Girls Basketball: Zama has become the leader of the pack

Reigning Far East Division II Tournament Most Valuable Player Chloe Sterling, a sophomore, is back at point guard for defending champion Zama. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Reigning Far East Division II Tournament Most Valuable Player Chloe Sterling, a sophomore, is back at point guard for defending champion Zama. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Girls Basketball: Zama has become the leader of the pack

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP ZAMA, Japan – What a difference that first championship season has made for Zama’s girls basketball team.

Just seven players tried out for last year’s varsity, which went on to capture the first DODEA-Japan and Far East Division II tournament titles in school history.

Those numbers increased to 12 in November, just after the Trojans girls completed a school-first trifecta of Division II titles. They also won girls soccer last May and girls volleyball last month.

“Now that the other sports are winning, there’s more interest” in coming out to play for Trojans teams, said senior guard Kirari Smith, one of seven returning Trojans and one of three All-Far East starters.

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