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B-CC Barons’ historic season in girls b-ball ends with loss to Catonsville

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase’s Caitlyn Clendenin scored a layup in a losing effort that saw the Barons fall to the Catonsville Comets in the state semifinal game.  PHOTO BY GEORGE P. SMITHBethesda-Chevy Chase’s Caitlyn Clendenin scored a layup in a losing effort that saw the Barons fall to the Catonsville Comets in the state semifinal game. PHOTO BY GEORGE P. SMITH  TOWSON — The 2017-18 season has certainly been a historic ride for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons varsity girls basketball team. The Barons advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in school history, and during the first half against the defending state champion Catonsville Comets, it looked like this playoff ride would continue.

Then Catonsville’s Jasmine Dickey took the game into her own hands.

Behind Dickey’s dominant second half, Catonsville stormed back in the second half, and defeated B-CC 63-51.

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B-CC girls make comeback to defeat RM and win first regional hoops title in team history

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons’ Charlotte Lowndes (#11) takes a running shot over Richard Montgomery Rockets’ Karon Williams (#4) as their teams clashed for the 4A regional championship. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITHBethesda-Chevy Chase Barons’ Charlotte Lowndes (#11) takes a running shot over Richard Montgomery Rockets’ Karon Williams (#4).        PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITH  ROCKVILLE — Bethesda-Chevy Chase head coach Ryan Ingalls pumped her fist and yelled with joy as Barons senior Caitlyn Clendenin made a layup while being fouled. The Barons’ student section jumped out of their seats and cheered. B-CC was still trailing, but the momentum had certainly turned.

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons varsity girls basketball team looked completely dead in the water as the Richard Montgomery Rockets dominated early on. Still, this close-knit Barons team never gave in, coming back to win the game 56-49. The win marked the first ever regional championship in team history.

“It’s awesome, we’ve worked so hard. This was our goal at the beginning of the season. We knew this was what we wanted to do. It feels good to finally do it,” Clendenin said.

The Rockets, who had lost just one game all season (to the Barons in the regular season finale), came out absolutely on fire. RM forced turnover after turnover after turnover, and jumped out to an 11-0 lead over the Barons. RM’s Nusaibah Rashad had 10 points in the first quarter, and finished the game with 24.

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B-CC girls beat WJ Wildcats, advance to first regionals since 2004

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons’ Charlotte Lowndes (#11) tiptoes along the baseline as Walter Johnson Wildcats’ Kristin Lucas (#13) and Jessica Enright (#33) try to deny her a way through. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITHBethesda-Chevy Chase Barons’ Charlotte Lowndes (#11) tiptoes along the baseline as Walter Johnson Wildcats Kristin Lucas (#13) and Jessica Enright (#33) try to block her way. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITH  BETHESDA — Frustration and anxiety gripped the locker room of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons varsity girls basketball team at halftime. The Barons had just played their worst first half of the season, although they were still tied with the Walter Johnson Wildcats at the break. Knowing that this was her last game on her home floor, B-CC senior center Caitlyn Clendenin told her team that this wasn’t going to be the way they went out.

Through the frustration, B-CC found a spark in the locker room at halftime. The Barons cleaned up their mistakes in the second half, and pulled away for a 59-45 victory in the 4A West Section I championship over WJ. This victory marked the Barons first trip to the regional final since 2004.

“We have such a special team; it means tons to me, but also for the girls to show what they can do. It’s awesome to be back there, we’re really excited,” B-CC head coach Ryan Ingalls said. Ingalls was a player on the 2004 B-CC team to reach the regional championship.

“It’s very exciting,” Clendenin said of the win, “especially with this team. We’re all very good friends. It’s so fun to keep winning with them. We’ve been working hard all season. We knew what our goals were: to get to regionals and keep winning.”

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B-CC Barons hand RM girls first loss of the season, 61-55

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B-CC Barons’ Stephanie Howell (14) drives the lane past RM Rockets’ Melanie Osborne (12). PHOTOS BY GEORGE P. SMITHB-CC Barons’ Stephanie Howell (14) drives the lane past RM Rockets’ Melanie Osborne (12). PHOTOS BY GEORGE P. SMITH  BETHESDA — Caitlyn Clendenin saved the best for last.

The senior finished with a game-high 22 points Friday to lead the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons varsity girls basketball team to a 61-55 win over the Richard Montgomery Rockets in the regular season finale.

It was a special moment for Clendenin and her senior classmates as B-CC handed visiting Richard Montgomery their first loss of the season on Senior Night.

“It feels really good,” said Clendenin. “Some of my friends were on that team so it was exciting to play against them and have a little friendly competition with them and obviously exciting to get the win as well.”

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Clendenin, B-CC girls annihilate Rockville at home, 69-17

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BETHESDA—It was a no-good, very bad day for Rockville girls’ basketball Tuesday night, as the BCC Lady Barons dismantled the Rams thoroughly and effectively.

The numbers paint a stark picture of contrasts, a skilled team against a team that was resting its good players and making do with its younger ones. Seven of the Rams’ squad members were underclassmen, while four were seniors.

“We’re young, not that that’s our excuse, but our point guards are young,” said Rams head coach Frank Weaver.

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R.M. girls narrowly defeat B-CC, 44-42

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20170113 RM vs BCC Girls Bsktbll-drw-9Chloe Sherman from Richard Montgomery hangs on to the ball to force a jump ball versus Bethesda Chevy Chase. Richard Montgomery went on to win an improved to 10-3. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

The Richard Montgomery Rockets (10-3) were facing an uphill battle. One player had fouled out and another had taken an elbow to the face. Yet, the Rockets hung together for a two-point victory against the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons (8-4), 44-42.

Rockets head coach Michael Oakes voiced his opinion on the evening. “I feel fantastic. I am so proud of my team. We knew that this was a huge game for us. We have not beaten B-CC since I’ve been the varsity coach.”

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B-CC girls stall Urbana bid

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COLUMBIA – Bethesda-Chevy Chase held off a late comeback by the Urbana for a 39-30 win Monday, sending the Barons girls basketball team to the next round of the CKA Holiday Tournament.

Both teams played handicapped to an extent, with B-CC junior guard Charlotte Lowndes injured, and some of the Hawks coming off of spells of sickness, according to Urbana Head Coach Rebecca Hackett.

“The entire team’s been sick for about a week or two now, so we haven’t had a full team practice in about three or four days,” said Hackett.

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