Makala Pippen played varsity basketball as a freshman at Notre Dame Prep, which competed at the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference.
Wanting a chance to compete in the A Conference, she transferred last year to St. Vincent Pallotti, where she is now part of a starting lineup that has no seniors.
The young Panthers of Laurel have showed promise this season but have had their share of close losses with the regular-season play winding down.
“We always put a (strong) effort in our games, I would say,” said forward Pippen, who is from Severn and attended Old Mill Middle School. “We may get down by 16 but we have the heart to get...