Racquel DavisBasketball


Last week: Davis, a 6-foot senior transfer, made it 2-for-2 Saturday, notching a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Division II Lady Barons downed D-I Vilseck 46-14 for the second straight night.

That followed a double-double the previous night for Davis, a center, who "came to Bamberg from New York as a very polished player," according to Bamberg coach Terra McAllister. Davis scored 15 points and was credited with an astounding 30 rebounds in Bamberg’s 46-14 victory Friday.

"Racquel loves basketball," McAllister said Tuesday. "She also practices hard; it is evident when she gets on the court."

Davis’ efforts helped the Lady Barons to a 2-0 record going into the holiday break. She and her teammates will have to wait until games Jan. 8-9 at Mannheim to get back on the court.

Cameron JacksonBasketballBitburg

Last week: Jackson, a 6-foot-1 senior wing and center who couldn’t crack the Barons’ starting lineup last season but still averaged seven points per game, made his debut in Bitburg’s starting five a memorable one. He gashed SHAPE for 51 points, 18 rebounds, 13 steals and seven blocks, providing more than enough impetus for visiting Bitburg to prevail in its first two games of the season, 47-34 on Friday and 72-51 on Saturday.

Jackson, an All-Europe safety for the Barons’ Division II champion football team, is Bitburg’s lone returning varsity player, according to coach Terrence Hoffman, who added that Jackson’s defensive play helped ignite a number of fast breaks against the Spartans in a non-regional matchup.

Jackson, who mans the center position in Bitburg’s 1-3-1 defense so that the Barons can take advantage of his athleticism, was at his best Saturday. He posted an emphatic triple-double: 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals.

Selected by Stars and Stripes staff

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