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Five Harford teams survived Monday’s quarterfinal round of regional girls basketball play to advance to tonight’s (Wednesday) semifinals.

In Class 3A North action, Aberdeen knocked off league rival and visiting C. Milton Wright, 69-43.

Aberdeen jumped out to a 20-8 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Aberdeen freshman Brionna Jones had a huge game, scoring 26 points, grabbing 21 rebounds and adding three steals and three blocks.

Nia Alleyne added 12 points, five rebounds and two assists, while Jimmia McCluskey, Lakeia Hayden and Tiffany Taylor each had nine points.

The Eagles will host Poly tonight at 7 p.m.

Christina Businsky led the Mustangs with 13 points.

CMW reached Monday’s round with a 42-41 win over visiting Hereford on Saturday.

Julie Trinchere led the way with 13 points and Tayler Kuzma added 10.

North Harford was eliminated as well, losing at Western, 57-30, Monday.

North Harford opened the tourney Saturday with a 42-39 win over visiting Parkville.

Rhiannan Coogle led the Hawks with 11 points, while Sarah Heaps and Haley Ford added 10 points apiece.

Cougars roll on

Fallston, the defending Class 3A state champion, opened its 2A East tourney Monday with a easy 62-20 win over visiting Bel Air.

Jess Harlee paced the Cougars with 17 points, while Rachael Holehouse and Kelly Mattingly added eight points each.

Taylor Mannix scored five points to lead Bel Air.

Fallston will host Edgewood at 7 p.m. tonight in a semifinal.

The Bobcats opened the playoffs Saturday with a 45-35 win over visiting North East.

Kim Harrell scored 12 points and Brooke Lorber added 11 in the win.

Edgewood made its way into tonight’s match with Fallston with two wins, including a 49-35 win at Elkton on Monday.

The Rams had lost twice to Elkton earlier this season.

The Rams opened play Saturday by beating visiting Rising Sun, 32-25.

Kebrina Johnson led all scorers with 19 points.

Mariners stay hot

Joppatowne moved on in 1A North action, beating visiting Patterson Mill, 64-53, Monday.

Zameria Jones pumped in 24 points and added six assists to lead the Mariners, who have lost in the region final each of the past two seasons.

Shakara Head had 12 points and 15 rebounds and Kourtney Lewis-Orr added nine points. Brittany Thornton had seven assists.

The Mariners will host Harford Tech tonight at 6:45 p.m.

Monica Negron, 17 points, and Caitlin Herman, 16 points, led the Huskies in the loss.

Patterson Mill opened with a 57-31 win at New Town on Saturday.

Herman had 24 points to lead the Huskies.

Tech reached tonight’s match with back-to-back wins.

The latest came Monday, a 57-48 win over visiting Pikesville.

Brittney Chavis had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cobras. Maria Kalambihis added 17 points and Alanah Galloway had 15 points.

Tech led at the half, 32-14.

The Cobras opened the tourney with a 78-48 win over visiting Perryville on Saturday.

Kalambihis scored 21 points and Chavis had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Galloway had 17 points.

Havre de Grace saw its season end Saturday in 1A North, losing at Owings Mills 65-32.

Megan Appold and Katie Fisher led the Warriors with 15 points each.


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