Sigonella unbeaten heading into break
SIGONELLA, Italy — Sigonella, with one of the smallest enrollments in Region IV, is going into the holiday break atop the league standings after completing a two-game sweep of visiting American Overseas School of Rome on Saturday with a 28-17 victory.
Sophomore Tenia Strobridge topped the Lady Jags’ score sheet on Saturday with 10 points. She also pulled down eight rebounds and blocked two shots as Sigonella improved its season record to 4-0.
Sydney Moore led Sigonella’s rebounding on Saturday with 11, according to coach Mark Gillett.
Friday, Sigonella prevailed 28-21 behind Halie Gasporra’s double-double – 10 points and 10 rebounds. Strobridge had seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks in that game.
The twin-killing gave Sigonella an unofficial championship of Rome. All four of the team’s victories have come at the expense of the two Rome-based private schools which compete in Region IV. The previous weekend, Sigonella downed Marymount International School of Rome twice.
Next up for Sigonella is a Jan. 13-14 home clash against Vicenza. AOSR (1-3) next plays Jan. 13-14 at home vs. Aviano.
Naples 46, Marymount International School of Rome 6: Saturday at Rome, Laneisha Jeans scored a game-high 19 points before the game was ended in the third period by the DODDS-Europe 40-point courtesy rule.
Naples also prevailed on Friday, 46-7, in a game which ended during the final quarter. The Lady Wildcats (3-1) got 27 points from Marisa Beard in that one. They next play Jan. 13-14 against visiting Milan.
Marymount fell to 0-4 and next plays at Milan on Jan. 20-21.
Heidelberg 51, Schweinfurt 10: Saturday at Schweinfurt, senior Rebecca Luna scored a game-high 11 points, and her teammate Chelsea Shivers added 10 to keep the Lady Lions unbeaten and the Lady Razorbacks winless.Schweinfurt, a Division Ii school playing its first basketball season, fell to 0-3 overall and in Region III. Their next shot at victory No. 1 is Jan. 13 at defending European D-I champion Patch.Heidelberg is 3-0, 2-0 and next is scheduled to host Ramstein on Jan. 13.Hohenfels 39, Bamberg 25: Saturday at Hohenfels, Tasha Golson posted a double-double – 20 points and 11 rebounds – to fuel the Lady Tigers.Kiana Glenn added 11 points for Hohenfels in the team’s second straight Region III victory. They next take on Kaiserslautern on Jan. 6 in a non-regional contest.Next up for Bamberg (0-4, 0-4), which got a team-high 11 points from Tiana Bowen, is a non-regional game at Wiesbaden on Jan. 7.