Connect with us

Basketball

COUGARS TAKE DOWN WARRIORS TO WIN ASIJ TITLE

At last, Academy solved the St. Paul puzzle on Saturday. And the girl who has monopolized the All-Island MVP trophy the last two years goes out a champion.

By Dave Ornauer

TOKYO – At last, Academy solved the St. Paul puzzle on Saturday. And the girl who has monopolized the All-Island MVP trophy the last two years goes out a champion.

Mia San Nicolas scored 13 points and the Cougars prevailed 44-31 over the Warriors in the finals of the American School In Japan Kanto Classic. This was after losing to the Warriors the last six times they’ve faced each other, including the league finals on Dec. 10.

AOLG outscored St. Paul 17-4 in the final period, after the teams traded the lead seven times. An 8-0 run helped the Cougars seize the lead for good 33-27, and they steadily pulled away as the minutes and seconds ticked away.

“It feels amazing,” said Mia San Nicolas, the senior center and two-time island league Most Valuable Player who played her final game in her Cougars jersey No. 10. “I’ve been working for this. We’ve been working for this for so long.”

Despite being infirmed by ankle injuries, Warriors guards Kirsten Silva and Isla Quinata came off the bench and helped St. Paul rally from a seven-point halftime deficit to a 27-27 tie after three periods. Jan Quintanilla led the Warriors with 10 points.

While the Cougars’ season is over, the Warriors next defend their title in the Asian Christian School Conference tournament Feb. 13-16 at Dalat International School in Malaysia.

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

December

January 2021

February
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
Events for January

7th

No Events
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

13th

No Events
Events for January

14th

No Events
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

18th

No Events
Events for January

19th

No Events
Events for January

20th

No Events
Events for January

21st

No Events
Events for January

22nd

No Events
Events for January

23rd

No Events
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Events for January

24th

No Events
Events for January

25th

No Events
Events for January

26th

No Events
Events for January

27th

No Events
Events for January

28th

No Events
Events for January

29th

No Events
Events for January

30th

No Events
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for January

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

NFL Fan Edition: Sherwin Paet

Polls

Who had the most impressive first win in the UFC?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho was a competitive youth golfer in Saipan with dreams of making it to the PGA.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gains another CHamoru black belt.
Johnny-James Lujan earned the honor in Colorado from Professor Tom Lynn, who is also a former US Olympian in taekwondo.
Lujan is the son of Johnny Lujan formerly of Mongmong and Janille Jamero Lujan formerly of Sinajana.

More in Basketball