BFA, Wiesbaden exchange tight victories
The Black Forest Falcons and Wiesbaden Warriors each earned a win in one of the most competitive doubleheaders of the DODEA-Europe girls basketball season.
The host Falcons edged the Warriors 32-28 on Friday in a game that was close throughout. Mae Shrader scored eight points to lead BFA’s balanced attack, which managed to offset a 15-point, 14-rebound performance by Wiesbaden’s Alynna Palacios.
Wiesbaden evened the series Saturday by withstanding a fierce BFA comeback effort in a 36-35 win. The Warriors owned a double-digit lead at the end of the first quarter and were ahead 13 entering the final eight minutes. Palacios enjoyed another standout effort with eight points, eight rebounds and seven steals.
Stuttgart 43/52, Vilseck 4/13: At Vilseck, the host Falcons had no chance against the overpowering Division I champs.
Jaela Ashley led the Panthers on each occasion, scoring 11 points on Friday and nine on Saturday. Skye DaSilva-Mathis totaled 18 points on the weekend.
Stuttgart faces SHAPE next weekend in its regular-season finale with its undefeated record on the line.
Aviano sweeps in Rome: The Saints completed an undefeated regular season with wins over both of their Roman foes.
Aviano knocked off a solid American Overseas School of Rome squad 47-38 on Friday. Mikyla Harkley totaled 13 points and eight rebounds in the win.
Harkley led the way again on Saturday, scoring a game-high 16 points in Aviano’s 50-19 win over Marymount.
Elsewhere in Division II, the Bahrain Falcons earned 35-30 and 20-17 victories over Rota.
Vicenza 43/41, Sigonella 25/19: At Vicenza, the host Cougars easily handled their Division III visitors in a weekend sweep.
Claire Troiano totaled 13 points, four steals and three blocked shots in Friday’s victory, then went off for 24 points, seven rebounds and seven steals the next day.
Brealin Redecker joined Troiano in double-digits with 12 points Friday, while Bridget Craig posted 13 points on Saturday.
D’Anna Holland scored 24 points over the two games to lead Sigonella.
Ansbach 32/31, AFNORTH 30/20: At Ansbach, the Cougars fought off the visiting Lions in a Division III doubleheader.
Heaven Jackson scored 14 points on Friday and Melanie Smith posted a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double on Saturday to lead Ansbach to the sweep.
Tori Morris totaled 26 points over the two games to lead AFNORTH.
The Cougars will head into the small-school tournament with a high seed after an idle final weekend.