Top performers, Jan. 26, 2017
Boys basketballQuintin Metcalf, Seoul American: Already averaging 18 points and 13 rebounds on the season, the Falcons sophomore posted career highs of 30 points and 23 boards while blocking five shots as the Falcons won 74-41 Monday at Osan.Khalid Volious, Guam High: Averaged 15 points and 16.7 rebounds as the Panthers improved to 3-1 on the young season, beating Notre Dame 66-35 at home Friday, losing 68-63 in overtime Saturday to St. Paul Christian before downing Tiyan 67-54 Tuesday, all at home.Nate Hellams, Humphreys: Averaged 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds as the Blackhawks took command of the Korea Blue regular-season race and swept the season series from Seoul American for the second straight year, winning 77-69 at Falcon Gym Friday.Elonzo Higginson, Kubasaki: Averaged 23 points as the Dragons first averted a season-series sweep with a 68-62 road win Friday at Kadena, then won at home Saturday 80-57 over Zion Christian.
Girls basketballRhamsey Wyche, Kadena: Scored a team-high 21 points as the Panthers swept the four-game regular-season series from arch-rival Kubasaki for the third straight season. The Panthers won 52-26 Friday over the Dragons at home.Venus Hill, Nile C. Kinnick: The freshman guard averaged 16.5 points and the Red Devils improved to a Japan overall best 11-1 on the season, sweeping two weekend games at Robert D. Edgren 32-26 and 44-30.Lebet Erhart, Matthew C. Perry: The senior forward averaged 9.3 points in three games, all weekend wins for the Samurai in the Senri-Osaka Invitational. They beat American School In Japan B 51-30, the tournament host Sabres 47-21 and E.J. King 19-17.
WrestlingHunter Lane, Daegu: In the Warriors’ first-ever appearance at the “Beast of the Far East” in-season invitational at Yokota, won all four of his bouts, one by pin and the last three by technical fall, to capture the title at 148 pounds.