American Overseas School of Rome, swept by Aviano to begin the season in both boys and girls action, looked like the best team on the court in both respective brackets Saturday.
Falcons look strong at Aviano basketball gathering, one of four that DODDS is holding during weekend.
This weekend, a total of 14 schools from five different European countries will gather in four events that can only be described as basketball meets.
Girls basketball roundup
The upstart Barons upset their favored host Saturday at Ramstein Air Base, building a double-digit halftime lead en route to a 53-47 victory.
The Wildcats earned a sweep of Friday night’s contests with Aviano, though they were close enough that a reversal on Saturday wouldn’t be surprising.
The Royals won team gold from 2004 through 2008. The Panthers won from 2009 to 2012. They've split the last two seasons.
Boys basketball roundup
The two-time defending Division I champion Panthers opened what might be a rebuilding year by building double-digit leads and sweeping visiting Division II rival Black Forest Academy.
Coaches generally happy with debuts of new wrestlers as DODDS season gets under way.
On the mats, it's hard for anyone to match Patch
Attrition, realignment leave fields wide open
Defending champs face old foes, new contenders
DODDS-Europe names 2014 All-Europe volleyball teams
Admirals' armada too much for Saints to overcome
South of the Alps, but top of the heap
Newcomers off to strong starts in revamped tourneys
Spikers set for marathon play in season-ending championships
Patch runners look to retain cross country titles
Ansbach stays perfect by outscoring Aviano
Northern Italy contingent at Europeans gets bigger
Eight will become four as playoffs begin
Naples thrashes Aviano in playoff tuneup
Seven of eight D-II playoff teams already set
New playoff format set for D-II football teams
Saints hold off Lions to even record
Vidovic flirts with 300 yards as Hohenfels routs Aviano
Scarlet, navy, white
Track and field
: Meghan Sindelar
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DODDS-Europe schedules from previous years
Europe Scoreboard: Jan. 31, 2015
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Europe Scoreboard: Jan. 25, 2015
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Europe Scoreboard: Jan. 24, 2015
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Europe Scoreboard: Jan. 23, 2015
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Europe Scoreboard: Jan. 17, 2015
13:25 January 17, 2015