Howard fends off Reservoir in key Howard County girls basketball showdown; Harris scores 17

Marissa Sanchez-Henry had 15 points for Howard in its victory over No. 12 Reservoir. The No. 7 Lions remained tied for first in Howard County girls basketball.

Anii Harris scored eight of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Marisa Sanchez-Henry added 15 as No. 7 Howard High defeated 12th-ranked Reservoir, 64-50, in a Howard County girls basketball contest in Ellicott City Wednesday.
The Lions (14-2 overall, 10-2 Howard) never trailed after the opening period, maintaining a share of first place with Oakland Mills (10-2 Howard). Lauren Russell finished with 13 points and freshman Gabby Scott had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Abby Bailey led Reservoir (12-5, 9-4 Howard) with 15 points and Emily Dorn and Tiffany Hooker each finished with 10. The Gators, who lost to surging Long Reach (9-2 Howard) Monday, lost for third time in their last four HoCo decisions.
Reservoir looks to rebound Friday at home against Atholton while Howard hosts Mount Hebron.