Catonsville-Randallstown battle for girls hoops title
Catonsville’s girls basketball team will try to make it two Baltimore County championships in a row tomorrow night when the No. 8 Comets meet a familiar foe – Randallstown.
Last season, the Comets needed a second-half rally to get past a halftime tie and beat the Rams, 65-49. The Rams kept it close early on thanks to Kelsie Singleton’s three-point shooting and the Comets’ foul trouble. But All-Metro guard Shamika Williams scored 27 points to help pull Catonsville through.
This time, the Comets will again rely on Williams, who rarely gets a break during a game. Singleton holds the Rams together and she will get some help from T’Arra Cutting, who returned a month ago after rehabbing a torn ACL, and Imani Graham, who missed the season finale with a milder knee injury.
In addition to Williams, the Comets look to Shelby Polk on the outside, and Maya Torain on the inside.
The Rams players scouted Catonsville’s win Tuesday night over Perry Hall, a game that sealed their 4A-3A Division title. It’s no secret to them that Williams leads the Comets, but they also saw Williams draw a lot of defensive attention and dish of to Torain, who scored a game-high 22 points.
In the Class 2A-1A Division, the Rams earned the title by finishing the regular season with an eight-game winning streak although they needed a little help from Pikesville. The Rams lost to Pikesville, but the Panthers faded with a couple of late losses that helped Randallstown win the division.
Tipoff tonight is at 7 p.m. at Randallstown.