Madison, Skipjacks squeak past Cecil
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 shot...it 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.