“Poolesville did what they were supposed to do and we didn’t. Unless we are disciplined, we are going to struggle," Hewitt added.

The Falcons got help from players like Anna Murgia (nine points) and Rosie Barry (6), who played an important role in the victory. Swick said his team enjoys playing in holiday tournaments, as it presents an opportunity to test various schemes and plays.

Christmas time is a good time to experiment,” he said. “We did some adjusting on the fly tonight.”

Box scores:


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Glenelg 52, Mervo 42

Glen: Olivia Nowlin 22, Lauren Wright 10, Megan Taylor 6, Miranda Mattis 5, Julia Wolfrey 5, Ally Forjet 2, Coral Price 2.

Mervo: Jasmine Henley 9, End’dya Barnes 7, Jakelle Patterson 6, Destiny Hutchins 4, Daisha Bryant 4, Kierra Gibson 2, Jadia Jackson 4, Brionna Bryan 4, Briona Little 2.

Half: 28-21 Glen.

Poolesville 49, Oakland Mills 30

Poolesville: Whitney Carmack 13, Anna Murgia 9, Rosie Barry 6, Kristen Darragh 4, Marie Jankowski 4, Abbie Waters 4, Karyn Comfort 4, Anna DeSoto 3, Erin Sparrow 2,

OM: Karigan Awkward 9, Lauren Thompson 7, Tori Diggs 6, Jordan Kerr 4, Maranda Robinson 2, Theda Jackson 2.

Half: 25-16 Poolesville.

Howard 45, Indian Creek 29

How (6-0, 8-0): Anne Kinsey 11, Sydney Biniak 9, Berit Batterton 6, Jayda Gilmore 5, Catherine Sims 4, Emma Hoesman 2, Natalie Talley 2.

IC: Cole 20, O'Neal 5, Rhine 1, Zajac 3.

Half 25-15 How

Bladensberg 37, Hammond 32

Bladensberg: Lewis 7, Wilson 7, Ekekwe 6, Outlet 6, Guevara 5, Simpkins 4, Mack 2.

Hammond (0-6, 1-8): Shawnice King 16, Jameelah Wallace 6, Alexis Stratton-Bratcher 6, Shelby Terry 4.

Half: 12-16 Hammond.