Skipjacks swept in Charm City Classic
Top-level competition hands Chesapeake three losses
BALTIMORE, December 18 The Charm City Classic probably didn’t seem all that charming to the Skipjacks.
Undefeated Louisburg (N.C.) Community College, ranked 25th in the latest NJCAA Division I women’s basketball poll, handed Chesapeake College a 99-46 loss Sunday in the final day of the Charm City Classic, which was hosted by Baltimore City Community College.
While Chesapeake was more competitive in losses to Hostos (N.Y.) Community College (67-51) and Potomac State College of West Virginia (86-78), Skipjacks head coach Lowell Shaw said the competition was challenging.
"Potomac State is the defending Region XX champion, Hostos has only lost one game and Louisburg is a Division I power," said Shaw.
LaQuorcha Becketts led Chesapeake with 23 points and eight rebounds against Louisburg. Teammate Keena Hawkins added 10 points. Skipjack Monette Malabet was named to the all-tournament team.
The Skipjacks dropped to 3-9 with their fourth straight loss.
Hostos (N.Y.) CC 67, Chesapeake College 51
BALTIMORE Monette Malabet, LaQuorcha Becketts, and Stephanie Simms each scored 14 points for the Skipjacks Saturday afternoon, but Hostos broke open a close game in the second half to post a victory in the second day of the Charm City Classic.
Becketts and Lynn Rose each had 11 rebounds for the Skipjacks.
Laura Grady scored 15 points for Hostos, which had a 27-26 halftime lead before pulling away to improve to 6-1.
Potomac State (W. Va.) College 86, Chesapeake College 78
BALTIMORE Monette Malabet scored 16 points to lead four Skipjacks into double figures, but Chesapeake couldn’t quite match Potomac State’s firepower Friday in the first round of the Charm City Classic.
"In some ways we played our best basketball," said Chesapeake head coach Lowell Shaw. "They (Potomac State) just beat us down the court too many times. They had a very good fast break."
Lynn Rose (20 rebounds) and LaQuorcha Becketts (16 rebounds) each scored 14 points for the Skipjacks, who also got 13 points from Keena Hawkins. Stephanie Simms pulled down 10 rebounds for the Skipjacks.
Kasey Kahl led the Catamounts with 20 points and Jennifer Thomas added 19.
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