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Five girls hoop teams advance on first night of playoffs

Five of the seven county girls basketball teams that began region playoff action Friday posted wins.

Patterson Mill (16-5) highlighted the winners as the Huskies begin their defense of last year's Class 2A state title.

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The Huskies had an easy win in Class 2A East, beating visiting Elkton, 66-28.

Qalea Ismail scored 20 points to lead the Huskies, who also got 12 points from Khayla Mitchell.

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The Huskies will play at Rising Sun tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m.

Bobcats beat Hawks

Bel Air (7-13) is alive in 3A North, beating host North Harford (7-11), 42-24.

Renie Tsomos scored 11 points to lead the winners. Claire Macatee's seven points led the Hawks.

Bel Air led 27-10 at half. The Bobcats visit Aberdeen (16-2) at 6 p.m. tonight.

Also in 3A North, C. Milton Wright (18-5) beat visiting Dundalk, 69-10, and Edgewood (4-12) won at Patapsco, 50-40.

The Rams and Mustangs meet in Fountain Green today at 5 p.m.

Other scores

Joppatowne's season is over after falling, 47-43, at Colonel Richardson in 1A East. The Mariners end the year 4-16.

Fallston (8-13) moved on in 2A East, beating visiting North East, 54-42. The Cougars visit Harford Tech (15-4) tonight at 5 p.m.

Havre de Grace (11-10) had a bye and plays host to Colonel Richardson today at 5 p.m.

HCS ends season

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Harford Christian closed out its season Friday night in Severn, losing a Maryland Christian School Tournament D1 state semifinal to Covenant Life of Gaithersburg, 32-28.

Harford was led in scoring by Lily Loomis' eight points. Crystal Kline added six, Taylor Lavin scored five and Grace Humes, who was named all-tournament, had four points and six steals.

HCS defeated Greater Grace, 59-32, in quarterfinal play.Harford was led by Kline's 24 points. Lavin and Loomis added 10 points each.

Earlier in the week HCS finally played its league Tournament Championship game and won the MACSAC Crown, 51-37, over Granite Baptist.

Tourney MVP Lavin had a huge game of 20 points and 22 rebounds. All-tournament were Loomis, 10 points and seven steals; and Kline, nine points, seven rebounds and five steals.

Harford finished the season 22-4.

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