Patterson Mill's Malik Bonds looks to make a pass under the hoop as C. Milton Wright's Will Hazelton moves in during Friday's game at Patterson Mill. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF, Patuxent Homestead / January 8, 2013)

The Bel Air Bobcats traveled across town Monday for a non-conference boys basketball contest with the rival Fallston Cougars, and came back home with a 55-48 overtime victory.

With the win, Bel Air (3-0 Susquehanna) improved to 7-3 overall. Fallston (0-2 Chesapeake) fell to 1-6 for the season.

The fourth quarter of the Monday matchup ended with the two squads knotted, 44-44, sending the game to overtime, where Bel Air opened with a 5-0 run and held the lead through the end of the contest.

Bel Air and Fallston played to a 10-10, dead-heat in the first quarter, and at halftime the Bobcats were up, 23-18. By the end of the third quarter, Fallston had fought back to take a 32-30 lead.

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Tyler Norcross had 19 points and nine rebounds for Bel Air, while teammate Chris Murdock had 13 points. The Bobcats' Parker Jones had nine points and a team-best four steals.

Huskies top Mustangs

The Patterson Mill Huskies earned an important Chesapeake (upper) Division victory Friday night, topping the visiting C. Milton Wright Mustangs, 63-47.

The Huskies led at the half, 29-20.

Malik Bonds led the Huskies (5-3 overall, 2-0 Chesapeake) in scoring with 17 points, while teammate Mike Reed had 14 points in the victory. Bryce Butler had 12 points for Patterson Mill, while teammate Khalid Smith netted 10 points. Patterson Mill's Kevin Dorsey tallied six points.

The Mustangs (6-2 overall, 1-2 Chesapeake) were led in scoring by Mychal Stefanides, who had 16 points. Will Hazelton netted 14 points in the loss, while Corey Bays posted nine.

Hazelton led the Mustangs in two categories, posting four assists and seven steals, while Logan Keys had a team-high five rebounds.

Harford Christian by three

The host-team Harford Christian Eagles slipped past visiting Mt. Airy Christian on Friday night, 43-40, in overtime.

Sean Hughes scored 11 points and had eight steals in the win, while teammate Zach Dawson also scored 11 points. Nathan Good led the Eagles in blocks with five, and also posted five points. Ryan Redmond and John Wilson both had five points in the victory, while Aurelius Page netted four points.

John Carroll topped on road

In their first regular-season game following a grueling holiday schedule that saw them travel as far as Hawaii, the John Carroll Patriots were topped, 76-67, by host team Mount St. Joe's on Friday evening.

John Carroll's Rodney Elliott had a team best 25 points, while also compiling six rebounds, five assists and one steal. Kimbal Mackenzie had nine points, two rebounds and one steal in the loss, while teammate Jordan Martin had 11 points, one assist and one steal. The Patriots' Mike Owona came through with six points, six rebounds and one steal, while Michael Tertsea had eight points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block. Trystan Pratapas posted six points, seven rebounds and three assists for John Carroll.

Bobcats bash Bo

The Bel Air Bobcats won big at home Friday night, dispatching the visiting Bo Manor Eagles, 71-34.

The hosts led after the first quarter, 22-11, and were ahead at halftime, 31-21. In the third quarter, Bel Air pulled away by outscoring the visitors, 21-7.