Boys basketballMatthew C. Perry (14-1) at Yokota (12-0) When — 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.Where — Yokota Air Base, Japan.What — First and only regular-season meeting between two teams expected to contend for the DODDS Japan tournament title next week – also at Yokota – and at the Far East Division II Tournament Feb. 16-18 at the visiting Samurai’s home Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Some observers view Friday’s showdown as a potential preview of the finals of each of those tournaments.Players to watch — Powering the Samurai’s balanced inside-outside attack are post players Jarell Davis (11.8 points, 10.2 rebounds per game) and freshman Garrett Macias (8.1 rebounds) and guards Vince Ermitano (14.9 points) and Jon Cadavos (14.3 points). The Panthers are guard-oriented, headlined by Jadan Anderson (22.5 points) and Jermaine Neal (14.8 points).Also — The Samurai have played the majority of their games at neutral sites, where they are 7-1; their only loss came in the semifinals of last week’s Western Japan Athletic Association Tournament. They are 5-0 at home and 2-0 on the road, and their average point margin is plus-21.5. … The Panthers are 6-0 both at home and on the road and have won their games by a Pacific-best average of 33.4 points. … The teams’ last meeting came Jan. 10-11, 2014 at Perry, where Yokota swept the Samurai 68-51 and 61-39.Kubasaki at Kadena, 5 p.m. Friday, fifth meeting between the teams this season with the season series level at 2-2 entering the contest. The teams have played three of their four games on neutral courts, with Kadena winning twice. The Panthers won the last encounter on a buzzer beater 63-61 Sunday in the Okinawa-American Friendship Tournament final.

BasketballE.J. King at Seoul American, 11 a.m. Saturday, first in-season meeting between the two schools’ boys teams teams since the Cobras hosted the now-defunct Turkey Shootout in 2002 at Sasebo Naval Base, Japan. It’s the first regular-season meeting between the girls teams in their schools’ history.

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