Boys basketball roundup
Kaiserslautern topples unbeaten Wiesbaden
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 15, 2014
This article has been corrected.
The Wiesbaden boys basketball team’s attempt at a perfect regular season came down to a final quarter Friday.
Unfortunately for the Warriors, Kaiserslautern won the quarter – and the game – and handed Wiesbaden its first loss, 66-62.
Wiesbaden entered the fourth quarter with a 45-44 advantage and an 11-0 record (9-0 in Region II). But the Red Raiders, who finished just a game behind the Warriors in the region standings, made the home crowd leave happy with the victory.
Kelsey Thomas had a game-high 21 points for Wiesbaden.
Kaiserslautern 62, Baumholder 48: Saturday at Kaiserslautern, the Red Raiders raced out to a 16-0 lead after a quarter to finish their regular season with a victory over the Bucs.
SHAPE 38, AFNORTH 36: Saturday at Mons, Belgium, unlike the Warriors the Spartans did manage a perfect season – but just barely.
Armond Griebe and Mitja Zupanc combined for 26 points as the Spartans earned an overtime victory over AFNORTH. SHAPE improved to 10-0 on the season with the victory and is only one of two unbeaten boys teams in DODDS-Europe along with Division II foe Vicenza.
Daniel Cordova scored a game-high 16 for the Lions.
SHAPE 49, Brussels 24: The Spartans got ready for their showdown with AFNORTH with a triumph over the Division III Brigands.
Griebe and Zupanc again led the way with 13 and 12 points, respectively. The Spartans blew open the game in the third period, outscoring Brussels 19-2.
Black Forest Academy 36/23, Bitburg 29/42: The Barons had a comfortable win Friday, but fell to the Falcons in overtime on Saturday in Bitburg.
Roger Higby paced BFA both days, with 11 points and six rebounds Saturday, following a six-point, 10-rebound effort Friday. Ian Alexander had 23 points between the two days for Bitburg, while Antwan Hardin scored a game-high 15 on Friday.
Ansbach 49, Hohenfels 48: Saturday at Ansbach, the Cougars edged the Tigers behind Patrick Kabuye’s 18 points. Jamie Buchanan added 11. Mark Carr (15), Isaac Lopez (14) and David Vidovic (12) scored a majority of the Tigers’ points.
Ansbach 38, Schweinfurt 19: Kabuye and Femi Dixon each had 10 points to lead the Cougars to a victory over the Razorbacks, who entered the weekend on a high note after gaining their first victory the prior weekend. But Schweinfurt came up short despite 11 points and nine rebounds from Leon Roy.
Lakenheath 64, Alconbury 24: Friday at Lakenheath, the Lancers ended their regular season with a comfortable victory over their Division II foes.
AJ Ransom led Lakenheath with 20 points and eight rebounds. Ben Ciero (13), Andre Bowser (12) and Kuylor Cooper (10) also reached double figures. Kevin Beasley had 10 to lead the Dragons.
The results of the Bitburg-Black Forest games were incorreclty reported in an earlier version of this article.