In a Friday-night boys basketball matchup at John Carroll, the host Patriots held the Mount St. Joseph's squad in check, eventually taking a 47-39 victory.
The Patriots held the Gaels to a paltry 23 percent shooting from the field. John Carroll head coach Tony Martin attributed his team's success to a shifting zone defense.
"[We] used a spider web defense, changing zones a lot, and challenged the tempo the Gaels prefer," Martin said. "It obviously helps if their sharp shooters are being rushed. [It] takes them a little off of their rhythm."
Leading the way for the Patriots was Mike Tertsea, who hit seven of nine field goals en route to 16 points. Tertsea also racked up seven rebounds, two steals and one assist while forcing two turnovers.
John Carroll's Lionel Owona had four rebounds, two points, one steal and one block, while Jordan Martin finished with nine points, four rebounds and three assists. Kimbal Mackenzie had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists, while Eli Long helped out the winning cause from the charity stripe, hitting six of eight free throws, as well as notching six rebounds and four assists. Monty Urmilevicius had four points and one rebound coming off the bench for the Patriots.
Patterson Mill over Fallston
The Patterson Mill boys basketball squad took a road victory Thursday night, edging Fallston, 65-62.
The Huskies held a comfortable 38-23 lead at the halftime buzzer, but Fallston was able to chip away at its deficit through the final two quarters.
Patterson Mill was led in scoring by Malik Bonds, who netted 13 bonds. C.J. Keyser was close behind with 11 points, while Rahmon Felder and Brendan Butler both scored 10 points in the victory. Dajuan Madden had eight points for the Huskies and Tyler Jakubowski dropped seven.
Fallston's Zach Roberts led all scorers with a 19-point effort, while Kyle Tyree had 15 points and nine rebounds. Jordan Greenwood had nine points in the loss.
Bel Air drops Perryville
The Bel Air Bobcats knocked off Perryville, 70-55, in a Thursday-night road matchup.
The Bobcats led, 11-8, after one quarter of play, and were up, 34-24, at halftime. Bel Air took a 47-37 lead into the final quarter.
Chris Murdock led the Bobcats' offense, scoring 25 points, while also totaling five rebounds, five assists and four steals. Tom Keller had 18 points and eight rebounds, while Jahari Carmichael posted 14 points.
Perryville's Tyrell Hollingsworth came through with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Elijah Johnson had 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the loss.
Tech over HdG
The Harford Tech boys took a win on Havre de Grace's home court on Thursday, when the Cobras beat the Warriors, 56-48.
Harford Tech led, 25-14, at halftime.
Darius Dangerfield had 19 points, five steals and four assists for the Cobras, while Fred Gordon posted 11 points. Elijah Council had 10 rebounds and five blocks.
Havre de Grace's Zayrron Blake had 14 points and two blocks and pulled down a game-high 21 rebounds. Shawn Whittaker had 13 points and six rebounds in the loss.
Aberdeen defeats Edgewood
The Aberdeen Eagles earned a victory over fellow Route 40 squad Edgewood on Thursday night, with the host-team Eagles handing the Rams a 59-48 defeat.
Aberdeen led the game, 24-21, at halftime.
Edgewood's Immanuel Gladden-Stokes put up 13 points, while Roderick Harrison had 11 points. Kevin Ringgold netted 10 points for the Rams.
Joppa dispatches North Harford
The Joppatowne Mariners won on the road Thursday, cruising to a 73-42 win over North Harford.
Joppatowne led, 36-10, at halftime.
Khalil Gore led the Mariner attack, putting up 23 points, five assists and two steals. Gary Blackston had 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Sir Nicolas Phillip put up 16 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Jermaine Head had nine points, seven rebounds and two steals.
North Harford's Andrew Klapka led his team in scoring with 13 points.