’Jacks break even at Har­ford tour­ney

Now 3-1 af­ter sec­ond vic­tory of the week vs. North­ern Va.

Record Observer - - Sports - By BEN­JAMIN BRUNNER

NORTH EAST — “I am pleased, but we still have a lot to work on,” head coach Gwen Barnes said in sum­ming up Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege’s re­sults in the Har­ford Hoops Clas­sic this week­end.

Har­ford Com­mu­nity Col­lege hosted the four-team women’s bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment, which also in­cluded Ch­e­sa­peake, North­ern Vir­ginia Com­mu­nity Col­lege, and ASA Col­lege. Ch­e­sa­peake fell to ASA Col­lege, 62-50, on Fri­day; the Skip­jacks were vic­to­ri­ous on Sat­ur­day, with a 76-50 win over NoVa.

Sat­ur­day’s game was a re­peat of Ch­e­sa­peake’s last meet­ing against North­ern Vir­ginia, with Barnes at­tribut­ing the Skip­jacks’ suc­cess against NoVa to “de­fen­sive in­ten­sity”. The win­ning ef­fort was led by guard Jan­ice Lad­son (20 points, four as­sists, three re­bounds). Shahra Madison (nine points) led the de­fense with 11 re­bounds, two blocks, and one steal.

Emily Truitt (11 points, two as­sists, two re­bounds) shined on of­fense in the first quar­ter, with three 3-poin­t­ers. Chantelle Gross (11 points, six as­sists, five re­bounds) also made two 3-poin­t­ers. The Skip­jacks made 52 per­cent of their field goals in the first half while outscor­ing the Nighthawks, 43-29.

In the third quar­ter, Ch­e­sa­peake again dom­i­nated NoVa, outscor­ing the Nighthawks, 22-6, be­fore NoVa won the fi­nal quar­ter, 15-11. Jas­mine Col­lier (seven re­bounds) and Mikaela Cun­ning­ham com­bined for 10 fourth-quar­ter points while each fin­ished with seven points for the game.

Ge­n­e­sis Flores led the Nighthawks with 11 points and eight re­bounds, while Cait­lyn Ri­ley and Sheila Sher­rill each scored 10 points.

Deon­dria Wim­ber (eight

points, seven re­bounds), Chandni Tay­lor (seven points, three re­bounds), and Kris­tian Saunders (six points, four re­bounds) also made strong con­tri­bu­tions for the Skip­jacks. Ne­tori Nes­bit (two points, seven re­bounds, steal) and Reeva Jack­son (two points, steal, block) pro­vided key de­fen­sive con­tri­bu­tions.

In Fri­day’s game against the Avengers, Madison led the way with 14 points and 15 re­bounds. Lad­son had an im­pres­sive over­all show­ing (10 points, three as­sists, six re­bounds, one steal) while Gross (teamhigh six as­sists) and Truitt each scored seven points.

Un­for­tu­nately for the Skip­jacks, Ch­e­sa­peake turned the ball over 22 times and ASA cap­i­tal­ized, scor­ing 20 points off turnovers. Ch­e­sa­peake had an 18-11 lead af­ter one quar­ter, but the Avengers blitzed Ch­e­sa­peake, 19-5, in the sec­ond pe­riod to take a 30-23 halftime lead.

Adri­anna Cor­doba scored a game-high 19 points for the Avengers while team­mate Am­ber Wil­son had a dou­ble-dou­ble with 13 points and 16 re­bounds. Sakara Hester-Tor­res led ASA’s de­fense with five steals.

Har­ford (6-0) an­ni­hi­lated North­ern Vir­ginia, 118-39, and de­feated ASA, 88-67. Daisa Har­ris to­taled 56 points for Har­ford in the two games, in­clud­ing 32 points, seven as­sists and four steals against ASA.

The Skip­jacks will host CCBC-Ca­tonsville on Tues­day at 5 p.m.

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