Playing at home in their rubber match Chesapeake (upper) Division boys basketball contest with Patterson Mill Tuesday, the Edgewood Rams avenged a Jan. 11 loss to the Huskies by topping the guests, 53-47.
In their previous matchup, the Rams lost, 77-73.
With the victory, Edgewood improved to 13-4 overall and 7-2 in Chesapeake Division contests. Patterson Mill fell to 12-5 overall and 8-2 against upper-division foes.
Down 43-35 heading into the final quarter, the Rams mounted a furious comeback over the last eight minutes of the game, outscoring the visitors 18-4 to seal up the six-point win.
Detrick Matthews led the Rams in scoring with 14 points, while Lolami Charles and Jaleel Gibson both had 10 points in the victory. Roderick Harrison and Lenier Tucker each netted six points for the Rams.
Charles paced Edgewood in rebounds with 12, while Matthews grabbed six boards.
The Rams' Kevin Ringgold had a team-high five assists and also led the Rams in steals with three.
Leading all scorers was Patterson Mill's Khalid Smith, who posted 17 points. Mike Reed scored 10 points in the loss and Kevin Dorsey scored nine. Patterson Mill's Zach Dorn finished with seven points and Bryce Butler had six.
Joppatowne edges HdG
Once again, the Joppatowne Mariners (14-2 overall, 11-0 Susquehanna) kept their lower-division record spotless with a 57-54 victory over Havre de Grace (6-9 overall, 5-5 Susquehanna) on Tuesday.
Joppatowne's leading contributor was Markell Huggins, who ended the game with 24 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and four blocks. Khalil Gore had 18 points and nine rebounds in the win, while teammate Gary Blackston posted 10 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. The Mariners' Rashaad Gore had six points and eight rebounds, while Keith Alexander dished out seven assists.
Havre de Grace's Tashawn Brown had a team-best 17 points, while Lavell McCullers came up with 15 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
The Harford Tech Cobras (4-9 overall, 3-7 Susquehanna) fell at home Tuesday night to the visiting Bo Manor Eagles, 62-59.
Isaiah Gills had 25 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks in the loss, while teammate Hunter Norcross had 15 points and seven rebounds.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun