2/4(sat) HS Boys in Hokkaido--Day 2

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The Flames showed up today in fine fashion. They played Hokkai H.S., the reigning champion of the tournament for the past 5 years (and 6 out of the last 7) in their first game of the day. Hokkai got off to a good start, but the Flames battled back in an exciting game. Hokkai was able to come away with the win, while the Flames fell just 5 points short. Coach King said the Flames played Hokkai the closest of any team thus far in the tournament.
In their final game, and the last of 9 games in a long day, the Flames came through with a win, handily beating Keihoku H.S. 75-26. 

The Flames will play in the quarterfinals Sunday morning at 8am Japan time (4pm Saturday afternoon Denver time (US MST). The game should be available here at this link or search for "Snow Festival Classics" on YouTube. Coach King is proud of his team. He commented that the boys were tired (after such a long day) but they've played well. "Their sportsmanship is winning over the crowd." were the words of a pleased coach.