MONS, Belgium -- One of DODDS-Europe's most competitive regional rivalries lived up to that reputation this weekend as Division I Lakenheath and Division II SHAPE traded victories.
The visiting Lancers landed the first blow with a 44-36 win Friday.
Lakenheath rushed out to a 17-10 first-quarter lead and a 31-19 halftime edge to establish a cushion.
Saturday's rematch followed a similar script until the end, when SHAPE launched a stunning fourth-quarter rally to snatch a 37-35 win.
Jourdan Hodge scored 27 points and Dejah Quick 25 on the weekend to lead the Lancers. The pair also controlled the boards, with Quick collecting 39 combined rebounds and Hodge totalling 31.
Point guard Gina Rhett carried the day for the Spartans, posting 19 points, nine rebounds, five rebounds and four assists in Friday's loss and scoring a game-high 12 points on Saturday.
Both teams will stay in their region next weekend before entering the respective European tournaments. SHAPE takes on Brussels and AFNORTH, while Lakenheath hosts Alconbury.
Wiesbaden 46, Baumholder 7: Friday at Baumholder, Crisheena Rolack scored 16 and Rebecca Russell added 13 as the Warriors handled the overmatched Bucs.
Wiesbaden is now 10-1 and the frontrunner for the top seed in the Division I European tournament it will host starting Feb. 19.
Both the Warriors and Bucs visit Kaiserslautern next weekend.
Vilseck 28, Hohenfels 25: Saturday at Vilseck, the Falcons shook off an upset bid from the Division II Tigers.
China Sumpter scored a game-high 12 points for Vilseck. Breann Gotel posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double for Hohenfels.
The win was the Falcons' fifth in a row and snapped a two-game Hohenfels win streak.
Patch 54/48, Ansbach 33/8: At Stuttgart, the Panthers twice routed the Cougars.
Rebecca Hess scored a combined 29 points for Patch, Treshon Jenkins poured in 23 on the weekend and Janiece Loney scored 11 in each game.
Black Forest Academy 47/43, Schweinfurt/Bamberg 8/4: Friday at Kandern, Germany, the Falcons blasted the Razorbacks.
BFA improves to an even 6-6 with the victories. Schweinfurt/Bamberg is still chasing the first win of its final season.
Emily Campbell scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Elyssa Brauer added nine points for BFA on Friday; Campbell went for nine points and eight rebounds on Saturday.
Aviano 58/58, Vicenza 38/39: At Aviano, the Saints won Friday and Saturday games by a near-identical score.
Emma Knapp scored 15 on Friday and 22 more on Saturday to lead the Cougars.
Jasmyn Green scored 22 on Friday and Jasmine Cole matched that total on Saturday for the Saints.
Both teams are done with their regular-season schedules and headed to the Division II European tournament.