girls basketball

Wilde Lake's Kourtney Harrison, left, and Brandi Fisher, right, try to strip the ball away from Long Reach's Gillian Engelbrecht during their game Monday. Long Reach won, 69-25. (Photo by Nate Pesce, Patuxent Publishing / December 21, 2011)

Howard handed River Hill its first loss of the county season, 54-48, in overtime Monday afternoon. The game was tied 42-all at the end of regulation.

"It was a great game," said Howard coach Scott Robinson. "It was back and fourth throughout. I don't think anybody led by more than five points the entire game."

River Hill held a 20-19 lead at the half and was up by four in the fourth quarter. Then things got really close.

Howard was leading by a point and the shot clock was running out when sophomore Emma Hoesman hit a basket with 8 seconds left to give the Lions a three-point advantage.

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River Hill was able to inbound the ball and got it to Megan Sterling who hit a 30-foot 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.

Howard owned the overtime, 12-6, though.

"River Hill played a great game," Robinson said. "I'm really proud of my girls, especially for coming back. There were clutch shots and clutch foul shots."

Howard shot a season best 11-16 from the free throw line he said.

The Lions' scoring was led by April Kuhn (15), Brittany Butler (14) and Anne Kinsey (11). Alauna Jackson was tops for River Hill with 16 points.

Ho - Kuhn 15, Butler 14, Kinsey 11, Hoesman 7, Robinson 6, Natoli 1. FT: 11-16.

RH - Jackson 16, Julia Collins 8, Jenna Collins 8, Sterling 8, Arensmeier 2, Rowe 2, Masker 2, Sandler 2. FT: 12-22.

Halftime: River Hill, 20-19. Regulation: tied, 42-42.

Glenelg 61, Centennial 19

Sam Heisig scored 17 points and Emily Russo added 16 as visiting Glenelg breezed past Centennial, 61-19. Rachel Benzing (seven), Anna Mitchell and Brittany Anderson (four each) paced Centennial.

G - Heisig 17, Russo 16, Burris 6, Kittleman 5, Parker 4, Yuan 4, Tetro 3, Taylor 2, Bendix 2, Wright 2. FT: 5-9.

C - Benzing 7, Mitchell 4, B. Anderson 4, Couch 2, Pino 2. FT: 7-9.

Halftime: Glenelg, 33-8.

Reservoir 48, Marriotts Ridge 30

Zelor Massaquoi had a double-double (16 points, 14 rebounds) and Megan Fowler added 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists as Reservoir defeated Marriotts Ridge. Tara Thompson had eight rebounds and four steals and Blair Bonner had five rebounds and three assists for the Gators.

Molly Fleming led Marriotts Ridge with nine points.