The Edgewood Rams girls basketball team moved one big step closer to a division title Tuesday night.
Edgewood (9-0 league, 11-5 overall) traveled to North East and came home with a 63-43 win in UCBAC Susquehanna (lower) Division play.
The Rams got 28 points from Shania Stamper and Jakia Robinson added 10. North East slipped to 6-3 in the division, the closest of any to Edgewood's perfect record.
Eagles beat Bobcats
Aberdeen (7-0, 14-2) also moved closer to the Chesapeake (upper) crown Tuesday, winning at Bel Air, 67-20. The Eagles led at the half, 50-13.
Endia Jones led the Eagles with 18 points and Jimmia McCluskey finished with 17.
Bel Air (4-4, 8-7) was led by Connor Hanley's six points.
Huskies beat Elks
Patterson Mill rebounded from a non-league loss last week to win in Chesapeake play at Elkton on Tuesday. The Huskies (6-1, 11-5), which stayed a game back of the division leading Aberdeen Eagles, were led by Qalea Ismail, 19 points, and Samantha Herman, 15 points.
Elkton's Lena Hicks led all scorers with 25 points and teammate Renee Dunn added 10.
Mustangs top Cougars
Also in Chesapeake play Tuesday, C. Milton Wright (5-2, 10-5) kept Fallston (0-7, 3-12) winless in league play, 54-32.
Emma Hahner led the visiting Mustangs with 13 points and Allie Appleby tossed in 11. Blake Bukowski and Abby Smucker added seven points each.
Sam Gasior paced the Cougars with 12 points, while Kayla Reilly added six points.
CMW led at the half, 21-16.
Mariners punish Eagles
Joppatowne hosted and punished Bo Manor Tuesday in Susquehanna action. The Mariners won, 53-10.
Felicia Okoye recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mariners (5-4, 5-10). Stephanie Reid added 12 points in the win.
Warriors lose to Panthers
Playing a night later than originally scheduled, Perryville and host Havre de Grace took their Susquehanna game down to the final seconds Wednesday night.
Perryville, which ran out to an early 6-0 lead, let its lead slip away in the final quarter, only to battle back and steal the win, 39-37.
Perryville (4-5 league, 7-6 overall) led 31-29 when Warrior sophomore Addie Richardson nailed a three-point shot that pushed her team ahead, 32-31, with 4:00 left to play. Perryville's Jillian Miller put the Panthers back ahead, 34-33, on a free throw and then made it 36-33 with a short jumper
Havre de Grace (4-5, 4-9) got back-to-back baskets from Richardson and Shannon Pilcher to go back ahead, but Perryville's Whitney Hynson scored the final points to seal the win. Hynson led all scorers with 15 points and she added seven steals. Bella Jones added six points and eight rebounds and Miller finished with five points, six rebounds and two blocks.
Richardson led Havre de Grace with nine points, while Pilcher and Taylor Smith had eight points apiece.
Patriots beat Panthers
It seems that the John Carroll Patriots girls basketball team is coming together at the right time as February and playoffs near. Tuesday night the Patriots beat No. 5 St Frances, 44-41, in overtime in Bel Air.
The game was an intense defensive struggle in the first half, as both teams were stymied by the opposing defense. St. Frances employed a full court hawking man defense on the Patriots, while John Carroll implemented an active zone that held the Panthers at bay. At intermission the score was 14-12.
In the second half, John Carroll scored 32 points led by sophomore Ashley Hunter and junior Marta Moix, who combined for 20 points (10 each). John Carroll held the Panthers' senior standout Tyshell King (Georgetown) to just seven points in 32 minutes, but the All-Conference forward scored six of eight of St. Frances's points in overtime. It was not enough, though, as the Patriots saw eight players score in a balanced attack.