Powered by a fast start in the first two quarters and a balanced scoring attack, the Aberdeen Eagles girls basketball team rolled to its sixth straight UCBAC Chesapeake Division win Thursday night, beating the visiting C. Milton Wright Mustangs, 68-34.
Aberdeen (6-0 league, 10-2 overall) jumped ahead 9-0 early and led 22-14 after one quarter. All five Aberdeen starters scored in the opening quarter.
An 8-0 run to begin the second quarter pushed the lead to 30-14 and the Eagles coasted from there. A 6-0 run to close the half, highlighted by Jimmia McCluskey's four points, gave the Eagles a 43-17 halftime lead. CMW scored just three points in the quarter.
McCluskey (14 points, seven steals) also scored the first four points of the second half and 14-9 third quarter advantage led Aberdeen to a 57-26 lead with one quarter to play.
Aberdeen outscored CMW (4-2, 8-4) 11-8 in the final quarter.
Stephanie Jones led four Eagles in double figures with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. She also added five steals. Fellow freshman Endia Jones also recorded a double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Point guard Kierra Palmer had 13 points, four steals and five assists.
Allie Appleby paced the Mustangs with 11 points, including three, three-point baskets in the first quarter. Savannah Humphreys added nine points and Megan Aro finished with six points.
Neither team was especially good from the free throw line. CMW was 5-for-11, while Aberdeen was a dismal 2-for-17.
Warriors edge Indians
Host Havre de Grace (4-3, 4-7) took advantage of a new coach to pull off an upset of North East in Susquehanna Division play Thursday. The Warriors edged the Indians (4-2, 6-5), 34-32, in Heather Crawford's debut.
Crawford, the school's athletic director, was the head coach a few years ago, but stepped away. She was forced to step back in Wednesday when LaTonya Leonard stepped down for undisclosed reasons.
Addie Richardson led the Warriors with 15 points and Shannon Pilcher added 10 points. Hadezah Tukpei chipped in with four points.
Huskies beat Cougars
Patterson Mill (5-1, 10-4) stayed near the top of Chesapeake standings with a 53-19 win over division winless and visiting Fallston (0-6, 3-11).
Morgan Golec's 14 points paced three Huskies in double figures. Qalea Ismail and Samantha Herman each scored 10 points.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun