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Patterson Mill tops Fallston in boys basketball Wednesday

The Patterson Mill Huskies picked up a road victory over the Fallston Cougars on Wednesday night, beating the hosts, 62-51.

With the win, the Huskies improved to 11-4 overall and 7-1 in Chesapeake (upper) Division contests. Fallston (2-9 overall) fell to 1-5 against upper-division foes.

Patterson Mill led, 32-27, at halftime.

Mike Reed led the Husky assault, scoring a game-high 21 points. Kevin Dorsey had 12 points in the victory, while teammates Khalid Smith and Bryce Butler both netted 10 points. Malik Bonds scored seven points for the Huskies.

Wyatt Alexander scored 16 points to lead the Fallston squad, while John Makres registered 14 points.

Joppatowne stomps Rising Sun

The Joppatowne Mariners (9-2 overall, 7-0 Susquehanna) kept their Susquehanna (lower) Division winning streak alive on Wednesday night with a 78-35 drubbing of the visiting Rising Sun Tigers.

Joppatowne's leading scorer was Markell Huggins, who netted 17 points. Keith Alexander helped the winning cause with 16 points, 11 steals and five assists, while teammate Matthew Jones had 11 points. Khalil Gore posted 10 points in the victory, and Gary Blackston had nine.

Two players break 1,000 point barrier

Two Harford County boys basketball players passed a serious career milestone on Tuesday night – Bel Air's Tyler Norcross and Harford Tech's Isaiah Gills both notched the 1,000th point of their respective varsity careers.

Norcross did so in Bel Air's victory 64-43 victory over Bo Manor, while Gills, who is also close to 1,000 career rebounds, passed the mark in a 59-55 loss to North East.

Bel Air rolls over Bo Manor

The Bel Air Bobcats (10-6 overall, 6-2 Susquehanna) earned a road victory on Tuesday, thrashing the Bo Manor Eagles, 64-43.

Bel Air led 15-13 after one quarter and had pulled ahead 32-25 by the halftime intermission. Heading into the final quarter, the Bobcats had a 52-36 advantage.

Norcross, who has the highest single-game point total by an UCBAC player this season – he scored 40 against Joppatowne on Jan. 18 – entered the game with 992 career points. After scoring six points from the floor, Norcross iced his first two foul shots of the game to hit 1,000 points on the nose. In the end, Norcross led Bel Air in scoring with 18 points and rebounds with 12.

Bel Air's J.D. Bruck had 12 points and teammate Chris Murdock had 11.

Harford Tech topped by North East

Though his team suffered a tough, 59-55 home-court loss to the visiting North East Indians Tuesday night, Gills came through with a game-best 21 points in the defeat, which put him over the 1,000-point benchmark for his varsity career.

With the loss, Harford Tech fell to 3-7 overall and 2-5 in Susquehanna Division contests.

Gills finished the game with 21 tallies and a team-high 17 rebounds.

Harford Tech's George Hargrove had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

The Cobras trailed, 28-23, at halftime.

Patterson Mill over CMW

The Patterson Mill Huskies earned a big upper-division victory Tuesday, defeating the host-team C. Milton Wright Mustangs (8-6 overall, 2-5 Chesapeake), 53-42.

Khalid Smith scored a team-leading 18 points for the Huskies, while Kevin Dorsey had 12 points in the victory. Andrew Bonds and Bryce Butler both scored six points for the Huskies, and teammate Malik Bonds netted five points.

CMW's Mychal Stefanides led the Mustangs in scoring with 20 points, while Will Hazelton had eight points and a team-best three steals. Corey Bays scored five points and led CMW in rebounds with four, while Logan Keys had three points and a team-high four assists. Chris Kiley had four points in the loss.

HdG heartbreaker

After their Tuesday-night matchup, the Havre de Grace Warriors (6-7 overall, 5-3 Susquehanna) have lost to the Perryville Panthers twice, by a grand total of two points. In their most recent loss, the Warriors were bested, 52-51, by the host-team Panthers, while on Jan. 4 Havre de Grace suffered a 64-63 defeat at the hands of Perryville.

In Tuesday's contest, the Warriors were led by Kareem Croxsell, who had 10 points. Havre de Grace's Geno Nappi posted six points, seven rebounds and three steals.

Edgewood over North Harford

Playing at home Tuesday, the Edgewood Rams (10-3 overall, 6-1 Chesapeake) won a low-scoring affair with North Harford (6-8 overall, 2-5 Chesapeake), beating the visiting Hawks, 31-29.

Leading North Harford was Brock Hurley, who had 14 points and seven rebounds. The Hawks' Ryan Feiss put up six points in the loss.

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