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Girls basketball roundup

Ramstein, Naples pick up lopsided victories

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 19, 2019

Division I powers Ramstein and Naples picked up a pair of decisive victories over the weekend as schools increasingly fight for seeding at the fast-approaching European tournaments.

Ramstein cruises: The Royals dispatched both of their weekend visitors, blasting Baumholder 47-7 on Friday and routing Lakenheath 50-16 on Saturday.

Alexis Tri scored 24 total points for the Royals, while Shemilia Johnson grabbed 15 combined rebounds.

The Royals next face defending champion Stuttgart.

Naples 63/54, Marymount 16/13: At Naples, the Wildcats dismantled the visiting Royals. 

Roxanne Sasse scored 20 points Friday and 14 more on Saturday, while Victoria Sasse scored 13 in each game. Mia Rawlins grabbed eight rebounds on both Friday and Saturday.

The Wildcats host familiar rival Vicenza and more exotic visitor Rota next weekend.

Sigonella seizes control: The defending Division III champion Sigonella Jaguars were again the class of the small-school ranks with an undefeated showing in a four-school meet at Brussels, though their challengers offered plenty of resistance.

Sigonella bested the host Brigands 39-24 on Friday, but otherwise was locked into two close games. The Jaguars beat Alconbury 31-29 in overtime on Friday, then withstood a comeback attempt from new Division III entry Spangdahlem in a 45-40 win Saturday.

Averi Chandler totaled 51 points over the three games, including 25 against Spangdahlem. Jessica Jacobs added 31 combined points.

Alynna Palacios scored 11 points for Alconbury in the overtime loss.

Rota 39/31, Aviano 25/21: At Rota, the host Admirals made their DODEA-Europe season debut with a pair of wins over a Division II rival.

Rota’s Julia White scored a combined 15 points over the two games, while Elizabeth Lamb scored 13 on Saturday. Keyona Williams scored 20 points over the weekend, including 15 on Friday, for Aviano.

The organization’s lone Spain-based program has a string of DODEA-Europe matchups ahead of it after sitting out the first half of the season. Rota travels to Naples next weekend, where it will also face Vicenza, and returns to Italy to face Marymount and American Overseas School of Rome on Feb. 8-9.

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