A balanced scoring attack lifted host Southern (8-3) to a 48-39 triumph over Severna Park in a non-divisional girls basketball game Friday.
Laekeka Wesley led all scorers with 15 points, followed by Talaya Barnett with 11, Kim Smith with 10 and Leketia Mullen with eight.
Jill Natwick and Amy Carnaggio paced the 3-9 Falcons with 10 points each.
SEVERN GIRLS DEFEATED
Visiting Garrison Forest used a 12-2 second-quarter outburst to subdue Severn School, 34-21, in an Association of Independent Schools girls basketball game Friday.
Emily Franey tallied eight points and collected six steals in a losing cause. Sarah Franey (10 rebounds) and Anne Schorreck added four points each for the Admirals, losers of two straight after a 5-0 start.
Eliza Shoemaker led the Grizzlies with 16 points.
"Although our shooting was off, we didn't play terrible. (Garrison Forest) just came at us with a big team and out-rebounded us," said Severn coach Rhonda Warmsley.
OLD MILL GOES TO 11-1
Juniors Stacy Himes and Allison Wentworth scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, to lead visiting Old Mill past North County, 57-35, in a battle of cold-shooting girls basketball teams Friday.
Old Mill (11-1) went 22 of 79 from the floor, compared to North County's 12 of 41. The Knights also committed 43 turnovers and were held without a field goal in the second quarter.
Patriot juniors Tomika Ballard and Anne Chicorelli added eight and seven points, respectively.
Sophomore Joy Farmer led North County with eight points and grabbed nine rebounds. Senior Renita Johnson had four fouls in the first half and was limited to six points.
The Knights got within 15 points, 40-25, after three quarters, but could getno closer. They are the last county team to defeat Old Mill, having prevailed, 62-57, on Feb. 1 of last year.
ARUNDEL GIRLS SQUEAK BY
Glen Burnie dropped its sixth game in a row in its 33-29 loss to Arundel in Friday evening's non-divisional girls basketball game.
Sarah Melby (four rebounds, five steals) and Latoy Long (11 rebounds, twoblocks) each posted 10 points for the victorious Wildcats (8-5 overall).
Virginia Gonski added six points, while Mary Pat Fannon grabbed six rebounds and recorded five steals to go with three points.
"That was an ugly win, but we'll take it," said Wildcat coach Lee Rogers. "I think it had to do with exam week. Hopefully we'll get this out of our system. We'd better, because we have Old Mill
coming up Tuesday."
Kelly Rodgers took top honors for the 3-9 Gophers with nine points, while Melissa Schaffer totaled seven.
BRUINS TROUNCE MEADE
Broadneck took advantage of a 19-2 third quarter en route to a 51-23 trouncing of host Meade in Friday evening's non-divisional girlshoops contest.
The Bruins (10-2) were sparked by Jen Chapman's 13points, while Sarah Bannat and Michelle Meyer chipped in with 10 andnine, respectively. The 1-9 Mustangs received five points each from Tenkia Matthews, Kelly Dryden and Adrian Toles.
ARUNDEL BOYS WIN
Arundel overcame a 13-0 first-quarter deficit in its 64-56 victory over Glen Burnie in a non-divisional boys basketball tilt Friday.
Richard Abrams posted a team-high 16 points while snagging a game-high 27 rebounds. Graham Niemi poured in 15 points, while teammates Matt Sim and Jeff Hedrick registered 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Vernon Osborne topped all scorers with 17 points, followed by Ted Wolfe (16) and Chris Collins (15).
COUGARS PIN DOWN WIN
Chesapeake ran its record to 6-1 with a 36-16 conquest of visiting South River in a county league wrestling match Friday night.
Cougar grapplers Steve Shirk (130 pounds) and heavyweight Kevin Sellers were victorious via the pin, while the Seahawks' lone fall came from 119-pound Dave Neall.
Chesapeake's Rich Brown (112), Ron Alexander (126), Steve Kopp (145), Ron Shirk (152), Tony Perillo (160) and Shawn Summers (171) won their matches by decision, while Doug Horton (140) picked up a forfeit.
Other South River winners were Travis Murdoch (103), Bill Witcher (135) and Matt King (189).
FALCONS ROMP ON MAT
Host Severna Park garnered six pins on its way to a 52-18 romp over Southern in a county league wrestling match Friday.
Early Falcon finishers were Mike Henry (112 pounds), George Mamalis (119), Dave Rupert (130), Paul Ehemann (140), Scott Woodland (145) and Aaron Cree (189). Other victors included 103-pound Jaime Kuch (forfeit), George Stolkovich (126, 10-0) and Mark Viera (160, 10-0).
Heavyweight Robert Burley would bethe only Bulldog to claim a pin, while teammates Thurman Graves (152, 9-1 decision) and Greg Thnat (171, forfeit) also came out on the winning end.
In the 135-pound match, Costa Mamalis and Bernie Kalb battled to an 8-8 draw.
AACS GIRLS WIN, 28-26
Rayelynn Drake came off the bench to score six points as Annapolis Area Christian School nipped Capitol Christian, 28-26, in Friday's Christian Schools Athletic Association girls basketball