Great house, indeed.
The duo of Noah Greathouse and Jonah Greathouse led Black Forest Academy to a pair of stunning home-court victories over visiting Division I power Wiesbaden this weekend; the Division II Falcons won 58-43 on Friday and completed the sweep Saturday with a gritty 57-55 double-overtime triumph.
Both Greathouses scored 18 points in Friday's runaway win. Noah Greathouse posted a team-high 17 points and eight rebounds on Saturday.
Aside from the schools' disparate sizes, the BFA wins were also surprising given each team's body of work entering the weekend. Wiesbaden came in at 6-2 after two competitive losses to two-time defending champion Patch. BFA entered at 1-3, with only an overtime win against Hohenfels to show against three double-digit losses.
But those records were thrown out for the weekend as the Falcons outpaced the Warriors. Jonathan Lienert offered scoring support with 18 points on the weekend, while Jason Kragt worked the glass for a two-game total of 13 rebounds.
Gavin Adams led the Warrior resistance with 13 points, five rebounds and seven steals Friday and a game-high 12 boards Saturday; Wiesbaden's Fabrice Niland led all scorers with 18 on Saturday.
WIesbaden, a narrow runner-up to Patch in last year's Division I European title game, is now mired in a four-game losing streak. They'll try to correct course next weekend with a home-and-home series with Division I rival Ramstein.
BFA takes on a Division II foe next weekend in Ansbach.
Rota rolls AFNORTH, Bitburg: At Brunssum, Netherlands, the Admirals made their DODDS-Europe regular-season debut with four convincing victories over Division II rivals.
Rota beat AFNORTH 48-40 on Friday and again 69-49 on Saturday and swept Bitburg over the two days by scores of 49-41 and 66-31.
D'Angelo Gallardo paced Rota throughout, growing more prolific as the weekend proceeded. He scored 18 in Friday's opening win over AFNORTH and 19 more later that day versus Bitburg. He bested those totals Saturday, hanging 27 points on AFNORTH and 34 on Bitburg. Luis Fuertes chipped in with consistent offensive support, including 16 points in Friday's win over AFNORTH.
AFNORTH and Bitburg, meanwhile, traded victories on the weekend. AFNORTH won in a 57-37 rout on Friday behind a 15-point effort by Colton Thomas. Bitburg evened the score on Saturday with a 47-44 overtime victory; Curtiss Wilson led the Barons with 17 points.
Kaiserslautern 59, Lakenheath 49: Friday at Kaiserslautern, the Raiders jumped out to a 21-5 lead through eight minutes and coasted to its fourth straight win. Caleb Chastain scored a game-best 17 points and Antwan Haynes added 12 as Kaiserslautern improved to 7-1 entering its anticipated Tuesday-night rematch with Ramstein. The Raiders beat the Royals 47-46 last week at Ramstein.
Myles Erkins scored 12 points and Koty Bussiere scored 11 for Lakenheath.
Ramstein 73, Lakenheath 34: Saturday at Ramstein, the Royals routed the Lancers.
Jesse Gray produced 16 points and six rebounds and Trey Bailey notched eight points and 10 rebounds as Ramstein overwhelmed its intradivisional opponent. Erkins and Bussiere scored 12 points apiece for the Lancers.
Brussels 41, SHAPE 24: Friday at Brussels, the defending Division III champion Brigands jumped into the win column with a convincing defeat of the Division I Spartans.
Michael DeFazio scored a game-high 17 points and Tim Wilkinson chipped in seven points and 10 rebounds as Brussels finally broke a six-game, season-opening losing streak.
The victory also reversed the outcome of the previous meeting between the two Belgian programs; SHAPE beat Brussels 41-23 on Jan. 10.
Sigonella 61/60, Marymount 31/21: At Sigonella, the host Jaguars cruised to Friday and Saturday wins.
Sigonella's emerging trio of standouts led the way in both games, with all three reaching double figures in scoring each day. Thomas Wray poured in a combined 33 points, while Chris Moore had 29 and Jason Berlin added 22.