Girls basketball roundup
Red Raiders look like favorites in D-I race
Stars and Stripes
Kaiserslautern established itself as the team to beat in Division I girls basketball Friday with a convincing 54-25 rout of visiting archrival Ramstein.
The unbeaten Red Raiders emerged from their week off rested and without a sign of rust in building a 17-2 lead after eight minutes. A 17-7 third-quarter run erased any lingering hope for the overwhelmed Royals.
Martha Bonilla scored 14 points to lead all scorers while adding four steals and three assists. Johanna Quinn added a solid 11 points and seven rebounds for Kaiserslautern.
The Red Raiders own a perfect 7-0 overall record, including four wins over Region II opponents.
The Royals and Red Raiders renew their rivalry Tuesday, this time on Ramstein’s home court.
Vicenza 39/35, AOSR 23/27: The Cougars spoiled the Falcons’ undefeated record with a pair of convincing victories.
A 15-6 first-quarter edge Friday got Vicenza, which came into the game with just one win, off to a strong start. Tatiana Miranda’s 21 points Saturday helped the Cougars complete the sweep and leap headlong into the Region IV race.
Aviano 47/50, Marymount 8/18: At Marymount, the Saints had no trouble with their overmatched host.
Friday’s game was called at halftime due to the courtesy rule, while Saturday’s was played to regulation length but was equally lopsided. Kyhera Smith and Jasmine Green posted double-digit scoring games for Aviano, while Lori Nsimpasi accounted for 19 of Marymount’s 26 total points.
Bitburg 54, AFNORTH 25: The Barons continued their solid campaign with a rout of the host Lions.
Brianna Lackey scored a game-high 17 points and Brandy Oliver pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for Bitburg.
Ansbach 39, Hohenfels 34: Alyssa Solis racked up 11 points and 22 rebounds as the host Cougars earned a win Friday over their Region III rival.
Ansbach bookended the win with dominant first and fourth quarters. An 11-4 first-quarter edge built a lead, and a 19-5 onslaught reclaimed it after Hohenfels worked its way ahead.
Jaykya Smith scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Cougars.
Patch 37/27, Vilseck 24/28: The visiting Falcons earned a signature win in a discouraging season Saturday with an upset of the Panthers.
China Sumpter scored 22 points – all but six of the team’s total - and made 10 of 13 free-throw attempts in willing Vilseck to just its second victory of the year.
Sumpter was also productive in defeat Friday, leading all scorers with 16 points.
Vilseck is 2-2 in January after going winless before the holiday break.