Severn senior forward Leanne Hug, expected back early this week after missing two weeks with an ankle injury, will be a welcome sight as the Admirals prepare for the stretch run in defending their Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference crown.
The Admirals (13-3, 6-2 in the league before Friday's game against Mount de Sales) have held their own in Hug's absence with different players taking turns stepping up.
In Tuesday's 54-38 victory over St. Vincent Pallotti, the team got 14 points from junior guard Leah Cranmer and 10 rebounds and three blocks from senior center Caitlin Sheehan.
"I think the girls did well to recognize when you lose 14 points and eight rebounds, you all have to dig in," said Severn basketball coach Chuck Miller, who added that junior point guard Aura Payne, senior shooting guard Katie Dickerson and junior Raven Owens all picked up their games during the stretch without Hug.
Patriots on a roll
The Old Mill wrestling team is feeling very good about itself and with good reason.
The No. 3 Patriots knocked off then-No. 1 River Hill on Jan. 13 and then had an impressive showing at the Mount Mat Madness tournament last weekend.
Old Mill finished 11th in the 29-team field, were second only to Southern-Garrett among Maryland public schools and were the top 4A-3A finisher in front of Urbana, Walt Whitman and county rival Severna Park. The Patriots close out the season with six straight county matches, including a visit to Severna Park on Tuesday.