Baltimore Sun

Girls basketball: UCBAC play begins

Jimmia McCluskey shoots from the free throw line during last Thursday's game against City.

The girls basketball season went into UCBAC division play Monday night with five games on the schedule.

At Havre de Grace, Patterson Mill got off to a great start in Susquehanna (lower) play. The Huskies rolled over the Warriors, 65-9, propelled by a 38-2 run that started in the first quarter and ended in the third.


Morgan Golec scored a game-high 21 points to pace the Huskies, who held the Warriors scoreless in the second and fourth quarters. Freshman Sam Herman added 11 points and Elizabeth Wilson had 10 for the Huskies, 2-2 overall and 1-0 in league.

Gaby Joyner scored five points, the Warriors' third quarter total. Katie Bubb and Briana Pennington also had baskets for Havre de Grace, 0-5/0-1.


Eagles win big

Aberdeen had an equally easy time in its Chesapeake (upper) opener, beating visiting Elkton, 89-28.

Nia Alleyne had the hot hand for the Eagles, (4-0/1-0) netting a game-high 24 points. Teammate junior center Brionna Jones added 19 points and 10 rebounds and Takiara Fowlkes had 10 points. Danisha Porter added nine rebounds.

Renee Dunn scored 10 points to lead Elkton.

Hawks edge Bobcats

North Harford also opened Chesapeake play with a win, nipping visiting Bel Air, 56-52. Sarah Heaps scored 20 points to pace the Hawks (4-1/1-0). Brooke Lorber scored 18 points and Connor Hanley added 15 points for the Bobcats (1-5/0-1).

Tigers drop Rams

Edgewood dropped its Susquehanna opener to visiting Rising Sun, despite leading by nine points after three quarters. The Rams (1-5/0-1) were outscored 21-7 in the final quarter in the 52-47 loss. Jada Hatcher pumped in 25 points to lead all scorers.


Mariners beat Severna Park

Joppatowne (4-0) stayed out of league play for one more night and won, 73-52, over visiting Severna Park.

Shakara Head had a monster night, scoring 36 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Head made seven of her nine free throws.

Te'jha Patton-Hill added 20 points, highlighted by four three-point baskets and TroiQuay Malloy added six points and four assists.

Mustangs top Panthers

C. Milton Wright (4-1/1-0) also picked up a division win, beating host Perryville, 75-36, in Susquehanna action.


Abby Smucker and Savannah Humpreys scored 14 points each to lead the Mustangs, who led 32-20 at the half. Heather McKee and Colleen Houck added 11 points each. Humpreys added eight rebounds and Houck had six.

HCS loses first

Harford Christian (4-1) suffered its first loss in a big way, falling 53-13 to Wilmington Christian of Hockessin, Del. Chloe Akers had six points in the loss.

Patriots win two

John Carroll welcomed archrival Notre Dame Prep to Bel Air Friday night in a re-match of the 2011 IAAM Championship game in which NDP won by three. This time the Patriots had their way early, running out to a 17-6 first quarter lead, en route to a 55-47 win.

The Patriots were staked to the lead on the hot shooting of Emily Soller, who had nine points in the quarter including two three-pointers. The Patriots continued their torrid shooting in the second quarter, outscoring the Blazers 21-13 for a 38-19 halftime lead. The second half saw the Blazers mount a terrific comeback, but John Carroll made six of seven free throws down the stretch to ice the victory and keep their IAAM B Conference record unblemished at 2-0. Soller finished with 20 points and Yemaya Johnson had 12 in the win.


On Saturday, the Patriots hosted M.A.T.H.S. from Baltimore City just hours after their electric IAAM battle with NDP. There was no letdown as the Patriots cruised to a 50-33 win over the Panthers.

John Carroll outscored M.A.T.H.S. 32-9 in the second and third quarters to put the game out of reach. Miranda Ripken scored a game-high 16 points, while Soller added 10 in the win which saw 8-of-10 Patriots score.

Eagles take down City

The Aberdeen Eagles girls basketball team won its third straight game Thursday night, beating visiting Baltimore City College 75-48 in non-league action.

Jones had a double-double with 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Eagles to their third win in as many starts. She also had seven blocked shots.

Alleyne added 15 points and four assists, while Kierra Palmer finished with 11 points and a team-high six assists. Fowlkes and Jimmia McCluskey each had five rebounds. Fowlkes also had five assists, and McCluskey added a blocked shot.


Dyzhaney Burton scored 18 points to lead City, and Bria Sedgwick had 10 points.

Hawks top Tigers

North Harford won on the road Thursday, 61-32, at Rising Sun. Morgan Knox had 11 points and Julia Schrof had 10 to lead the Hawks.

Warriors fall at Patterson

Havre de Grace traveled to Patterson Thursday and lost 40-31 in a non-league contest. Pennington scored 13 points in the loss. Freshman Taylor Smith also scored 13 points and added six rebounds.