Broadneck positions itself in regional final

Solid defense carries Bruins over Meade

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," said Bruins coach Bruce Springer. "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 and while pulling down 13 rebounds.

"We're not very big, and we don't really press a lot, but we play good position defense and we did a good job of containing [Dailey]," Springer said.

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.

The four-time defending regional champion Doves advance to meet Mervo for the title tomorrow.

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 4A East

No. 2 Arundel 79, No. 20 Westminster 49: Najmah Fauntleroy scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Wildcats past the Owls in the semifinals. Jill Marano chipped in 17 and Catherine Gonzalez added 15 to pace Arundel, which moved to 24-1.

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 the Indians, outscoring them 35-8 in the second half. Milford Mill, which made more free throws (7) than Franklin made field goals (6), 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 Randallstown held Bel Air to only 12 first half points.

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 all scorers with 19, and Mura Lentz chipped in 16, including a big three-pointer in the fourth quarter that silenced a Hereford run.

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.

Mount Hebron will play Fairmont Heights, a 64-57 winner over second-seeded Gwyn Park, at Mount Hebron tomorrow.

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