With the Region I crown already wrapped up, the defending DODDS-Europe Division II champions used their final two games to get set for another title run.
Running full steam ahead from the momentum of a split last week with Division I Lakenheath, SHAPE plowed into Friday’s game ready to win.
Bitburg, with the disadvantage of being the away team, didn’t let SHAPE just walk away with two wins, It managed to stay close through most of the quarters, but couldn’t conjure up enough points to match Deja Chappell’s 25 point game Friday and 14 points Saturday. Chappell also had 16 rebounds.
Gina Rhett chimed in with 23 points, 15 assists, 12 steals and six rebounds between both games.
Bitburg’s Brianna Lackey scored a total of 23 points, followed by Michelle Morrison with 18 for the weekend.
Lakenheath 69, Menwith Hill 21: After splitting games last week with SHAPE, Lakenheath didn’t want to risk the chance of squeaking by Menwith Hill or being beat at home.
Kristen Reed accumulated a career-high 35 points against a team that could only scrounge about two thirds that totals.
Reed was accompanied by Jourdan Hodge, who also had a high scoring game of 22 points, both ensured the game was effectively over early.
Lakenheath closed out the regular season with a 6-2 regional record and 10-3 overall.
Wiesbaden 50/58, Ramstein 36/40: Wiesbaden’s Meghan Smith scored 11points each game as the Warriors improved to 8-1 in Region II, finishing a half game behind Kaiserslautern.
Ramstein’s Breanna Martinez and Desi Palacios swapped high-scoring honors, with one scoring nine the first game and five the second and reversed in the other game.
Kaiserslautern 28/38, Black Forest Academy 15/21:The Red Raiders won a pair of low-scoring games, securing the Region II title.
Black Forest Academy put up a good fight in the first half of Saturday’s game, keeping a mere three-point difference in the first quarter and matching points in the second, but falling behind by 15 points by the end of the third.
Ansbach 52, Vilseck 30: Alyssa Solis led three players in double figures as the Cougars wrapped up the Region III title with a victory over their Division I rivals.
Ansbach, which will enter the Division II playoffs as a high seed, got 15 points from Solis and 13 each from Caprice Lockett and Jahkya Smith. China Sumpter had 21 points for Vilseck.
Patch 35/51, Schweinfurt 20/31: An 8-0 first-quarter run on Friday night was a sign of things to come for the Panthers, who closed out the season with a sweep of the Razorbacks.
Schweinfurt’s Morgan Schreve scored in double digits both games, but wasn’t enough to close the gap Patch’s Rebecca Hess created during the second game, scoring 31 points, equaling the total points scored for Schweinfurt.