Girls basketball: Oakland Mills wins own tournament; River Hill wins Mardela tournament

Jasmine Hill had 28 points and 17 rebounds as Oakland Mills defeated Westminster, 76-56, Thursday night to repeat as champions of the tournament the school hosts.

The Scorpions set a first half tempo that made it hard for Westminster to keep up.

"They run a fast pace. Up in Carroll County teams slow it down a little bit," said Westminster junior Danielle Fieni. "They were really aggressive with defense pressing the whole game, we're more used to a zone or a half-court man" defense.

Oakland Mills was also aggressive on offense, taking the ball to the basket and making moves that got two of Westminster's taller starters, Alyssa Pumputis and Charlee VanDerniet, in significant foul trouble. Pumputis had four fouls midway through the second quarter; VanDerniet picked up her fourth foul midway through the third quarter.

"Fouls were huge. They got to the foul line and they couldn't miss. That was a huge problem," said Brittany Baer, Westminster's JV coach who was standing in for varsity coach Mike Ninosky. "Early on we played well. We were hitting shots and looking outside, but in the second half we came out lazy. We were sloppy and turned the ball over."

Oakland Mills already had the advantage, but put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Owls, 30-17.

"They hit everything and we couldn't," said Baer.

For example, 5-foot-2 Oakland Mills freshman Tori Diggs, the smallest player on her team, was three for three on 3-point shots, and each basket brought a huge roar from the crowd.

"I'm small and people think I can't do that," Diggs said, by way of explanation.

"We had good offense, but I wasn't very happy with the defense," said Oakland Mills coach Seth Willingham. His squad tied its season high of 76 points but allowed a season high 56. In its eight previous games, Oakland Mills had allowed an average of 30 points a game.

Named to the all-tournament team were: Jasmine Hill (MVP, Oakland Mills), Nicole Twardowicz (Oakland Mills), Danielle Fieni (Westminster), Charlee VanDerniet (Westminster) and Jayde Duncan (Western Tech).

Oakland Mills 76, Westminster 56

OM – Hill 28, Hight 14, Twardowicz 14, Diggs 9, Brockington, 6, Jones 4, Peters 1. FT: 18-22.

W – Dyer 17, Pumputis 12, Bachman 1, Fieni 5, VanDerniet 5, Held 4, Whitcomb 2, Myers 2. FT: 16-23.

Halftime: Oakland Mills, 31-20.

Alauna Jackson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Megan Sterling chipped in 17 points and four assists as River Hill defeated Mardela, 66-40, to win the McCool Girls Basketball Tournament at Mardela. The host school was led by Shakerna Dashiell's 28 points.

River Hill 66, Mardela 40

RH – Jackson 20, Sterling 17, Rowe 11, Arensmeier 8, Masker 4, Omeozulu 2, Julia Collins 2, Jones 2. FT: 7-15.

M – Dashiell 28, Harris 7, Sprankle 3, Cook 1, Corbin 1. FT: 12-19.

Atholton at Cardinal Classic (at Pine Grove, Pa.) (not reported)

Glenelg Country School

The Dragons won their division of the Milford Mill Lady Millers Holiday Tournament.

The teams traded baskets during the fourth quarter and Glenelg Country trailed Salisbury, 40-39, with 8 seconds left to play. But Deja Hursey passed to Mallory Pappas for a breakaway layup that proved to be the game-winning basket. The final score was 41-40.

Sabrina Deleonibus led Glenelg Country with 15 points. Pappas (nine), Hursey (six), Hannah Harbold (six) and Kendra Isaacs (four) followed.

In the bracket championship game, Glenelg Country faced a taller, athletic High Point team, but the Dragons were the ones who played a big game. Strong perimeter shooting and outstanding defense helped the Dragons to an 8-0 first quarter lead. Glenelg Country held on for a 42-31 victory.

Deleonibus had 21 points against High Point. Isaacs (seven), Harbold (six), Hursey (four), Pappas (two) and Kennedy Ringgold (two) rounded out the team's scoring.

Deleonibus and Harbold were named to the all-tournament team.

Tournament results from earlier in the week:

Monday, Dec. 26

North Carroll tournament

Girls Paws division

10 a.m. - F.S. Key def. Hereford

11:30 a.m. - Winters Mill, 56, Centennial 45

Centennial was up, 17-8, at one point, but the Knights wore the Eagles down with their big girls. "We didn't do a good job of boxing out," said Centennial coach Bobby Macheel.

Centennial plays Hereford in the Paws Division consolation game Dec. 27.

WM - Magruder 30, Kald 9, Bangerd 8, Buell 4, Laufert 2, Scoone 2, Goodhart 1.

C - Benzing 12, Pino 12, B. Anderson 8, Mitchell 7, Downing 6, M. Anderson 1. FT: 9-15.

Girls Claws division

4:30 p.m. - Montgomery Blair 49, Marriotts Ridge 27

MB – not available.

MR – Kerr 6, Miller 5, Taylor 5, Davey 4, Williams 4, Sharbaugh 2, Fleming 1.

6 p.m. - North Carroll vs. Maryvale

Laurel tournament

3:45 p.m. - Glenelg 92, Cardoza 4

G – Burris 18, Yuan 15, Tetro 11, Russo 10, Taylor 8, Bendix 8, Kittleman 8, Parker 6, Wright 4, Heisig 4. FT: 4-7.

C: Smith 2, Knight 2. FT: 0-0.

Halftime: Glenelg, 55-0.

Lady Warriors Tournament (at Woodlawn)

Imani Sanders had 13 points and seven rebounds and Alexis Briscoe had 12 points, 12 rebounds and six steals, but Long Reach lost to Manchester Valley in the opening round of the Lady Warriors Tournament.

Manchester Valley 42, Long Reach 33

MV – Cannon 17, Newman 18.

LR – Sanders 13, Briscoe 12.

Halftime: Manchester Valley. 19-13.

Tuesday, Dec. 27

North Carroll Tournament

Girls Paws division consolation game

Hereford 31, Centennial 30

Centennial missed opportunities to seal a victory over Hereford when the Eagles were clinging to a small lead but missed the front end of several 1-and-1 free throw attempts.

Hereford got the ball with about 9 seconds to play and took it inside to its post player, who was fouled as she made the basket to tie the game with one tenth of a second on the clock. She then made her free throw.

"It was a good game, but it was frustrating, too," said Centennial coach Bobby Macheel.

He – McLaughlin 13, Auld 4, Gianotti 4, Hempbenar 3, Funk 2, Gianotti 2, Packett 2, Visonso 1. FT: 6-12.

C – Benzing 11, Mitchell 9, B. Anderson 5, Downing 2, Hsieh 2, Pino 1. FT: 4-12.

Girls Claws division consolation game

Maryvale 47, Marriotts Ridge 40

Marriott Ridge roared out to a 12-1 lead midway through the first quarter, but could not sustain that effort. Maryvale's 1-3-1 zone presented the Mustangs problems and so did poor shooting.

"Everybody did their job except making baskets. The shots just weren't falling," said Marriotts Ridge coach Kristen Reier.

M – Eckholm 14, Hildreth 14, Stewart 8, Hesselbein 7, Oliver 2, Federico 2.

MR – Miller 7, Taylor 6, Sharbaugh 6, Kerr 6, Davey 5, Stukenberg 4, Grote 4, Fleming 2. FT: 5-10.

Halftime: Marriotts Ridge, 25-24.

Roberts Oxygen Holiday Classic (at Springbrook High School)

Springbrook 77, Wilde Lake 20

S – Garner 20, Jervier 14, Dancy 13, Brooks 12, Paul-Pierre 6, Torry 4, Kong 3, Oriku 3, Moore 2.

WL – Bialek 7, Fisher 3, Harrison 3, Sciabarra 3, Corbett 2, O'Rourke 2. FT: 8-16.

Halftime: Springbrook, 39-5.

Mt. Hebron Lady Vikings tournament

Mt. Hebron 37, Severna Park 30

Mt Hebron forced 18 turnovers which helped the Vikings win, according to coach Tony Bell. Free throws were also important. "Our fourth quarter free throws were great. We were 6 of 8 in the quarter," he said.

MH – Jones 14, Doherty 9, Thomas 8, Crump 4, Wallpher 2. FT: 9-19.

SP – Martel 8, Vanderfolk 8, Carroll 4, Walker 2, Briganti 2, Leidmer 2, Walrath 2. FT: 8-16.

Halftime: Mt. Hebron, 16-11.

Laurel tournament

Glenelg 65, Bowie 51

With four players in double figures, Glenelg won its second game in the Laurel Tournament, beating Bowie, 65-51. Bowie is ranked No. 11 by The Washington Post.

G – Kittleman 19, Burris 16, Russo 15, Heisig 12, Taylor 2, Parker 1. FT: 11-14.

B – Bess 16, Durrett 8, Butler 7, Clark 6, Jackson 6, Derrickson 2, Welch 2, M. Newbold 4. FT: 16-26.

Halftime: Glenelg, 34-22.

Lady Warriors Tournament (at Woodlawn)

C.H. Flowers 49, Long Reach 30

Alexis Briscoe had 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocks and Gillian Engelbrecht added eight points and 10 rebounds as Long Reach lost its second game in the Woodlawn Holiday Mixer.

Howard tournament

Franklin 39, Howard 35

The charity stripe was not charitable to Howard, which made 7 of 21 free throw attempts in losing to Franklin.

F – Foote 14, Dorsey 7, Reid 6, Evans 6, Welch 5, Izzard 1. FT: 7-15.

Ho – Kuhn 18, Kinsey 4, Butler 4, Randazzo 2, Hoesman 1, Biniak 3. FT: 7-21.

Milford tournament (Black Division)

10:30 a.m. – Glenelg Country vs. Salisbury School (not reported)

Big Doug JV Girls Classic IV (at Glenelg)

Howard County vs. Carroll County

Game times: 1, 3, 5, 7

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Wednesday, in the championship game of its own tournament, Mt. Hebron flirted with handing Urbana its first loss of the season. Instead, the Vikings fell, 53-50.

Megan Doherty's three-point attempt at the buzzer, which would have sent the game into overtime, looked like it could go in, but the ball fell short of the front rim.

"What a great game," said Mt. Hebron coach Tony Bell, praising his team's effort. The Vikings finished the game without senior Kelly Jones, who fouled out.

"I'm waiting for us to get a couple of signature wins," Bell added.

Defeating Frederick County's Urbana High School would have fallen in that category.

Knowlej Thomas (17), Kelly Jones (14) and Tianna Wallpher (10) were all in double figures for Mt. Hebron.

The Hawks are led Peyton Carper's 32 points.

Seton Keough defeated Severna Park, 56-48, in the consolation game.

Urbana 53, Mt. Hebron 50

MH – Thomas 17, Jones 14, Wallpher 10, Doherty 5, Crump 2, Rochester 2. FT: 8-14.

U – Carpenter 32, Taylor 6, Rodriquez 6, Lohr 6, Nichols 3. FT: 19-31.

Halftime: Urbana 23-22.

Roberts Oxygen Holiday Classic (at Springbrook)

Don Bosco 40, Wilde Lake 36

Oakland Mills tournament

Oakland Mills 52, Owings Mills 22

Oakland Mills will play Westminster, a 53-52 winner over Western Tech, in tomorrow's championship game.

Oakland Mills: Hill 24, Jones 8, Twardowicz 7, Hight 6, Diggs 4, Tullis 2, Brockington 1. FT: 8-13.

Owings Mills: Bull 6, McIntosh 6, Forbes 4, Gaer 2, Parker 2. FT: 5-12.

Halftime: Oakland Mills, 28-5.

Howard tournament

Howard 48, Blake 34 (consolation game)

Sophomores Sydney Biniak and Anne Kinsey led Howard with 16 and 14 points, respectively, in the consolation game.

Ho – Biniak 16, Kinsey 14, Butler 10, Natoli 4, Kuhn 2, Hoesman 2. FT: 12-17.

B - Snowden 10, Wannen 8, Earley 5, Henley 4, Inaman 3, Comer 2, Wallace 2. FT: 6-14

Franklin 41, Liberty 39 (championship game)

Milford tournament (Black Division)

TBA - Glenelg Country vs. Kent Island or High Point (not reported)

McCool Girls Basketball Tournament (at Mardela)

River Hill 67, Parkside 29

RH – Jackson 11, Arensmeier 8, Masker 8, Julia Collins 8, Jenna Collins 8, Jones 7, Rowe 5, Sandler 5, Sterling 5, Nichols 3, Umeozulu 2. FT: 15-31.

P – Pattrick 10, M. Alexander 9, Washington 4, Ennis 2, K. Alexander 2, Johnson 2. FT:

Atholton at Cardinal Classic (at Pine Grove, Pa.) (not reported)

Big Doug JV Girls Classic IV (at Glenelg)

Howard County vs. Carroll County

Game times: 1, 3, 5, 7

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