Casey Cox and Kadena won both of their games last year against Taipei American's boys basketball team. The Tigers return this weekend for the annual Taipei Basketball Exchange against the Panthers and Kubasaki. JAELYN FORBES/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Casey Cox and Kadena won both of their games last year against Taipei American's boys basketball team. The Tigers return this weekend for the annual Taipei Basketball Exchange against the Panthers and Kubasaki. JAELYN FORBES/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Boys Basketball: Okinawa teams finally get chance to play someone else

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – For the first time since the season began in early December, Kadena’s and Kubasaki’s boys and girls basketball teams get to face somebody besides teams based in Okinawa.

Taipei American’s teams come to Okinawa this weekend for the third time since January 2018, playing the Panthers and Dragons in the teams’ annual Taipei Basketball Exchange.

For the first time, the event takes place at Kadena, and coach Antiwon Tucker of the Panthers boys team said his charges are excited about the opportunity.

Kadena’s boys won both their games against the Tigers last season, while the Panthers girls went 1-1 and the Dragons boys and girls went winless in two starts each.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.615016

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