Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
American-Samoa Internationally
Not Available
Authors:
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover American Samoan basketball. Please send us an e-mail.

a

Manumalo Flames win 2016- 17 ASHSAA JV Girls' Basketball championship - May 18, 2017


POSTED BY:
EUROBASKET NEWS
  follow us on Facebook Twitter

The 2016-2017 ASHSAA Junior Varsity Girls' Basketball championship title is now at the Home of the Flames in Malaeimi, something that nobody thought would ever happen, especially for a team that only hopped on board late last year. Manumalo Academy is known for its academic achievements in territorial competitions. Strict Christian values and a strenuous workload for students is the norm there. For the school to win anything in athletics is the farthest thing from anyone's mind. Nobody ever expected the private school to force its way through the American Samoa High School Athletics Association's ranks and come home victorious, especially in their first ever season competing against other local high schools. Flames head coach Margaritta Viena, a second year teacher at the school, summed up their season in one word: 'underdogs.' And after such an exciting season, the term really seems like an understatement. 'When the season first started, we didn't expect to be champions,' Viena told Samoa News yesterday, adding that for the girls on the team, this was their first time playing in an 'organized basketball' program and some of them didn't even know how to dribble or make a lay-up. But that was back in December. Fast forward four months later and the same group of 'amateur' players have done the unthinkable. Up until last week, the team was undefeated. Their first loss - only by two points - was handed to them by the Faga'itua High School Vikings last week. Manumalo's team record for its first season in the ASHSAA program is 8 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie. 'These girls have grown so much since the formation of the team late last year,' Head Coach Viena shared. 'Going from not really knowing anything about basketball to becoming champions is great and shows how awesome their progress is.' Viena is no stranger on the court. She has played basketball most of her life and was part of the American Samoa National Women's Basketball Team that represented the territory in the 2015 South Pacific Games during which they came home with the silver medal. 'There were many people who didn't believe we would ever make it this far but we did,' she said of the Flames. Unlike other local high schools, Manumalo only has a total enrollment of 29 students, hence the inclusion of elementary level girls in the team. Three of the ten players on the Flames squad are 8th graders and one is in 7th grade. The team closed off its remarkable season with a 26-13 victory over the Samoana Sharks last Friday. And because none of the players are seniors, expect to see the same names on next year's roster when Manumalo defends its title. - Courtesy of: samoanews.com  


Manumalo Flames win 2016- 17 ASHSAA JV Girls' Basketball championship - 7 months ago
The 2016-2017 ASHSAA Junior Varsity Girls' Basketball championship title is now at the Home of the Flames in Malaeimi, something that nobody thought would ever happen, especially for a team that only hopped on board late last year. Manumalo Academy is known for its academic achievements in territorial competitions. Strict Christian values and a strenuous workload for students is the norm there. For the school to win anything in athletics is the farthest thing from anyone's mind   [read more]
American Samoa returns from Samoa with 2 Championships - 10 months ago
The American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) under the management of president Milton Taufa'asau returned home this past Friday with not one, but two Championship titles in separate divisional competitions. ASBA prepped and readied four teams to represent American Samoa in Samoa's Independence Day Celebration last week, and they returned to the motherland this past weekend with much more than just honor - they came with bragging rights as well   [read more]
American Samoan National Team 2015 - 2 Years ago
American Samoan National Team 2015#s# King Ale Ale Moorer #e#4 Anne Mendoza Desiree Ale Destiny King 178-G Hawaii Hotia Vaaimamao Kadrenna Velega Kristen Ale 170-G-93 Cal Poly - SLO Margaritta Viena Rheina Ale 172-G-90 Teriana Iafeta Tipesa Moorer 177-F Valentine Talamoni   [read more]



Site Map:
Australiabasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.