Boys' basketball: Cobras boys continue flying start


Boys' basketball: Cobras boys continue flying start

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published: January 09, 2017

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – For many years, coach Laird Small said, E.J. King boys basketball has been on the wrong end of scores and tournament results. So the fact that his Cobras continued their torrid start with a four-game weekend sweep has him content.

“It’s a good group of kids,” Small said after the Cobras won twice over the weekend, 59-32 over Matthew C. Perry and 62-47 over Nile C. Kinnick to improve to 9-0 on the season, their best start since winning their last Far East Division II tournament title in 2000.

“They do the heavy lifting, they’re playing good basketball and I’m glad we’re getting a few wins. It’s not often we get a chance to compete against the big boys. We’re a really athletic group, more than we’ve been in the past.”

The brothers Robinson, Devin and Dyson, led the way by averaging 18.5 and 16 points per game.
Four of the five Cobras starters are seniors and Dyson, a sophomore, might end up transferring at school year’s end. “We may be back to ground zero next season, so we’re making the most of it this year,” Small said.

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