AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy – Two-time defending European Division II champion Aviano, with just one senior and one junior on the roster, got plenty of playing time for its reserves Saturday in the Saints’ 42-13 outclassing of visiting International School of Florence.

Elijah Smith led Aviano (2-0 overall and in Region IV) with 16 points in a game in which Aviano’s game plan was to limit the score enough to prevent the invoking of the 39-point courtesy rule. It followed Friday’s 45-2 Aviano victory, which did involve the use of a running clock, one of the options permitted by the courtesy rule, 3 minutes, 11 seconds into the final period.

“All 13 players were in the game in the first quarter,” said Aviano coach Ken McNeely by telephone on Saturday about Friday’s game. Florence’s Frederico Franco scored his team’s only field goal in the fourth quarter of that one.

Saturday, Franco scored nine points, but Florence (0-2, 0-2), which trailed 9-4 after one period, succumbed to Aviano’s 20-2 second-quarter run.

In other boys’ games of note on opening weekend:

Sigonella 53, Marymount 29: Saturday at Sigonella, the 2010 European D-III runners-up kept pace with their female counterparts by going 2-0 on opening weekend.

All-Europe guard Larry Stevenson led the way Saturday, chalking up 17 points and three steals in a Region IV game Sigonella led 27-10 at halftime. The performance followed hard on the heels of Stevenson’s 21-point outing in Friday night’s 61-12 Sigonella victory.

Sigonella’s Antonio Garcia, who grabbed eight rebounds and stole the ball three times on Friday, posted 14 points and nine rebounds Saturday.

Naples 69, American Overseas School of Rome 59: Saturday at Naples, Nigel Alexander poured in 24 points, Jun Jun Gallardo 18 and Ryheam Trahan 15 as the Wildcats pinned a second straight defeat on AOSR.

Gallardo scored a game-high 28 and Trahan added 22 points in Friday’s 61-47 victory.

Nathan Sieben led AOSR in both losses. He scored 22 points on Friday and 23 on Saturday; his teammate Lorenzo Mannozzi tallied 17 and 18 points on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Wiesbaden 67, SHAPE 26: Saturday at Wiesbaden, Roscoe Johnson scored 24 points, and freshman Kelsey Thomas blocked three shots and made five steals as the Warriors completed a two-game, non-regional sweep of the Spartans.

Victor Strange, who grabbed 12 rebounds in Friday’s 59-29 romp, enjoyed his second straight 15-point outing on Saturday. Johnson tallied 12 points and Antonio Trawick 10 in Friday’s win.

Ryan Valentine led SHAPE with 15 points on Friday; his teammate Ryan Howard topped the Spartans’ scoring list on Saturday with 11.

Kaiserslautern 51, Patch 48: Saturday at Kaiserslautern, the Red Raiders took a 5-2 lead at the end of one period and made the edge stand up by matching Patch’s scoring point-for-point the rest of the way.

All-European Bernard Burwell scored 11 points and snared 14 rebounds for K-town (1-1 overall, 0-0 in Region II), which rebounded from Friday’s 89-70 opening-night loss to Heidelberg.

Thomas Russ also posted 14 rebounds for the Red Raiders, who benefited from 11 assists, seven steals and seven points by Derryk Scarvers.

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