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The DODEA-Europe boys basketball regular season produced one more fascinating tournament preview on Friday as the Wiesbaden Warriors edged the visiting Kaiserslautern Raiders 49-46.

The Raiders held a six-point lead at halftime of the game, a matchup between two teams hopeful of knocking off reigning champion Ramstein for the Division I title when the tournament opens Wednesday.

Wiesbaden responded with a second-half rally and held the Raiders to eight fourth-quarter points to complete the comeback.

Wiesbaden’s Jaylen McFadden led all scorers with 15 points, while teammate Joshua Osakwe stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Ramstein 60/65, Black Forest Academy 58/56: At Kandern, Germany, the Royals took both hard-fought halves of a doubleheader between incumbent European champions.

Friday’s game went to overtime before the defending Division I champion Royals edged the reigning Division II champion Falcons.

Naser Eaves dominated both games with 33 points and eight rebounds Friday and 36 points and 12 rebounds Saturday. Sincere Dudley added a 10-point, 17-rebound double-double Friday.

Jacob Fortune scored 24 points Friday and 16 on Saturday to pace the Falcons on both occasions.

Lakenheath 59/55, SHAPE 43/43: At Mons, Belgium, the visiting Lancers finished off their regular season with two Division I wins.

A 23-8 third-quarter push put Lakenheath ahead to stay on Friday, while a strong Saturday set the tone for a Saturday sweep.

Lakenheath’s Grady Wright cracked double digits in each game, including 10 on Friday and 11 on Saturday. Jevon Wong and Chandler Squire equalled that feat for SHAPE, with Wong posting 25 combined points and Squire adding 22.

SHAPE also registered a 40-29 defeat of Division III Alconbury on Saturday.

Rota 63/64, Marymount 51/38: At Rota, the host Admirals posted two double-digit wins over a Division II rival.

Rota big man Andy Drake shoved the Royals around for a pair of double-doubles, producing 28 points and 13 rebounds on Thursday and 24 and 13 on Friday. Joseph Perches joined Drake at that status Friday with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Gianmaria Bellucci scored a combined 42 points to lead Marymount. Hohenfels 57/33, Ansbach 44/68: The regional and divisional rivals exchanged home-court wins in a home-and-home series.

Wade Cooper scored 23 points and nabbed 12 rebounds on Friday as Hohenfels claimed the doubleheader’s opener. Kevin Kamara scored a game-high 28 points and Ogden Andrew totaled 24 points, 13 rebounds, six steals and five assists as Ansbach returned the favor Saturday.

Vicenza 62/38, Aviano 45/47: The northern Italian neighbors also swapped home wins on Friday and Saturday.

Jayden Owens and Abrein Brown scored 17 and Kai’re Grant added 16 in Vicenza’s decisive Friday win. Traevian Ware scored a game-high 18 points, including Aviano’s final nine of the game, on the Saints’ home turf Saturday.

AFNORTH 52, Brussels 23: Friday at Brunssum, Netherlands, the Lions routed the Brigands.

AFNORTH held Brussels scoreless in the second quarter and launched a 19-5 run in the third to pull away.

David Mitchell scored a game-high 21 points to pace the Division II Lions to a season-ending win. Luke Priestman totaled 14 points, eight assists, four rebounds and four steals in support.

Dominick DeFazio led Division III Brussels with 16 points.


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