The Old Mill girls basketball team narrowly escaped an upset by outscoring host Broadneck, 17-12, in the fourth quarter en route to an exciting 51-47 victory Friday in a county league non-divisional game.
The Patriots (13-1), who have won eight straight games, were led bysenior swingman Stacy Himes with 16 points. Junior guard Christine Baer added 10 points for the victors, who trailed after each of the first three quarters. Sophomore guard Michelle Salmon scored eight points, while juniors Debbie Dawson and Anne Chicorelli netted six and four points, respectively.
Himes scored 12 points after halftime, mostly on drives down the lane. "Coach tells me I need to drive more. I knew that I could get fouls called and I knew it was tight, so I had to. That's what you mostly have to do against a man-to-man because you don't really have open outside shots," she said.
Broadneck (11-3), which lost at home for the first time in four years, received 16 points and 13 rebounds from senior center Jen Chapman.
EAGLES TRIP COUGARS
Chesapeake failed to hold a 29-19 halftime lead, as host Northeast tripped the Cougars, 54-49, in a county league non-divisional girls basketball game Friday.
Debbi Dadds led the Eagles with 24 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Freshman Jen Johansen added 14 points, and Janelle Williams and Stacy Reynolds (five assists, four steals, four rebounds) tallied six each.
Staci Jenkins had a team-high 15 points for the 5-9 Cougars, who had a three-game winning streak ended. Sandra Norris and Megan Van Wambeke pitched in 10 points each in a losing cause.
Annapolis saw its record drop to 7-7 Friday as host Southern took a 52-37 decision in a county league non-divisional girls basketball tilt.
Lindee Sisk paced the Bulldogs (9-5) with 17 points, and Laekeka Wesley registered 10. Talaya Barnett posted eight points, while Leketia Mullen and Kim Smith pitched in seven each.
The Panthers' Lisa Roberts tied Sisk for game-high honors with 17 points, while Kai Simms scored nine.
LONG LEADS ARUNDEL
Latoy Long's 13 points, seven rebounds and five steals helped Arundel beat Meade, 40-26, in a county league non-divisional girls
basketball game Friday.
Sarah Melby added seven points and six steals for the 9-6 Wildcats, while Adrian Toles paced the Mustangs (2-11) with 10.
KNIGHTS TOP GOPHERS
Visiting Glen Burnie had its losing streak extended to eight games, as North County defeated the Gophers, 65-47, in Friday's county league non-divisional girls basketball matchup.
Renita Johnson led all scorers with 19 points. The senior forward also snatched a game-high 18 boards. Joy Farmer added 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Nicki Faulkner tallied eight points for the 10-6 Knights.
Kelly Rodgers led 3-11 Glen Burnie with 14 points, while freshmanBridget Davis and Melissa Schaffer netted 10 each.
MEADE RALLIES FORWIN
In Friday's boys basketball action, Meade rallied from a 40-24 halftime deficit by outscoring host Arundel, 20-3, in the fourth quarter in a 62-52 triumph over the upset-minded Wildcats in a county league non-divisional contest.
Robby Somerville nailed down 14 of his 24 points in the final quarter, while cousin Butch Somerville added 15.
SEVERN PINS SOUTHERN
The Severn wrestling team upped its overall mark to 3-4 with a 39-27 win over Southern of Baltimore Friday in a Maryland Scholastic Association C Conference match.
The Admirals took six forfeit victories, plus a 13-11 decision by 112-pounder Chris Brown, and a win by default from Mike Brown.
GRANITE BAPTIST LOSES
The Granite Baptist boys basketball team suffered its third loss of the season Thursday against Clinton Christian, 73-61, in a Chesapeake Christian Athletic Conference game.
Shad Baab led the Braves(8-3) with 23 points, while brother Jason Baab and Drew Leonovich poured in 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Clinton's Drew Pinkney ledall scorers with 28 points.
AACC DOWNS PGCC
Katie Laidley's all-around performance helped Anne Arundel Community College edge host Prince George's, 63-59, in a Maryland JuCo women's basketball game Friday.
The Owls were led by Jill Bristol's 18 points.
St. Paul's dropped Severn to 6-4 overall in a 42-22 victory in Friday's Association of Independent School's girls basketball contest.
Emily Franey led the Admirals with 10 points, six rebounds and five steals, while Heidi Hammes and Sarah Franey each added four points.
Severn is 4-3 in conference play.