Teams try to grab momentum heading into the break
Most of DODEA-Europe headed into the holiday intermission this weekend with a busy slate of intradivisional matchups setting up the stretch run to the postseason in January.
A home-and-home set between Kaiserslautern and Ramstein on Tuesday is all that remains of the 2019 portion of the sports calendar.
The season resumes Jan. 10; the European tournaments are set for Feb. 19-22.
GirlsStuttgart 63/52, Wiesbaden 24/24: At Stuttgart, the defending champion Panthers routed the Warriors in a Division I mismatch.
Liv Sullens led the way in the opener with 13 points, seven steals and two assists, while Victoria Antoine totaled 11 points, six steals and three assists. Skye DaSilva Mathis posted 13 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists in an all-around effort Saturday.
Alynna Palacios paced Wiesbaden in defeat with 16 points in each game and a combined 24 rebounds, including 15 boards in a Saturday double-double.
Vilseck 41/19, Kaiserslautern 26/39: At Kaiserslautern, the Falcons and host Raiders each took half of a wild doubleheader.
Vilseck unleashed a 15-0 run spanning the length of the fourth quarter to turn a tie game into a double-digit win. Kaiserslautern stormed back Saturday, outscoring its guest 28-9 in the first half to earn the spilt.
Rebecca Moon poured in a combined 39 points on the weekend and singlehandedly outscored the Falcons 20-19 in Saturday’s romp.
Rebekah Heckert posted a combined 14 points for Vilseck.
Aviano 48/56, Vicenza 34/36: The Saints claimed a pair of double-digit victories in a home-and-home series with their local rival.
Keyona Williams and Mikyla Harkley led the way for Aviano, which will take a perfect 4-0 record into the holiday break. Williams totaled 35 points across the two games, while Harkley totaled 32 points and 17 rebounds. Jasmine Vasquez contributed a combined 21 points to the sweep.
Another Italian Division II matchup, Naples’ scheduled visit to American Overseas School of Rome, was postponed due to inclement weather.
Spangdahlem, AFNORTH cruise: The Spangdahlem Sentinels and AFNORTH Lions headed into the break on decisive doubleheader sweeps of Division III rivals.
Spangdahlem recorded 51-25 and 46-11 wins over visiting Alconbury.
Lorelai Vargo posted 14 points in each game to lead the way offensively and added seven rebounds Friday and seven steals Saturday.
AFNORTH, a new arrival to the division after years in Division II, handled host Baumholder by scores of 23-10 and 30-17. Tori Morris scored 15 and 16 points, respectively, in the two wins.
BoysKaiserslautern 59/51, Vilseck 53/52: At Kaiserslautern, both teams took a win in an evenly matched Division I clash.
Kaiserslautern’s Tre Dotson approached a triple-double in a dominant effort Friday. Dotson posted 12 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists in support of the game-high 28 points by teammate Darius Camp.
Vilseck held off a late Kaiserslautern rally to secure the split on Saturday. The Falcons led by nine points before clinching a one-point win.
Cameron Gaetos combined for 28 points over the two games, while Jonas Matthews recorded a combined 25 points for the Falcons.
Wiesbaden 65/64, Stuttgart 48/47: At Stuttgart, the visiting Warriors outpaced the Panthers.
Darnell Moran Jr. scored 19 points Friday and 22 more on Saturday, while Dom Bivins pitched in with 23 combined points.
Sabriel Ashley totaled 26 points and Sam Schudel added 25 on the weekend to lead Stuttgart.
Spangdahlem 66/60, Alconbury 52/53: At Spangdahlem, Deon Montgomery followed a 20-point game on Friday with a 25-point effort on Saturday to lead the Sentinels’ sweep.
Spangdahlem is a perfect 4-0 heading into the winter break.