North Point girls capture 4A East Region title
North Point girls topple Severna Park for 2nd-straight 4A East Region title, 6th in 7 years
It was already a foregone conclusion when the starters for North Point exited in the final minute of Friday night’s Class 4A East Region girls bas- ketball championship game that the program’s résumé was getting larger.
Then came the sound of the buzzer and it was official.
The Eagles captured their sixth region championship in seven years after a dominant performance en route to a 7250 victory over the visiting Severna Park Falcons of Anne Arundel County.
North Point (23-3 overall) will make a return trip to Tow- son University’s SECU Arena as it will take on Catonsville of Baltimore County at 3 p.m. Thursday. Catonsville defeated Howard 51-45 for the 4A North title. Thursday’s winner plays for the state title at 3 p.m. Sat- urday, also at Towson.
After cutting down the nets and holding the regional plaque for the second year in a row, the Eagles and head coach Mike Serpone are eager to be back in the state tournament’s final four.
“The fact that we’ve played in some big games and against teams from different states has prepared us and these girls show a lot of fight and a lot of heart and those games has paid off down the stretch. It feels good to be going to Tow- son. That’s what we’ve been playing for all year.”
Behind its full-court defense and hot shooting, North Point quickly opened the game with a 10-0 lead in the first 1 1/2 minutes and led 30-10 by the end of the first quarter. The period was spurred by 17 points and five threes from senior guard Necole “Coco” Hope, who finished with a game-high 33 points, scoring 21 in the first half.
“When they were in a zone we were able to set screens and my teammates found me,” said Hope, who hit seven threes in the game. “This feels great to
The North Point girls basketball team captured its sixth Class 4A East Region title in seven years after defeating the visiting Severna Park Falcons of Anne Arundel County 72-50 on Friday night.