Girls basketball roundup
Vilseck splits with Schweinfurt for first win
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The low end of the Region III standings produced a high-quality girls basketball doubleheader Friday and Saturday as host Vilseck and visiting Schweinfurt exchanged hard-fought victories.
Schweinfurt won 40-39 on Friday and Vilseck got revenge with a 42-32 victory Saturday.
The Razorbacks scratched back into Friday’s game with a 16-8 third-quarter advantage, setting up a one-point overtime win. Vilseck responded to the disappointment admirably the next day to earn its first win of a challenging season.
China Sumpter, after seeing her 27-point outburst go for naught on Friday, poured in another 15 in victory Saturday. Shadaja Gamble grabbed 31 rebounds over the two games for Schweinfurt.
Lakenheath 52/46, AFNORTH 25/33. At Lakenheath, the Lancers handled AFNORTH without incident on consecutive days.
Jourdan Hodge scored 20 on Friday and 18 on Saturday to pace Lakenheath, which built halftime leads of 21 and 19 points, respectively, to put the Lions away early. She added 24 combined rebounds.
The Lancers improved to 5-1 with the pair of victories. They’ll measure up against a pair of Germany-based Division I powers next weekend with a Friday visit to Ramstein followed by a Saturday date at Wiesbaden.
Wiesbaden 33, Bitburg 17. At Wiesbaden, the Warriors’ diverse offense and stifling defense stymied the Barons.
Four players scored between five and 10 points for the home team, led by Meghan Smith’s 10 and Lauren Barry’s eight. The Warriors held Bitburg to two points in both the first and third quarters.
SHAPE 35/39, Menwith Hill 16/30: A workmanlike effort from the host Spartans was good enough for a pair of wins Friday and Saturday.
The defending Division II champions scored between eight and 13 points in seven of eight quarters, including four 10-point quarters, in a ruthlessly efficient sweep over the small-school Mustangs.
Heidelberg 40, Hohenfels 35: Saturday at Heidelberg, Tashia Golson amassed game-high totals of 22 points and 19 rebounds. But the championship-tested Lions were in no mood for a weekend sweep, and swung a four-point halftime deficit into a five-point win.
Historic Heidelberg’s turbulent final season, dubbed the “Last Roar,” continues Tuesday with a visit from emerging Division I power Wiesbaden.
Alconbury 27, Hillingdon 24. At Alconbury, Nastassia Peters scored 13 points as the Dragons eked out an overtime win.
Cobham 36, Alconbury 27. At Alconbury, a 15-3 first-quarter deficit proved too steep for the home team to climb.
The 1-1 weekend left Alconbury at 4-4 on the season.