SHAPE boys team stays undefeated with big victory over ISB
SHAPE’s Mike Konidaris and Kelsey Bardell combined for 33 points and 11 rebounds Saturday as the Spartans thumped the International School of Brussels 53-26 to remain unbeaten.
Konidaris, who scored 21 points in Friday’s 51-42 victory at ISB, had 17 points and five rebounds Saturday. Bardell, who chalked up 20 points and six rebounds Friday, came back with 16 points and six rebounds on Saturday.
According to SHAPE coach Steve Richardson, Friday’s game was tight most of the way, with the Spartans closing with a 9-0 run. Bardell scored eight points in the final 90 seconds, Richardson said.
SHAPE next plays Friday and Saturday at Menwith Hill, then returns to Belgium for a home-and-home series against Brussels. The Spartans then have two games at home on Feb. 8-9 against Division I Lakenheath. The Region I crown is likely to be on the line in those games.
In other boys games of note Friday and Saturday:
Mannheim 63, Vilseck 35: On Friday at Mannheim, Courtney Wicks scored 27 points and handed out eight assists as the Bison collected their first victory.
Vilseck (4-4), like Mannheim a Division II school, turned the tables on Saturday as Justin Walker-Moody’s three-pointer with 26 seconds to play gave the Falcons a 45-44 victory.
Aviano 55, Milan 9: On Saturday at Aviano, the Saints kept their American Schools in Italy League record unblemished with a sweep of Division IV Milan. Aviano won 50-8 on Friday.
“They did a lot of good things and played pretty good defense,” Aviano coach Ken McNeely said of Milan. “The ball just wouldn’t fall for them.”
The ball fell plenty for Andre Dean, who led all scorers in both games for Aviano (7-1, 3-0 ASIL). Dean had 13 points on Friday and 11 Saturday. Shaseed Seaton grabbed seven rebounds in each game for Aviano, which got seven rebounds on Friday from Andy Kretz.
Heidelberg 67, Würzburg 25: On Saturday at Heidelberg, the Lions (6-1, 5-0 Region III) completed a weekend sweep with a lopsided victory.
Zach Tapp-Wilson led the scoring with 14 points and added nine assists and six steals. Teammate J.C. Sharer chalked up 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Heidelberg won 64-25 on Friday night behind 18 points by Ryan Rohren and 16 points and 10 steals by Chris Frazier.
Wiesbaden 57, Black Forest Academy 55: On Saturday at Kandern, Germany, Terrell Harper’s coast-to-coast dribble and layup with two seconds to play completed a furious Wiesbaden comeback.
Harper finished with 32 points and nine steals in a game in which the Warriors (5-1, 4-0 Region III) trailed 26-17 at halftime. He outdueled BFA’s Eddie Mbanda, who had 31 points, 16 rebounds and 11 blocked shots.
Mbanda outscored Harper 18-15 on Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Wiesbaden from winning 60-31. Mbanda blocked five shots in that game for BFA (0-6, 0-4).