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Wiesbaden sophomore Phylecia Faublas drives past Black Forest Academy senior Amy Dominguez during Saturday's Wiesbaden victory.  Faublas led all Lady Warriors scorers with nine points.
Wiesbaden sophomore Phylecia Faublas drives past Black Forest Academy senior Amy Dominguez during Saturday's Wiesbaden victory. Faublas led all Lady Warriors scorers with nine points. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Wiesbaden sophomore Phylecia Faublas drives past Black Forest Academy senior Amy Dominguez during Saturday's Wiesbaden victory.  Faublas led all Lady Warriors scorers with nine points.
Wiesbaden sophomore Phylecia Faublas drives past Black Forest Academy senior Amy Dominguez during Saturday's Wiesbaden victory. Faublas led all Lady Warriors scorers with nine points. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Wiesbaden junior Meghan Smith shoots over the outstretched arm of Black Forest Academy freshman Hannah Harrop during Saturday's DODDS-Europe basketball matchup.
Wiesbaden junior Meghan Smith shoots over the outstretched arm of Black Forest Academy freshman Hannah Harrop during Saturday's DODDS-Europe basketball matchup. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Black Forest Academy junior Hannah Kuhn drives to the bucket Saturday during the Lady Falcons' loss to the host team, Wiesbaden.
Black Forest Academy junior Hannah Kuhn drives to the bucket Saturday during the Lady Falcons' loss to the host team, Wiesbaden. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Black Forest Academy senior Josiah Kelley makes two of his 20 points on the afternoon, as the Falcons upset the Wiesbaden Warriors.
Black Forest Academy senior Josiah Kelley makes two of his 20 points on the afternoon, as the Falcons upset the Wiesbaden Warriors. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Black Forest Academy's Travis Olson, a 6-foot-9-inch junior, owned the paint Saturday and his size kept the Wiesbaden Warriors off their game.
Black Forest Academy's Travis Olson, a 6-foot-9-inch junior, owned the paint Saturday and his size kept the Wiesbaden Warriors off their game. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Black Forest Academy junior Luke Zvara attempts an off balance shot during his team's Saturday afternoon victory over the host Wiesbaden Warriors.
Black Forest Academy junior Luke Zvara attempts an off balance shot during his team's Saturday afternoon victory over the host Wiesbaden Warriors. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Wiesbaden sophomore Kelsey Thomas tries to outmaneuver Black Forest Academy senior Anthony Purpero during a Saturday afternoon matchup, which saw the Falcons pull off the upset.
Wiesbaden sophomore Kelsey Thomas tries to outmaneuver Black Forest Academy senior Anthony Purpero during a Saturday afternoon matchup, which saw the Falcons pull off the upset. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Wiesbaden senior Gary Miskovsky is the Warriors top long-distance threat on the court.  Despite his range, the Warriors fell Saturday to the visiting Black Forest Academy.
Wiesbaden senior Gary Miskovsky is the Warriors top long-distance threat on the court. Despite his range, the Warriors fell Saturday to the visiting Black Forest Academy. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Black Forest Academy senior Josiah Kelley led all players with 20 points on the afternoon, as the Falcons upset the Wiesbaden Warriors.
Black Forest Academy senior Josiah Kelley led all players with 20 points on the afternoon, as the Falcons upset the Wiesbaden Warriors. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

WIESBADEN, Germany - The Black Forest Academy Falcons boys basketball team grabbed the Wiesbaden Warriors in its talons from the opening tip-off Saturday and never lost its grip, upsetting host Wiesbaden, 44-36.

There were no signs of lost confidence Saturday for the Division-II Falcons, who put up a fight, but fell Friday night to Wiesbaden, 41-32.

On Saturday, the Warriors, down two key players for the weekend matchups, just couldn’t slow down the Falcons first half attack, as Black Forest jumped out to an early 22-2 lead.

The inside game of Wiesbaden was thrown off course by Falcons junior Travis Olson. The 6-foot-9-inch big man for Black Forest finished with eight rebounds, four swats and five steals, keeping the Warriors on the outside perimeter, where constant pressure forced a lot of passes, but not many shots, for the Wiesbaden squad.

The Warriors slowly chipped away at the Black Forest lead, and when Wiesbaden senior Gary Miskovsky nailed a pair of three-pointers in the third period to close the gap to four points, the Falcons seemed shaken.

Not for long, though. Black Forest senior Josiah Kelley was able to find holes in the Wiesbaden defense to open the Falcons’ lead back up to a comfortable one.

“We had to keep cool and not lose our heads,” said Kelley, who finished with a team-high 20 points. He also snagged six rebounds and had four steals.

Falcons senior Anthony Purpero said the win couldn’t have come against a better opponent.

“This is huge for us, Wiesbaden’s a Division I school,” he said.

Black Forest juniors Joseph Leavitt and Luke Zvara rounded out the top Falcons scorers with eight and seven points, respectively.

Wiesbaden sophomore Kelsey Thomas led the Warriors with nine.

Wiesbaden girls 28, BFA 19: Wiesbaden showed off its defensive hustle by forcing bad shots and turnovers from Black Forest for a weekend sweep. The Lady Warriors won Friday, 32-19.

The Lady Warriors also showcased their versatile defensive pest and overall speedster, sophomore Phylecia Faublas, who was all over the court on Saturday, either putting up shots for her team or shutting down shots from the Lady Falcons.

“When I get the ball, my main goal is to get down the court as fast as I can,” said Faublas, who finished with a team-high nine points.

Juniors Katherine Mosley and Meghan Smith rounded out the top Wiesbaden scorers, with eight and six. The Lady Falcons were led by junior Natalie Bertrand’s eight points.

Although the Wiesbaden squad is composed of all new starters from the team that went undefeated in the regular season last year, the Lady Warriors say they’re pleased with their opening matchups, but cautioned there’s still improvement to be made.

“We had a lot of turnovers, we’re going to work on that in practice,” Faublas said.

pattonm@estripes.osd.mil

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