Boys basketball roundup
Wiesbaden still perfect after narrow win
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 1, 2014
WIESBADEN, Germany -- The front-running team in Division I reaffirmed that status Saturday night.
The unbeaten Wiesbaden Warriors beat visiting Ramstein 53-47, sending the reeling Royals to a third straight loss.
The matchup between two of last year's frustrated European championship contenders was the second in a week's time. Wiesbaden won last Saturday's meeting at Ramstein 78-62. The Royals lost to Kaiserslautern 74-66 three days later.
The Royals were largely able to control Wiesbaden's explosive offense, holding the Warriors to a season-low point total. But the Warriors still grinded out the win.
Reymoi Lewis led a balanced Wiesbaden attack with 12 points, CJ Pridgen posted a 10-point, 14-rebound double-double and Kelsey Thomas added nine points and seven rebounds.
Ramstein forward Jesse Gray added 10 rebounds to a game-high 20-point effort.
Both teams will tangle with Kaiserslautern one more time before entering the European tournament Dec. 19-22 at Wiesbaden.
Wiesbaden 76, Bitburg 36: Friday at Bitburg, the Warriors blasted the Barons.
Anthony Little had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists to pace Wiesbaden. Teammate Jeremy Colon-Rios nabbed a game-high 11 boards.
SHAPE 53, Brussels 39: Saturday at Brussels, senior Conner Manning shot the Spartans to an impressive win.
Manning, also the school's All-Europe football star, made five of six three-point attempts as part of a 21-point, five-steal, five-assist effort. The Spartans made 60 percent of their three-point attempts as a team.
Javaughn Harrison paced the Brigands with 12 points and nine rebounds.
Kaiserslautern 48/49, Black Forest Academy 36/33: At Kaiserslautern, the Raiders outlasted the Falcons on Friday and Saturday.
Emilio Moreno combined for 24 points on the weekend to lead the Raiders.
Kaiserslautern plays Ramstein again Wednesday in hopes of a season sweep of the archrival Royals.
Hohenfels 61, Ansbach 50: Friday at Hohenfels, football star David Vidovic proved his hoops mettle with a 20-point outburst.
The Tigers took control of the regional and divisional rival with an 18-8 third-quarter run. Traijan Powell and Isaac Lopez joined Vidovic in double figures with 12 apiece.
Ansbach's Femi Dixon matched Vidovic's 20-point effort, including six three-pointers.
Hohenfels 50, Schweinfurt/Bamberg 42: Saturday at Hohenfels, Vidovic retained the hot hand as the Tigers finished off an unbeaten weekend.
Vidovic netted a game-high 23 points to lead Hohenfels over a winless but persistent Razorback squad. Leon Roy posted an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double in defeat.
The 8-3 Tigers are unbeaten at the Division II level; all of their losses have come to Division I Vilseck and Patch.
Vilseck 73, Ansbach 30: Saturday at Ansbach, the Division I Falcons blasted their Division II neighbors.
David Harris scored 14, Johnathan Wade scored 13 and Khayree Files notched 11 in a balanced offensive attack for Vilseck. The Falcon defense accounted for 22 steals, led by Wade's five.
Patrick Kabuye and Dixon had nine points apiece for the Cougars.
Lakenheath 62, TASIS 59: Saturday at Cobham, England, the Lancers edged a non-DODDS opponent.
Lakenheath scored 20 points in each of the game's final two quarters to survive a 30-19 halftime deficit.
Lancer CJ Jackson and Jason Zinn of TASIS each scored 23 points. Andre Bowser grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for Lakenheath.
ACS-Cobham 50, Lakenheath 48: Saturday at Cobham, the Lancers couldn't win a second straight close game.
AJ Ransom scored 17 points for Lakenheath. Alex Hively led all scorers with 20 points for Cobham.