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ball-han­dling and abil­ity to score has re­ally helped us this sea­son and get us into our tran­si­tion of­fense.”

Davis, the tallest player on the team at 5-foot-11, has been a threat on both ends of the floor off the bench for North Point. Not only does Davis lead the team in blocked shots, but she does all the lit­tle things like grab re­bounds, box out, dive for loose balls and take charges.

“High school ball goes at a fast pace and in my mind I try slow the game down,” said Davis. “It means so much to me play­ing var­sity in my first sea­son. I’m so proud of my team­mates and I’m thank­ful to be apart of win­ning a SMAC and a re­gion ti­tle. Now we have chance to bring home a state ti­tle.”

Robin­son, a spark plug off the bench, has been a vi­tal as­set de­fen­sively for a North Point team that uses stingy full-court pres- sure to stop op­pos­ing teams.

“It was a big ad­just­ment for me be­cause at Grace we had a dif­fer­ent style of play and the level of com­pe­ti­tion was dif­fer- ent,” said Robin­son. “I just want to help fill in spots wher­ever my team needs me and bring- ing en­ergy on de­fense is one of them be­cause that’s how we start our tran­si­tion. I love play- ing for this team. We have a great coach­ing staff and go­ing to states is a great ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The jour­ney started last sum- mer when Ser­pone’s in­com­ing new­bies to the team played in sum­mer league and par­tic­i­pated in all of the off­sea­son work­outs to pre­pare for this sea­son.

“They all showed prom­ise in our sum­mer pro­gram,” Ser­pone said. “It took some time to get ac­cli­mated to the var­sity level, but they didn’t shy away from the chal­lenges and they’ve grown a lot in our pro­gram.”

North Point’s Camille Robin­son, a ju­nior trans­fer from Grace Chris­tian Academy in Wal­dorf, pic­tured right in a reg­u­lar sea­son game on Jan. 18 ver­sus Thomas Stone, has been one the key cogs de­fen­sively in the Ea­gles’ quest the Class 4A girls bas­ket­ball state tour­na­ment.

PHO­TOS BY WAL­LACE BAR­RON North Point’s Sa­marra Bynum, left, is one of four fresh­men who have been a key con­trib­u­tor in the girls bas­ket­ball team’s deep run in the post­sea­son as the Ea­gles ad­vanced to Thurs­day’s Class 4A state semi­fi­nals to take on Ca­tonsville at Tow­son Univer­sity’s SECU Arena.

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