Back on the court since its lopsided loss to Aberdeen last week, Joppatowne delivered its own lopsided win Monday night, beating visiting Masonville Cove of Baltimore, 81-27, in non-league action.
The Mariners jumped out to a 23-4 first quarter lead and were never threatened, leading 39-7 at halftime.
Shakara Head and Te'jha Patton-Hill each scored 26 points to guide the Mariners (17-4), while Lakiah Huff netted 14 points and dished out nine assists. Head added five rebounds and Patton-Hill had five assists.
TroiQuay Malloy didn't play for a second straight game. Coach Mike Harris said in an email Tuesday that Malloy is no longer on the roster.
Bobcats upset Elks
Bel Air (3-9, 4-17) traveled to Elkton Monday for an UCBAC Chesapeake Division contest and returned home with a 68-52 win, despite trailing 34-24 at the half.
Connor Hanley's 17 points paced three Bobcats in double figures. Caela Tindilia added 15 points and Brooke Lorber added 12.
Elkton's Desiree Foye led all scorers with 18 points.
HCS gets win
Harford Christian went out of its league schedule Monday to post a win, beating visiting Sparrows Point, 34-17. The game was tied at 11 at the half, but Harford Christian outscored the Pointers 11-2 in the third quarter and 12-4 in the fourth.
Leah Edwards and Cady Farrish each scored six points to lead the Eagles, who had nine players score. Farrish also had nine rebounds.
Eagles soar over Mariners
Last week's much anticipated girls basketball rematch between Aberdeen and host Joppatowne turned out to be a lopsided win, 82-40, for the visiting and unbeaten Eagles in UCBAC Chesapeake Division play.
Aberdeen, 19-0 overall, used a relentless full court press to force the Mariners (16-4) into numerous turnovers throughout the first half, allowing the Eagles to post 31 first quarter points for a 31-8 lead.
The Mariners were without crafty point guard Malloy, who was dressed in street clothes on the bench.
Aberdeen coach Stacy Liles had known Malloy wasn't likely to play.
"I prepared as if she'd be here, she is the key to their offense and their defense, it hurts not to have her," Liles said. "At the end of the day though, we have to be capable of doing what we do."
The Eagles were very capable, working the ball inside to junior center Brionna Jones, who dominated in the paint. Jones scored 35 points and seemingly grabbed as many rebounds. Jones was credited with 12 rebounds.
The Eagles also scored from the outside, led by Lakeia Hayden's 13 points, including three, three-pointers.
The Eagles led, 45-21, at the half and 68-38 after three quarters, before outscoring the Mariners, 14-2, in the final quarter for the 42-point win.
Jimmia McCluskey added nine points, while TK Fowlkes and Kierra Palmer netted seven points each.
Shakara Head was more than half of the Joppatowne offense, scoring 26 points. Patton-Hill added seven points and Huff, the Mariners main ball handler, fouled out with two minutes to play in the third quarter. Huff scored three points.
With the win, Aberdeen locked up the division crown at 10-0. Joppatowne slipped to 9-2.
"They all meshed together, they all played well tonight, it was a good win," Liles said.
Joppatowne coach Mike Harris pointed to Wednesday's missed day of practice, caused by the cancellation of all after-school activities because of the weather, as a problem.
"Wish we'd been able to practice yesterday, we knew what was coming," Harris said. "We just didn't have the experience and we didn't get the chance to put in the work yesterday and that's the best team in the state."
Mustangs unbeaten, too
C. Milton Wright (12-0, 16-4) stayed perfect in Susquehanna action Thursday, cruising past visiting Bo Manor, 88-21.
Allie Appleby led the Mustangs with 15 points, while Megan Aro added 14. Colleen Houck contributed six rebounds. CMW led, 50-21, at the half.
Cougars beat Hawks
Fallston (8-2, 13-6) picked up a nice win Thursday, pulling away from visiting North Harford for a 58-43 Chesapeake win.
North Harford (5-5, 12-8) led, 27-23, at the half, but a 21-2 third quarter put Fallston ahead for good. Fallston senior Rachael Holehouse took over, scoring 11 of her game-high 22 points in the third quarter.
Alyssa March scored 14 more in the win, while Devin Brady and Emily Nosek each scored seven.
Sarah Heaps led the Hawks with 16 points and Morgan Knox added seven.
Rams beat Warriors
Host Edgewood (8-4, 11-9) added to its win totals Thursday, beating Havre de Grace, 50-29, in Susquehanna play. The Rams led, 20-8, after one quarter and 31-12 at the half.
Shania Stamper led the Rams with 19 points. Jada Hatcher added 13 points and Jakia Robinson finished with 11.
Addie Richardson's seven points led Havre de Grace (3-8, 3-14). Katie Bubb and Samara White each scored six.
Bel Air beats Tech
Bel Air (2-9, 3-17) earned its second Chesapeake win Thursday night, beating visiting Harford Tech, 66-43. The Bobcats led at the half, 37-19.
Britany Chavis had the double-double - 17 points and 17 rebounds - in the Cobras (0-10, 3-12) losing effort. Emily Edmunds added eight points, while Crystal McCullum and Brittany Barber added seven points apiece. McCullum also had 18 rebounds.
Huskies beat Indians
Patterson Mill (11-1, 14-5) had no trouble with visiting North East on Thursday, winning easily, 57-29, in Susquehanna play.
Morgan Golec poured in 26 points to lead the Huskies, while Qalea Ismail added 14 points and Sam Herman scored eight.
Patriots win again
John Carroll completed its regular season campaign with a 56-33 win over visiting Bryn Mawr Thursday night. The victory was the 18th straight for the Patriots, who swept through the IAAM B Conference with a perfect 13-0 mark and a 20-3 overall record.
Miranda Ripken once again led the John Carroll attack with 11 points, leading 10 Patriot players who scored on their senior night. Senior Talia Kahoe also chipped in eight points for the victors who took control of the game with an 18-7 second quarter and a 28-17 halftime lead.
John Carroll left no doubt as to the outcome after an emotional halftime ceremony honoring their large senior class by racing out to a 24-point lead with an 18-5 run to start the second half.
HCS falls to Carroll Christian
Harford Christian was shut out in the first quarter Friday and wound up losing, 49-21, to visiting Carroll Christian. The Eagles were down 10-0 after one period and 21-4 at the half.
Farrish led the Eagles with eight points, while Emily Dodson scored seven points. Amber Guertler grabbed nine rebounds in the loss.