Teams get a chance to see new foes, styles at ASIJ tourney

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Gimme that ball! Yokota's Emily Taynton tries to keep the ball away from Nile C. Kinnnick's Jade McGinnis and Ernestina Roberts during Thursday's pool play game in the 2nd American School In Japan Kanto Classic Basketball Tournament. The Panther routed the Red Devils 32-11. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Gimme that ball! Yokota's Emily Taynton tries to keep the ball away from Nile C. Kinnnick's Jade McGinnis and Ernestina Roberts during Thursday's pool play game in the 2nd American School In Japan Kanto Classic Basketball Tournament. The Panther routed the Red Devils 32-11. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Teams get a chance to see new foes, styles at ASIJ tourney

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: January 19, 2018

TOKYO – Dan Galvin looked visibly relieved as the final buzzer sounded on Yokota’s 41-39 inter-division win over Kadena. His Panthers trailed Kadena by 12 points entering the final period and needed nothing short of a miracle – which they got – to win.

Jimmy Dewberry sank a shot from the lane with four seconds left, capping a rally in which Yokota outscored Kadena 16-2 in the final period. Montez Young Jr.’s 12 points helped give Kadena a 37-25 lead after three quarters.

It’s tight games such as these, in this weekend’s 2nd American School In Japan Kanto Classic, that will help Yokota during the season’s home stretch, Galvin said, in the hope of regaining the Far East Division II Tournament title it lost last year after winning in 2015 and 2016.

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