Howard and Towson girls basketball both claimed victory on Monday night in their respective Maryland section semifinal playoff games.
The No. 1 Lions topped No. 4 Mervo 77-49 in the 4A North Section II Semifinal. Howard's Taylor Addison scored 22 points to lead all scorers.
In the 3A North Section II Semifinal, No. 2 Towson got by No. 3 Edgewood 38-31. The Generals ended the game on a 10-2 run.