D-I teams finish season in a jumble
If the Region II standings are any indication, the DODDS-Europe girls Division I basketball championships are going to be fun to watch.
Kaiserslautern downed Wiesbaden 39-31 on Friday, then beat Baumholder 42-23 on Saturday to create a three-way tie atop the standings.
The Red Raiders, Warriors and Ramstein all finished 7-2 in the region – each having beaten and lost to the other in their two-game series.
Add in Lakenheath, which finished atop Region I with a 7-1 mark, and Patch and Vilseck – which split two games with each other to end the regular season and finish first and second in Region III - and the title appears to be up for grabs.
Saturday, Alana Dickerson had 11 points and Jada Bostic nine as Kaiserslautern built a 31-12 lead at halftime over the winless Bucs.
Friday, Quinn, Jada Bostic and Jasmyn Bostic combined for 26 points for Kaiserslautern as it earned a season split with Wiesbaden. Cierra Martin had nine points for the Warriors.
Lakenheath 56, Alconbury 23, Friday at Lakenheath, Kristen Reed scored 22 points and Jourdan Hodge and Dejah Quick controlled the inside as the Lancers rolled past the Division II Dragons.
Hodge and Quick combined for 22 points and 21 rebounds for Lakenheath, which split two games with Ramstein to open the season, signaling the D-I parity to come.
Ansbach 39, Hohenfels 27: Saturday at Ansbach, the Cougars finished the season on a high note, led by the tandem of Jahyka Smith and Alyssa Solis. The two combined for 31 points and 36 rebounds. Amelia Heath led Hohenfels with 11 points.
Ansbach 39, Schweinfurt/Bamberg 32: Friday at Ansbach, the Cougars kept the Razorbacks winless in the final season for both schools as Smith and Solis teamed up for 26 points and 23 rebounds. Damonique Lamons poured in a game-high 19 for Schweinfurt.
Black Forest Academy 33/39, Bitburg 21/14: The Falcons ended the season by sweeping the Barons behind a balanced-scoring effort Friday and a breakout by Brianne Riffe on Saturday.
Riffe scored 18 points – two baskets more than the Barons totaled as a team – as BFA was never threatened Saturday. The game was closer Friday as Bitburg trailed 11-10 at halftime before the Falcons soared in the second half.
SHAPE 36, Brussels 19: Friday at Mons, Belgium, the Spartans blew open a tight game in the final period.
Gina Rhett and Begona Rodriguez-Bravo teamed up for 23 points, while Ana Mori Vasileva led Brussels with 11.
SHAPE 30, AFNORTH 28: Saturday at Mons, Rhett sank two free throws in the final seconds for the victory as the Spartans escaped a Lion attack. AFNORTH’s Erica Balkcum led all scorers with 14.