Jones scores game-high 24 as Skipjacks snap skid
Chesapeake rallies past College of Southern Maryland, 73-67
WYE MILLS Ashleigh Jones scored a game-high 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds Tuesday night as the Skipjacks (3-5) beat the College of Southern Maryland, 73-67, to snap a five-game women’s basketball losing streak.
Deja Acree added 17 points while Ravin Sterling and Ya’Shika Johnson each chipped in 10 points for the Skipjacks, who used an 8-0 run at the start of the second half to wipe out a 41-37 halftime deficit.
"We picked up the intensity in the second half and we shared the ball well," said Chesapeake head coach Damon Nichols. "Those are the things we are going to have to do consistently."
CSM took its last lead at 56-55 on a rebound jumper by Adriene Locketty (10 points). Acree then split one pair of free throws to tie the game and another to put the Skipjacks in front to stay, 57-56.
Chesapeake scored 10 of its final 18 points at the free-throw line.
"After we got into the one-and-one, we didn’t take any more jump shots. We just took it to the basket," said Nichols. "We spent a lot of time on the foul line that’s what’s going to win you ballgames down the road."
TeShawn Greene scored 18 points to pace Southern Maryland.
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