CATONSVILLE, Md. — With a young team featuring just two seniors, River Hill girls’ basketball Coach Teresa Waters found plenty of teachable moments on her squad’s run to the Maryland 3A state final. The upstart Hawks may have received their best lesson about what it takes to win a championship on Saturday night, courtesy of an opponent familiar with the postseason learning curve.
Aberdeen — the state runner-up a year ago — captured its first title with a 62-48 win over River Hill at UMBC’s RAC Arena. Sophomore Jenna Collins finished with a team-high 12 points and eight rebounds, but the Hawks couldn’t keep up with the more seasoned Eagles, falling in the state title game for the second time in four years.
“We just continued to work,” Waters said. “We hate to see today come because this is the final day for 2011-2012, but it’s been a great season with a great group of girls.”