A night after scoring 98 points, the C. Milton Wright boys basketball team was held to less than half of that against a stout John Carroll team on Wednesday.
Led by University of Kentucky commit and Havre de Grace resident, Immanuel Quickley, the Patriots ran out to large lead early and cruised to an 82-44 non-league win.
The game was sold out, with many late-comers turned away at the door.
“It was a good team win, started from the top and finished the game out,” Quickley said. “Played a lot of defense, a lot of energy, so it was a good game overall.”
The Patriots (16-5) got off to a fast start, outscoring CMW (9-2) 10-2 on Quickley’s first basket. The lead grew to 15-2, forcing Mustangs coach Jon Stefanides to call timeout.
John Carroll’s Nigel Haughton, the older brother of CMW’s Quincy Haughton, scored eight points in the quarter. A quarter that saw the Patriots sink six, three-pointers on seven attempts. Robert Goyena came off the bench and made two straight. The lead was 24-3 after one quarter.
Quickley (21 points) scored four points in each of the first two quarters. It was his lone basket in the second quarter, though, that fired him up. Quickley came strong to the basket and threw down a two-hand slam with authority.
“They were fouling, playing really dirty. C. Milton Wright’s a good team, but I was just trying to get my team pumped up,” Quickley said. The dunk made it 28-5.
Another Harford County resident, Qadir Ismail, was called for a technical foul with his team leading 33-7. It didn’t seem to matter as the Patriots outscored the Mustangs, 13-9, the rest of the quarter to lead 46-16 at half.
The Mustangs played better in the second half, a half that started with a scary moment for John Carroll’s Montez Mathis. Mathis (six points) went up for an alley-oop dunk, but jammed the ball on the rim.
Mathis fell to the floor, hard on his back. After a delay, he was able to walk off the court, but he did not return to action.
CMW, meanwhile, threw four, three’s in themselves in the third quarter. Quincy Haughton, who led CMW with 15 points, nailed two, while Imran Husain and Brett Lindsey had one each. It was Husain’s only basket.
“It gives me a little more motivation, you know, you always compete with your siblings, try and beat them,” Quincy Haughton said about playing against his brother.
The Mustangs scored 14 points in both the third and fourth quarters. “We just talked about not playing scared and I know they have several good, Division I athletes on the team going to big name schools next year,” Quincy Haughton said. “We just got to play like they’re regular basketball players that we play every day.”
Goyena finished with five made three-point shots for 15 points. Nigel Haughton added 14 for the Patriots and Yavuz Gultekin scored 10.
Brye Hopkins and Hunter Sigler added seven points each for CMW.
Warriors beat Tome
Havre de Grace (6-5) got back in the win column Wednesday, beating visiting Tome, 66-43.
Josiah Scott had 15 points and three steals, while Ishawn Bryant added 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Mustangs beat Eagles
Nearing the 100-point mark, the C. Milton Wright boys basketball team stayed unbeaten in UCBAC Chesapeake Division play Tuesday night in Aberdeen.
The Mustangs (4-0) scored 56 second half points to pull away from the Eagles (1-4, 3-7) for an 98-66 win. The Mustangs lead at half was just four, 42-38.
Three, Husain, Jack Van Syckle and Brye Hopkins, all scored 17 points to lead 10 players in the score column. Sigler added 14 points and Quincy Haughton scored 10. Lindsey finished with nine.
Van Syckle recorded the double-double with 13 rebounds as well as four blocks, while Haughton added three assists and three steals.
Kai Davis led Aberdeen with 20 points and eight boards. Phillip Greene added 17 points and Isaac Webster scored 10.
Elks stop Warriors
One day after reaching the top of the Susquehanna Division standings, the Havre de Grace Warriors (3-2) were knocked back a notch Tuesday with an 70-64 loss at Elkton (3-1, 4-4).
Bryant led the Warriors efforts with the double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Cougars beat Huskies
Fallston (3-2, 7-4) slipped back over the .500 mark in Chesapeake play Tuesday, winning at Patterson Mill (2-3, 8-3), 53-46.
“We weren’t satisfied with the way we played the night before (OT loss to South Carroll) so we made a couple adjustments and stressed the need for transition defense - and the kids responded beautifully,” Cougars coach Brian Hulka said.
Ethan Sommer led the Cougars with another big night, scoring 28 points and adding 12 rebounds for the double-double.
Mason Mullaney added nine points, while DeMarco Reed and Collin Hoerr scored five points each.
Cobras beat Rams
Harford Tech (3-1, 7-2) stayed in contention in Chesapeake play Tuesday with its 74-72 win at Edgewood (0-5, 2-10). The Cobras led 42-37 at the half.
Jordan Bright led the Cobras with 25 points, 12 rebounds and three steals. Jawaun Lucas added 12 points and five assists.
Leaders for Edgewood were Tiare Waldon and Jody Skaggs, 14 points each; and Rian Watkins, 12 points. Stephan Lievers and Cameron Edwards added eight points apiece.
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