All-Europe senior guard Eugene Jones outshone fellow All-European Jamie Tompkins on Saturday as the Heidelberg remained unbeaten with a 73-32 courtesy-rule victory over visiting Hohenfels.
Jones, a 6-foot guard who struck for a game-high 27 points in Friday’s 70-51 victory over the Tigers, scored 16 points in Saturday’s triumph, sinking all four of his three-point tries.
Tompkins, who came off a team-high 22 points on Friday, managed just 12 Saturday.
Heidelberg (6-0 overall and 4-0 in Region III) led 30-14 at halftime Saturday and rode a 35-point third quarter - jump-started by three straight treys by Jones to open the period - to the 39-point courtesy-rule margin of victory.
Stirling Thomas, a combined 5-for-6 from behind the three-point arc in the two contests, had 14 points Saturday to give him 31 for the weekend. Chris Cuthbert, who pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds Friday, scored 11 points in Saturday’s game.
Next up for the Lions are Friday and Saturday Region III home games against Black Forest Academy. Hohenfels (2-3, 0-3) is scheduled for Region III make-up games Friday and Saturday against Patch. The original Hohenfels-at-Patch games were snowed out last month.
In other boys games of note:
Sigonella 59, Vicenza 45: Saturday at Vicenza, the 2010 European Division III runners-up got 14 points each from Chris McKissick, who led his team with seven rebounds, Michael Mink and All-European Larry Stevenson to remain unbeaten by completing a sweep of their guests.
Sigonella (6-0 overall and in Region IV) broke away from a 28-all halftime tie with an 18-8 third-quarter run. The Jaguars also exploited a late scoring burst on Friday when they rode a 22-15 fourth-quarter run to a 69-62 victory. Stevenson scored 22 points and Marco Montero 15 in that game, which saw both players go 3-for-3 on three-point tries.
Sigonella is next scheduled to host two-time defending European D-II champion Aviano for games that will go far toward deciding the Region IV pecking order. Vicenza (2-4) is scheduled to play at Naples on Friday and Saturday.
Aviano 48, American Overseas School of Rome 46: Saturday at Aviano, Corey Webb drove to the rim and sank a crossover layup with 1.6 seconds to play to lift the Saints.
Webb’s third and fourth points of the game allowed Aviano to avenge Friday night’s 66-49 loss to their guests, the Saints’ first loss of the season.
AOSR’s duo of Lorenzo Mannozzi and Nathan Sieben led the way Friday with 31 and 21 points respectively. Dan Bert scored a team-high 11 points Friday for Aviano (5-1), which couldn’t recover from a 25-6 first-quarter run by AOSR.
Saturday, Myron McRae led the way with 16 points, while the Aviano defense held Sieben and Mannozzi to a much more manageable 16 and 15 points, respectively.
AOSR (3-3) is scheduled for games at winless Florence next week.
Bamberg 44, Patch 42: Saturday at Bamberg, the Barons withstood a 19-13 third-quarter run to hold off their Division I guests and complete a Region III sweep.
Quadell Webb, who scored 22 points in Friday’s 58-49 win, led his team in scoring (16 points) and rebounding (seven) Saturday.
Brian Hargrove added 11 points Saturday for Bamberg (3-0 overall, 2-0 in the region). Bamberg is scheduled to host Region III rival Ansbach on Friday before moving on to a non-regional game Saturday at Mannheim.
Patch (2-4, 2-2) got 10 points Saturday from Shaquille Hunter, who scored a team-high 14 Friday. Next up for the Panthers are home games Friday and Saturday against Hohenfels.