European girls basketball: Aviano 4-for-Rome after weekend sweep of AOSR
Aviano completed a four-game conquest of Rome on Saturday with a 62-23 romp over the American Overseas School of Rome.
Making its second trip to Rome in as many weekends, Aviano completed its sweep of the two Region V schools based there behind the scoring and ball-hawking of Alyssa Lane, Audrey McGregor and Lakeishia Stephens, Aviano coach Greg Mead reported Saturday night.
Lane had 26 points and five steals; McGregor had 10 points and stole the ball seven times; and Stephens, in addition to 14 steals, tied the ball up six times.
Combined with Friday night’s 54-26 victory at AOSR and the previous weekend’s 43-4 and 52-24 sweep at Marymount International School of Rome, Saturday’s victory gave Aviano a 6-0 overall record at the holiday break.
In other girls games of note:
Naples 67, Milan 24: On Saturday at Naples, Italy, the Lady Wildcats’ high-scoring duo of Valentina Lee and Darien Moon completed their first weekend of the season with a sweep of Milan.
Lee scored 19 points in Friday’s 57-20 romp and 24 Saturday, while Moon, an All-Europe second-teamer last season as a freshman, tallied 17 and 22 as the Lady Wildcats served notice that they’re serious about defending their European Division II crown.
Vicenza 57, Sigonella 15: Saturday at Sigonella, Italy, Chakeira Gilbert posted her second straight 20-plus game.
Gilbert scored 23 points and had seven steals, six rebounds and five assists Saturday. In Friday’s 59-18 romp, she had 28 points, nine assists and eight steals.
Vicenza (4-0) has an average victory margin of more than 36 points in two games each against AOSR and Sigonella.
Kaiserslautern 46, Heidelberg 30: On Friday at Heidelberg, All-Europe junior Latanya Wilson scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and stole the ball six times as the Lady Raiders completed their pre-holiday schedule unbeaten.
Tylisa Hendrix added 11 points and nine rebounds, which allowed Kaiserslautern (4-0) to shrug off a 16-point, 14-rebound night by Ashley Jordan of the Lady Lions (2-2).
Brussels 30, Hanau 20: On Saturday at Brussels, the Lady Brigands completed a two-game sweep of their fellow D-IV school behind 20 points and four steals by Elizabeth McVicker.
Caitlin Quinn, a four-year teammate of McVicker’s who missed a Tuesday loss to International School of Brussels because of illness, returned to score six points, grab seven rebounds, dish out eight assists and pull off five steals as Brussels won its second game of the season.
Hanau fell to 0-3.
Wiesbaden 49, Mannheim 38: Friday at Wiesbaden, freshman Leandra Thomas poured in 28 points and snared eight rebounds, and senior Nancy Jensen scored 11 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Lady Warriors (1-1) picked up the Region III victory.
Wiesbaden’s Lakendra Washington contributed five steals against the Lady Bison (2-1).
SHAPE 48-50, Bitburg 29-27: On Friday at SHAPE, Belgium, Ebonee De Vos scored 15 points, pulled down seven rebounds and blocked three shots in the Lady Spartans’ victory.
SHAPE (4-0) completed its unbeaten pre-holiday run at Bitburg on Saturday with a 50-27 victory.
“SHAPE played a solid game," Bitburg coach Lin Hairstone said by telephone Friday after his team fell to 0-3.
“We just couldn’t get any shots to go down.”
Lakenheath 35, ISB 19: On Saturday at Lakenheath, Alex Hampton scored 16 points and made three steals as the Lady Lancers (3-1 Region I) rebounded from Friday night’s 41-39 loss to International School of Brussels.