Boys Basketball: Korea teams face adjustments in post-Far East tourney

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Humphreys' Quintin Metcalf blocks a shot by Osan's Cameron Jones during Thursday's Korea Blue Division boys tournament semifinal, won by the Far East Division II and KAIAC regular-season champion Blackhawks 71-52. (KELLY KENYON/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)
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Humphreys' Quintin Metcalf blocks a shot by Osan's Cameron Jones during Thursday's Korea Blue Division boys tournament semifinal, won by the Far East Division II and KAIAC regular-season champion Blackhawks 71-52. (KELLY KENYON/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Boys Basketball: Korea teams face adjustments in post-Far East tourney

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: February 09, 2018

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – The Osan girls basketball team had reason to be confident entering Thursday’s Korea Blue Division quarterfinal against Seoul Foreign.

After all, the Cougars finished third in the regular season at 7-5 had beaten the Crusaders (3-9) twice, 33-29 and 30-19, and were fresh off a fourth-place finish in last week’s Far East Division II Tournament in Japan.

So, what caused Thursday’s 36-21 shocker at the hands of the Crusaders? Was it post-Far East letdown, perhaps? Or was it the strangeness of playing the district-equivalent tournament after the state-equivalent, instead of the other way around?

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