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RAMSTEIN, Germany — After a close first half, Ramstein pulled away in the third and fourth quarters to defeat Lakenheath 62-39 on Friday.

The Royals led the Lancers 25-23 at the half. Ramstein’s man-to-man defense began to take its toll on Lakenheath by eliminating their shooting opportunities.

At the end of the third quarter, Ramstein led 40-32.

“In the second half, we took our time and made good decisions,” Ramstein coach Len Tarnnowski said. “Everybody did his part today. Practices haven’t been so good, but the game was great.”

After a few weeks off, the Royals will meet Heidelberg on the road Jan. 9. In their next matchup, Lakenheath will travel to take on the International School of Brussels Jan. 9 and 10.

Brussels 51, London Central 34

Brussels 63, London Central 47

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Vernon Fowler, aided by Devell Landfair and Lonnie Ruffin, did the heavy lifting Friday and Saturday as the Brussels Brigands improved to 4-0 in Division III-North.

Fowler had 22 points and 16 rebounds on Friday, while Landfair added a game-high 23 points.

On Saturday, Fowler registered 20 points, 15 rebounds and five steals to go with Ruffin’s 16 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and five assists. Landfair and Miguel Delgado, who had seven assists and three blocked shots on Friday, contributed eight steals each Saturday.

London Central is 2-2.

Bamberg sweeps Giessen

BAMBERG, Germany — The Barons blew a 16-point fourth-quarter lead on Friday before winning 68-62 in overtime, then improved to 2-0 in III-South with a 68-47 victory Saturday.

Victor Ken capped Giessen’s (0-4) comeback on Friday with a three-pointer that tied the score at 56 as time expired. Tim Gamble scored 31 points in Bamberg’s overtime victory.

Gamble scored 28 on Saturday as the Barons (3-1) took a 38-23 halftime lead and never looked back.

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