho 11. Rebounds — Red Devils: Amyka Jones 10, Kotone Turner 6, Kamiyah Dabler 5. Steals — Red Devils: Pho 7, Mikaila Joi Miranda 5. Assists — Red Devils: Pho 7, Miranda 5.

King 69, Zama 33

Friday at Sasebo Naval Base

Trojans 4 11 13 5 _33
Cobras 14 20 16 19 _69

Scoring — Cobras: Moa Best 31, Miu Best 12, Maliwan Schinker 12, Aileen FitzGerald 10; Trojans: Naviah Blizzard 9, Juliet Bitor 9.

Friday at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Perry 32, Yokota 29

Panthers 9 6 10 4 _29
Samurai 6 10 10 6 _32

Scoring — Samurai: Cecilia Campbell 11; Panthers: Charlotte Rhyne 12. Rebounding — Panthers: Rhyne 7. Steals — Panthers: Erica Haas 10. Noteworthy — First victory for the Samurai since winning the fifth-place game of the 2020 DODEA-Japan tournament.

Yokota 48, Noda Gakuen 24

Noda 8 11 2 3 _24
Panthers 11 19 2 16 _48

Scoring — Panthers: Rhyne 12, Beverly Gardner 11. Steals — Panthers: Hailey Riddels 7, Haas 6, Rhyne 5.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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