The Fallston Cougars have had a rough start to their season, winning just one of their first seven regular-season contests, but they managed to put all that behind them Wednesday night, beating the visiting C. Milton Wright Mustangs, 68-55.
"We said before the game that we have to really defend the three-pointer against these guys, because they have a lot of players that can shoot," Fallston head coach Tim Lacock said after his team's victory. "We also knew that we would have to be tough on the boards, get those defensive rebounds and limit their chances. We did pretty well with both of those, and I think we might have caught them on a cold night, shooting-wise, so we came out on top."
With the victory, Fallston moved to 2-6 overall, and 1-2 in Chesapeake (upper) Division contests. CMW fell to 6-3 overall and 1-3 against Chesapeake (upper) opponents.
Fallston's Wyatt Alexander had a season-best performance, posting 27 points, four steals and three rebounds.
The Cougars' John Makres had 15 points, five rebounds and three assists, while teammate Ben Lodanski notched nine points and nine rebounds.
Mychal Stefanides led the Mustangs in two categories, putting up 21 points and posting four steals.
CMW's Chris Kiley had a team-high eight rebounds and scored three points, while teammate Connor Bays had six points and led the Mustangs in assists with two. Corey Bays and Jamal Worthington both had eight points in the loss, while CMW's Will Hazelton scored seven points.
HdG edges Bel Air
Coming off a deflating, one-point loss to Perryville squad last Friday, the Havre de Grace Warriors bounced right back into action during their most recent contest at Bel Air, in which they handed the host-team Bobcats a 65-61 defeat.
With the victory Havre de Grace moved to 4-4 overall, and 3-1 in Susquehanna (lower) Division contests. Bel Air fell to 7-4 overall, and 3-1 against Susquehanna competition.
Wednesday's game was tight throughout, as the two squads played to a dead-heat in the first quarter, with each netting 15 points. Havre de Grace moved ahead, 33-25, by the halftime intermission, but at the end of the third, quarter, Bel Air had knocked the Warriors lead down to 46-42.
Kris Yancey led the Warriors' offense, scoring 22 points. Havre de Grace's Lavell McCullers had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Bel Air's Tyler Norcross led all scorers with a 30 points, and pulled down eight rebounds.
Edgewood over Aberdeen
The Edgewood Rams picked up an important Chesapeake (upper) Division boys basketball victory Tuesday, winning 50-39 in Aberdeen to give the Eagles their first division loss.
With the win, Edgewood improved to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in Chesapeake Division play. Aberdeen fell to 5-3 overall, and 3-1 against Chesapeake opponents.
Edgewood's Lenier Tucker had 16 points, three rebounds and two steals, while teammate Jaleel Gibson put up 14 points, two rebounds, one block and one steal. Roderick Harrison had eight points, four rebounds and a team-best five assists in the victory, while teammate Lolami Charles posted seven points, five blocks, three assists and a team-high 15 rebounds. Kevin Ringgold scored three points and dished out four assists for the Rams.
Aberdeen's Anthony Bennett led all scorers with a 19-point effort.
Huskies bash Elks
The Patterson Mill Huskies (6-3 overall, 3-0 Chesapeake) earned a 60-25 victory over the Elkton Golden Elks in a Tuesday matchup.
Mike Reed scored a team-high 14 points for the Huskies, while teammate Malik Bonds had 12 points. Zach Dorn had 10 points in the victory.
Tech over Rising Sun
Playing at home Tuesday, the Harford Tech Cobras (2-3 overall, 1-2 Susquehanna) took a 54-40 win over the visiting Rising Sun Tigers.
Isaiah Gills led the Cobras in two categories, scoring 16 points and pulling down 21 rebounds. Hunter Norcross had 11 points and five rebounds for the Cobras, while George Hargrove put up 10 points and five rebounds in the victory.
Joppa over Bo
The Joppatowne Mariners (7-3 overall, 4-0 Susquehanna) earned a 70-49 road victory over Bo Manor on Tuesday.
Sir Nicolas Phillips led the Mariners with a 23-point, 16-rebound performance, while teammate Markell Huggins added 15 points to the winning tally. Keith Alexander notched seven points, eight assists and five steals in the win, and teammate Rashaad Gore netted six points.