Top performers, Jan. 12, 2017
Boys basketballIlijah Washington, Kubasaki: Averaged 18.5 points and 12 rebounds as the Dragons rebounded from a 23-point loss to Kadena by posting two straight wins, the second Wednesday’s 72-69 overtime victory over Naha Kokusai. In three games over the week, he averaged 18 points.Hunter Cort, Yokota: Averaged 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.5 assists to lead the Panthers to three wins in as many games, two at Robert D. Edgren and a 63-45 Kanto Plain win to complete a season sweep of St. Mary’s.Tyrell Alexander, Humphreys: Scored 27 points and helped the Blackhawks to their biggest margin of victory over Seoul American in Humphreys’ four-year history. The reigning regular-season champion Blackhawks downed the Korea Blue tournament champion Falcons 67-41.Devin Robinson, E.J. King: Averaged 18.5 points per game, while his brother Dyson averaged 16, as the Cobras improved to 9-0, their best start to a season since winning the 2000 Far East Division II tournament. They beat Matthew C. Perry 59-32 and Nile C. Kinnick 62-47.
Girls basketballSydney Wilson, Humphreys: Scored 20 points, pulled down six rebounds, had five steals and blocked three shots as the Blackhawks beat Seoul American in the regular season for the first time in the school’s four-year history, edging the Falcons 40-37.Karen Anastos, Robert D. Edgren: Scored 18 points, leading three players in double figures, and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Eagles upset two-time defending Far East Division II champion Yokota 55-43 on Friday. She had 12 points and five boards in a 50-40 defeat Saturday.Saj McBurrows, Kadena: Scored a team-high eight points and helped the Panthers overcome a strong second-half defensive effort as defending Far East Division I champion Kadena won its 13th straight Okinawa district title, beating Kubasaki 31-25.Tasia Nelson, Zama: Scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Trojans remained the top Division II team in Japan at 6-1, downing Christian Academy Japan 46-17.