Overtime surge carries Baumholder by Bitburg
The Baumholder Bucs, Division III runners-up last season, completed a two-game sweep of D-II power Bitburg with a 93-83 overtime victory Saturday.
"We were down by nine in the fourth quarter," Baumholder coach Spencer Bean said as his team rode the bus back to Baumholder on Saturday evening, "but we got back into it when they started missing some free throws — one-and-ones."
Artrell Davis, who scored 28 points in Friday night’s 71-61 home triumph, took advantage of the extra period to up his points total on Saturday to 35.
"We scored 18 points in the overtime," Bean said. "It was 75-75 at the end of regulation."
Saturday’s victory improved Bamholder’s overall record to 7-4 and evened its Region II mark at 4-4. Bitburg (4-4, 2-3), a Division II contender, was coming off victories over Kaiserserslautern and Ramstein of Division I the previous weekend.
In other boys games of note:
Ramstein 72, Mannheim 52: Friday at Ramstein, Dillon Wadsack scored 17 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Royals (9-1, 5-1 Region II) mounted a 31-14 final-period run.
Wadsack could thank his teammates for his fourth-quarter outburst. "Most of the points were easy layups off turnovers caused by Evan Canfield and the rest of the Royals," coach Andrew O’Connor said.
Reserve Brandon Oxendine scored 10 points and another sub, DaRon Floyd, had six second-quarter steals to help Ramstein pull ahead by 13 at halftime. Floyd ended with seven steals.
Mannheim (3-7, 2-6) got back into the game in the third period when Jamal Francis score eight of his 16 points.
Wiesbaden 53, Kaiserslautern 41: On Friday at Kaiserslautern, the Warriors (8-2) got 17 points from Kenny Hicks and 12 each from Kiante Clifton and Marcus Williams.
Patch 72, Vilseck 30: On Saturday at Stuttgart, the Panthers (9-3, 7-3 Region III) completed a two-day sweep of Vilseck (3-6, 3-4) as Justin Phelps (18 points), Julius Johnson-Rich (17 points) and Tyler Armstrong (12 points) scored in double figures.
Patch increased its 35-16 halftime lead to 60-25 even while substituting freely.
Heidelberg 58, Bamberg 39: On Saturday at Heidelberg, the two-time defending European Division I champions remained unbeaten in Region III play behind 13 points, four assists and two steals by All-Europe senior Chris Frazier and 12 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks by senior center J.C. Sharer.
Sharer blocked seven shots, scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in Friday night’s 71-37 home victory over the Barons. Heidelberg is 9-1 overall and 8-0 in Region III.