Nile C. Kinnick's Chris Watson drives past Humphreys' Connor Coyne.  MAYU ONO/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Nile C. Kinnick's Chris Watson drives past Humphreys' Connor Coyne. MAYU ONO/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Boys Basketball: Blackhawks fly past Red Devils to take ASIJ hoopes title

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

TOKYO – After taking turns raising a loud roar from the capacity crowd with two thundering dunks, brothers Quintin and Collin Metcalf joined with teammates in celebrating a historic first for Humphreys boys basketball – and what they said they hope is a sign of things to come.

Quintin, a senior, had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Collin, a sophomore, added 10 points and 10 boards as the Blackhawks beat Nile C. Kinnick 64-51 in the American School In Japan Kanto Classic Tournament final.

Humphreys prevailed in a battle of last year’s Far East tournament champions. The Red Devils won the first Division I title in school history and the Blackhawks their first Division II title; they’re competing at Division I starting this season.

“All the way from Korea!” shouted jubilant senior Jalen Hill after the final buzzer sounded. “Number one, baby! Let’s go!”

It’s the first such title in an in-season invitational in the short history of Humphreys High School, which opened six years ago but is quickly becoming a Far East powerhouse.

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