SHAPE trio spark a pair of victories
Senior Teresa Muldoon posted double-doubles on Friday and Saturday to spark the SHAPE Lady Spartans to 41-26, 54-22 road sweep at Baumholder in a non-regional match-up that was part of opening weekend in DODDS-Europe high school basketball.
Muldoon led SHAPE in scoring and rebounds in the twin-killing. She had 14 points and 15 rebounds on Friday and 19 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday.
SHAPE sophomore Gina Rhett also came up big in the sweep. She scored 12 points on Friday, nine of them on 3-pointers, and 15 on Saturday. Rhett stole the ball four times on Friday and six times on Saturday, but SHAPE’s leader in that department was junior Jamie Gamboa. Gamboa, who scored 10 points on Saturday, came up with six steals on Friday and 12 on Saturday.
SHAPE’s impact trio countered an impressive season debut from Baumholder’s All-Europe sophomore Dionna Marcus. Marcus, too, double-doubled each day – 18 points and 16 rebounds on Friday and 16 points and 23 rebounds on Saturday. In addition, she stole the ball seven times on Friday and six times on Saturday.
In other girls’ games of note:
Patch 71, Ramstein 62: Friday at Stuttgart, senior Janelle Loney established her credentials for making the All-Europe team for the fourth straight season by scoring 30 points, stealing the ball 13 times, grabbing nine rebounds and handing out eight assists.
Johanna Quinn added 21 points for defending European Division I champion Patch in the non-regional victory which Patch trailed 33-29 at halftime.
All-Europe senior Mackenzie Crews topped Ramstein’s scoresheet with 24 points.
Next up for Ramstein is a Tuesday game against visiting Baumholder. The Lady Royals then are to host Baumholder on Friday. Patch’s next game is against visiting Wiesbaden on Saturday.
AFNORTH 27, Brussels 8: Saturday at Brunssum, Netherlands, Sara Sawyer scored a game-high 13 points to spark AFNORTH over its Division III guests.
Vilseck 22, Hohenfels 17: Saturday at Hohenfels, China Sumpter scored 10 points, and Sharmil Whyatt grabbed 15 rebounds in a game the Lady Falcons trailed 12-10 at halftime.
Vicenza 34, Milan 15: Saturday at Vicenza, Tatiana Miranda scored in double-figures for the second straight day to spark the defending European D-II champs to a sweep of the American School of Milan.
Miranda, a junior guard , scored 24 points in Friday’s 44-19 victory and 19 on Saturday, but the big story on Friday was an unusual double-double posted by her junior classmate, Ann-Marie Francis. Francis grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked 10 shots in the victory.
Sigonella 37, Marymount 17: Saturday at Rome, Sydney Moore scored 18 points and collected 14 rebounds to spark the Lady Jaguars to the Region IV victory.
It came a day after the Lady Royals, who have no gym of their own, were unable to rent a facility on Friday and had to forfeit.