The St. Frances girls team used its defensive pressure to force plenty of turnovers and converted them into baskets as it defeated Blair Academy (N.J.), 69-30, in the Festival of the Phoenix in Newark, N.J., yesterday.
The Panthers (8-0) started strong behind Shatyra Hawkes, who scored 11 of her 18 points in the first half as St. Frances built a 22-point lead. Deanna Harmon had 16 points and 10 rebounds to go with seven steals, and the Panthers made 12 three-pointers.
Tasia Bristow added 13 points in the win.
The Panthers were also scheduled yesterday to play St. Michael's (N.Y.), ranked 10th in the nation by USA Today, but severe weather forced cancellation.
No. 7 ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 59, NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 41: Sherae Swinson's 18 points helped the Cavaliers advance to the title game at the Bullis Tournament in Potomac as they defeated National Christian Academy.
Swinson led all scorers, making eight field goals and going 2-for-4 from the free-throw line.
Maggie Morrison made three second-half three-pointers as the Cavaliers (8-3) extended their eight-point halftime lead. She finished with 14 points.
No. 8 SEVERN 48, SOUTH RIVER 29: The Admirals (5-1) rebounded from a slow start to defeat the visiting Seahawks (2-3).
Severn's Leanne Hug scored nine points in the second quarter after her team fell behind by five. The senior finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
HILL SCHOOL (PA.) 64, NO. 4 CALVERT HALL 53: : Donya Jackson had 13 points in a losing effort for the Cardinals (6-2) at the Hill School Tournament. Two of the four quarters ended tied before the Blues went on a 7-0 run with three minutes left in the game.
No. 11 MILFORD MILL 79, RANDALLSTOWN 50:: Josh Glascoe scored 19 of his game-high 23 points in the first half as the Millers (3-2) routed the visiting Rams (0-4).
ST. PAUL'S 63, ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 59:: The McCray brothers were the leading scorers for their respective teams as the visiting Crusaders (6-2) beat the Friars. Sidney McCray had 19 points for St. Paul's, and Stephon McCray had 20 for Curley.
JOHN CARROLL 59, FALLSTON 35:: Sophomore guard Nick Faust hit four consecutive three-pointers to break the game open, and the Patriots (8-3) went on to defeat the rival Cougars. Senior forward Isaiah Philmore led the way for John Carroll with 21 points. Faust finished with 12.