Girls Varsity Basketball are SMAC Champions


Synia Johnson (’20) going for a fast break layup against the Cougars.

Two weeks ago, North Point’s girls basketball team became SMAC champions. To receive the title, they had to go through Thomas Stone’s Cougars. In their first game against each other, the Eagles “locked up” on defense, holding the Cougars scoreless in the third quarter. The Cougars would come into this game looking for better results, but it did not seem to go their way.

Latavia Jackson (’20) got the first bucket of the game with a mid-range jumper. To keep the immense pressure on, Camille Robinson (’18) got back-to-back steals on the defensive end. “We tried our best to keep the tempo up this game to secure this championship,” said Robinson, who led the team in steals. The Eagles would only allow two free throws in the first quarter of play, which gave North Point a massive lead of 27 to 2. Due to the Eagles’ swarming defense, the opposition had trouble just getting past the half-court line. “We had a great defensive night to make it easier on the offensive end,” Synia Johnson (’20) said after she dropped seventeen points in the championship win.

The Eagles ended up going on a 55-2 run, while, technically, not letting a single bucket to be scored on them seeing as the opposition only scored on free throws. The Cougars were held to 0% shooting from the field, however, they did shoot 100% from the free throw line. The final score of 57-10 leaves North Point’s girls basketball team with a record of 17-4 and a SMAC title. See the girls in action at Towson against Eleanor Roosevelt on 3/8 as they play in the 4A semi-finals.