By Daniel Fama
LARGO, MD -- The No. 2 seeded Baltimore Panthers put the Maryland Juco Conference Tournament field on notice that they mean business this year, defeating the Hagerstown Hawks 118-37 in the quarterfinal round.
How it Happened
- In a one-sided affair, Baltimore City dominated from the start. The team ended the 1st quarter on an 18-0 run and never looked back.
- Hagerstown struggled to keep up and only scored five points in the first.
- The second quarter featured the Panthers scoring 32 points, led by Kaneshia Afi's 11 points.
- Baltimore City would take a 43-point lead into halftime.
- The second half saw the Panther's bench contribute 24 points. Hagerstown elected to stick with most of its starters throughout the second half, as they recorded zero bench points.
- The Hawks committed 44 turnovers that resulted in 65 Panthers' points.
- Baltimore city had 30 steals in the game.
- The lone bright-spot for Hagerstown was the play of Cierra Theratt, who finished with a double-double on 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Quotes and Notes
- With their win today, Baltimore City CC extends its winning streak to 10 games.
- Hagerstown's 44 committed turnovers were their most of the year. Their 37 points ties a season low.
After a convincing win, head coach Tara Owens was asked to find areas of improvement for her team heading into the semi-finals.
"[We] need to make a couple better decisions down the stretch," she said. "[We] made passes that weren't accurate and we weren't getting on the boards. We need to do a better job of boxing out."
Baltimore City takes on Chesapeake College in the semifinals Saturday at noon.