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ASHSAA BASKETBALL: JV action gets underway

The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Boys Junior Varsity Basketball season began last Saturday at the Samoana High School gym with four exciting games.


The defending champions Samoana Sharks was the first team to take to the court with a match up against the Tafuna Warriors. Unfortunately for the defending champions, the Warriors team was victorious on opening day, winning by a score of 27-24 in the opening game.


In the second game, the Faga’itua Vikings downed the Leone Lions 29-21, while in game three, the Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats defeated the Fa’asao Marist Crusaders 33-17.


In the last game on opening day, the Warriors and Lions played in their second game where the Warriors earned their second victory for the day with a score of 29-22 over the Lions.


The next set of Junior Varsity games are scheduled to be played this coming Saturday January 18 at Leone High School with four games, first one starting at 8:00 a.m.


The six teams in this year’s Junior Varsity Division are the Tafuna Warriors, Samoana Sharks, Leone Lions, Faga’itua Vikings, Fa’asao Marist Crusaders and the Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats.


In the latest ASHSAA Boys Varsity Division, the two games that were scheduled for this past Friday between the South Pacific Academy Dolphins (SPA) versus the Vikings and the Warriors against the Wildcats, were both postponed due to the weather. The next Varsity games are scheduled for tomorrow with the Dolphins visiting the Sharks, while the Crusaders and Lions meet at the Malaeloa gym. On Thursday, the Dolphins will travel to the Warriors, as the Vikings make a trip to Samoana. To finish off the week, this coming Friday will have the Lions and Wildcats meeting with the venue yet to be determined. Also on Friday, the Vikings and Warriors will be facing one another at the Samoana High School gymnasium.


ASHSAA invites the public out to these games in support of its athletes. Schedule is subject to change without notice.


Latest ASHSAA Boys Varsity Basketball standings:


TEAM            W            L            PF            PA


Fa’asao Marist            3            0            138            112


Tafuna            1            0            40            17


Nu’uuli Voc-Tech            1            1            85            76


Leone            1            1            88            87


Samoana            1            2            101            125


Faga’itua            0            2            71            85


SPA            0            1            20            41