The free throw line was no friend to the Bel Air girls basketball team Wednesday night in its UCBAC Chesapeake Division battle at rival C. Milton Wright.
The Bobcats (6-3, 11-5) shot a dismal 3-for-18 from the stripe and lost the game to the Mustangs (6-3, 8-6), 38-32.
CMW, however, went 11-for-15 from the line which proved vital in the outcome.
Taylor Marchetti, back on the floor for the first time in a couple weeks, scored 13 points for the Mustangs. Aubrey Hoover also scored 13 for the winners.
Autumn Dougherty (seven rebounds) led the Bobcats scoring with 12 points. Grace Wehland added 10 points and eight boards, while Maggi Hall had six points and six rebounds.
CMW led at the half, 19-14.
Warriors beat Rams
Celebrating its one senior, the Havre de Grace girls basketball team avenged an earlier loss Wednesday, beating Edgewood, 44-28, in UCBAC Susquehanna Division play.
The lone senior, Kayla Sumpter, scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Warriors (6-7, 7-11), who were beaten at Edgewood (2-10, 2-15), 47-44, January 22. It was Edgewood’s first win.
“I think that we kind of felt that we had to come out and give it our all with us losing to Edgewood last time,” Sumpter said. “We had to just come out with better defense and work together more as team.”
Both teams struggled early with missed shots and multiple turnovers at both ends. Behind Sumpter’s seven first quarter points, Havre de Grace was able to slip ahead, 11-8, through one quarter.
Edgewood went into a scoring drought that lasted over five minutes into the second quarter. Alanna Whyte’s basket snapped the drought, but a basket by Warrior point guard Lynnea Pugh matched it ans the Warriors lesad was 10, 22-12.
Both teams added another basket in the quarter to send the game to the half with the Warriors ahead by 10, 24-14.
Alexa Warren’s second three-pointer of the game had the Rams within eight in the third quarter. The Rams added another point to close to within seven (27-20), but a Sumpter steal and layup made it 29-20. The Warriors pushed the lead back to 10 at the close of the third quarter to lead, 33-23.
Jenna Koop (six points) sank a buzzer-beater jumper to end the quarter.
The Havre de Grace lead continued to grow in the fourth quarter. Sumpter failed to score in the final quarter and missed some of it with four fouls. “I think I did what I came to do, getting in foul trouble was tough, but obviously it was late in the game,” Sumpter said. “It let me setttle down and get back into the game.”
Pugh finished with seven points for the Warriors and Tamia Clark added six.
Warren led Edgewood with 10 points and Whyte scored eight.
Huskies beat Hawks
Patterson Mill (12-0, 14-5) stayed unbeaten in Susquehanna play Wednesday with its 58-44 win at North Harford (7-6, 8-10).
Madison Knight led the Huskies with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Delaney Madsen added 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Bea Orsini scored 12 points and added eight assists and three steals.
Alison Bufano led the Hawks scoring with 12 points, while adding four rebounds, one steal and one block. Jess Smith had nine points, eight rebounds, one steal, one block and two assists.
Fallston (9-10) hosted Century in non-league action Wednesday and fell, 58-56.
The winning basket came in the game’s final seconds.
Chantel Curry scored 15 points and added five steals for the Cougars. Curry also pulled down two rebounds.
Adrianna Mace added to the offense with 10 points, while adding seven rebounds and two blocks.
Jillian Crawford finished with 10 points and one rebound.