Amy Kuehnl scored 16 points to lead host Catonsville (21-3) to a 49-44 victory over Bel Air (17-6) in the Class 3A, Region III final yesterday.
The Comets will play in the state semifinals at Catonsville Community College Thursday at either 7 or 9 p.m.
Catonsville's man-to-man press forced 30 turnovers. "We figured could press them," said Catonsville coach Dennis Quinby. "We knew they wanted to go inside to their big girl (6-0 center Dawn St. Clair), but we thought their guards would have trouble with the pressure, and they did."
In other regional finals:
Crystal Smith scored 13 points and Shelly McLain added 12, as Brunswick defeated host Milford Mill (15-5) for the Class 1A, Region I title. Yolanda Matthews led Milford Mill with 12 points.