The Anne Arundel Community College women's basketball team split two games last week, leaving the Pioneers with a 1-2 record heading into Saturday's home-opener against Essex Community College.
Anne Arundel defeated Montgomery-Rockville Friday, 62-52, behind 18 points from Archbishop Spalding graduate Kelly Horsley and 14 points from Meade grad Nikki Beall.
Katie Laidley (Severna Park) scored 12 points before leaving the game with a sprained ankle. Teammate Amy Hercha (Glen Burnie) also left early with back and neck injuries. Both are questionable for Saturday's game.
Sarah Krucoff (Arundel) and Rhonda DeShaw (Andover) added eight points, and Jennifer Rickard (Southern) had two.
The loss was Rockville's third in four outings.
The following day, Anne Arundel was beaten by Frederick Community College, 73-54, despite Beall's 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds.
Krucoff had 11 points and three assists, Rickard 10 points, DeShaw nine points and 11 rebounds, and Horsley eight points and 10 rebounds.
The Pioneers trailed by eight points at halftime. Frederick then "went on a shooting spree," said Anne Arundel first-year coach Tom Smith.
The win improved Frederick's record to 3-0.