Skipjacks eliminated in state semifinals
WYE MILLS — Chesapeake College gave up 52 points in the paint and 20 points off of turnovers Saturday afternoon in a tough 117-62 loss against Harford College in the Maryland JuCo tournament semifinals.
The Skipjacks stayed close early, but turnovers and missed shots soon gave Harford the advantage, allowing Danielle Durjan (19 points) to kick-off a 12-0 run with a three from deep. The first Chesapeake three-pointer was scored by Chandni Taylor in the first quarter.
Dominique Walker (nine points) kicked off the second quarter with a three-pointer, which began a 16-0 blitz by Harford. A three-pointer from Deondria Wimber ended another Harford blitz midsecond quarter. Daisa Harris of the Owls scored an impressive 31 points in the first half.
The second half opened with a three-pointer from Har- ford’s Danielle Durjan. Emily Truitt (10 points) of the Skipjacks answered quickly with her own three-pointer. The first Skipjack to enter double figures was Shahra Madison, who ended the game with the only double-double at 19 points, 11 rebounds.
The Owls passed the century mark to start the fourth quarter, thanks to a threepointer from Daisa Harris. Emily Truitt provided another quick Chesapeake answer with another three-pointer. Daisa Harris left the game with 3:17 to go, having scored 48 points.
“Harford played well, they executed well, they played well. We have some things to work on. We just need to get ready for Regionals” Chesapeake head coach Gwen Barnes said.
The Skipjacks (15-8 overall, 9-4 Maryland JuCo) will compete in the NJCAA Region XX Tournament on Friday, March 10 at Harford Community College.