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Fallston, Havre de Grace grab division girls basketball wins Monday

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Monday night was fairly light for county girls basketball teams, but it was a good one for two teams: Fallston and Havre de Grace.

Both teams collected road wins in UCBAC Susquehanna (lower) Division play, while Harford Christian also posted a win and John Carroll lost again in IAAM A Conference action.

Fallston, which leads the division, beat Perryville, 40-26. No individual stats were reported. The Cougars are 8-0 in league and 9-5 overall.

Havre de Grace, meanwhile, overcame an early 12-7 deficit at Harford Tech to pull away and win, 47-32.

The Warriors (4-4 league, 6-5 overall) outscored the Cobras (4-3 league, 5-6 overall) 14-2 in the second quarter to take a 21-14 lead into the half. Tech fought back in quarter three and trailed 30-28 with a quarter to play, but Havre de Grace controlled the final quarter 17-4.

Naje Dixon was the key for the Warriors, coming off the bench to score a team-high 16 points. Dixon was four-of-four from behind the three-point line and four-of-four from the free throw line. Taylor Smith added 15 points in the win.

Tech's Brianna McAllister led all scorers with 18 points.

Harford Christian's win came at Carroll Christian, 62-21. Chloe Akers scored 16 points to lead the Eagles and Kelsey Williams added 10. Grace Shanahan added nine points and seven steals.

In John Carroll's 56-32 loss at McDonogh, Rita Watson scored 14 points to pace the Patriots.

Friday action

Girls basketball play on Friday night was limited and not too revealing in the way of good news, but the North Harford Hawks celebrated a big win at C. Milton Wright, while both Bel Air and John Carroll were defeated. Harford Christian also posted a win, beating visiting Harford Tech.

North Harford's win, 47-41 over the Mustangs in UCBAC Chesapeake (upper) Division play, kept the Hawks (3-2 league, 7-4 overall) near the top of the standings.

Annie Wernig led the Hawks with 18 points, seven steals and seven rebounds, while Allison Whitacre chipped in with 17 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Bailey Saneman led a tough Hawks defense, holding CMW's Emma Hahner to just two points.

Alexis Johnson led CMW with 11 points and six rebounds. The Mustangs are 2-4 league and 6-8 overall.

Eagles beat Cobras

Harford Christian's 66-34 win was highlighted by all 11 Eagles scoring. Grace Shanahan was the only Eagle in double figures with 12 points.

Bobcats fall

Bel Air (9-6 overall) traveled to St. Paul's for non-league action and fell, 58-43.

The Bobcats trailed 28-24 at the half, but were outscored 30-19 in the second half. Samantha Barnett scored 18 points for the Bobcats.

Patriots lose twice

John Carroll, meanwhile, lost for the second straight night, falling 61-32 at Roland Park in IAAM A Conference play.

The Patriots also dropped a Sunday contest at home against Pallotti, 69-45. Rita Watson led three Patriots in double figures with 13 points, while Marta Moix added 12 and Dooryia Kane scored 10.

Thursday action

After the unexpected Winter Storm Janus break, a handful of girls basketball teams were back on the court Thursday.

Among them, Bel Air was an easy winner in its UCBAC Chesapeake Division game with visiting and winless Elkton.

Bel Air rolled out to a big 28-7 halftime lead and cruised to the 53-9 lopsided win. Megan Barnett and Annalise Paylor scored nine points apiece to pace the winners.

The Bobcats are 4-2 in league play.

Cougars roll, too

Fallston was also a big winner, beating host North East, 41-10, in Susquehanna (lower) play.

Megan Reilly tossed in a game-high 13 points and Kayla Reilly added eight.

The Cougars, who lead the division at 7-0, led 17-4 at the half. Fallston is 8-5 overall.

Eagles lose to City, Eastside

Aberdeen played in the Baltimore City Public Schools Basketball Academy at Morgan State University and dropped a 55-49 contest to City.

The Eagles, 9-5 overall, led 22-20 at the half.

Stephanie Jones led all scorers with 25 points and Nazje Norton added 13 points.

The Eagles did get some good news Thursday, however, that junior point guard Kierra Palmer has been cleared to return to play, in a progressive manner over the next two weeks, according to head coach Amber Milnes.

Aberdeen also suffered a loss to Eastside High School of NJ on Saturday, 65-32. The Eagles trailed 32-19 at the half.

Jones led the Eagles with nine points and Norton scored eight.

Warriors edged by Panthers

Havre de Grace (3-4 league, 5-5 overall) lost a tight Susquehanna battle with rival Perryville (2-4 league, 4-5 overall), 33-30.

The Panthers went ahead, 31-30, midway through the final quarter, and Havre de Grace failed to convert on a handful of layups in the final minutes.

Havre de Grace was also dismal at the free throw line, making five-of-21 free shots. The Panthers also made five, but on just nine shots.

Addie Richardson scored 12 points to lead the Warriors and Taylor Smith scored 10. Jill Miller led Perryville with 11 points and Bella Jones, who made two clutch free throws with 5.3 seconds left to play, finished with 10 points.

Other Thursday scores

John Carroll dropped its IAAM A Conference game with visiting Spalding, 56-52, in overtime. In UCBAC Susquehanna play, Joppatowne (1-6 league, 1-11 overall) earned its first win at Bo Manor, winning 48-44. Harford Tech (4-2 league, 5-4 overall) lost to visiting Rising Sun, 55-31. No stats were provided for either game.

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