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Arundel senior guard

Amanda Hernandez

With Broadneck's defense concentrating on Arundel's leading scorers -- sophomore guard Alex McGuire and senior guard Jessie Collins -- Hernandez was feeling a little underestimated. She let the Bruins know she, too, was a scoring threat by making five three-pointers en route to 26 points in Saturday's 78-47 win.

"I was wide open the whole game," said Hernandez, who also grabbed nine rebounds. "After I started making a few shots, they started guarding me. I guess they thought our other people couldn't beat them."

It was the second time this year Hernandez scored a season-high 26 points against the Bruins. She also has six assists and three steals in the Wildcats' 91-32 win against the Bruins Dec. 19. Wednesday's county championship game finished too late for publication.

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The Antioch boys' basketball team

A collapsed gym roof hasn't deterred the Antioch boys from entering today's first round of the Maryland State Church tournament at 3:30 p.m. at Carroll Christian with confidence. The Eagles will face Carroll Christian on the road because of the storm damage to their Arnold gym. The No. 2-seeded Eagles lost home-court advantage but are still soaring from Saturday's 72-32 win against Greater Grace in the Maryland Christian Athletic League championship game at Loyola College. Andrew Mallory led the Eagles with 11 points, and Tiashawn Cannon added 10.

"I don't think that what's happened with the gym is going to affect them," Eagles Coach Jerry Humphrey said from his temporary office near Benfield Ice Arena. "We would've been hosting Carroll Christian, but other than that, it's' still a basketball court with a 10-foot net and a 15-foot foul line."

Humphrey said it will be three to five weeks before the gym is reopened. Annapolis Area Christian School is allowing Antioch to use its gym two days this week. Antioch has set a goal to make it past the first round, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since 1999, when the Eagles won the state title.

By The Numbers

25

Appearances in the state semifinals by the Annapolis boys' basketball team. The Panthers hold that record but have only one state title. Led by seniors Josh Johnson and Laronja Owens, this could be the Panthers' best bet for a second title.

2

Pins in the county wrestling finals round. Severna Park senior Walker Babington pinned Glen Burnie's Mike Webster in 1 minute 17 seconds, and Annapolis junior Andrew Smith pinned Chesapeake's Evan Jones in 2:55.

72

Free throw percentage for Spalding junior forward Rudy Gay, who enters Friday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs at 3:30 p.m. against Calvert Hall having made 64 of 89 from the line. Gay leads the Cavaliers (22-5, 13-3), who ended the regular season Sunday with an 80-53 win against Loyola, with 14.9 points per game.