Broadneck reaches regional final

Curtis, Bruins top Meade

Western rallies to win

Girls basketball regionals

High School

March 02, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Broadneck earned its first trip to the regional finals since joining the 4A East, thanks to 24 points from Nikki Curtis and 12 points and 12 assists from Diana Davidson, knocking off Meade, 62-50, yesterday.

"I think we're playing well right now," Bruins coach Bruce Springer said. "We shot the ball really well and our defense really carried us again, as it has all season." The Bruins' defense did a solid job limiting Nicole Dailey, one of the area's top scorers, to only five field goals. Dailey did finish with 18 points, but Broadneck built a 33-20 halftime lead behind Curtis, who went 11-for-20 from the floor while pulling down 13 rebounds.

Broadneck, which moved to 17-7 on the season, will travel to heavily-favored No. 2 Arundel, a 77-49 winner over No. 20 Westminster, tomorrow for the regional final. Arundel swept the Bruins during the regular season.

Class 4A North

No. 8 Western 56, Walbrook 42: Rolonda Brown scored 23 of her 26 points in the second half to lead the Doves (17-3) to a comeback victory over the host Warriors. Walbrook led by eight points midway through the third quarter, but Brown scored 11 in a 25-1 run that gave the Doves a 48-32 lead with 3:48 left.

Six Warriors, including all five starters, fouled out of the game. Tabatha Timmons led Walbrook with 11 points. Jeanelle Hughes had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Doves.

No. 17 Mervo 58, Woodlawn 39: Erin Ashley scored 22 points and sister Tobie added 15 as the Mustangs (18-3) blew past the Warriors in the semifinal. Mervo made only 15 of 27 from the free-throw line, but held Woodlawn's Nicole Dixon to 10 points, and expanded on a 26-17 halftime lead.

Class 3A North

No. 9 Milford Mill 61, Franklin 20: At Parkville, Timmena Wilkins led all scorers with 16 points as the Millers (17-4) ran all over the Indians, outscoring them 35-8 in the second half. Millford Mill, which made more free throws (seven) than Franklin made field goals (six), got big contributions from Qiana Cheatham, who scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Candyce Jeter, who scored 12. The Millers, who have won three straight regional titles, will meet Randallstown in the final tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Parkville.

No. 14 Randallstown 73, Bel Air 37: At Parkville, Tiffany Cox led a balanced effort for the Rams, scoring 14 points to help rout the Bobcats. Ravin Chase added 10 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, as Randalstown held Bel Air to only 12 first-half points. Crystal Gibson scored nine points and handed out 10 assists

Class 3A East

No. 1 River Hill 66, South River 61:

Senior forward Greeba Outen Barlow posted a game-high 29 points to lift the host Hawks to a Class 3A East semifinal win in Columbia last night. Outen Barlow grabbed nine rebounds and recorded five steals, while senior center Keiko Miller-Tate registered 15 points and 12 rebounds for River Hill, which improved to 23-1 and advanced to the regional finals for the second straight year. The Seahawks, who finished at 17-8, were led by senior guard Lindsey Roches 19 points, seven assists, and five steals.

Class 2A North

No. 11 Dunbar 79, City 51: The Poets earned a spot in the regional final behind the all-around play of Tiffany Jones who scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out seven assists. Toni Kennedy also scored 15 points and had four steals. Dunbar, which will face Catonsville tomorrow in the final, moved to 20-4 on the season.

No. 13 Catonsville 68, Hereford 54: Dani Packer shook off flu symptoms to score 15 points and grab 15 rebounds, leading the Comets past the Bulls. Catonsville was solid all-around as Ashley Liggett led everyone with 19, and Mura Lentz chipped in 16, including a big three-pointer in the fourth quarter that silenced a Hereford run.

Sophomore Chrissy Rude led the Bulls with 17 points, while Gina Allen added 14 in the losing effort.

Class 2A South

No. 4 Mount Hebron 74, Central 50: The Vikings trailed after one quarter, but used a 24-10 second-quarter burst to pull away from the Falcons. Erin Jaschik led the way for Mount Hebron with 22 points, and Kristen Waagbo added 18 and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Class 1A South

No. 7 Glenelg 59, No. 6 Oakland Mills 53: Glenelg had a 21-point third-quarter lead cut to three with 16 seconds left but held on for the Class 1A South region semifinal victory at Oakland Mills. The Gladiators (16-7), who were state champions two years ago and state finalists last season, will play host to Smithsburg, a 60-43 winner over Catoctin, at 7 p.m. tomorrow for the region championship.

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