Here is a roundup of varsity basketball action in Howard County on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.
Mt. Hebron 45, Westminster 37
Mt. Hebron bounced back from a season-opening loss to Reservoir last Friday with a non-county triumph at Westminster. Senior Tori Valentine, who eclipsed 1,000 points last week, scored 19 points and tallied 15 rebounds. Erin Dixon also scored in double figures, while Audrey Harrington chipped in with eight points.
MH (0-1 Howard County, 1-1): S. Valentine 19, E. Dixon 11, A. Harrington 8, K. Milano 4, R. Vidal 2, A. Unkenholz 2.
Tori Pearson scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Eagles’ bounce-back win over visiting Western Tech. Centennial opened its season with a loss to Marriotts Ridge last Friday, but the Pearson-led Eagles earned their first win of the season. Three other Eagles scored in double figures: Brooke Anderson (12), Olivia Jackson (11) and Lauren Pellegrini (10). Anderson made four 3s, while all of Pearson’s baskets were 2-pointers.
C (0-1, 1-1): T. Pearson 21, B. Anderson 12, O. Jackson 11, L. Pellegrini 10, S. Sopchick 4, A. Urquiaga 1.
The Lions won again in dominating fashion. Howard was led by Marisa Sanchez-Henry, Anii Harris, Gabby Scott and Samiyah Nasir, all of whom scored in double digits. Harris led all scorers with 18 points, while Sanchez-Henry, Nasir and Scott followed with 12, 11 and 10, respectively. The Lions led 57-10 at halftime, and all of the points scored by Harris, Scott and Sanchez-Henry were in the first half.
Ho (2-0, 2-0): A. Harris 18, M. Sanchez-Henry 12, S. Nasir 11, G. Scott 10, C. Malagar 8, E. Durkee 5, L. Fritz 4, K. McDuffie 1.
G (1-1, 1-1): L. Davis 5, J. Hirsch 3, S. Salafia 3, L. LaPoint 3, K. Laport 2, L. Cook 2, G. Tolbert 1.
Halftime: 57-10, Ho
River Hill 62, Glenelg Country School 40
Anhyia Smith, Saniha Jackson and Kennedy Clark led the Hawks to a convincing win over the visiting Dragons. Smith posted 20 points for the second straight game; the sophomore scored 21 in the Hawks’ win over Hammond last Friday. Jackson scored 17 in Monday’s game, while Clark scored 10. Glenelg Country’s Caroline Haynes led the Dragons with 16 points — 12 of which came from behind the arc. The junior made six 3-pointers in the Dragons’ win over Wilde Lake Saturday.
RH (1-0, 2-0): A. Smith 20, S. Jackson 17, K. Clark 10, C. Duffy 8, E. Devine 5, K. Moore 2.
GCS (2-1 IAAM B, 3-3): C. Haynes 16, A. Bender 8, N. O’Ferrall 6, B. Byrne 4, L. Bateman 4, A. Keenan 2.
Dunbar 37, Long Reach 29
Freshman guard Tamir Whittle led the Lightning in scoring for a second straight game in Long Reach’s loss to Dunbar. A few days after scoring eight points in the team’s loss to Glenelg, Whittle put up nine points Monday.
Ha (2-0): TJ King 13, Caleb Bennett 10, David Aodu 9, Khaleb Mair 9, Eddy Alexandre 7, Zach Johnson 5, Tamar Wilson 4, Devon Edwards 4, Cal Hewitt 2, Kendric Owens 2, Reilly Moore 2, Ian Addison 2, Nick Thomas 2.
Jordan Oates registered a double double with 18 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Raiders to the non-county victory. Adrian Nwakalor (12 points) and Raymond Brown (11) also scored in double figures for Atholton, which jumped out to a 23-11 lead by the end of the first quarter.
TJ Speight led the way for Meade with a game-high 23 points.
Chandler Gentzel scored a game-high 23 points, including three made 3-pointers, to help the Owls prevail on the road in overtime. Evan Ichrist (22 points) and Quran Briggs (19) led the way in the loss for Mt. Hebron, which regrouped after trailing by 14 points at halftime.
W: Getzel 23, Blaney 18, Buberl 10, Levinson 7, Graham 5, Jean Joseph 4, Stranko 2.
MH (1-2): Evan Ichrist 22, Quran Briggs 19, Justin Michelotti 12, Will Bates 6, Justin Cargiulo 5, Christian Nazaire 2, Sean Harrington 2.