Top performers, Feb. 2, 2017
Boys basketballGarrett Macias, Matthew C. Perry: Hit the game-winning foul shot with 7.4 seconds left to complete a comeback from eight points behind after three quarters to edge Zama 44-43 on Friday at home.Juan King Jr., Guam High: Scored a Pacific season-high 46 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Panthers (5-1) won their second straight road game, winning 71-52 at George Washington.Marquis Smith-Brown, Yokota: Recorded two crucial steals that led to points, including his three-point goal with 34 seconds left, boosting the Panthers (22-1) past St. Mary’s 57-57 in Saturday’s title game in the American School In Japan Kanto Classic.
Girls basketballJade McGinnis, Nile C. Kinnick: Hit three straight baskets to close the first half, putting the Red Devils (17-3) ahead 20-14 en route to a 36-28 championship win Saturday over the host Mustangs in the ASIJ Kanto Classic.Tasia Nelson, Zama: Averaged 12.3 points over the weekend at Matthew C. Perry in the Trojans’ 34-14 and 30-23 wins over the host Samurai and a 44-32 victory over E.J. King.
WrestlingLuis Veliz, Kubasaki: Scored an upset victory over defending Far East champion Demetrio De La Rosa, winning by pin in 1 minute, 52 seconds at 115 pounds, helping the Dragons to a 36-24 dual-meet win over Kadena and win the island season series 3-1.
SoftballAbby Mravlja, Guam: Fired a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts and also contributed two hits as the Panthers (2-0) won 12-1 at Tiyan last Wednesday. Mravlja also played baseball in the second sports quarter for Guam High. That gives her two wins and 28 strikeouts in the Panthers’ first two games.