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AFNORTH, Rota sweep games in vist to Aviano

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 20, 2018

AFNORTH and Rota completed their hijacking of the four-team DODEA-Europe Division II girls basketball meet held this weekend at Aviano with a pair of Saturday victories.

AFNORTH completed its two-day sweep with a 27-17 win over American Overseas School of Rome. Amelia Essrich outscored the Falcons singlehandedly with an 18-point outburst, and the Lion defense held AOSR to just four points through three quarters.

AFNORTH’s win came a day after it handled host Aviano 34-19.
Rota, meanwhile, picked up its second victory of the weekend at the expense of that same Aviano squad. Laniya Chester scored 14 points in the Admirals’ 37-33 victory, overcoming a 17-point performance by Saints standout Layla Thomas.

Rota beat AOSR 16-7 on Friday for its first win of the season.

Naples 55/61, Vicenza 28/45: At Naples, a matchup of Italy’s only two Division I teams turned into a mismatch as the host Wildcats handed the rival Cougars a pair of convincing losses.

Roxanne Sasse scored 12 points and Jada Williamson and Eryka Hairston both reached double digits in points and rebounds to lead Friday’s opening rout. Isabel Flores posted an overwhelming 18 points and 15 rebounds Saturday to complete the sweep.

Amy Silbaugh scored 35 combined points to lead Vicenza.

Kaiserslautern 34/29, Black Forest Academy 32/39: At Kandern, Germany, the visiting Raiders and host Falcons played to a competitive doubleheader split.

The Division I visitors survived a second-half BFA rally to secure Friday’s opener. Le’Jhanique Brown scored 10 points to pace the Raiders, who pulled ahead with a 14-7 second-quarter push.

BFA, the reigning Division II champions, rebounded with a 13-7 first-quarter run Saturday en route to a 10-point victory. Grace Wettstone posted her second straight double-digit scoring game with a game-high 15 points.

Lakenheath 43/40, Wiesbaden 41/42: At Wiesbaden, two Division I rivals played a spirited Friday-Saturday set.

Lakenheath claimed Friday’s opener by a two-point margin. Asha Snipes produced 12 points, nine steals and four rebounds to lead the Lancers to victory.

Another single-possession game followed Saturday, this one falling in the Warriors’ favor. Wiesbaden overcame a six-point halftime deficit to secure the win; Corban Jackson made four three-pointers as part of a game-high 18-point showing and Serenity Owens knocked down three fourth-quarter free throws to seal the victory.

Ramstein 50/47, SHAPE 33/8: At Ramstein, the Royals dominated the visiting Spartans.

Reinha Williams scored 11 points and made five steals and Shemilia Johnson grabbed 13 rebounds to power Friday’s victory.

Yhari Dupree dominated both sides of the court Saturday with 16 points and nine steals.

Sigonella 42/27, Marymount 16/21: At Rome, the Jaguars steamrolled the host Royals.

Jessica Jacobs produced two stunning stat lines in the wins. She posted a triple-double Friday with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 12 steals, then produced 10 points, six rebounds and six steals on Saturday.

Sigonella plays only Italian competition until the tournament, including matchups with AOSR, Naples and Aviano.

Brussels 31/27, Baumholder 9/14: At Brussels, the homestanding Brigands extended their winning streak to six with matching routs of the Bucs.

Nina Duvnjak scored eight points in each game and Dani Lynch grabbed 15 rebounds on the weekend to lead Brussels, which heads to Spangdahlem for a pair of games next weekend.

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