NAPLES, Italy — Finally getting onto the floor for the first time in the 2008-09 season, the Naples girls rolled by visiting American Overseas School of Rome 60-24 and 47-6 this weekend.
Senior Valentina Lee led the way for Naples, which played no official games before the holidays and saw last weekend’s games scheduled for Milan postponed by snow.
Lee scored 32 points and chalked up eight steals, seven rebounds and four assists on Friday. In Saturday’s game — which saw the scoring ended in the third quarter by the high schools’ 40-point courtesy rule — Lee, a returning second-team All-Europe guard, scored 27 points, had seven steals, five rebounds and four assists.
The twin-killing upped Naples’ record to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in American Schools in Italy League play. The Wildcats picked up two paper victories in December when Marymount, their only opponent on the 2008 portion of the schedule, forfeited both scheduled games in Naples because of travel problems.
In other girls games of note:
Baumholder 49, Ramstein 45: On Friday at Ramstein, All-Europe sophomore guard Elizabeth Styles scored 21 points and pulled off 12 steals as the defending European Division III champion Lady Bucs (7-0 overall, 4-0 in Region II) completed a Region II sweep of their D-I hosts.
"Ramstein did a great job regrouping after Tuesday’s game," Baumholder coach Carter Hollenbeck wrote in a Saturday e-mail after his team held off the same squad it thumped 64-39 at Baumholder on Tuesday night.
The losses were the first of the season for Ramstein (4-2, 2-2), which got 15 points Friday from All-Europe second-team junior LaTaiya Harrison.
Kaiserslautern 42, Bitburg 28: On Friday at Bitburg, All-Europe first-teamers Kiara Sanchez-Herrera and LaTanya Wilson scored 15 and 12 points, respectively, as the defending European D-I champion Lady Raiders kept pace with Baumholder as two defending champions with perfect records.
Barbara Burriss had 10 rebounds for Kaiserslautern (5-0 overall, 3-0 in Region II).
Mannheim 42, Wiesbaden 33: On Saturday at Mannheim, Krystal Elliott scored 12 points to lead the defending European D-II champions to a home-and-home split with the Lady Warriors.
Erica Wilson chalked up seven points and four steals, and Maolis Pitti handed out four assists as Mannheim (2-4 overall, 1-3 in Region II) avenged a 41-31 loss Friday night at Wiesbaden.
Wiesbaden (4-4, 1-3) got nine points, 13 rebounds and five steals from LeAndra Thomas and 10 points and nine rebounds from LeAmber Thomas.
Black Forest Academy 29, Vilseck 27: On Saturday at Kandern, Germany, Joanna Kelley blocked five shots and snared a team-high 13 rebounds as the Falcons (3-3 overall and in Region III) made their two-point halftime lead stand up.
Jamilla Harvey had 15 rebounds and Shamyra Coleman 10 points for Vilseck (3-3, 3-1), which won Friday night’s game 26-24.
Patch 37, Ansbach 35: On Saturday at Stuttgart, Adrianna Archie’s 11 points and 14 rebounds helped the Lady Panthers (7-1 overall) complete a sweep of winless Ansbach and remain unbeaten in Region III play (6-0).
Vicenza 55, Milan 46: On Saturday at Vicenza, the Lady Cougars rode Adriona Cleveland’s 26 points to the American Schools in Italy League victory.
Cleveland was 8-for-11 from the foul line to help Vicenza (3-3 overall, 2-1 in the league) rebound from Friday night’s 33-31 nonconference loss to Milan.