Playing a non-division road contest Monday, the Joppatowne Mariners came back with an 82-67 victory over Bel Air.
Joppatowne, which is 7-2 in Chesapeake (upper) Division contests, improved to 12-4 overall. Bel Air, at first place in the Susquehanna (lower) Division with an 8-1 mark, fell to 10-5 on the season.
The Mariners won Monday's matchup in the first quarter, when they outscored the Bobcats, 20-10. Bel Air matched Joppatowne in the second quarter, with both scoring 22 points. The third quarter saw Joppatowne post 19 points to Bel Air's 13, while the fourth quarter saw the Bobcats outscore the Mariners, 22-21.
Sir Nicolas Phillips led the way for Joppatowne, putting up team-high totals of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Joppatowne's Khalil Gore had 17 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Gary Blackston notched 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals. Rashaad Gore posted nine points, nine rebounds and three assists and Jermaine Head Jr. had team best totals of eight assists and four steals, while also posting eight points and seven rebounds. Will Veny had seven points and four rebounds in the victory.
Bel Air's Kevin Morrissey scored a game-best 22 points and teammate Jahari Carmichael had 20 points.
Havre de Grace topped
Havre de Grace (5-10 overall, 5-5 Susquehanna) lost in a close one Monday, 66-63, to host Elkton.
Sean Whittaker had 20 points in the loss, while Zayrron Blake registered 15 points and 16 rebounds.
Aberdeen over North Harford
Aberdeen (10-4 overall, 8-1 Chesapeake) kept the top spot in the Chesapeake Division on Monday with a 61-28 drubbing of host North Harford (5-13 overall, 2-7 Chesapeake).
North Harford's Brett Hurley led his team in scoring with 15 points.
Bel Air defeated
The Bel Air boys took their first Susquehanna Division loss on Saturday, losing 89-77 to host Elkton.
The Bobcats were 8-0 against lower-division opponents leading up the weekend contest.
Elkton led, 47-35, at halftime.
Kevin Morrissey scored 22 points for the Bobcats, and Jahari Carmichael contributed 20 points.
The day before, Bel Air earned a home court victory over Elkton, 85-72.
The Bobcats improved to 10-4 overall and protected their perfect lower division record, which was 8-0.
Bel Air led, 19-17, after one quarter, and outscored the visitors, 27-18, in the second quarter to take a 46-35 lead at halftime.
Carmichael had 22 points and six assists in the victory, while Tom Keller had 16 points and nine rebounds. Morrissey scored 16 for the Bobcats.