Top performers, Jan. 19, 2017
Boys basketballNate Hellams, Humphreys: Averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds as the defending Korea Blue regular-season Blackhawks won twice, 76-37 over Taejon Christian and 53-49 at Seoul Foreign, to take over first place at 6-1 and stay a game ahead of Seoul American.Quintin Metcalf, Seoul American: Had team highs of 19 points and 15 rebounds plus three blocked shots as the Falcons (4-1) moved into second place, a game back of Humphreys, by downing Taejon Christian 74-27.Justin Wilson, Kadena: Averaged 29.3 points in three games as the Panthers (8-4) went 2-1 in the 2nd Taipei American School Basketball Exchange, including a bank shot with 37.6 seconds left that broke a tie and led Kadena past the host Tigers 89-86.Kedrick Stockman, Nile C. Kinnick: Led five players in double figures in scoring, with 24, as the Red Devils handed American School In Japan its first Kanto Plain loss of the season, 77-73 in overtime at Mustang Valley.
Girls basketballAlysa Neal, Seoul American: Scored a team-high 14 points and helped lead a stingy Falcons defense, holding Taejon Christian scoreless in the first period en route to a 44-24 win over the Dragons. Seoul American pulled within a half-game of Seoul Foreign for first place.Jamia Bailey, Yokota: Averaged 17 points and six steals over three games as the Panthers swept three games in a weekend DODEA-Japan series at Sasebo Naval Base, 56-22 and 38-28 over E.J. King and 44-16 over Matthew C. Perry.Dallas Carter, Nile C. Kinnick: Scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and helped the Red Devils, who were leading by 12 after three quarters, hold on for a 49-48 win at ASIJ.
WrestlingCharlie Labato, Nile C. Kinnick: Won all three of his bouts by pin at 108 pounds as the Red Devils went 2-1 in a dual-meet marathon of a tournament at ASIJ.