European H.S. girls basketball: Defending girls D-III champ Baumholder strong in opener
Baumholder, the defending European Division III champion, gave every indication it’s capable of repeating with a 49-17 road victory over Hohenfels.
The deep and talented Lady Bucs, led by the sophomore All-Europe duo of Veronne Clark and Elizabeth Styles, opened their season Friday by taking a 20-2 first-quarter lead over one of the two D-III clubs they’ll face during the regular season and expanding it to 35-4 at halftime.
Clark and Styles ended their limited time on the floor with eight points each. Styles made six steals, and Jasmine Thompson and DonTaya Powers each grabbed 11 rebounds for Baumholder. Erica Nash led Hohenfels with 10 points.
The teams were to play again Saturday, but the game was canceled when the officials were involved in a car accident that prevented them from arriving, Hohenfels coach Joyce Dusenberry said.
In other girls games of note:
Aviano 50-56, Marymount 10-16: At Aviano, Italy, the biggest problem for the European D-II runner-up Saints was holding down the score.
All-Europe senior Alyssa Lane scored 17 points in each game, and added five assists in Saturday’s contest. Jazmine Mailoto matched Lane on Friday with 17 points, and scored nine on Saturday.
Kaiserslautern 31-30, Vilseck 17-14: At Vilseck, All-European LaTanya Wilson scored nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and made three assists and three steals on Friday, then came back on Saturday with eight points, six rebounds and three steals and three assists as the defending European D-I champs carefully avoided letting things get out of hand.
Vilseck’s Shamyra Coleman helped contain K-town’s scoring. She pulled off nine steals on Friday and seven Saturday as Vilseck made its D-I girls basketball debut.
BFA 26-45, Ansbach 15-20: At Kandern, Germany, Cameron Prenger stole the ball 13 times Friday and Jessica Krause stripped it away six times Saturday as Black Forest Academy swept its guests in a battle of D-II schools.
Heidelberg 41, Wiesbaden 29: On Saturday at Heidelberg, Vilseck transfer Ashley Hicks, fresh from helping the Lady Lions to the European D-I volleyball title, took game scoring and rebounding honors (13 points, 12 rebounds) in her Heidelberg debut. She also stole the ball five times.
Wiesbaden 44, Patch 42: At Wiesbaden, sisters LeAndra and LeAmber Thomas boosted the Lady Warriors past their D-I guests on Friday. LeAndra scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made five steals. LeAmber had eight points and nine rebounds.