Only scoring five points for an entire half isn’t normally a recipe for victory.

But the AFNORTH Lady Lions pulled off that feat Saturday by downing the host Bitburg Lady Barons, 28-20, in a game that saw both teams struggle to put the ball in the basket in the first half.

Neither team scored in the first quarter and AFNORTH, 10-4 on the season, led only 5-2 at halftime. But AFNORTH more than doubled its first-half total in each of the final quarters to earn the victory.

Brenda Broadwater had a game-high 11 points and Mercedes Ash added eight for the Lady Lions, who travel to Mannheim to take part in the DODDS Europe Division II tournament starting Wednesday.

Brianna Lackey scored all of her six points on a pair of 3-point shots and Melissa Menschel also scored six for Bitburg, which will compete in the same tournament.

In other games this weekend:

Kaiserslautern 54, Ramstein 44: Medina Gregory scored 22 points to lead three players in double figures and the Kaiserslautern girls basketball team finished the regular season with a victory Friday over its cross-town rivals from Ramstein.

The Royals, who fell to 8-3 in Region II and 8-6 overall, actually outscored the Red Raiders 26-23 in the middle two quarters. But Kaiserslautern (7-3 and 11-3) took a 13-7 advantage after one period and closed out the game by outscoring Ramstein, 18-11.

Cariema Wood scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Kaiserslautern, while Jada Perry added 13 points. Alexis Tremble led Ramstein in scoring with 18 points and Sarah Szybist added nine.

Both teams take part in the DODDS Europe Division I championships starting Wednesday in Mannheim.

Alconbury 19, Lakenheath junior varsity 14: Friday at Lakenheath, the Lady Dragons got their first victory of the season against the Lancers’ less-experienced team.

Savanna Fourhman had 13 points for Alconbury, 1-14 overall, which takes part in the DODDS Europe Division III tournament next week in Mannheim.

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