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The young DODDS-Europe boys basketball season already has a highlight reel. A buzzer-beater in Wiesbaden, overtime in Brussels and Baumholder, a hard-fought split in Italy and the debut of a dynamic new Division II star made for an eventful opening weekend of hoops.

Black Forest Academy 37/51, Wiesbaden 28/52: At Wiesbaden, a buzzer-beating jumper by Keyshaun Green won Saturday's game and avenged a Friday loss for the host Warriors.

Green's dramatic corner jumper capped a back-and-forth showdown between the Division I Warriors and Division II Falcons. BFA led by a single point at halftime, while Wiesbaden took a two-point lead into the fourth quarter.

"We were fortunate to have the ball last," Wiesbaden coach David Brown said.

BFA's Noah Greathouse posted a game-high 22 points in Saturday's loss. Kaden Proctor added 18 combined points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds on Saturday.

Isiah Washington and John McKoy scored 10 points apiece to lead Wiesbaden's win Saturday. Elijah Eddings had six assists for the Warriors.

Vicenza 53/47, Sigonella 40/48: At Vicenza, a pair of familiar Italian rivals played to a draw.

The host Cougars took the opener by a double-digit margin thanks to a 22-point outburst from Louis Veazey. Vicenza outscored Sigonella 15-6 in the third quarter to take control of an evenly-matched game.

Sigonella pulled away early in Saturday's rematch, building a 10-point halftime lead and withstanding a spirited Cougar rally. Jason Berlin had 23 points, five steals and five rebounds in the win.

Sigonella's Kamal Jenkins had 20 points Friday and 12 on Saturday.

Hohenfels 55/51, Baumholder 52/53: At Baumholder, the Division II Tigers and Division III Bucs traded hard-fought victories.

Baumholder fell behind 40-15 in the opener before mounting a valiant comeback effort. Marshal Eddie scored 29 points to help Hohenfels outpace the advancing Bucs; Nathaniel Horton had 20 points and Kwan McNeil notched a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double for Baumholder.

The Bucs fell victim to a Hohenfels rally in Saturday's rematch as the Tigers outscored Baumholder 18-12 in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Lester Jungbluth scored the last of his 12 points with six seconds to play in overtime to deliver the Bucs win. Treyvante Kendrick scored 19 points to lead the Bucs, while Eddie again earned game-high honors with 23 points.

Brussels 41/43, Bitburg 27/40: At Brussels, the Brigands needed a Saturday overtime session to secure a weekend sweep.

Brussels raced out to an 18-7 halftime lead on Friday night and cruised to the win. Three Brigands reached double figures as Michael DeFazio scored 13, Callum Proulx had 12 and Dominick DeFazio added 10.

Bitburg responded with a far stiffer challenge Saturday, erasing an eight-point halftime deficit and forcing overtime on a three-pointer by Kevin Morrison before falling in the extra session. Michael DeFazio led all scorers with 21 points, including 11 from the free throw line in 14 attempts.

Marymount 57/71, Aviano 42/68: At Aviano, a new hoops star made a brilliant DODDS-Europe entrance.

Marymount freshman point guard Dominic Laffitte poured in 26 points in Friday's double-digit win, and stepped up his efforts with 46 points Saturday to help the Royals survive a closer brush with the resurgent Saints.

Isaac Dibert scored 10 points Friday for Marymount, while Lotanna Mba notched eight points in each game in support.

Brandon Vigil led Aviano in scoring with 14 points Friday and 24 on Saturday.

Lakenheath 51/46, AFNORTH 27/35: At Lakenheath, returning Lancer starters Myles Erkins and Kentavious Seawood led a sweep for the home team.

Erkins scored 20 points on Friday and 21 on Saturday. Seawood totaled 14 points on the doubleheader while spearheading the defense with a combined 12 steals.

Logan Harless starred Saturday as Division II AFNORTH stuck with its Division I hosts until the Lancers pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Harless had game-high totals of 25 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

SHAPE 82, Alconbury 37: Saturday at Alconbury, Austin Stephens scored 24 points as the Spartans completed their lopsided sweep of the Dragons.

Joachim Maes scored 18 points for SHAPE, which opened its weekend and season Friday with a 42-23 win over Alconbury.

Fritz Sherenco scored nine points and Jacob Williamson totaled six points and a game-best 13 rebounds for the Dragons.

Ramstein 55, Vilseck 27: Saturday at Ramstein, the Royals took a second straight blowout decision from the Falcons.

The defending Division I champions were led by a 12-point effort from D'Angelo Griggs and an eight-point, seven-rebound performance by T.J. Williams. Vilseck's Kenya Pinckney led all scorers with 16.

Ramstein claimed a 51-33 victory over Vilseck on Friday.

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