Cindy Jenkins scored 12 points to lead Fallston to a 44-40 victory over Joppatowne in the Class 1A, Region III championship game last night at Fallston.
Top-seeded Fallston (17-6) raced out to a 14-4 first quarter lead over the third-seeded Mariners (10-9). Jenkins, a junior point guard, scored six points on short jumpers and center Suzy Harrison added added five more on free throws to pace the Mariners early.
But Joppatowne rallied when Jenkins went to the bench with three fouls midway through the second quarter.
The Mariners took the lead twice in the final two and a half minutes. Their last lead of 38-37 came with 2:49 left. But Pam Toth responded with a three-point play and Harrison banked in ** the game winner with 1:22 left.