The defending European Division III champion Baumholder Lady Bucs rang in the new year in last year’s style with a sweep at AFNORTH.

Baumholder downed the Lions 57-41 Friday and 59-31 Saturday to run their record to 5-0 in a non-regional matchup.

Baumholder, usually led in scoring by All-European sophomores Elizabeth Styles and Veronne Clark, rode 22 points by Jasmine Thompson to Friday night’s victory. Styles and Clark added 14 and 12 points, respectively.

On Saturday, Styles led all scorers with 24 points, outdueling AFNORTH’s Brenda Broadwater. Broadwater scored 23, but the Lions still fell to 2-4. Clark scored 10 points and Thompson grabbed eight rebounds for the Lady Bucs, who claimed their fourth road victory in as many tries.

In other girls games of note on resumption weekend:

Aviano 46-48, AOSR 4-8: On Saturday at Aviano, Italy, the Region IV leaders improved to 6-0 by completing a courtesy-rule sweep of the American Overseas School of Rome with 6:17 left in the third period. The Saints’ victory Friday didn’t make it to halftime.

Jasmine Mailoto, a 6-foot-1 freshman, topped Friday night’s scoring with 18 points. Mailoto, whom Aviano coach Greg Mead cited as the reason he believes this edition of the Saints is stronger that last year’s European D-II runners-up, scored 10 on Saturday to complement a game-high 26 by Alyssa Lane. Lane, who scored 14 on Friday night, pulled off seven steals on Saturday.

Aviano, which has won four of its six games via the 40-point courtesy rule, won’t play again until a Jan. 23-24 date at Sigonella.

The losses were the first of the season for AOSR.

Ramstein 38, Bitburg 15: On Friday at Ramstein, the Lady Royals, behind 20 points and 12 steals from Lataiya Harrison, also remained unbeaten.

Nadia Booker grabbed 10 rebounds in the Region II victory, which left Ramstein 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the region. Bitburg fell to 2-2, 0-1.

SHAPE 48, Mannheim 38: On Saturday at SHAPE, Belgium, All-Europe senior Ebonee DeVos missed a triple-double by two assists as the Lady Spartans avenged a 47-31 loss Friday to the defending European D-II champions.

DeVos scored 22 points, snared 20 rebounds, handed out eight assists, pulled off five steals and blocked three shots.

SHAPE (2-3) broke out to a 19-4 first-quarter run en route to the triumph, a game that saw Tammy Northshield score 15 points and hand out 12 assists. Mannheim (1-2) was led by Krystal Elliott’s 17 points.

Wiesbaden 45-30, FIS 34-24: On Friday at Wiesbaden, sisters LeAndra and LeAmber Thomas combined for 29 points against Frankfurt International School. LeAmber Thomas added 10 rebounds to the cause; LeAndra chipped in five steals.

LeAndra had 14 rebounds, five steals and six points in Saturday’s victory at FIS, which evened Wiesbaden’s record at 3-3.

Heidelberg 53-47, Ansbach 27-15: On Saturday at Ansbach, All-European Ashley Hicks scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Lady Lions (5-1, 4-0 in Region III) kept their hosts (0-6, 0-4) winless with a sweep.

Heidelberg’s Hicks was coming off a 16-point, 11-rebound performance in Friday’s romp.

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