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Girls basketball round-up: Mt. Hebron holds off Westminster, 47-39

Mt. Hebron's Tori Valentine, seen standing with her team for the National Anthem during a game in earlier this winter, scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a win over Westminster on Jan. 28.

In a non-county contest Monday evening, Tori Valentine registered a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Mt. Hebron to a 47-39 victory over visiting Westminster.

It’s the fifth win in the last six games for the Vikings (9-6), which built a 22-17 lead by halftime and increased that advantage to 39-28 by the end of the third quarter. Westminster (11-6) did cut into its deficit in the fourth period behind Zoe Costley (14 points) and Sophia Diehl (12 points and 15 rebounds), but ultimately was unable to complete the comeback.


Valentine added six assists and no turnovers, while Clarke Oliver and Audrey Harrington chipped in with six points apiece in the victory for Mt. Hebron.

Mt. Hebron 47, Westminster 39

MH (9-6): Valentine 20, Oliver 6, Harrington 6, Williams 5, Dixon 4, Rodriguez 3, Chase 3.


W (11-6): Costley 14, Diehl 12, Phillips 5, Davis 4, Saltz 2, McWilliams 2.

Half: 22-17 MH.

Other scores:

Centennial 52, Winters Mill 46

The host Eagles got a team-high 20 points from Rasa Welsh, her highest total since returning from a broken nose a little over two weeks ago, on the way to earning a six-point victory over the Falcons.

Winters Mill (7-7) was led in the loss by Erin Snyder’s game-high 22 points, while Alejandra Urquiaga tied a season high with nine points for Centennial (6-7).

C (6-7): Welsh 20, Urquiaga 9, Anderson 8, Dossett 7, Reese 4, Sopchick 2, Pearson 2.

WM (7-7): Snyder 22, Brown 8.

City 55, River Hill 35

The Knights ended the Hawks’ three-game winning streak despite Saniha Jackson scoring 16 points for River Hill.

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RH (9-6): Jackson 16, Masker 9, O’Keefe 5, Clark 4, Heitzmann 2.

Hammond 54, Concordia Prep 28 (Saturday)

In a non-county game against an IAAM C Conference opponent, the Golden Bears returned to the court after a lengthy break to earn a convincing victory.

Imani Reid (15 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists), Jocelyn Fogle (14 points 8 rebounds), Nyelle Allen (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Taylor Liguori (10 points) all contributed big efforts in the victory.

“It was a good win for us. We have been itching for over a week to get back on the court after the Howard loss and came out a bit too anxious, but we settled down in the second half,” Hammond coach Ryan Hudy said. “We knew this was one we had to get with the back half of our schedule coming up and a lot of games against teams that we will be competing with for seeding in the playoffs.”

Ha (8-5): Reid 15, Fogle 14, Allen 11, Liguori 10, Julius-Khumbah 4.

CP: Betley 11, T. Lassahn 8, Garner 4, Jones 2, S. Lassahn 2, Lawrence 1.


Half: 29-13 Ha.