Boys basketballSeoul American (7-0) at Osan (6-0) When — 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.Where — Osan Air Base, South Korea.What — First of two regular-season meetings between the premier DODDS Korea boys basketball teams in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division. Currently, the visiting Falcons are a half-game ahead of the host Cougars. Each team is a presumed contender for the titles in their respective Far East tournaments next month, Seoul in boys Division I at Kubasaki and Osan in boys D-II at Matthew C. Perry.Players to watch — The Falcons’ balanced attack is spearheaded by junior guard Jez Harper (14.9 points per game), senior center Shawn Horne (eight rebounds per game) and senior point guard Myles Haynes (6.5 steals, seven assists per game). The Cougars don’t match up inside, but can swarm defensively and rely on a perimeter game paced by the Pacific’s leading scorer, Nicholas White (30.5 points per game); he had 10 steals in the Cougars’ last game, a 55-34 home win over Taejon Christian.Also — The Cougars have had the benefit of playing more home games, four to two on the road, but it seems to matter not where they play: home victory margin is 19.3 compared to a 28.5 road victory margin. Same holds true for the Falcons, who’ve won four at home by an average of 41.3 points and three on the road by 27.3.
BasketballKadena girls, Kadena and Kubasaki boys in 24th anniversary Martin Luther King Invitational Tournament Friday-Monday at Foster Field House on Okinawa. First and only event this season in which the Panthers and Dragons play against adult teams.
Girls basketballNile C. Kinnick at Yokota, 7 p.m. Friday. Rematch of the teams’ first regular-season meeting Dec. 5 at Kinnick, resulting in the closest game the Panthers have played this season against a Division I opponent, the Red Devils losing 33-28. It’s just the fourth home game in 11 starts for Yokota.