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.
North Harford, however, answered the Jones shot, with Allie Whiticre beating the buzzer with a three-pointer from half court.
The Eagles then ran the lead to 49-27 in the fourth quarter, before North Harford turned up the heat and outscored the Eagles 15-1 over the final five-plus minutes. Annie Wernig had the hot hand, scoring 12 of her team-high 14 points in that quarter. She also had five rebounds and five steals. Whiticre finished with 13 points and six rebounds.
Aberdeen's Jones led all scorers with 24 points, and Norton finished with eight.
A day later, Aberdeen played at McDonogh and lost, 64-33. Jones led the Eagles with 13 points and Norton had 10.
Bobcats beat Rams, lose to Lions
Bel Air also picked up a Chesapeake win Thursday, besting host Edgewood, 73-50.
Meagan Barnett led the Bobcats with 14 points, while Edgewood's Shania Stamper led all scorers with 29 points.
Bel Air led at the half, 34-22.
On Friday, the Bobcats weren't so fortunate, as visiting Howard came to town and left with a 50-35 non-league win. Bel Air trailed 29-17 at the half.
Berit Batterton tossed in 13 points to lead Howard, while Barnett was the Bobcats leading scorer for a second consecutive night, scoring 11.
Patriots fall again
John Carroll dropped its third IAAM A Conference game in five days Friday, losing 68-42 to visiting St. Frances.
Rita Watson scored 20 points to pace the Patriots and Marta Moix added 10.
Cougars thump Tigers
In Susquehanna play Thursday, Fallston rolled over visiting Rising Sun, 57-25. The Cougars led 42-4 at the half.
Logan Gasior was the lone Cougar to reach double figures, netting 11 points, to led nine players in the scoring column.
HCS gets win
Harford Christian was also a winner Thursday, traveling to Rosedale Baptist and winning, 60-47.
Chloe Akers led the Eagles with 17 points and Grace Shanahan added 15 points. Taylor Lavin added 11 rebounds for the Eagles.
Warriors beat Mariners
Havre de Grace defeated host Joppatowne, 51-23, in Susquehanna (lower) play on Thursday. Addie Richardson was high scorer for Havre de Grace with 16 points. No stats were provided for Joppatowne.
Harford Tech beat host Perryville, 42-26, in Susquehanna play on Thursday. No stats were provided for Tech.