The Sabers played the tournament shorthanded, with only seven players, and were missing star power forward Rina Dybovskaya. This certainly limited the team's chances, but the remaining SOIS "magnificent seven" showed typical Sabers fighting spirit to capture 3rd place.
Senior veterans Hiroko Wanibuchi and Kana Asai were named to the AISA all-tournament team.
Congratulations to the Sabers girls basketball team on a fine tournament and season. Special thanks to head coach Munetaka Sagara and assistant coach Takako Hirai, both first-year high school basketball coaches, for leading the team so well throughout the season.