Patch stays atop Region III standings for girls basketball
The Division I Patch girls remained atop the Region III standings Saturday, while defending European D-I champion Kaiserslautern dropped a home game for the second week in a row Friday in weekend girls high school basketball.
Patch posted victories Friday and Saturday over their Region III visitors from Vilseck. Division II Wiesbaden, the only team to defeat Kaiserslautern last season, rebounded from a 27-21 loss to the visiting Lady Raiders on Wednesday night to pull out a 27-25 victory on the road Friday.
Patch 56, Vilseck 44: On Saturday at Stuttgart, Janell Loney, who scored 21 points in Friday’s victory, struck for 15 as the home team rode a 21-8 third quarter to victory. Patch is 10-2 overall and 9-1 in Region III.
Patch senior Adrianna Archie posted the weekend’s best numbers. Archie pulled down 25 rebounds on Friday and 18 on Saturday.
Wiesbaden 27, Kaiserslautern 25: On Friday at Kaiserslautern, Wiesbaden evened its record at 6-6 behind 12 points, nine rebounds and three steals from LeAmber Thomas and eight points from LeAndra Thomas.
Wiesbaden, on the strength of a 12-2 third-quarter run, was up 24-11 after three quarters and held on as the champions stormed back in the final period but could not catch up.
In other girls games of note:
Heidelberg 46, Bamberg 9: On Saturday at Heidelberg, the Lady Lions led 19-6 at halftime and coasted. Senior Ashley Hicks scored 16 points and Debbie Roberts 10 as the Lady Lions improved to 8-2 overall and 7-1 in Region III.
Ramstein 51, Manhheim 33: On Friday at Ramstein, Lataiya Harrison grabbed 11 rebounds and her 5-foot-2 teammate, Lindsey Jones, pulled down 10 as the Lady Royals sent the defending European D-II champions to their third straight defeat.
Baumholder 61, Bitburg 40: On Friday at Baumholder, the defending European champion Lady Bucs remained unbeaten behind a combined 33 points from their All-Europe sophomores, Elizabeth Styles and Veronne Clark.
Styles, who scored 15, stole the ball nine times and had five assists in the victory, which left Baumholder 10-0 overall and 7-0 in Region II going into Saturday’s game at Bitburg.
Vicenza 21, Marymount 19: On Saturday at Rome, Vicenza, which got a team-high nine points from Lali Varatachvilla, outscored its host 6-2 in the final period to earn a split of a weekend road series.
Lakenheath 55, The American School in London 46: On Saturday at Lakenheath, Tekeia Wallace tallied 12 points and Erica Turner 10 as the Lancers avenged a two-point overtime loss in December at ASL. Lakenheath (9-2) led 41-19 at halftime.