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Lakenheath's Emily Conde attempts a shot against the Spandahlem defense during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Conde had seven rebounds in the 58-17 victory over the Sentinels.

Lakenheath's Emily Conde attempts a shot against the Spandahlem defense during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Conde had seven rebounds in the 58-17 victory over the Sentinels. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

Lakenheath's Emily Conde attempts a shot against the Spandahlem defense during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Conde had seven rebounds in the 58-17 victory over the Sentinels.

Lakenheath's Emily Conde attempts a shot against the Spandahlem defense during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Conde had seven rebounds in the 58-17 victory over the Sentinels. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

Lakenheath's Alli Stangl tries to steal the ball away from Spandahlem's Justine Tila during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Stangl finished with nine points in the 58-17 victory over the Sentinels.

Lakenheath's Alli Stangl tries to steal the ball away from Spandahlem's Justine Tila during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Stangl finished with nine points in the 58-17 victory over the Sentinels. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

Spandahlem's Amadi Bradshaw scores a lay-up against Lakenheath's defense during a varsity game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Bradshaw was the top scorer for the Sentinels with nine points.

Spandahlem's Amadi Bradshaw scores a lay-up against Lakenheath's defense during a varsity game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Bradshaw was the top scorer for the Sentinels with nine points. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

Lakenheath's Amanda Stacy dribbles away from Spandahlem's Emma Passig during a  basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Stacy helped her team with five steals in the 58-17 victory over the Sentinels.

Lakenheath's Amanda Stacy dribbles away from Spandahlem's Emma Passig during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Stacy helped her team with five steals in the 58-17 victory over the Sentinels. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

Lakenheath's DaShawn Wilkerson scores against two Spandahlem defenders during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Lancers won 68-36 against the Sentinels.

Lakenheath's DaShawn Wilkerson scores against two Spandahlem defenders during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Lancers won 68-36 against the Sentinels. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

Lakenheath's Daniel Uelmen blocks a shot from Spandahlem's Javian Rouse during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Lancers won 68-36 against the Sentinels

Lakenheath's Daniel Uelmen blocks a shot from Spandahlem's Javian Rouse during a basketball game at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Lancers won 68-36 against the Sentinels (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

Spandahlem's Javian Rouse tries to drive and score against Lakenheath's defense during a game against the Lancers at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. The Lancers earned a 68-36 victory over the Sentinels.

Spandahlem's Javian Rouse tries to drive and score against Lakenheath's defense during a game against the Lancers at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. The Lancers earned a 68-36 victory over the Sentinels. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

Lakenheath's Kobe Cox dunks the basketball after a fast break during a game against Spangdahlem at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Cox was the top scorer for his team with 17 points in the 68-36 victory over the Sentinels.

Lakenheath's Kobe Cox dunks the basketball after a fast break during a game against Spangdahlem at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, February 9, 2018. Cox was the top scorer for his team with 17 points in the 68-36 victory over the Sentinels. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

RAF LAKENHEATH, England — The Lakenheath Lancers boys and girls basketball teams lit up the scoreboard in victories against Spangdahlem on Friday.

GirlsThe Lancers owned their home court with a 33-9 halftime lead against the Sentinels and finished the game ahead 58-17.

Spangdahlem couldn’t seem to run any sustained offense against Lakenheath, which kept up constant pressure with steals and turnovers.

Asha Snipes led the Lancers with 11 points, nine rebounds and seven steals while Alli Stangl had nine points and Seraphina Raas 10 rebounds.

Spangdahlem’s Amadi Bradshaw earned more than half her team’s total score with nine points.

Sentinels coach Chris Howard was shocked by the final score, but said he still has hope for Saturday’s game.

“The winning team deserved it today with sharp cuts and smart plays,” Howard said. “I expect we’ll rebound tomorrow and play as expected.”

BoysLakenheath established a huge 40-10 lead in the first half and maintained a 30-point difference throughout their 68-36 victory over the Sentinels.

“Our starters did really well and they could have easily gone up by 40 in the first half, but we put in some guys from the bench that don’t play a lot,” Lancer coach Gregory Mako said.

Within the first couple minutes of the game, Lancer forward Kobe Cox fired up his team and drew thunderous cheers from the home crowd with back-to-back dunks.

Cox led the Lancers with 17 points, followed by his teammate Grady Wright with 11.

The teams will play again Saturday. Mako said he’s focused on improving his team for the European championships in two weeks.

“We have to learn how to finish the game the same way we start it,” Mako said.

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