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Black Forest Academy's Katie Greathouse, left, shoots as American Overseas School of Rome's Cristina D'Alessio tries to defend in a girls Division II semifinal at the DODDS-Europe basketball championships in Wiesbaden, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. BFA won 50-17 to advance to Saturday's final against Bitburg, a rematch of last year's title game. At right is AOSR's Henna Moussavi.
Black Forest Academy's Katie Greathouse, left, shoots as American Overseas School of Rome's Cristina D'Alessio tries to defend in a girls Division II semifinal at the DODDS-Europe basketball championships in Wiesbaden, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. BFA won 50-17 to advance to Saturday's final against Bitburg, a rematch of last year's title game. At right is AOSR's Henna Moussavi. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
Black Forest Academy's Katie Greathouse, left, shoots as American Overseas School of Rome's Cristina D'Alessio tries to defend in a girls Division II semifinal at the DODDS-Europe basketball championships in Wiesbaden, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. BFA won 50-17 to advance to Saturday's final against Bitburg, a rematch of last year's title game. At right is AOSR's Henna Moussavi.
Black Forest Academy's Katie Greathouse, left, shoots as American Overseas School of Rome's Cristina D'Alessio tries to defend in a girls Division II semifinal at the DODDS-Europe basketball championships in Wiesbaden, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. BFA won 50-17 to advance to Saturday's final against Bitburg, a rematch of last year's title game. At right is AOSR's Henna Moussavi. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
Black Forest Academy's Anna Kragt, left, battles for the ball with American Overseas School of Rome's Alessia Gionbini in a girls Division II semifinal at the DODDS-Europe basketball championships in Wiesbaden, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. BFA won 50-17 to advance to Saturday's final against Bitburg, a rematch of last year's title game.
Black Forest Academy's Anna Kragt, left, battles for the ball with American Overseas School of Rome's Alessia Gionbini in a girls Division II semifinal at the DODDS-Europe basketball championships in Wiesbaden, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. BFA won 50-17 to advance to Saturday's final against Bitburg, a rematch of last year's title game. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
Bitburg's Alexa Landenberger shoots over Bahrain's Zoie Howes during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg beat Bahrain 42-16.
Bitburg's Alexa Landenberger shoots over Bahrain's Zoie Howes during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg beat Bahrain 42-16. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Bahrain School's Fatima Sakhri, left, battles Bitburg's Baileigh McFall for the ball during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg won 42-16.
Bahrain School's Fatima Sakhri, left, battles Bitburg's Baileigh McFall for the ball during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg won 42-16. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Bitburg's Alexa Landenberger dribbles around Bahrain's Melissa Atienza during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg won the game 42-16.
Bitburg's Alexa Landenberger dribbles around Bahrain's Melissa Atienza during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg won the game 42-16. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Bahrain's Summer Winston, left, gets a rebound over Bitburg's Baileigh McFall during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg defeated Bahrain 42-16.
Bahrain's Summer Winston, left, gets a rebound over Bitburg's Baileigh McFall during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg defeated Bahrain 42-16. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Bahrain's Olivia Johnson dribbles around Bitburg's Baileigh McFall during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg won 42-16.
Bahrain's Olivia Johnson dribbles around Bitburg's Baileigh McFall during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg won 42-16. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Bitburg's Hailey McKenna gets past Bahrain's Fatima Sakhri for a shot during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg beat Bahrain 42-16.
Bitburg's Hailey McKenna gets past Bahrain's Fatima Sakhri for a shot during a DODDS-Europe Division II semifinal game at Clay Kaserne, Germany, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Bitburg beat Bahrain 42-16. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

WIESBADEN, Germany — Girls Division II defending champs Bitburg will be facing a familiar — and formidable — foe in tomorrow’s DODDS-Europe basketball championship final as it takes on Black Forest Academy.

It’s a repeat of last year’s final, which ended 34-27 in the Barons’ favor. Two January meetings between the teams at BFA resulted in the closest wins of Bitburg’s thus-far perfect season: 23-18 and 26-22.

Both Bitburg and BFA were convincing in their semifinal wins, over Bahrain and the American Overseas School of Rome, respectively.

Bitburg 42, Bahrain 16: The dominant Barons are one win away from a second straight European championship.

Bitburg completed a forceful march through the opening days of the tournament with a blowout of upstart Bahrain. The Barons, unbeaten in the regular season, have yet to be challenged this postseason, winning all three preliminary games and their semifinal in runaway fashion.

Coach Chris Howard said picking the right moments was instrumental in the semifinal win.

“Patience was key,” he said. “We knew that we wanted to come out defensively and make stops, and get rebounds, and work our offense when we had the opportunity or hit our fast break, because that’s what’s really strong for us this year.”

Senior forward Victoria Porras led the way for the Barons with 12 points and added nine rebounds, while junior Hailey McKenna added 11 points and four assists.

While Bitburg marches on, the loss ends an impressive tournament run for Bahrain. Junior guard Fatima Sankhri paced the Falcons with six points, all coming in the third quarter. They will be hoping a similarly insurgent boys team can achieve a better result in their semifinal matchup later Friday.

Black Forest Academy 50, AOSR 17: A 17-0 romp of a first quarter powered by Katie Greathouse and Cailynn Campbell’s 13 combined points enabled BFA to ease through their semifinal at a canter over a senior-dominated AOSR squad.

“I was actually pretty pumped because we usually get off to a slow start, so it was good to have a game like that,” said senior guard Anna Kragt, who scored 12 points in the win.

BFA did an excellent job of spreading the floor and consistently found one another for open shots, sometimes forsaking a good shot for an extra pass and a chance at a great shot opportunity.

“I think something that people can underestimate is good passing, and I think we’ve been working on passing a lot this season,” junior guard Naomi Ruegg said. "We’ve had some rough games, but today we really showed that work and executed well in our passing and that can make the difference.”

AOSR will rue its sloppiness in possession as BFA’s pressure defense caused problems all game.

Staff writer Gregory Broome contributed to this report.

Stoutamire.dan@stripes.com

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