Skip­jacks elim­i­nated in state semi­fi­nals

Record Observer - - Sports -

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.

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