The North Harford boys basketball squad picked up its first Chesapeake (upper) Division victory Monday night, edging out the host-team C. Milton Wright Mustangs, 65-58.
"It was a phenomenal game, really," CMW head coach Jon Stefanides said. "I don't think either side went up much more than seven or eight points the whole time. We had a shot at taking this one, but North Harford just beat us inside and at the foul line."
Stefanides pointed out the Hawks' junior center, Brock Hurley, who scored 17 points in the victory, as the driving force behind North Harford coming away with a win.
"He did a great job inside," Stefanides said. "He made so many of our possessions a, 'one and done,' so we didn't get many second looks at the basket. We tried three different big men against him, and it just didn't work. We were able to stop their perimeter shooting pretty well, but he just killed us down low."
Pacing the Hawk offense in scoring was Rodney Barnett, who had 19 points. Nick Tittle scored 17 for the winning side, while teammate Madison Varvaris posted six points and Ryan Stinar five points.
Mychal Stefanides had 15 points to lead the Mustangs, while Will Hazelton had 12 points in the loss.
"In the first half, Will was playing the best, and in the second half it was Mychal," Stefanides said. "They both made some big shots and had some nice assists, so they were our strongest performers."
Kevin Dorsey scored 12 points for CMW, while Jamal Worthington had eight points and Logan Keys scored five.
Patterson Mill rips Bo Manor
The Patterson Mill Huskies won big Monday night, bashing the visiting Bo Manor Eagles, 87-26.
Garett Burkhead led the winners with a 19-point showing, while Mike Reed added 16 points to the Huskies' tally. Matt Golczewski was close behind with 15 points, while teammate J.J. Butler had 11 points.
The Huskies were up 48-11 at the half-time break.
Joppa over North East
Playing on the road in their Monday-night matchup with North East, the Joppatowne Mariners topped their hosts, 67-54.
Trevon Mosely was the Mariners top performer, scoring a team-high 21 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Markell Huggins helped out with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists, while Lavelle Banks posted 10 points and two rebounds. Kalil Gore put up seven points, five rebounds and one assist in the win, while Matthew Jones had seven assists and four rebounds.
Eagles pummel Cougars
Aberdeen picked up a 26-point victory in Fallston Monday, knocking off the Cougars, 83-57.
DeAndre Henson scored 24 points to pace the Eagle offense, while Mike Davenport came through with an 18-point performance. Brian Adkins scored 17 points for Aberdeen.
Hawks win overtime thriller
Trailing with less than four seconds left in the first overtime period of their Friday night home contest with the Bel Air Bobcats, the North Harford Hawks rallied for seven points, with the last three coming on a 30-foot buzzer-beater shot from Rodney Barnett that locked down a 71-70 victory for the hosts.