Lakenheath collected as tough a victory as there is in DODDS-Europe on Saturday by handing defending European Division I champion Kaiserslautern its first loss of the season, 46-40 in overtime on the Lady Raiders’ floor.
“They played a great game,” Kaiserslautern coach Corey Sullivan said by telephone Saturday. “They were ice from the line, especially in overtime.”
Lakenheath, which had trailed most of the game, finally forged a 33-33 tie at the end of regulation, Sullivan said, then took charge in overtime. “Once we went to OT,” he said, “they took over.”
Tekeia Wallace scored 16 points to lead the Lancers, whose only loss of the season came in overtime – 61-59 at the American School in London. Jessica Serd added 10 points for Lakenheath (8-1) overall.
K-town (6-1) was led by its All-Europe duo, Kiara Sanchez-Herrera and LaTanya Wilson. Sanchez-Herrera scored 18 points and pulled off five steals. Wilson had nine points, five rebounds and three assists.
In other girls games of note:
Baumholder 54, Mannheim 49: On Saturday at Baumholder, the defending European D-III champions rode their All-Europe tandem — Veronne Clark and Elizabeth Styles — to a 9-0 overall record and 6-0 mark in Region II.
Clark had 17 points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists, and Styles posted 11 points, five rebounds and two steals as Baumholder completed a home-and-home sweep of the defending European D-II champions.
Krystall Elliott had 24 points for Mannheim (2-6 overall, 1-5 Region II) to lead all scorers.
Aviano 46, Sigonella 7: On Saturday at Sigonella, the Saints remained unbeaten at 8-0 with a 40-point courtesy-rule victory. Alyssa Lane scored 20 points to lead the Saints over winless Sigonella.
Naples 52, Vicenza 12: On Saturday at Naples, the Wildcats kept pace with Aviano with a courtesy-rule victory of their own. Naples (6-0) got 23 points from Valentina Lee in the rout of Vicenza (3-5).
Patch 61, Heidelberg 48: On Friday at Heidelberg, the Lady Panthers (8-2 overall, 7-1 Region III) bounced back from a 55-38 home loss to the Lady Lions on Thursday behind 28 points from Janelle Loney.
Patch led just 23-22 at halftime, but pulled away from Heidelberg (6-2, 5-1) in the second half as Adrianna Archie, who pulled down 17 rebounds on Thursday, grabbed 10 more on Friday.
SHAPE 42, AFNORTH 27: On Saturday at SHAPE, Belgium, All-Europe senior Ebonee DeVos had 14 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals as the Lady Spartans (3-6) avenged a 35-31 road loss on Friday night to the Lady Lions (4-6).
Tammy Northshield added 14 points, five assists and two steals for SHAPE.
Black Forest Academy 37, Wiesbaden 26: On Saturday at Kandern, Germany, Autumn Neuharth had 12 points, 11 rebounds, seven steals and a blocked shot as Black Forest Academy (4-4) salvaged a weekend split against Wiesbaden (5-5). The Lady Warriors won 49-44 on Friday.
Vilseck 54, Hohenfels 17: On Saturday at Hohenfels, Jamilla Harvey scored 18 points, and Shamyra Coleman added 14 points and nine steals to lead Vilseck. Hohenfels, whose scheduled game at Vilseck on Friday was snowed out, got six points from Artashia Hall.