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After a weekend sweep at Black Forest Academy, the Hanau girls find themselves in the same position they occupied going into the 2003 holiday break: atop the Division II standings.

Returning All-Europe senior Katisha Fauntleroy led the Lady Panthers in Friday’s 51-22 win and in Saturday’s 25-12 victory.

Fauntleroy, backed by 15 points from Alexis Padgett and 12 from Kyri Bye-Nagel, scored 15 points on Friday and eight Saturday, along with eight steals, against BFA’s slowdown game.

The sweep puts Hanau, which lost by one to Kaiserslautern of Division I the previous Saturday, atop Division II with a 2-0 league mark. The Lady Panthers resume the division season on Jan. 15 at AFNORTH.

BFA fell to 0-2 in league play and 2-2 overall. The Falcons will resume their season Jan. 14 at Patch.

In other games in the final pre-holiday weekend:

Ramstein steps ahead in Division I

At Ramstein, three-time All-European Krissy Grosselin scored 20 points as the Lady Royals routed Heidelberg 42-17 for their second straight Division I victory.

Ramstein (2-0, 2-0) took a 24-9 halftime lead and coasted home. The Lady Royals’ next game will be at home against Würzburg on Jan. 7.

Heidelberg fell to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in Division I. The Lady Lions next play on Jan. 8 at Division III Bamberg.

Second-quarter burst carries Bitburg

Defending Division II champion Bitburg scored 22 points in the second quarter en route to a 54-23 road victory over SHAPE.

Danielle Mefford led Bitburg with 18 points and teammate Alexandra Bintz added 15 for the Lady Barons (3-0).

Bitburg next plays at Patch on Jan. 7 and 8; SHAPE (0-4, 0-1) is scheduled to resume its season at Mannheim on Jan. 14.

K-town stays perfect

Division I Kaiserslautern got 10 points from Anisha Ingram and 11 rebounds from Brittany Smith in a 45-12 home victory over Giessen of Division III.

Kaiserslautern (3-0) went on a 22-0 run in the first quarter.

K-town will open its conference season in its next game, a Jan. 8 home contest against Ramstein. Giessen (0-3) continues its nonconference slate when it hosts Wiesbaden of Division I on Jan. 8.

Lady Bucs sweep Bobcats:

At Baumholder, the Lady Bucs of Division III-South evened their record against III-North teams with 28-23 and 27-24 victories over London Central (2-2).

Tish Shelhas scored 18 points on Friday, and teammate Kandi Dyer had 11 on Saturday as Baumholder, which was swept the previous weekend by visiting Alconbury, improved to 2-2 going into its III-South opener Jan. 14 at home against Hohenfels.

London Central will host The American School in London on Wednesday before breaking for the holidays.


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