Madi­son, Skip­jacks squeak past Ce­cil

Record Observer - - Sports -

NORTH­EAST — Fresh­man for­ward Shahra Madi­son recorded a dou­ble-dou­ble, and gave the Skip­jacks the game-win­ning field goal in a Satur­day af­ter­noon thriller, as the Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege women’s bas­ket­ball team edged Ce­cil County Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 65-64.

The Skip­jacks im­proved to 11-6 over­all and 7-3 in Mary­land JuCo play.

Emily Truitt (14 points, five re­bounds, four as­sists) led the of­fen­sive charge, knock­ing down four 3-point­ers, while Jan­ice Lad­son (13 points, three as­sists) joined Truitt and Madi­son (17 points, 22 re­bounds) in dou­ble-fig­ures for Ch­e­sa­peake.

A 3-pointer at the buzzer by Chandni Tay­lor brought the half­time score to 31-26, Ce­cil.

“It made a spark when she [Tay­lor] hit that gave us mo­men­tum,” Ch­e­sa­peake head coach Gwen Barnes said after the game.

Emily Truitt tied the game at 37-all in the third, and nei­ther team led by more than three dur­ing the quar­ter. Ce­cil was ahead most of the fourth quar­ter, un­til Madi­son scored a late, go-ahead shot for the fi­nal dif­fer­ence.

“We came in with a win­ning mind­set” Barnes said. “Even at that point (63-64), we didn’t have any doubts.”

The Skip­jacks play 1 p.m., next Satur­day at Anne Arun­del Col­lege.

Nia Trusty scored 22 points and hit three from deep for Ce­cil. Ny’jayha; Lock­wood added 12 points. This was the fifth straight loss for Ce­cil, who fell to 11-6, 4-5. MEN’S BAS­KET­BALL Ce­cil Col­lege 103 Ch­e­sa­peake 71 NORTH­EAST — Teivon John­son (21 points) was the lone star of the first half with two 3-point­ers in a tough loss to Ce­cil.

Ch­e­sa­peake missed sev­eral shots in the first half, but John­son made three straight free throws in the sec­ond pe­riod to keep Ch­e­sa­peake alive. Ce­cil com­mit­ted sev­eral turnovers after half­time, but the Skip­jacks failed to cap­i­tal­ize.

Keon Booth dom­i­nated the first half for Ce­cil, with three 3-point­ers. Booth opened the sec­ond half with a 3-pointer, while Greg Alexan­der also sank a pair from be­yond the 3-point line in the first half.

The Kent Is­land High ice hockey team edged Arun­del, 3-2, Fri­day in Mary­land Stu­dent Hockey League ac­tion. The Buc­ca­neers are now 7-2-1, and with 15 points lead the East­ern Con­fer­ence in the play­off race after their third straight win. Nathan Becker scored two goals, in­clud­ing the even­tual game-win­ner in a power-play sit­u­a­tion with 13 min­utes, 30 sec­onds left in the game, Bran­don Gal­loway and Dorsey Schulz as­sist­ing. Schulz scored Kent Is­land’s other goal in the first pe­riod (as­sist: Gal­loway, Becker), while Gal­loway fin­ished with three helpers. Cade Helfenbein also as­sisted for the Bucs, who out­shot Anne Arun­del 38-3.

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