Fallston, the UCBAC's lone winless boys basketball team heading into Wednesday's contests and riding one of the worst starts in team history, snapped a seven-game losing streak by topping the visiting Havre de Grace Warriors, 68-49.
In other hard court action, the Patterson Mill and Aberdeen squads earned victories Wednesday, while Joppatowne came out with a win Tuesday.
"We're an inexperienced team, to begin with," Fallston's rookie head coach Tim Lacock said. "I could see glimpses of good stuff going on every game this season, but it just wasn't coming together at once, and we lost seven games in a row. Tonight, everything clicked. Our defense and offense were both playing with patience, executing correctly. I'm really happy for the guys. You start to think, 'what can I do now, push them harder in practice?' You don't want to do that, but the guys won this all on their own."
John Markes led the Cougars, scoring 19 points, while teammates Wyatt Alexander and Jason Lawrence both netted nine points.
Havre de Grace's hot hand belonged to Lavelle McCullers, who scored a game-best 22 points.
Eagles over Mustangs
The Aberdeen Eagles knocked off the visiting C. Milton Wright Mustangs Wednesday, 72-49.
The hosts were holding a narrow 31-27 lead after two quarters.
Eric Briggs scored 19 to pace the winning side, while Deandre Henson had 14 points for Aberdeen. Mike Davenport and Jevon Hill-Gee each netted 12 points in the victory.
Mychal Stefanides had team-high totals of 13 points and five assists for CMW. Will Hazelton scored nine points and had three steals, while Logan Keys scored eight points and also racked up three steals in the loss. Matt Kline netted nine points, and fellow Mustang Sam Hahner scored four points and pulled down a team-best seven rebounds.
Huskies continue to roll
In their Wednesday night road matchup with the North East Indians, the Patterson Mill Huskies continued their habit of steam-rolling opponents, this time dispatching their hosts 75-46.
In four games this season, the Huskies have outscored their opponents, 312-149.
J.J. Butler led the way in Patterson Mill's most recent matchup, dropping 26 points on North East, while Garett Burkhead and Jay Kuhn both notched 11 points in the victory. Matt Golczewski and Mike Reed each netted eight points, while Malik Bonds posted seven points for the Huskies.
Patterson Mill led 31-25 at the half-time break.
Hawks beaten by Elks
Playing host to the Elkton Golden Elks on Wednesday night, the North Harford boys were handed a 67-46 loss by their guests.
"They wanted it more," Hawks' coach Jeff Burrows said. "They were much more aggressive than we were. We couldn't run our stuff, but we will fix it and get better."
Patriots fall to Spalding
John Carroll, hot on the heels of a huge victory over St. Frances last week, lost to the visiting Archbishop Spalding squad Tuesday night, 47-45.
"[This game] was just another indication of how balanced, and tough, the Baltimore Catholic League and MIAA "A" Conference is this season," John Carroll head coach Tony Martin said.
The Patriots started by allowing seven unanswered points, but quickly sprang back with eight straight tallies to take a one-point lead. "We found ourselves in a dogfight all game long after that," Martin said.
Down 13 at one point in the second quarter, John Carroll but the visitors' lead down to five by the half-time break.
Jarred Jones led the Patriots, putting up 22 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Rodney Elliott had eight points, three assists and two steals in the loss, while Mihael Maric added six points and six rebounds. Kamau Stokes posted three rebounds, two points, two assists and one steal, while Justin Jenifer had four points, two assists and two rebounds. Marcus James had three rebounds, two points, one steal and blocked one shot for the Patriots.
Joppa edges Tech
The Joppatowne boys basketball team won a tight one Tuesday night, edging the host-team Harford Tech Cobras, 50-48.
Heading into the half-time break, the visiting Mariners were up 27-23.
Matthew Jones led the winning side, scoring 11 points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out eight assists. Keith Alexander had nine points, six rebounds, six steals and three assists in the victory, while Terrell Adams came up with nine points and six rebounds. Kalil Gore posted four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal for the Mariners, while Lavelle Banks registered six points and two assists. Trevon Mosely had five points and seven rebounds, while teammate Markell Huggins notched six points and three rebounds.
Isaiah Gills had Harford Tech's best night, coming through with 16 points and 18 rebounds, both of which were team-best totals. Danny Crawford had 11 points and seven rebounds, while fellow Cobra Telvonne Lambert handed out five assists.
Harford Christian topped by Grace Bible
The Harford Christian Eagles were beaten 56-40 Tuesday by the Grace Bible Baptist boys.
"We played excellent first possession defense, but the possession isn't over until we get the rebound," Eagle coach Richard Westerlund said. "We cannot give a team second, third and fourth chances at the basket. We need to finish possessions. We were measured tonight, and I look forward to getting the better from this experience."
Luke Steelman had a team-best 14 points for the Eagles., while Nathan Good scored 10 points in the loss.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun