Next week’s DODDS Europe Division II boys basketball tournament could be more competitive than previously thought.
Hohenfels swept two games this weekend from Bamberg, including a 53-42 victory Saturday in the two teams’ season finales. The Barons, tied atop the Region III standings with Division I Heidelberg to begin the weekend, dropped into third place with an 8-4 mark and fell to 10-4 overall.
Hohenfels wound up just a game behind Bamberg at 7-5 and 9-5 overall. Patch, idle this final week, finished 9-3 in the region to take second, pending the result of a pair of games between Heidelberg and Ansbach that were not reported by press time.
Jamie Tompkins, an All-Europe selection last year, finished with a game-high 24 points Saturday and also had five rebounds and five assists. J.J. Calhoun scored 12 points for the Tigers, while Chris Sanchez had eight points and six rebounds.
Brian Hargraves topped Bamberg with 11 points. Quadel Webb, just back from an ankle injury suffered in a 56-46 victory over Heidelberg on Jan. 28, added 10 points.
Friday, Tompkins had 16 points and Sanchez and Damien Babington 10 each for Hohenfels in a 53-44 victory. Brian Hargraves had 15 and Tyler Lewis 10 for Bamberg.
The two teams should get plenty of competition in the tournament at Mannheim from once-beaten Naples and a surging Mannheim team coming off a win over Division I foe Wiesbaden.
In other games this weekend:
Ramstein 66, Kaiserslautern 27: Friday at Ramstein, the Royals got revenge for a loss earlier in the week to the Raiders with a lopsided victory to end the regular season.
Thomas Amrine, an All-Europe selection a year ago, scored a game-high 31 points for the Royals, who improved to 8-2 in Region I and 11-3 overall. Jarrod Harvey and DeVonte Allen each scored 16.
Kaiserslautern, which had clinched the Region I crown with a 75-69 victory over Ramstien on Tuesday, was led by Thomas Russ’ 10 points and nine from Bernard Burwell. The Red Raiders finished the regular season at 9-1 and 12-2.
Both teams will participate in the DODDS Europe Division I championships starting Wednesday in Mannheim.
Vilseck 51, Black Forest Academy 50: Saturday at Kandern, Germany, the visiting Falcons – entering the two-game series with only one victory in Region III, rallied late to win both games over the host Falcons.
Vilseck trailed 39-32 entering the final period Saturday. Daniel Arroyo had 19 points and Calvin Hickman 12. Josiah Kelley scored 15 for Black Forest, with Andrew Lindberg adding 11 and Anthony Purpero 10.
Friday, Black Forest led 29-28 going into the final period, but saw its lead slip away in a 43-30 Vilseck victory. Arroyo and Kalyn Smithson each scored 10 points for Vilseck, which enters the DODDS Europe Division I championships in Mannheim starting Wednesday. Kelley paced Black Forest, which takes part in the Division II tournament at the same location.
Menwith Hill 51, Leeds 46: The Mustangs finished their regular season with a victory over the Leeds Tigers.
Schuyler Backlar had 21 points and Chris Jackson scored 13 for Menwith Hill, which finished the regular season with an overall record of 4-10. The Mustangs compete in the DODDS Europe Division III tournament next week in Mannheim.