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Naples tamed Vicenza’s high-scoring Chakeira Gilbert and swept the Lady Cougars to wrap up the American Schools in Italy League title.

Naples’ Nyrika Davis outscored Gilbert 25-22 in Friday’s 55-39 nonconference victory, then came back to double Gilbert’s point total, 26-13, in Saturday's 47-23 conference victory that clinched the crown.

Davis added four rebounds, two assists and two steals to her scoreline on Saturday as unbeaten Naples (13-0, 6-0) handed visiting Vicenza its first ASIL defeat of the season. Naples’ Milena Maksimova contributed 12 rebounds and two steals Saturday.

Naples has a conference game remaining Saturday at Sigonella, but even a Sigonella upset and a Vicenza victory against Aviano won’t be enough to deny Naples. Both teams would finish the conference season 6-1, with Naples holding the head-to-head edge.

In other girls games of note Friday and Saturday:

Brussels 43, Baumholder 30:At Brussels, the Lady Brigands, who’ll play Division IV later this month in the European tournament, got big games from Caitlin Quinn and Kaitlin Oppenheim against the Lady Bucs of D-II.

Quinn scored 14 points and Oppenheim 12 for Brussels.

Brussels (8-2 overall) was coming off a 29-28 loss to Baumholder on Friday.

SHAPE 40-43, Menwith Hill 17-12:At Mons, Belgium, the Lady Spartans of D-II dusted off visiting Menwith Hill, a D-IV school, Friday behind sophomore Ashley Jordan’s double-double. Jordan scored 15 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, according to her coach Sam Ochinang. She added six steals for good measure.

The victory started the weekend sweep that upped the Lady Spartans’ overall record to 9-1.

London Central 49, Alconbury 26: At High Wycombe, England, on Saturday, London Central’s Felicia Bennett registered a triple-double to pace the Lady Bobcats to just their third victory of the season.

Bennett scored a game-high 19 points and had 15 steals and 14 rebounds in a game that London Central put away after leading 20-9 at intermission.

Sigonella 27, Aviano 25: At Sigonella, Erika Anderson scored the game-winning bucket with 15 seconds to play, and a steal by Nishea Harris with 7.6 seconds left iced the decision.

The plays followed Jessica Bagley’s three-point basket for Sigonella with 45 seconds to go, and then a defensive stand that led to Anderson’s winning score.

The victory was Sigonella’s first ASIL victory of the season. Bagley finished with a team-high 10 points.

The Jaguars overcame an 18-point outing by Aviano’s Cheri McNeely.

Vilseck 51, Hohenfels 40: At Hohenfels on Friday night, Ashley Hicks’ double-double led the Lady Falcons of D-II over their D-III hosts. Hicks scored 23 points and snared 18 rebounds as Vilseck improved to 9-1 overall.


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