Harford County girls basketball teams ventured back onto the court Thursday as the 2013 portion of the schedule made its debut, with most teams playing UCBAC divisional contests.
In Aberdeen, the Eagles (3-0 league, 7-2 overall) had no trouble with North Harford (0-2, 3-5), winning the Chesapeake meeting, 77-23. The Eagles took control from the start, leading, 36-10, through one quarter.
The lead grew to 55-13 at the half and 73-18 after three quarters.
Brionna Jones continued her assault on 2,000 career points, with 17 in the win, brining her to 1,812. She also added 10 rebounds and five steals.
Endia Jones led the Eagles with 19 points and also had eight rebounds. Stephanie Jones added 14 points, six rebounds and five steals and Jimmia McCluskey finished with 14 points and five assists.
Morgan Knox led North Harford with 11 points.
Huskies double up Bobcats
Patterson Mill (3-0, 8-2) doubled up the score on visiting Bel Air, winning in Chesapeake action, 44-22.
Qalea Ismail paced the Huskies with 15 points and Courtney Burrows had eight.
Natalie Neff scored eight points to pace Bel Air (1-2, 5-5).
Warriors edge Cobras
Havre de Grace (2-1, 2-5) won its second Susquehanna game of the season at Harford Tech (0-3, 0-5). The Warriors edged the Cobras, 29-28.
Naje Dixon scored a season high 19 points to lead Havre de Grace, while Larque Puffenbarger led Tech with 14 points.
Rams thump Mariners
Edgewood (3-0, 4-5) stayed unbeaten in Susquehanna play with a 62-30 win at Joppatowne (2-1, 2-6).
Shania Stamper led three Rams in double figures with 12 points, while Jakia Robinson scored 11 points and Tymira Stamper added 10 points.
Felicia Okoye led Joppatowne with 12 points.
Elks trip Cougars
Fallston (0-2, 3-7) lost at Elkton, 46-41, in Chesapeake action.
Megan Shock scored 15 points to pace the Cougars, while Lindsay Summers and Logan Gasior each scored eight. The game was tied, 20-20, at the half.
Hawks fall to Mercy
North Harford (2-7) got 16 points from Annie Wernig, but visiting Mercy edged the Hawks, 44-40, Monday night in Pylesviille.
Patriots lose big
Visiting McDonogh left no doubt to the outcome of Friday's game at John Carroll, leading big early and running away with a 59-18 win. The Patriots could muster little offense on the night scoring fewer points (eight) than turnovers (13) in the first half as the Eagles cruised out to a 23-8 lead at the half.
The second half was no better for John Carroll as the Patriots were beaten in every aspect of the game by McDonogh.
"We knew the jump to the IAAM A Conference was going to be tough," Patriots head coach Mike Blizzard said. "Tough is an understatement. We need to get in the gym and do some hard work and some soul searching. We won't give up like we did tonight, I promise."
Dajah Logan led all scorers for McDonogh with 14 as all nine Eagles scored. Rita Watson had eight points for the Patriots.
HCS falls to 7-4
Harford Christian slipped to 7-4 Friday night after a 46-36 loss at Mount Airy Christian Academy.
The Eagles fell behind 31-15 at the half and never closed the gap to less than 10 points. Leah Edwards led the Eagles with 13 points and Kelsey Williams finished with nine points. Amanda Good led with nine rebounds.