Roundup (Jan. 14): No. 14 Poly girls beat Milford Mill

From Sun staff reports

Poly girls basketball coach Kendall Peace-Able had to work with mostly young players, but a senior stepped up for the No.14 Engineers (7-3).

Albany-bound Khepera Stokes scored a game-high 27 points to lead Poly to a 44-41 victory over Milford Mill (5-5) at the Basketball Academy at Morgan State on Thursday.

"It was a bit of a down year for both teams because we're so young," Peace-Able said.

Stokes led six scorers for Poly and was the team's only player in double figures.

Milford Mill led 20-16 at the half before Poly switched to man-to-man defense and forced a few early turnovers. The Millers' Makenzie Pollard (17 points) hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 32 before Poly retook the lead. The Engineers led by no more than five points in the closing minutes.

The physical game featured 46 personal fouls, and the teams combined to score 27 points from the foul line.

Aberdeen 44, Fallston 21: Eagles senior Stephanie Jones, an All-Metro first-team selection in 2014-15, was injured in the opening minutes of Thursday's game at Aberdeen.

Jones, who has signed to play collegiately at Maryland, went down after a minute of play, according to Eagles coach Amber Milnes.

Milnes said Jones went up for a rebound and fell to the floor with a knee injury. Jones was taken away by ambulance. There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury.

Jones' sister, Brionna, a key player for the Terps, suffered a knee injury during her senior season that ended her high school career.

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