Humphreys' Alex Easterling reaches in to knock the ball loose from Daegu point guard Bethani Newbold.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Humphreys' Alex Easterling reaches in to knock the ball loose from Daegu point guard Bethani Newbold. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Basketball: Humphreys girls and boys capture Korea tourney crowns

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – Keep it simple: Give Chakhira Goodwater the ball.

Humphreys' girls basketball team did that aplenty in the second half of Saturday’s final in the Korea Cup Tournament, enough for Goodwater to score 14 second-half points - eight in the fourth quarter - as the Blackhawks rallied past top-seed Daegu 62-53 on their home court.

“It was all Chakhira,” senior center Ebony Dykes said of Goodwater, who by coach Steve Boyd’s design stationed herself upcourt throughout the second half, awaiting bullet passes from teammate Maria Bruch.

“Money,” Bruch said of the coach’s tactic and Goodwater’s execution. “I knew she would come through. I thought that Coach Boyd was so smart to come up with that.”

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.567072

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