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Hot start lifts Glenelg girls basketball to big win

Basketball

The Glenelg girls basketball team felt that it played with a lack of intensity in a 36-29 loss to Centennial earlier in the week.

So the Gladiators made a concerted effort to get off to a better start and play harder against Marriotts Ridge on Wednesday evening.

Glenelg couldn’t have asked for a better beginning to the contest – outscoring the Mustangs, 21-4, in the first quarter on its way to a commanding 59-25 victory.

A key for the Gladiators was their unselfish play. Of the team’s 24 field goals, 16 were set up by assists.

“After the loss on Monday we pretty much agreed that this is not how we play Glenelg basketball,” junior forward Ally Forejt said. “We knew that we needed to pick it up and work together as a team.

“Sharing the ball was a big part of this game. Getting everyone involved was important.”

Forejt and Kristin Yuan each scored 10 points for Glenelg, which moved to 5-4 in the county.

The Gladiators came out on fire in the opening minutes, scoring the game’s first 11 points including back-to-back 3-pointers by Forejt and Megan Taylor.

“I thought that we shared the ball well and we hit our first couple of threes which helped,” Glenelg coach Don Beall said. “Then we pressed them a little bit and we got three or four buckets off of that. That really picked our momentum up.”

Marriotts Ridge (2-7 in county) began to settle into the game in the second quarter, running its offensive sets to perfection. The Mustangs closed the first half on a 9-0 run behind Marissa Davey (game-high 13 points) and Victoria Laveck.

But their momentum wasn’t sustained as the Gladiators went on a 15-0 run in the third to put the game out of reach.

Statistical breakdown:

Rebounds

MR: Bergquist 8, Davey 6, Laveck 4.

G: Yuan 10, Heisig 7, Henggeler 5.

Assists

MR: Davey, Stukenberg 2, Laveck, Sharbaugh 1.

G: Forejt 4, Heisig, Price, Tetro 2.

Field goals

MR: 11

G: 24

Free throws

MR: 1-3

Re: 5-7

Glenelg 59, Marriotts Ridge 25

MR (2-7, 2-8): Davey 13, Laveck 4, Stukenberg 4, Bergquist 2, Courtney 2.

G (5-4, 7-4): Yuan 10, Forejt 10, Nowlin 9, Taylor 8, Price 7, Heisig 4, Doermann 4, Henggeler 4, Zucco 3.

Half: 31-16 G.

Other scores:

River Hill 62, Centennial 35

Meg Sterling went 3 for 5 from beyond the 3-point line and finished with a game-high 22 points. Jenna Collins had 16 points and nine boards for the Hawks.

C (3-6, 4-8): A. Mitchell 8, B. Anderson 7, M. Anderson 5, Downing 5, Cowan 3, Wilson 2, Albornoz 2, Hsieh 2, Driscoll 1.

RH (9-0, 10-2): Sterling 22, Je. Collins 16, Nichols 6, Ju. Collins 6, Masker 4, Poindexter 3, Clark 3, Hopkins 1, Frankhauser 1.

Half: 27-23 RH

Howard 67, Hammond 30

Sophomore guard Natalie Talley scored a season-high 15 points for the Lions, while Berit Batterson added 12.

Jameelah Wallace had a game-high 16 points, marking the third time she has scored in double figures for the Golden Bears.

Ho (7-2, 10-2): Talley 15, Batterton 12, Benz 9, Sims 7, DelCoco 7, Gilmore 4, Schluderberg 4, Hoesman 3, Biniak 2, Kinsey 2.

Ha (0-9, 0-9): Wallace 16, Griffin 9, Conley 5.

Half: 42-12 Ho.

Mt. Hebron 36, Oakland Mills 30

The Vikings were able to outscore the Scorpions, 9-4, in the decisive fourth quarter to win a defensive battle.

Meghan Doherty scored a team-high 10 points and Megan Konig added eight. Doherty and freshman Gabrielle Green both scored four points over the final eight minutes for Mt. Hebron.

Lauren Thompson finished with a game-high 11 points and Karigan Awkward added 10 for Oakland Mills.

OM (5-4, 7-5): Thompson 11, Awkward 10, Diggs 6, Lee 3.

MH (7-3, 8-4): Doherty 10, Konig 8, Crump 6, Green 4, Wallpher 4, O. Williams 2, LeConte 2.

Half: 19-15 MH.

Long Reach 41, Atholton 38

The Lightning went on a 9-0 run late in the fourth to break a 29-29 tie with about four minutes left to pull away.

Olivia Callan (19 points) nailed a 3-pointer and added a bucket, while Destini Joyce had a field goal and two free throws.

Chelsea Mitchell (13 points) drained a 3-pointer with less than a minute left to help the Raiders close to within two points but Long Reach was able to hold on.

A (4-5, 5-5): Mitchell 13, Caldwell 12, Mayhew 7, Tatum 4, Keating 2.

LR (4-5, 6-6): Callan 19, Peterson 7, Joyce 6, Engelbrecht 4, Sanders 3, Ratliffe 2.

Half: 15-13 LR.

Reservoir 49, Wilde Lake 37

Tara Thompson and Zelor Massaquoi combined for 22 points to help lead the Gators to victory. Keri Rager added seven points and had eight steals.

Rachel Lazris collected a season-high 18 points for the Wildecats.

WL (1-8, 2-9): Lazris 18, Richardson 6, Drury 5, Harrison 4, Bialek 2.

Re (8-2, 8-2): Massaquoi 11, Thompson 11, Johnson 8, Rager 7, Turner 5, Pickens 3, Bonner 2, Raymond 2.

Baltimore Lutheran 45, Glenelg Country School 40

Sophomore forward Sabrina DeLeonibus tallied a season-high 20 points for the Dragons.

GC (2-5 IAAM C, 2-6): DeLeonibus 20, Nwodim 9, Isaacs 5, Newsome 4.

BL: Woolsey 26, Allen 10, Stephens 6, Dickinson 2.

Half: 19-11 GC.

Chapelgate 39, Friends 16

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