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.
Joppatowne over Edgewood
The Joppatowne Mariners picked up a big Chesapeake Division boys basketball victory at home Friday night, beating Route 40 rival Edgewood, 67-55.
The win boosted Joppatowne to 11-4 overall and 7-2 in upper division games. The Rams fell to 7-8 overall and 3-5 against Chesapeake opponents.
Joppatowne led, 26-23, at halftime. The third quarter is where the hosts broke things open, outscoring the Rams, 24-7. Edgewood outscored the Mariners, 25-17, in the fourth quarter, but could not make up enough ground.
Joppatowne's Sir Nicolas Phillips had a team-high 17 points, led the Mariners in rebounds with 12 and dished out two assists. Gary Blackston had 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in the victory, while Jermaine Head Jr. had 14 points, five rebounds and team-best totals of nine assists and six steals. Will Veney had eight points and eight rebounds, while fellow Mariner Rashaad Gore had eight points, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal. Khalil Gore posted six points, four rebounds, one assist and two steals for Joppatowne.
CMW wins tight one
The C. Milton Wright Mustangs won a close one at home on Friday, edging the Patterson Mill Huskies, 65-61.
CMW improved to 10-6 for the season and 5-3 against upper division foes. The Huskies dropped to 9-6 overall and 4-5 in the Chesapeake standings.
The hosts led Patterson Mill, 31-29, at halftime.
Mychal Stefanides led the Mustangs in three categories, putting up 25 points, six assists and three steals. Henry Cuffee had six points and led the Mustangs in rebounds with six. Corey Bays scored 16 points in the win and sibling Connor Bays scored nine. CMW's Gerrod Maddox had five points.
Patterson Mill's Rahmon Felder scored a game-high 29, while C.J. Keyser added 13 for the Huskies. Dajuan Madden scored eight for Patterson Mill and Malik Bonds had six.
Aberdeen defeats Fallston
The Aberdeen boys came up with a 40-point victory at home on Friday, beating Fallston, 77-37.
Jaleel Gibson paced the Aberdeen offense with a 20-point showing, while. Darryn Garner and Tyril Rozier each had 19 points.
John Carroll beats Gilman
Playing in front of a home crowd on senior night Friday, the John Carroll Patriots posted a 51-35 victory over Gilman.
Mike Tertsea had 14 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in the victory, while Malik Tyne added 10 points and seven rebounds. Lionel Owona led the Patriots in rebounds with 10, and scored eight points as well. Jordan Martin had seven points, three assists, two rebounds and one block, while Kimbal Mackenzie had six points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals. John Carroll's Eli Long finished with two points, three rebounds and two assists.
Havre de Grace topped
The Havre de Grace Warriors suffered a 50-45 loss at home to North East Friday.
Havre de Grace's Sean Whittaker scored 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds.
Harford Tech (7-6 overall, 4-4 Susquehanna) was beaten, 70-48, at home on Friday by the Perryville Panthers.
Tyler Mister scored a team-best 17 points for the Cobras, while Tahir Senussi netted nine.