Girls Basketball: Fields wide open on who will make it championship games
Johnny Cooper knows what a good team needs to do to accomplish the feat. The question, he says, is there any team in Division I that can step up and take down American School of Bangkok, the two-time defending Far East large-schools girls tournament champion?
It’s doubtful that it will be Cooper and his rebuilding Kadena Panthers. For five of the last six years, including the last two, Kadena has played bridesmaid to powerhouse teams that made every Division I tournament since 2012 a chase to see who finishes second. Kadena did win once, in 2016.
For the last two years, ASB’s Eagles, with their sister duo of Keisharna Lucas and two-time D-I MVP Shanique Lucas, have dominated all comers, winning two D-I titles and also last year’s combined D-I/D-II Far East tournament at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
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