Lopsided matchups galore as strong teams down foes
A weekend full of decisive doubleheader sweeps brought further definition to each division’s hierarchy as the DODEA-Europe girls basketball regular season moved into its final three-week stretch.
Kaiserslautern 51/50, SHAPE 28/11: At Kaiserslautern, the host Raiders overwhelmed the Spartans.
Le’Jhanique Brown powered the Division I sweep with respective game-high totals of 16 and 12 points on Friday and Saturday. Cece McKenzie totaled 20 points over the two games.
The Raiders defense came to play as well, holding the Spartans to single-digit points in seven of eight quarters on the weekend.
The two-day sweep was Kaiserslautern’s first of the season; the Raiders split doubleheaders in each of their previous three such sets.
Naples 53/52, Aviano 12/13: At Naples, the host Wildcats trounced the Saints.
Naples enjoyed major contributions from a variety of standout players. Jada Williamson totaled 27 points over the two days and added eight steals and eight steals on Friday. Isabelle Flores reached double digits in rebounding in both games with 12 and 10, respectively. Eryka Hairston posted a massive double-double Saturday with 16 points and 19 rebounds.
The Wildcats have already completed a perfect Division I season and are playing out the string against lower-division Italian opponents such as the Division II Saints and next weekend’s opponent, Division III Sigonella.
Stuttgart 25/45, Wiesbaden 14/28: At Stuttgart, the defending Division I champions cruised to a sweep.
Claire Troiano totaled 21 points over the two games to lead a diverse Panther offense. Adan Maher produced a stat line of 11 points, four assists and three steals on Saturday.
The wins snapped a divisional skid for Stuttgart, which had lost two of three Division I matchups prior to the weekend.
Ansbach 25/39, Baumholder 20/15: At Baumholder, the visiting Cougars claimed both halves of a Division III matchup.
Ansbach launched a late comeback to take Friday’s opener, finishing the game on a 10-2 run. Alikah Munson made three three-pointers as part of a game-high 11-point effort.
The Cougars struck early and decisively Saturday, building leads of 18-4 through one quarter and 31-4 at the half. Shermaine Nesbitt led the way with a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double.
Sigonella 34/39, American Overseas School of Rome 23/30: At Sigonella, the Division III Jaguars handled the Division II Falcons.
The duo of Averi Chandler and Jessica Jacobs stuffed the stat sheet for Sigonella.
Chandler amassed 22 points, 15 rebounds and 11 steals on the weekend, while Jacobs totaled 25 points and 13 steals over the two games.
AFNORTH 27/44, Alconbury 14/17: At Alconbury, the Lions pounced on their overmatched hosts.
AFNORTH put each game away early, holding the Dragons to two points in Friday’s first quarter and scoreless in Saturday’s first quarter. A 20-point Saturday outburst by Ashley Bailey secured the sweep.
Black Forest 31/27, Hohenfels 15/16: At Hohenfels, the reigning Division II champions dispatched a worthy Division III opponent.
The Falcons leapt out to early double-digit leads in each of the two victories and held the Tigers to six or fewer points in all eight quarters.
Grace Wettstone and Katie Greathouse each totaled 14 points on the weekend to pace a balanced BFA offensive attack.
The Falcons take a weekend off to start February before gearing up for their title defense with games against Division I squads Vilseck and Ramstein.
Vilseck 32/30, Ramstein 28/39: At Vilseck, the Falcons knocked off the visiting Royals on Friday night to open a doubleheader split.
Tynniesia Wilson scored a game-high 15 points and Tedeja Marshall collected 10 rebounds as Vilseck built an early lead and resisted a Ramstein rally on Friday.
Shemilia Johnson tallied 11 points and 12 rebounds in a double-double effort to lead Saturday’s Ramstein redemption.