Baumholder opens with sweep of SHAPE
Breon Herbert, William Wilson and Tahrell Harris provided most of the scoring punch that allowed Spencer Bean to return from his two years away from the Baumholder bench in triumph with a 59-37, 57-34 sweep of the SHAPE Spartans on Friday and Saturday.
Herbert, a 6-foot-3-inch junior center, scored 16 points on Friday and 11 on Saturday for Bean, who coached the Bucs to the European Division III title in 2009. The Bucs now play in D-II.
Herbert scored 14 of his 16 points on Friday after intermission, Bean reported Saturday.
“Our focus in the second half was getting our big men involved,” Bean wrote in an email report about the weekend. “…Herbert did a great job attracting the attention of the defense and opening things outside.”
And inside, too, it turned out. Herbert scored 14 points in the second half, 12 of them in the paint during a set offense, Bean reported.
Harris, who scored 12 points on Friday and 11 on Saturday, canned two three-balls early on Saturday to get the Bucs started and open up the SHAPE zone. Wilson, who scored eight of his 11 points on Saturday in the first period, benefited most from Harris’ shooting. He scored 12 on Friday.
In other boys’ games of note on opening weekend:
Patch 64, Ramstein 58: Friday at Stuttgart, Stefon McLean-Burrell scored 19 points and Kris German 17 as the Panthers overcame a game-high 21 points from Ramstein All-European DeVonte’ Allen.
Vilseck 69, Hohenfels 60: Saturday at Hohenfels, Trey Adkins converted eight-of-10 free-throw opportunities in the fourth quarter to help the Falcons down the defending European D-II champions in a Region III game.
Adkins finished with 14 points, but Vilseck’s Derrick Woodard led all scorers with 19. Xavier Davis led Hohenfels with 16 points,
Hohenfels led 35-28 at halftime on the strength of a 23-11 second-period run, but Vilseck countered that with a 25-17 edge in the third quarter to go up 53-52 going into the game’s final eight minutes.
AFNORTH 58, Brussels 18: Saturday at Brunssum, Netherlands, AFNORTH romped to a 33-2 first-half lead and never looked back.
Oguzhan Yabici topped the scoresheet for AFNORTH with 10 points; game scoring honors went to Braden Brower of Brussels, who tallied 13.
Sigonella 41, Marymount 15: Saturday at Rome, Davonte Stevenson scored 13 points, and Chris McKissick and Peter Swisshelm dominated the glass, snaring 19 and 15 rebounds, respectively.
Sigonella advanced its record to 2-0 overall and in Region IV with the victory. Marymount, a school which has no gym of its own, was unable to find a facility for Friday night’s scheduled game and had to forfeit that one.
Aviano 53, Florence 9: Saturday at the International School of Florence, the Saints collected their second running-clock victory over their hosts in as many days.
Elijah Smith scored a game-high 13 points on Saturday; a day after he topped all scorers with 10 in Aviano’s 58-8 victory on Friday.