South River gains Class 4A East final

Seahawks will face Arundel after beating Broadneck, 63-51

Atholton gets its 20th win

Girls basketball


Trailing by four points at the half, the South River girls basketball team rallied behind seniors Kim Milligan and Ali Moreland to overcome Anne Arundel County rival Broadneck, 63-51, in a Class 4A East regional semifinal last night in Edgewater.

Milligan scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the second half, while Moreland had 11 of her 15 after the break as the Seahawks (19-5) overcame a slow start to get past the Bruins.

"Kim and Ali really stepped up when it counted," said South River coach Dave Klingel. "They're our seniors and that's what you expect. The first half was a frustrating experience for the kids. We preached patience, knowing Broadneck would be playing a zone, and we were over-patient."

Moreland added five assists and five rebounds in the win, and junior center Jamika Wade recorded her fifth double double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Seahawks will travel to Arundel for tomorrow's region final. Last season, South River upset the Wildcats, who were defending state champions, to advance to the state semifinals.

Arundel 71, Old Mill 46 -- Freshman forward Simone Egwu scored a career-high 30 points and the No. 4 Wildcats (21-4) outscored the visiting Patriots, 41-17, in the second half to advance to the region final. Senior guard Danae Brownlee had a fine all-around game for the winners, scoring 18 points, contributing 12 assists and recording eight steals.

Atholton 52, Calvert 51 -- Junior guard Julie Taylor (17 points) hit two free throws with seven seconds left to give the Raiders (20-5) a four-point lead, which turned out to be necessary after Calvert hit a three-pointer at the buzzer. The 20 wins mark a program high for the Raiders, who will host McDonough at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

No. 8 River Hill 74, Bel Air 38 -- Keisha Eaddy scored 17 of her game-high 30 points in the third quarter as the host Hawks (25-0) routed the Bobcats in a Class 3A East regional semifinal. River Hill outscored Bel Air 29-4 in the third quarter to break the game open. Eaddy, who only played three quarters, also had six rebounds, five assists and six steals. Hawks coach Teresa Waters said of Eaddy's play: "I want to ride it as long as I can [in the playoffs]." Both teams started sluggishly, with the Hawks committing six turnovers in the first five minutes before closing out the period with a 9-0 run. Kelsey Erdman had 12 points and four steals for River Hill. Christina Dove led the Bobcats (18-8) with 12 points, five rebounds, two steals and a block, and Arlana Roland had 12 points. The Hawks will bid for their second straight regional title against No. 12 Mount Hebron tomorrow at 7 p.m.

No. 12 Mount Hebron 61, Wilde Lake 22 -- Junior guard Jill Rekart scored a game-high 14 points to lead the host Vikings (19-5) into the 3A East final. Senior guard Jenny Wentzel and sophomore guard Deanna Dydynski each added 10 points for Mount Hebron.

No. 4 Western 63, Mervo 29 -- The Doves (23-1) jumped out early behind the senior duo of Lavon Woods (14 points, nine assists, six steals) and Zhondria Benn (11 points, 16 rebounds). Freshman Akeema Richardson added 14 points. The Doves will host Catonsville tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the 3A North final.

Catonsville 58, Walbrook 42 -- Jennifer Willis led the Comets (21-4) as they defeated Walbrook in a 3A North matchup. Willis had 19 points and 14 rebounds.

Southside Academy 65, Lewis 28 -- Sheree Ledbetter led the Jaguars (19-2) past Lewis in the 1A South game. Ledbetter had 21 points, three assists, eight rebounds and six steals while only playing in the first half. Southside will play tomorrow against Dunbar.

Woodlawn 43, C.M. Wright 35 -- Behind Shanell Williams' 12-point, seven-rebound effort, the Warriors (16-4) pulled away late from the Mustangs.

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