Girls basketball roundup
Traditional powers sweep overmatched opponents
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 18, 2020
Division I powers Stuttgart and Ramstein and Division II contenders Naples and Vicenza plowed through overmatched opponents this weekend in thorough doubleheader sweeps.
Stuttgart 57/41, Kaiserslautern 33/28: At Stuttgart, the defending Division I champs handled another challenger with relative ease.
Liv Sullens led a balanced Panther attack with 11 points on Friday and 10 more on Saturday. Rachel Baker joined Sullens in double digits with 10 points Friday, while Skye DaSilva Mathis posted eight points, nine rebounds, six steals and four assists in an all-around Saturday effort.
Audrey Elisondo scored a game-high 17 points to pace Kaiserslautern Friday, while teammate Azora Williams led all scorers Saturday with 12 points.
Ramstein 47/31, Vilseck 9/16: At Vilseck, the Royals pounded the host Falcons in back-to-back routs.
Alexis Tri scored 10 points in each game to lead Ramstein back to the win column after a sweep at the hands of Stuttgart a week prior. Alayna Potter matched Tri’s 10 points on Friday while Shannon McCray added nine points Saturday.
Vicenza 54/58, Marymount 29/32: At Vicenza, the Cougars overwhelmed their Division II opponent.
Claire Troiano was dominant throughout the weekend, posting 15 points and six rebounds Friday and pouring in 24 points along with five steals and five blocks Saturday. Brealin Redecker added 31 combined points and 11 rebounds on the weekend.
Naples 47/51, Rota 23/17: At Naples, the Wildcats stayed unbeaten with a pair of decisive victories.
The Wildcats outscored the Admirals 13-0 in the third quarter Friday to further stretch a 20-point halftime lead and set the tone for the runaway sweep.
Roxanne Sasse totaled 17 points, six steals, six rebounds and two assists on Friday and chalked up 12 points, 11 steals and six rebounds on Saturday. Mia Rawlins added a combined 19 points over the two games.
Baumholder 44, Alconbury 27: Friday at Baumholder, the host Bucs pulled away for a key Division III victory.
Lydia Coyour scored 15 points and Rowan Payne notched a 10-point, 15-rebound double-double for Baumholder, offsetting a game-high 17-points by Alconbury’s Natalie Bishop.
Baumholder’s 19-4 run in the third quarter made the difference in a previously back-and-forth game.
AFNORTH, too, enjoyed a productive weekend in Baumholder, recording a 35-12 defeat of Alconbury and a 25-22 win over Brussels.
Tori Morris and Syd Macauley each scored 20 cumulative points in the victories.
Brussels recovered for a 26-13 win over Baumholder on Saturday behind 13 points and seven rebounds by Nina Duvnjak.