DUNDALK — Due to what may be a fortunate intervention by the weather, the Sparrows Point girls basketball team may have a shot at something they hadn’t achieved in quite some time: a winning record.
The Pointers were 6-7 with five games remaining after beating Dundalk and Owings Mills last week.
Three of the remaining games are winnable; the other two are against undefeated Pikesville, arguably the best team in the county, and Chesapeake, which already beat Sparrows Point 60-25 this season.
The Pikesville game was to be played on Tuesday after The Eagle went to press. Baltimore County schools were closed that day due to bad weather conditions. It was unknown at press time if the game would be rescheduled.
If the Pikesville game is not rescheduled, Sparrows Point could finish 9-8 by winning three of their last four games. That would make Sparrows Point the second-winningest local basketball team this season, behind the Dundalk boys.
The Sparrows Point-Dundalk game was close after the first quarter, with the Pointers leading 6-5.
A 15-0 run to start the second quarter increased Sparrows Point’s lead to 21-5 and the Pointers led 27-10 at halftime.
Ava Johnson had 11 points during Sparrows Point’s second-quarter surge, and Destiny Perry had four points.
Dundalk got to within 39-23 early in the fourth quarter, but the Pointers outscored the Owls 12-0 the rest of the way for a 51-23 victory.
Johnson finished with 14 points. Shailyn Williams scored 10 points.
Elizabeth Stanley led Dundalk with 10 points. Lilyian Hafner scored eight points.
Dundalk lost to Milford Mill on Friday 71-32.
Patapsco (2-11) lost to visiting Carver A&T 37-31 on Feb. 6, and lost to visiting Dulaney on Friday 55-9.
Sparrows Point was to host Eastern Tech on Wednesday and play at Chesapeake on Friday. The Pointers also host Overlea on Feb. 20 and have a makeup home game against Patapsco.
The Patriots were to host Kenwood on Wednesday and play at Lansdowne on Friday.
Dundalk was to host Perry Hall on Wednesday and play at Woodlawn on Friday.