Girls Basketball: Aberdeen vs. Joppatowne

Aberdeen's Takiara Fowelkes drives to the basket as Joppatowne's Cierra Tourville tries to get into position on defense. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF, Patuxent Homestead / February 9, 2012)

Back on the court since its lopsided loss to Aberdeen last week, Joppatowne delivered its own lopsided win Monday night, beating visiting Masonville Cove of Baltimore, 81-27, in non-league action.

The Mariners jumped out to a 23-4 first quarter lead and were never threatened, leading 39-7 at halftime.

Shakara Head and Te'jha Patton-Hill each scored 26 points to guide the Mariners (17-4), while Lakiah Huff netted 14 points and dished out nine assists. Head added five rebounds and Patton-Hill had five assists.

TroiQuay Malloy didn't play for a second straight game. Coach Mike Harris said in an email Tuesday that Malloy is no longer on the roster.


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Bobcats upset Elks

Bel Air (3-9, 4-17) traveled to Elkton Monday for an UCBAC Chesapeake Division contest and returned home with a 68-52 win, despite trailing 34-24 at the half.

Connor Hanley's 17 points paced three Bobcats in double figures. Caela Tindilia added 15 points and Brooke Lorber added 12.

Elkton's Desiree Foye led all scorers with 18 points.

HCS gets win

Harford Christian went out of its league schedule Monday to post a win, beating visiting Sparrows Point, 34-17. The game was tied at 11 at the half, but Harford Christian outscored the Pointers 11-2 in the third quarter and 12-4 in the fourth.

Leah Edwards and Cady Farrish each scored six points to lead the Eagles, who had nine players score. Farrish also had nine rebounds.

Eagles soar over Mariners

Last week's much anticipated girls basketball rematch between Aberdeen and host Joppatowne turned out to be a lopsided win, 82-40, for the visiting and unbeaten Eagles in UCBAC Chesapeake Division play.

Aberdeen, 19-0 overall, used a relentless full court press to force the Mariners (16-4) into numerous turnovers throughout the first half, allowing the Eagles to post 31 first quarter points for a 31-8 lead.

The Mariners were without crafty point guard Malloy, who was dressed in street clothes on the bench.

Aberdeen coach Stacy Liles had known Malloy wasn't likely to play.

"I prepared as if she'd be here, she is the key to their offense and their defense, it hurts not to have her," Liles said. "At the end of the day though, we have to be capable of doing what we do."

The Eagles were very capable, working the ball inside to junior center Brionna Jones, who dominated in the paint. Jones scored 35 points and seemingly grabbed as many rebounds. Jones was credited with 12 rebounds.

The Eagles also scored from the outside, led by Lakeia Hayden's 13 points, including three, three-pointers.

The Eagles led, 45-21, at the half and 68-38 after three quarters, before outscoring the Mariners, 14-2, in the final quarter for the 42-point win.