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Summer basketball league winding down

Pictured are some of the kids who came out on Saturday, with Coach Michael Pereira (standing far left)  [photo: Mark Espiritu]

It was another great turnout this past weekend for the American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) summer clinics.

As organized and planned on Saturdays, ballers from the Central District are usually joined by their peers from the Fagaloa District for scrimmage games at the ASCC gymnasium.

This past Saturday, coaches and players were separated into divisions because of the high number of participants who showed up.

Kids between 6 and 18 years old came out ready to play.

Coach Michael Periera and Coach Diehl Langkilde were in charge of the 12 and under players while Coach Allen Fuimaono and Coach Milton Taufa’asau handled the older group.

The kids division focused on using the basic skills they learned from past clinics and implementing them into 5-on-5 games held that day, while the under 18 group - who are a little more seasoned and experienced - did a little bit of the same, except they played 3-on-3 matches.

The reason being is because the ASBA is looking to take a team to play off island in competition later this year in December.

The ASBA hopes to select a team from the players participating in the 3-on-3 competitions.