SHAPE downs ISB, stays perfect
A second consecutive day of mass production from Eugenia Rhett and Teresa Muldoon kept the SHAPE Lady Spartans unbeaten, thanks to a 42-11 Region I victory over the visiting International School of Brussels Lady Raiders.
Rhett, a sophomore who scored 21 points in Friday’s 46-11 road victory at ISB, topped the 20-point mark for the third time in her last four games with 24 in Saturday’s romp. She completed her weekend with a total of nine treys and was 12-of-12 from the free-throw line. She also handed out nine assists, stole the ball eight times and blocked three shots in the sweep that upped SHAPE’s record to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in Region I.
Muldoon, a senior, scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on the road Friday and registered 10 points and eight rebounds on Saturday. She stole the ball a total of seven times for the weekend and blocked three shots on Friday.
SHAPE advanced to a showdown for the Region I big-schools title this weekend when it plays a home-and-home series against AFNORTH. AFNORTH is 1-1 in regional big-schools play, and a loss to SHAPE either day would wrap up the regular-season crown for the Lady Spartans. AFNORTH is scheduled to wrap up its slate against the region’s big schools Feb. 10-11 at Lakenheath.
In other girls’ games of note:
AFNORTH 30, Bitburg 11: Saturday at Bitburg, 5-foot-10-inch AFNORTH senior Sara Sawyer dominated the inside, snaring 13 rebounds and blocking 10 shots.
“I told our girls to go at her and get her in foul trouble,” Bitburg coach Michael Cottrell said by telephone on Saturday, “but every time they did she’d get up and swat the ball back at them.”
Taylor Bonenclark grabbed what rebounds Sawyer left, coming up with 10 of them in the victory that left AFNORTH 8-1 overall. Cherry Carnes, Rylee McKinney and Sawyer each stole the ball six times.
Sawyer’s blocks gave her 19 for the weekend, Cottrell said. She batted away nine in Friday’s 35-26 triumph that was greatly aided by 10 Sawyer rebounds.
Hohenfels 39, Heidelberg 34: Friday night at Hohenfels, the Lady Tigers, who’ll be playing Division II next month at Europeans, surprised their D-I guests behind a double-double from Tashia Golson – 18 points and 12 rebounds – and 12 points and six rebounds by Kiana Glenn.
Hohenfels, which got six assists from Casey Leon, led all the way in claiming their second victory of the season over a D-I opponent. Hohenfels edged Vilseck 23-22 on the road Dec. 9.
Heidelberg rebounded on Saturday, prevailing 29-10, to up its Region III record to 3-1. The Lady Lions are 4-2 overall. Hohenfels is 3-3 in Region III and 3-5 overall.