Freshmen Brook Crawford lead the Cougars into the Sectional finals

Coaches often say that once a team reaches the post-season, freshmen are no longer freshmen.

That appears to be true for the Fallston girls basketball team as the Cougars followed the lead of a pair of freshmen, Tuesday, as the Cougars went on the road and routed top-seeded Rising, 58-34, to advance to the 2A East Region Section I final, in the girls basketball state playoffs. Fallston will now visit Elkton on Thursday. The Elks advanced with 65-57 road win over second-seeded North Harford.

Freshman Allie Book had a team-high 11 points and one block for the Cougars, classmate Jillian Crawford added 10 points and grabbed four rebounds.

Junior guard Chantel Curry added some veteran support with eight points, two steals and two rebounds. Leading the defense was junior forward Lauren Gabranski, who collected 11 rebounds.

Sophomore forward Adrianna Mace also provided great all-round support for the Fallston with five rebounds and four blocks as well as six points and a steal. Finally, freshman forward Amanda Sharpe had four rebounds, four blocks and four points.