’Jacks open women’s hoop season with win
Baltimore City blanked for game’s first 14 minutes
BALTIMORE Denver Clyde and Keshara Floyd each scored 10 points and the Skipjacks held Baltimore City Community College scoreless for the first 14 minutes Wednesday night as Chesapeake College opened its women’s basketball season with a 57-28 victory.
Clyde (10 rebounds, four steals, two blocks) had a double-double and Floyd added eight rebounds and four steals. Point guard Deja Acree (eight assists, seven rebounds, five steals) and Rose Smith (nine rebounds, one block) just missed double figures with nine and eight points, respectively.
Chesapeake head coach Damon Nichols was pleased with his squad’s opening-night performance.
"We played pretty good defense," said Nichols. "We have some minor things to work on, like running our man-to-man offense. For a team that has only three sophomores and the rest freshmen I’m pretty pleased with our performance."
Acree, guard Ashleigh Jones and guard/forward Jen Carr are the only sophomores on the squad. Jones was named to the all-Region XX first team last spring after averaging 16.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists for last year’s 9-17 squad.
Baltimore City dropped to 0-3. The Panthers have lost those games by an average of more than 27 points.
The Skipjacks have their home opener Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Frederick Community College (2-1). The Cougars’ only defeat to date was an 81-79 loss to Patrick Henry Community College.
"That game will help us gauge whether we are ready for top-notch competition," said Nichols. "Frederick has a good team."
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