The North Carroll girls basketball team jumped out to a 14-5 lead and didn't look back as they defeated Centennial (Howard County), 62-47, to win the North Carroll holiday Tournament, Dec. 28.
Kim Piccione and Jennie Cooper led the way offensively for the Panthers, scoring 11 and 10 points, respectively.
North Carroll reached the finals with a 73-35 win over Franklin, Dec. 27.
Michelle Jeffery led three panthers in double figures with a game-high 19 points. Francine Hewes and Mindy Bankert both added 10.
In the Liberty Belle tournament in Eldersburg, host Liberty fell to Howard, 53-36, in the championship game.
Howard put the gameout of reach in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter. With a 37-27 lead after three, Howard went on a 12-0 run to open the final frame, paced by Sharon Ford's 10 points.