Wednesday's cross-town boys basketball contest at Patterson Mill saw the visiting Bel Air Bobcats come through with a narrow 51-48 victory over the host Huskies.
Bel Air was ahead, 17-13, after one quarter and led, 27-24, at the half.
Patterson Mill came back to take a one-point, 48-47 advantage with less than two minutes remaining in the game, but Bel Air's Tommy Keller knocked down a 15-foot jumper that put the Bobcats back ahead for good.
With 2.9 seconds left in regulation and the Bobcats holding a one-point lead, Keller iced a pair of free throws for the game's final points.
Keller finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Tyler Norcross led the Bobcats in two categories, scoring 16 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Bel Air's Calvin Fleagle put up nine points and five assists in the victory.
Patterson Mill's Mike Reed led all scorers with a 25-point performance. Malik Bonds registered nine points in the loss, while teammate Kevin Dorsey had five points.
North Harford over North East
The North Harford Hawks won their Wednesday home game with the North East Indians, beating their guests, 57-43.
North Harford held a 19-point lead at the halftime break.
Eric Bayer scratched out 11 points and five steals in the victory, while teammate Brock Hurley had 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds.
Nic Hammer helped the winning side with 10 points and five rebounds. Teammate Nick Tittle netted seven points.
Mustangs top Towson
Playing on the road at Towson High Wednesday, the C. Milton Wright boys grabbed a victory by topping their hosts, 53-48.
Mychal Stefanides led the Mustangs in points with 15, and steals with three.
Corey Bays scored 10 points in the win, while Connor Bays had nine points, five rebounds and three steals. Sam Hahner came through with seven points for the Mustangs. Will Hazelton had four points.
The Harford Tech Cobras took a road win on Wednesday, defeating the York Technical School team, 60-44.
Leading the Cobras was Hunter Norcross, who had 17 points.
Isaiah Gills posted a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.
Harford Tech led, 32-19, at halftime.
North Harford ices Havre de Grace
North Harford Hawks earned a second straight victory on Tuesday, defeating the Havre de Grace Warriors, 63-59, at Havre de Grace.
Up by two points with 10 seconds left in the game, North Harford got a pair of timely free throws from Madison Varvaris to seal the road win.
Brock Hurley led the Hawks with a 19-point, 10-rebound performance. Nick Tittle helped the winning cause with 18 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals. North Harford's Eric Bayer had 18 points, three assists and three steals.
Havre de Grace's Zayrron Blake had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Joppatowne over Fallston
The Joppatowne Mariners topped the visiting Fallston Cougars, 57-54, on Tuesday.
Leading the way for the Mariners was Markell Huggins, who had 15 points and seven rebounds. Matthew Jones notched 12 points and six rebounds in the victory, while teammate Tyler McDougal had eight points and six rebounds.
Jermaine Head came through with seven points, four assists and a team-best six steals for Joppatowne, while Keith Alexander added seven points and four assists. Joppatowne's Treyvon Mosley had six points and 10 rebounds.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun