Boys basketballOtis Reale, American Overseas School of Rome: The Falcons are flying up the ranks of Division II contenders, and the high-scoring Reale has a lot to do with it. The sophomore guard scored 33 of his 35 points before halftime in Friday’s 57-17 rout of Hohenfels, and went for an even 40 the next day in a 65-43 defeat of Ansbach.D’Angelo Gallardo, Rota: The Admirals’ first entry into the DODDS-Europe regular season doubled as a star turn for Gallardo. He averaged close to 25 points per game, including a 34-point effort Saturday, over four combined Rota weekend wins.Terrell Staten, Naples: The slow-starting Wildcats couldn’t catch up to Vilseck in a 68-54 loss on Friday, but Naples has a real tournament weapon in Staten. The sophomore guard scored a game-high 31 points, including five three-pointers, in defeat.
Girls basketballAdrianna Ruffin, Lakenheath: The Lancers earned a gritty 43-38 overtime win at Kaiserslautern on Friday behind a dominant scoring effort from Ruffin. The senior guard poured in a game-best 25 points.Amethyst Rorie, Ramstein: The Royal guard was productive on the boards and the scoreboard Saturday. Rorie posted a 12-point, 13-rebound double-double in a 51-24 defeat of Lakenheath.Alison Cook, AOSR: The Falcon forward dominated down low in two victories over German divisional rivals. Cook had 17 points and 14 rebounds in a 41-40 win over Hohenfels on Friday and 20 points and 24 rebounds in Saturday’s 36-21 defeat of Ansbach.
WrestlingEli Spencer, Patch: The Panther standout made a case for himself as Europe’s best wrestler with a dominant Saturday at Vilseck. Spencer cruised through the 195-pound bracket and emerged with a still-sparkling 18-0 record on the season.Christian Rivera-Nales, Ramstein: The 145-pounder came away Saturday with a hard-won double-overtime decision over Vilseck’s Austin Weatherspoon. That win and ultimate weight-class top finish fueled a surprise upset bid as Ramstein fell three points behind reigning champion Patch at Vilseck. Colten Menges, Lakenheath: The increasingly dangerous Lancers are spearheaded by this sturdy 220-pounder. Menges outlasted a strong field in Saturday’s home meet, ranking as one Lakenheath’s nine medalists in a home-mat triumph.
MarksmanshipMaggie Ehmann, Patch: The Panther ace led the way to another Patch victory on Saturday with a first-place showing in a six-team meet at Wiesbaden. Ehmann’s 291 points included a perfect 100 from prone position.