The Division III Sigonella Jaguars continued to hold their own among larger Italian rivals Saturday, blasting visiting Vicenza 83-59 to earn a weekend doubleheader split with the Division I Cougars.
Vicenza won Friday's matchup 63-60.
Sigonella got standout performances from three key players to earn Saturday's victory.
Chris Moore produced another in a string of prolific performances, scoring 26 points for the second consecutive game and adding 10 rebounds and six steals.
Thomas Wray piled up a diverse 22 points in support, hitting four of seven three-point attempts while mixing in close-range scores and putbacks off offensive rebounds.
Jason Berlin, meanwhile, scored 15 points and dished out eight assists in a savvy backcourt effort.
Their combined efforts was enough to even the score with Vicenza, the second time this season that the tiny Jaguars have split a pair of games with a Division I opponent. Sigonella answered a season-opening 43-40 loss to Naples on Dec. 5 with a gritty 46-44 win the next day.
Emerging favorites for the Division III title, Sigonella will play at and near its own level over the balance of the regular season.
The Jaguars face divisional foes Marymount and Florence along with Division II squad Aviano before proceeding to the postseason.
Wiesbaden 45/56, Vilseck 39/44: At Wiesbaden, the Warriors recorded two double-digit wins over the Division I rival Falcons.
The Warriors plucked two new standout scorers from their deep roster to stay undefeated. Elijah Eddings scored 12 on Friday and Keyshaun Green matched that output on Saturday.
Teammate Anthony Little worked the glass for a combined 18 boards on the weekend.
Gabriel Lewis posted a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double for Vilseck on Friday.
Patch 61, Kaiserslautern 50: Friday at Kaiserslautern, the two-time defending champion Panthers passed their first divisional test of the season.
Coming in with a 4-0 record stockpiled against Division II competition, the new-look visitors quickly proved they'll be no pushover when it comes to defending their title next month. The Panthers built a five-point lead after one quarter and pushed ahead by 12 at halftime in handing the Raiders their first loss of the season.
Three Patch players reached double figures in points. Colin Whitten led all scorers with 15, Alec Basgall added 14 and Robert Braswell had 12.
Jeremy Morgan paced Kaiserslautern with 13 points.
The Panthers, featuring an almost entirely new rotation from their last two championship rosters, will visit Wiesbaden next weekend in a rematch of last year's Division I title game.
Naples 48/40, Florence 6/2: At Naples, the Wildcats trounced their Division III opponents.
Ty'Rick Riggins scored a game-high nine points on Friday, Terrell Staten went for 18 on Saturday and K.C. Evans scored a combined 18 points on the weekend to lead the onslaught.