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MDJUCO Women's Basketball Tournament: #2 Baltimore City Handles #7 Hagerstown 74-50

MDJUCO Women's Basketball Tournament: #2 Baltimore City Handles #7 Hagerstown 74-50

Hagerstown, Md. – Baltimore City Community College outscored Hagerstown Community College by 22 points in the second and third quarters combined in route to a 74-50 victory in the second quarterfinal of the day at the Maryland Juco Women's Basketball Tournament.

Baltimore's Raelyn Muldrow led all players with 20 points (9-17), 14 of which came in the first half. She also had five rebounds and three steals.

The Panthers' Sasha Francis finished with 17 points (7-11) and four assists in 19 minutes on the court. Vivian Chigbu had nine points in the third quarter and finished with 12 (4-12).

"We had to get back to what we do," said Panthers' head coach Felicia Hardy regarding their play from the first to second quarter. "We came out in full court man and that's not our normal style to the game. We usually go full court press, so once we got to that we were able to get some turnovers and quick buckets and get out in transition."

Chelsea Cover and Sarah Meiklejohn each finished with nine points to lead the Hawks.

The game started off with neither team making a shot in the first three minutes, as both defenses played solid early.

Baltimore held a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Balanced ball movement from the Panthers in the second quarter led to open baskets and made three pointers.

Baltimore opened the second quarter on a 7-0 run, and then added an 8-0 run later in the frame, taking a 38-17 lead into halftime.

The second half began with more of the same. Although Hagerstown would get as close as 17, Baltimore quickly thwarted any chance of a comeback.

The Panthers finished the game outscoring the Hawks 40-28 in the paint, and 29-18 off the bench.

Baltimore will face Montgomery College on Saturday in a semifinal match. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

*Mario Diaz contributed to this article