HCC win streak reaches seven in women's basketball

The Harford Community College men's and women's basketball teams were back in action Saturday and for the third straight double header, the women won and the men lost.

Playing at Cecil College Saturday, the women's team stayed unbeaten (7-0, 3-0 MD JUCO) with a 71-54 conference win.

The Fighting Owls overpowered the Seahawks, who were the best team on the early portion of the Harford schedule.

Harford jumped out to an early 11-point lead, but Cecil cut the advantage to five in the first half. The Fighting Owls then turned up the full-court pressure and stormed away with the win, leading by as many as 28 at one point.

Tiffany Taylor and Kebrina Johnson both recorded double-doubles in the win. Taylor scored 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds while Johnson had 13 points and 11 boards.

Capree Garner added 16 points and seven assists for the victors, while Shelby Key had nine points and 11 assists.

Harford men lose

The Harford men's team (2-5, 0-3 MD JUCO) dropped a 103-96 conference contest at Cecil. (7-2, 3-1 MD JUCO). The Fighting Owls trailed 61-44 at the half, and a strong comeback effort fell just short.

The story of this contest seemed to be at the free throw line, especially on the Fighting Owls' side. In the first half, Harford went to the charity stripe an amazing 30 times, but there was nothing free about it. The Fighting Owls stumbled, making just 15 of the attempts. In the second half, Harford went to the line just three times, making one.

Despite the few trips to the free throw line, the Fighting Owls outscored the Seahawks 52-42 after the break, but it wasn't enough.

Dimitrious Jelen-Joy came off the bench to lead five Fighting Owls in double figures with 25 points. Jeff Joynes totaled 17 markers and Colby Giacubeno and Mark DuPree each added 16. Carlos Brown chipped in with 13 points in the loss.

The Harford schedule seems to get a bit easier after opening the conference slate against the top-three MD JUCO squads. Harford lost all three by a combined 21 points.

Both teams were scheduled to play Tuesday, hosting CCBC-Essex in the official dedication games inside the APGFCU Arena.

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