LARGO – Marche Sisco made a memorable debut for the Prince George’s Community College women’s basketball team on Nov. 2.
The freshman turned in a true all-around performance, finishing with a double-double of 35 points, 11 assists and five steals as the Owls rolled to an 89-38 victory over Middlesex County College in the opening game of the season for each team.
Sisco truly did a little bit of everything. The five-foot-six guard made 12 of 17 shots from the field and went 8-for-11 from three-point land.
Another freshman, Nehemie Vilain also got her college career off to a very good start. She finished with 20 points plus four rebounds, three steals and two assists. Sophomore Gia Thomas scored a career-best 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and teammate Quatazia Johnson added 10 points coming off the bench.
Michaela Ball also added six points plus 15 rebounds, giving the Owls some punch inside. The Owls broke this one open pretty early. They rolled to a 26-6 lead in the first quarter and were up by 37 at halftime.
That’s when Sisco helped out some more. She scored 14 points in the third quarter as PGCC finished with 24 and pushed the lead to 63-26.
The Owls didn’t have as much luck the next day when Jefferson Community College handed them a 69-45 defeat. The Cannonneers took all of the suspense out of this game early by racing out to a 20-3 first-quarter lead. They simply rolled from there.
Freshman Misty Harewood led the way with a career-best 18 points plus eight rebounds. Ball and forward Aja Hale both added seven rebounds in the loss.
TERPS FALL TO MICHIGAN STATE AFTER TOUGH WEEK
After a week where there was plenty of off-the-field tumult involving their coaching situation, the Maryland football team struggled against Michigan State.
When the Terps got out on the field and could finally put all of their problems behind them for a while, they simply couldn’t handle Michigan State, who scored a 24-3 victory in a Big Ten regular season match-up.
Maryland was limited to only 100 yards of total offense – the Spartans posted 356 – and had possession for nearly 14 minutes less than Michigan State.
The loss dropped Maryland to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten. Up next is a road game at Indiana on Nov. 10 at noon. After that, the Terps close the season with tough match-ups versus Ohio State and Penn State.
NAVY’S LOSING STREAK CONTINUES
The Midshipmen may have turned in their worst performance of the season on Nov. 3 versus Cincinnati as the Bearcats scored a 42-0 victory at home in American Athletic Conference game. Navy now has lost six consecutive games and fell to 2-7 overall and 1-4 in the conference.
This was the first time the Midshipmen have been shut out since 2012. In addition, with their seven loss of the season, Navy will not be going to a bowl game this season. The last time they missed postseason play was in 2011.
Navy simply could not move the football, something that often is not an issue with its tricky triple-option offense. The Midshipmen gained just 57 yards in the first half and fell behind 28-0 at the break.
Cincinnati improved to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Navy will meet up with UCF in Orlando on Nov. 10 at noon.