Fast start carries Atholton girls basketball to win over Hammond
January 19, 2018 - Basketballs
An Atholton group that has struggled with delayed starts this winter managed to flip a book opposite visiting Hammond on Thursday afternoon.
The Raiders, behind some desirous play from sophomore Kayla Beckwith, non-stop a diversion on a 10-1 run and never slowed down a rest of a approach en track to a 54-38 victory. Beckwith finished with a team-high 16 points and Atholton (3-5, 5-8) won a second true county game.
“Coach has unequivocally been articulate to us about starting out [fast] from a burst and being a group to put a other group in a hole,” Beckwith said. “We wanted to like start out quick so that we didn’t have to play locate adult and could keep building on tip of a lead.”
Beckwith finished adult scoring 12 of a Raiders’ initial 19 points, converting a brew of lay ups and burst shots. Alexandra Hargrett (12 points) also started quick with 7 points of her possess during that opening stretch.
Then, as a diversion progressed, Atholton’s other pieces got going as well, with Christianna Kelley (11 points), Bryce Bathras (6) and Zhuri Cannon (5) all providing pivotal baskets as a group extended a lead. Coach Julia Reynold pronounced carrying everybody healthy, after both Beckwith and Bathras had been in and out of a choice given winter mangle since of illness, creates a large difference.
“It was good to finally have everybody out there together, and we indeed was disturbed Zhuri wasn’t going to play since she’s been out ill this week. But to have a full team, we consider it only naturally brings everybody closer together,” Reynold said. “It allows us to put people in a particular positions that they are many gentle and we consider it showed in a play today.”
On a other side, Hammond (2-5, 5-5) got a game-high 23 points from Imani Reid though was incompetent to build on a team’s 57-10 feat over Patterson Mill on Tuesday. The Golden Bears fell behind by double digits by a mid indicate of a second entertain and never got closer than 9 points a rest of a way.
In a second half when Hammond seemed like it competence make a run following a 3-pointer by Ashlyn McInerney (9 points) temporarily cut a team’s necessity to 33-24 with 5:07 left in a third quarter, Atholton answered right back.
The Raiders finished adult shutting a entertain on a 9-4 run to go behind adult by 14 points.
Coming off a feat over Oakland Mills final Friday, Reynold pronounced she was gratified to see her group keep a movement going.
“I consider as we start bringing everybody together and get a possibility to build that chemistry on a court, we can see all else starting to work for us,” she said. “The other night was a large win and we consider we can see that certainty growing.”
Atholton will lapse to movement on Friday opposite River Hill on a road, while Hammond hosts Howard.
Atholton 54, Hammond 38
A (3-5, 5-8): Beckwith 16, Hargrett 12, Kelley 11, Bathras 6, Cannon 5, Sowah 2, Kim 2.
Ha (2-5, 5-5): Reid 23, McInerney 9, Lindsay 2, Burns 2, Clark 2.
Half: 29-17 A.
Mt. Hebron 55, Oakland Mills 42
The Vikings picked adult a county feat interjection to a offset descent bid that saw 5 players measure 7 or some-more points.
Tori Valentine (12 points) and Eve Chase (11 points) finished in double total scoring and both were pivotal during a initial half where Mt. Hebron non-stop adult a 34-19 advantage.
Oakland Mills, that mislaid for a third true game, was led by Aislynn Riggs (15 points) and Marley Grenway (14)
MH (3-6, 7-7): Valentine 12, Chase 11, Rodriguez 9, Williams 8, Oliver 7, Madden 4, Milano 2, Rogers 2.
OM (5-3, 8-5): Riggs 15, Grenway 14, Washington 6, Miranda 4, Eldridge 3.
Half: 34-19 MH.
Glenelg 45, Liberty 27 (Tuesday)
Kellie Johnson (13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals) and Jess Foster (10 points) led a Gladiators on a approach to a non-county victory. Other standouts were Olivia LePage, who returned from damage to measure 8 points, and Abby Gillespie (8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 blocks). Alex Anderson combined 5 rebounds and 2 blocks.
G (5-2, 10-2): Johnson 13, Foster 10, Gillespie 8, LePage 8, LaPort 2, Coburn 2, Arterburn 2.
L: Thiem 7, Goetz 6, Nastos 4, Bull 4, Kovack 3, Tignor 2, Mulholland 1.
Half: 27-9 G.
Hammond 57, Patterson Mill 10 (Tuesday)
Ha (2-4, 5-4): Allen 15, McInerney 14, Khumbah 6, Reid 5, Clark 5, Burns 4, Brown 4, Lindsey 4.
PM: Delaney 5, Kaia 3, Miksela 2.
Half: 33-7 Ha.
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