Girls basketball

C, Milton Wright's Lauren Haggerty get the loose ball and heads up the court as Patterson Mill's Khayla Mitchell tries to catch her during Friday night's game at Patterson Mill. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF, The Aegis / January 13, 2014)

A small handful of girls basketball teams were back in action Monday night with C. Milton Wright and Bel Air taking on non-league opponents.

CMW won its game at St. Paul's, 76-56, while Bel Air was beaten by visiting Notre Dame Prep, 48-45.

Emma Hahner scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead CMW, while her teammate, Lauren Haggerty, added 21 points and six assists.

The Mustangs led at halftime, 34-28.

In Bel Air's loss, the Bobcats were led by Samantha Barnett's 15 points. The Bobcats trailed, 25-20, at the half.

Cougars beat Cobras

In UCBAC Susquehanna Division play, Fallston doubled up host Harford Tech, 51-25. No stats were provided.

Huskies beat Mustangs

The UCBAC's best two Chesapeake (upper) Division girls basketball teams trying to keep within reach of division leading Aberdeen met Friday night in Bel Air, where Patterson Mill hosted C. Milton Wright in key league play.

Patterson Mill, which has already played and lost to Aberdeen once, kept itself alive with a 66-44 win over CMW.

Huskies junior Qalea Ismail led all scorers with 21 points, while Patterson Mill also got double-digit scoring from a pair of freshmen. Chyna Latimer had 16 points and Khayla Mitchell added 11.

Emma Hahner led the Mustangs with 16 points.

Eagles stop Hawks

The Aberdeen girls basketball team was back on the court Thursday night, hosting North Harford in an UCBAC Chesapeake contest.

The Eagles, two-time defending Class 3A state champions, played without a key member, junior point guard Kierra Palmer, and it showed.

Despite leading 7-0 early and by as many as 22 points (49-27) early in the final quarter, Aberdeen had to hold on to beat the pesky Hawks, 50-42.

Palmer has been down since the Christmas break with a stress fracture to her left shin. Her return is still not known.

Aberdeen struggled with turnovers (25 total) for three and a half quarters. The first four minutes of the game were fairly clean, leading to the 7-0 lead. Two straight turnovers were converted into North Harford baskets and a tighter game.

The Eagles overcame their ball handling troubles enough in the second quarter to lead 28-11 and then 28-15 at the half. Two Nazje Norton assists to Taylor Cole (11 points) were big in the quarter.

Aberdeen opened up a 23-point lead early in the second half. A 12-2 run pushed the lead to 40-17 and it climbed to 45-20 in the final seconds on Stephanie Jones' three-point shot.