Howard defended its home court with a 43-28 victory over Blake to win its own holiday tournament on Friday night.

Junior center Syndey Biniak scored a game-high 16 points to pace the Lions. Anne Kinsey and Jayda Gilmore combined for 15 more for Howard, which took a 17-point lead into the half. 

The Lions, who improved to 8-1 overall on the season, advanced to the finals after downing Liberty, 55-27, on Thursday.   

Howard Holiday Tournament

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Howard 43, Blake 28

B (4-4): Carroll 10, Ngwafang 7, Negatu 4, B. Henley 3, Snowden 2, Wallace 2.

Ho (5-1, 8-1): Biniak 16, Kinsey 9, Gilmore 7, Walls 6, Batterton 5.

Half: 29-12 Ho.

Other scores

Oakland Mills Holiday Tournament

Thomas Johnson 47, Oakland Mills 42

The Scorpions may have fallen in their holiday tournament championship game on Friday evening, but coach Scott Willingham felt that his team "probably played the best game of the season."

Sophomore Tori Diggs finished with a game-high 15 points and Traonna Thomas added 12 more.

TJ: Griffin 14, Houston 9, Black 8, Moten 7, Wareham 6, Swam 2, Tirado 1.

OM (3-3, 5-4): Diggs 15, Thomas 12, Awkward 8, Thompson 6, Lee 1.

Roberts Oxygen Holiday Classic
at Springbrook HS

Springbrook 68, Wilde Lake 50

Rachel Lazris scored a team-high 12 points, while Alyssa Bialek and Grayson Corbett each added 10 for the Wildecats in the finals of the Roberts Oxygen Holiday Classic.

Lazris averaged 11 points per game over two days and was named to the All-Tournament team.

WL (1-5, 2-6): Lazris 12, Bialek 10, Corbett 10, Harrison 5, Williams 5, Drury 3, Alexander 2, Babaturk 2, Fisher 1.