Without playing a minute, the Sparrows Point girls lacrosse team advanced to the Class 1A North Region Section II final.

The Pointers, seeded third in the region, received two byes and then defeated host Carver A&T, the second seed, 18-6 on Monday. The Wildcats also received two byes into the sectional final.

Sparrows Point (7-6) was to host fifth-seeded Loch Raven on Wednesday. The Pointers defeated the Raiders during the regular season, 16-7.

A victory will send Sparrows Point to the state semifinals for the second time in three years, at Havre de Grace High School.

In the regular-season finale, Sparrows Point held off visiting Parkville 15-10.

Leading by four goals in the second half, the Pointers put on a masterful display of ball control, running 10 minutes off the clock on a single possession.

By the time the Knights got the ball in their sticks, only a few minutes remained in the game.

Dundalk and Patapsco both decided to not enter the Class 3A North Region Section II regional tournament.

Boys lacrosse

Sparrows Point advanced to the Class 1A North Region championship game with an 18-3 victory at Loch Raven on Monday.

The Pointers, seeded fourth, were to play at Frederick Douglass of Baltimore City on Wednesday, with the state semifinals being scheduled for Friday or Saturday at Havre de Grace.

Sparrows Point opened the tournament with an 18-4 win at top-seeded Chesapeake.

Dundalk lost at Bel Air 15-1 in the opening round of the Class 3A North Region Section II tournament, and Patapsco lost at Aberdeen 14-1 in the first round.

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