The Bel Air Bobcats held off a late surge by the host Rising Sun Tigers on Monday in UCBAC boys basketball action, and came back to Harford County with a 57-44 victory.
With the win, Bel Air moved to 14-6 overall, and 10-2 in Susquehanna (lower) Division contests.
The Bobcats were hot in the first quarter, jumping out to a 17-5 lead, and by halftime Bel Air had established a 43-32 advantage. Rising Sun chipped away at the lead throughout the final two quarters, and were trailing, 46-39, with four minutes left, but Bel Air put a stop to the Tigers' rally with a 6-0 run.
Tyler Norcross had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Bobcats, while teammate J.D. Bruck also netted 15 points. Juwan Singletary put up 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory, and fellow Bobcat Chris Murdock scored 10 points.
Tech smashes North East
Harford Tech (5-10 overall, 4-8 Susquehanna) earned a road victory Monday, dispatching the Indians, 65-43, in North East.
Isaiah Gills led the Cobras in two categories, scoring 15 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Tyler Mister added 14 points to the winning team's tally, while Harford Tech's Hunter Norcross had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.
CMW earns division win
The C. Milton Wright Mustangs picked up a big Chesapeake (upper) Division boys basketball victory on the road Friday night, holding on to a two-point lead through the final buzzer to knock off the host Elkton Golden Elks, 64-62.
The win put CMW at 10-7 for the season, and 4-5 against Chesapeake Division opponents.
Corey Bays was the Mustangs' top scorer, pouring in 19 points. Will Hazelton had 16 points in the victory, while fellow Mustangs Connor Bays and Mychal Stefanides both netted 13 points.
The brothers Corey and Connor Bays were co-leaders in rebounds, as each pulled down a team-best six boards.
Stefanides led CMW in steals with five, and also dished out a team-high eight assists.
Patterson Mill knocks off North Harford
The Patterson Mill Huskies (13-5 overall, 9-2 Chesapeake) won at home on Friday, topping the visiting North Harford Hawks (7-12 overall, 2-7 Chesapeake), 63-35.
The Huskies led, 30-19, at halftime.
Bryce Butler and Khalid Smith both scored 12 points to pace the Patterson Mill offense. Mike Reed netted 10 points in the win, and teammate Mike Dorsey had eight points. Andrew Bonds, Malik Bonds and Brandon Burris all had six points for the Huskies.
North Harford's Brock Hurley scored a team-high 12 points, while Nic Hammer netted six points in the loss. Madison Varvaris and Ryan Feiss both scored five points for the Hawks.
Bel air over North East
Playing a Friday road contest with the North East Indians, the Bel Air Bobcats (13-6 overall, 9-2 Susquehanna) came back to Harford County with a 59-45 division victory.
The game was tied, 13-13, after one quarter, but the Bobcats managed to pull ahead 28-21 by the halftime intermission. The hosts cut Bel Air's advantage down to 40-37 in the third quarter, and the guests responded by outscoring North East 19-8 over the final eight minutes.
Bel Air's Tyler Norcross had 22 points and nine rebounds, while teammate Parker Jones posted 15 points. The Bobcats' Juwan Singletary put up nine points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Chris Murdock registered 10 points in the victory.
Joppatowne cruises to win
Playing a Friday home game with the Perryville Panthers, the Joppatowne Mariners (15-3 overall, 12-0 Susquehanna) continued their dominance of the lower division with a 77-53 victory over the visitors.
Leading the way for Joppatowne was Khalil Gore, who had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. Keith Alexander came up with 16 points, six assists and eight rebounds in the victory, while teammate Markell Huggins notched 14 points, four steals, three blocks, four assists and eight rebounds. Joppatowne's Jermaine Head had eight points and four steals, while fellow Mariner Gary Blackston had seven points and 11 rebounds.
Edgewood slams Fallston
The Edgewood Rams (12-4 overall, 8-2 Chesapeake) took an upper division victory at home over Fallston (4-13 overall, 2-8 Chesapeake) on Friday, topping the visiting Cougars, 72-53.
Edgewood led, 27-14, at halftime.
Detrick Matthews had a team-high 17 points for the Rams, while also compiling four rebounds and one assist. Edgewood's Lolami Charles had 12 points, three steals and a team-best 15 rebounds. Roderick Harrison registered 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists in the victory, while Jaleel Gibson had eight points, two rebounds and one steal. The Rams' Lenier Tucker posted eight points, nine rebounds, one steal and two assists, while teammate Kevin Ringgold had six points and dished out a team-high four assists. Jose Figueroa had five points in the win.
Fallston's John Makres led all scorers with a 21-point effort.
Havre de Grace edges Tech
The Havre de Grace Warriors (8-9 overall, 7-5 Susquehanna) edged out visiting Harford Tech, 61-56, in a lower-division matchup on Friday night.
The Warriors led the Cobras, 29-20, at halftime.
Having a season-best game for the Warriors was Tyriel Calhoun, who netted 32 points to lead all scorers.
Harford Tech's Isaiah Gills had matching totals in points and rebounds, posting 17 in each category. Hunter Norcross had 11 points and seven rebounds in the loss, while Harford Tech's Brian Melton had 10 points.
John Carroll takes another close one
The John Carroll boys added to this season's string of tight victory on Friday night, beating visiting St. Maria Goretti, 40-37.
Leading the Patriots was Rodney Elliott, who had 18 points, five assists, four rebounds and one steal. John Carroll's Kimbal Mackenzie had five points, two rebounds and two assists, while Mike Owona contributed four points, four rebounds and one assist in the victory. Jordan Martin had three rebounds and two assists for the Patriots, while teammate Lionel Owona pulled down four rebounds.
John Carroll and the Goretti squad were tied, 19-19, at the halftime break.