The CCBC Essex women’s basketball team spent the holidays in Washington D.C. Sounds dreary, but the Knights came home with a nifty souvenir:
The Title IX Classic championship trophy.
Essex defeated Cecil College 72-45; Frederick Community College 79-63; and CCBC Catonsville 92-53 over the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
That raised the Knight’s record to 16-2. Essex alsore-0entered the NJCAA national rankings at No. 17.
Essex has won five games in a row going into Wednesday night’s game at Montgomery College.
The Knights led Frederick 37-27 at halftime.
Four Knights scored in double figures, led by Mya Moye with 23. Kasey Gagen scored 16 points, Aislinn Flynn scored 12 and Kendal Haggerty had 10. Flynn also had 13 rebounds, and Moye had five steals.
The Knights were 11-for-31 on three-point attempts, while Frederick made only five-of-22 attempts from beyond the line.
Gagen scored 28 points and Moye scored 24 during the lopsided win over Catonsville. Haggerty added 13 points and Trinity Horton (Chesapeake High) scored 10.
Flinn grabbed 16 rebounds and also had four blocked shots.
Moye scored 20 points in the tournament opener against Cecil, while Gagen had 16 points and Horton scored 11. Moye was also named the tournament MVP.
In an odd twist, Essex plays its three Title IX Classic opponents in the same order later this month: at Cecil on Friday, hosting Frederick on Jan. 15 and at Catonsville on Jan. 17.
Essex and Frederick are currently tied for first place in the Mayland JuCo League with 3-0 records (games in holiday tournaments do not count in the standings).
After ending 2019 on a two-game losing streak, the CCBC Dundalk men’s basketball team started 2020 with a 97-82 win at Anne Arundel Community College on Saturday.
The Lions are now 10-4.
Dundalk fell behind 5-0 at the start, but led 51-41 at halftime. The Lions led by as many as 17 points in the second half while Anne Arundel never got closer than seven points.
Mohamed Bundu led Dundalk with 17 points and nine rebounds. Christian Wright scored 15 points and had 10 assists, while Dana Strothers and Malik McCormick each scored 15 points.
The Lions were to play at Prince George’s County on Wednesday, and host College of Southern Maryland on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Dundalk is in fourth place in the Maryland JuCo league with a 2-1 record. Howard County and Cecil County are 3-0, while Montgomery is 2-0.
The Lions play at Cecil on Jan. 18 and host Howard on Jan. 25.
High school girls basketball
Sparrows Point (0-5) lost to visiting Eastern Tech 43-26 on Friday, leaving all four local girls teams still winless.
The Pointers host Dulaney on Friday, while Patapsco (0-2) hosts Owings Mills on Friday and Dundalk (0-5) was to host Carver A&T on Wednesday and nwill host Kenwood on Monday.