Girls basketball roundup
Kaiserslautern 3-0 after downing Patch
Stars and Stripes
The Kaiserslautern Red Raiders remained undefeated Saturday with a convincing 35-23 victory over fellow Division I contender Patch.
After distributing offensive duties across the roster last weekend, the hosts turned to their stars Saturday. Teranda Dunlap and Angela Powell combined for 27 of Ktown’s 35 points, carrying the scoring load as the home team outscored the Panthers 17-7 after halftime. Alana Dickerson handled the heavy lifting on the boards with a game-high 11 rebounds.
After wins over Heidelberg and Vilseck last weekend, the rolling Raiders have now beaten three Division I rivals by double-digit margins on the young season.
A scheduled Friday game between the two teams at Kaiserslautern was cancelled due to weather conditions.
Wiesbaden 33/35, Black Forest 32/27: At Kandern, Germany, the visiting Warriors withstood BFA challenges on both Friday and Saturday.
In its season opener, Division I Wiesbaden overcame a 14-point deficit after eight minutes and eventually needed overtime to put away their Division II neighbors on Friday. Meghan Smith added 13 rebounds and seven steals to a game-high 10 points.
The Warriors avoided the early hole and outlasted the Falcons with a 14-point fourth quarter Saturday. Smith carried the scoring load again with 13.
Phylecia Faublas swiped a total of 20 steals in the two games.
The loss was the first of the year for BFA, which opened its season with a sweep of Baumholder a week ago. Wiesbaden continues its Division II tour next weekend, hosting SHAPE on consecutive days.
Ansbach 47, Hohenfels 27: Saturday at Hohenfels, the Cougars made a statement in the ongoing Division II scrum with a decisive road win.
Chealsy Reaves scored 14 points and Alyssa Solis and Caprice Lockett added 10 each to lead Ansbach. Solis and Lockett were among three double-digit Cougar rebounders; Solis had 16, Jalikya Smith grabbed 12 and Lockett added 11.
Ansbach has finished the 2012 portion of its season; the Cougars return to the court Jan. 11 against Bamberg. Hohenfels visits Division I foe Patch.
Ansbach 38, Heidelberg 22: Friday at Ansbach, an overwhelming effort on the boards and a strong game from point guard Chealsy Reaves paced the Cougars over the reigning Division I champs.
Reaves had 10 points and six assists for Ansbach, which avenged a narrow 35-32 loss at Heidelberg last Saturday. Alyssa Solis corralled 17 rebounds and Jalikya Smith 16 for the Cougars.
Ansbach pushed ahead after a high-scoring and evenly-matched opening eight minutes, winning the second quarter 12-5 and holding the Lions to five second-half points.
AOSR 40/35, Naples 36/33: American Overseas School of Rome opened its girls basketball season with a pair of home-court comeback victories, 40-36 and 35-33, over Region IV rival Naples on Friday and Saturday.
Naples led 10-2 early in Friday’s game before a 12-4 AOSR advantage in the second quarter put the home team back in front. Rachael May knocked in a three-pointer and three free throws in the fourth quarter to deliver the victory.
The visiting Wildcats also pawed at a victory Saturday before falling to 0-2. AOSR overcame a five-point fourth-quarter deficit behind seven points from Ceara Lafferty, part of a standout 13-point, 15-rebound double-double for the Falcons’ senior center.
Sigonella 45/60, Marymount 30/14: At Sigonella, the host Jaguars opened their season in impressive fashion with a pair of routs over Region IV rival Marymount International.
Returning junior standout Tenia Strobridge was dominant in all facets of both games. She amassed 15 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and nine steals Friday and posted an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double the next day. Teammate Sydney Moore notched 17 points and 17 rebounds Friday.
After allowing Marymount to linger in Friday’s opener, the Jaguars were emphatic on Saturday, outscoring the Lions 32-2 in the second half.
ISB 39, AFNORTH 11: Saturday at Brussels, Cristina Escubos-Alegre and Vanessa Sepul-Azcarraga piled up points and rebounds in the Raider rout.
Escubos-Alegre had seven points and eight rebounds and Sepul-Azcarraga had six points and six rebounds to pace ISB, which improved to 2-0 in its region and overall with the victory.
The Raiders held AFNORTH scoreless in the second half while pouring in 19 points of their own. A scheduled Friday game between the two teams at AFNORTH was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Brussels 27/13, Menwith Hill 20/16: At Menwith Hill, the Mustangs split a Friday-Saturday Region I doubleheader against the visiting Brigands.
Aleeza Vitale scored 10 points and Brussels outscored Menwith Hill 17-6 in the second half Friday to earn its first win of the year. The Mustangs replied with a hardened defense down the stretch Saturday, holding the Brigands scoreless over the final eight minutes to avoid the sweep.
Alconbury 19, Baumholder 13: Friday at Alconbury, Nastassia Peters scored all but four of her team’s points to lead the host Dragons to victory. JaNasha Feagin paced the Bucs with seven points.