The C. Milton Wright Mustangs took a victory by the smallest of margins Monday night, defeating host Perry Hall, 67-66.
The contest was tight from beginning to end, with C. Milton Wright going into the locker room at halftime holding a 30-29 advantage.
Will Hazelton led the Mustangs with an 18-point effort, and also picked off four steals.
Jamal Worthington and Mychal Stefanides had 15 points each, while Stefanides had four steals and five assists as well. Connor Bays had eight points and a team-high nine rebounds in the victory.
Edgewood thumps Havre de Grace
The Edgewood Rams took a 33-point victory over visiting Havre de Grace on Monday, beating the Warriors, 86-53.
Roderick Harrison had another fine offensive showing for the Rams, posting 35 points.
Edgewood's Dorian Eure knocked down 15 points, all of which came on three-point shots, while Keyon Williams finished the game with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Rams led, 37-28, at halftime.
Tech trumps Loch Raven
The Harford Tech Cobras notched a 68-45 home-court win over the Loch Raven squad Monday.
Fred Gordon led the Cobras in two categories, notching 14 points and eight rebounds.
Tyler Mister had 13 points in the win, while Darius Dangerfield had 10 points and four assists.
John Carroll up, down
Playing at the Gonzaga Classic Tournament from Friday to Sunday, the John Carroll Patriots took a pair of losses, but managed to hand the host squad a loss in the second round.
The Patriots opened with a 47-40 loss to the Cesar Chavez School squad, topped Gonzaga, 66-57, on Saturday, then suffered a 68-67 overtime loss to Virginia's Herndon team in the Sunday game.
In the opening-round loss, John Carroll was led by Eli Long, who had 11 points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal. Jordan Martin had eight points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal. Mike Tertsea posted six points, five rebounds and three blocks, while Lionel Owona notched nine rebounds, four points, two assists and two blocks.
Leading the way for the Patriots in their victory over the host team was Kimbal Mackenzie, who dropped 34 points, four assists, two steals and one rebound. Long had 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Tertsea had nine rebounds, six points, three blocks and one steal.
The final-round loss to Herndon saw Long contribute 13 points, four rebounds, two steals and a game-best 10 assists. Tertsea had nine points, nine rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal, while Owona posted 11 points, seven rebounds and one block. Malik Tyne had 12 points, three rebounds and two assists in the loss.
Aberdeen over Patterson Mill
The Aberdeen Eagles picked up a boys basketball victory Friday night, coming from behind at halftime to edge the host-team Patterson Mill Huskies, 67-60.
The Huskies held a narrow, 34-31 lead after two quarters of play.
Aberdeen's Jaleel Gibson led all scorers with a 21-point effort. Darryn Garner had 15 points in the victory, while Tyril Rozier netted 12 points.
Rahmon Felder led the Huskies with a 17-point showing. C.J. Keyser had 14 points in the loss.
Joppatowne edges CMW
The Joppatowne Mariners held on to a three-point lead through the final whistle of Friday's matchup at C. Milton Wright to take a 68-65 victory over the host-team Mustangs.
Joppatowne led, 34-28, at the halftime whistle.
Joppatowne Sir Nicolas Phillips had a game-best 23 points, while Gary Blackston kicked in 20 points and Khalil Gore had 14.
CMW's Connor Bays, Will Hazelton and Mychal Stefanides each had a team-high 14 points in the defeat.
Playing at home Friday night, the Edgewood Rams overcame a double-digit halftime deficit to top the visiting Southern Garrett squad, 63-50.
The host-team Rams found themselves trailing, 36-24, at the halftime buzzer, but outscored the guests, 39-14, over the remaining two quarters.
Leading the way for Edgewood was Roderick Harrison, who finished one shy of the 30-point mark with 29 tallies.
Edgewood's Kevin Ringgold had 14 points and led the Rams in steals with five.
Fallston over North Harford
The Fallston Cougars took a home-court victory Friday, dispatching visiting North Harford, 47-30.
The Cougars limited the Hawks to just seven points in the first half and went into the intermission with a 20-7 advantage.
Ben Lodanski had 12 points and eight rebounds for Fallston. Kyle Tyree posted eight points and 10 rebounds and teammate Jordan Greenwood scored 11 points.
Bel Air drops North East
Bel Air knocked off visiting North East Friday night, 83-56.
The host-team Bobcats led 16-8 after one quarter and held a 38-18 advantage at the halftime break.
Chris Murdock had 18 points, including four three-pointers, while C.J. Simmons had 10 points and six assists. Bel Air's Jahari Carmichael and John Callina each scored 10 points.
HdG defeats Rising Sun
The Havre de Grace Warriors dispatched visiting Rising Sun Friday night, 60-50.
Shawn Whittaker had a team-best 18 points in the win, while Nick Jones and Gino Nappi scored 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Harford Tech defeats Elkton
The Harford Tech boys scored a 63-57 road win over Elkton Friday.
Darius Dangerfield led all scorers with 33 points and had seven steals.
The Cobras' Tyler Mister posted nine points, while Elijah Council had 10 rebounds, six steals and five blocks.
North Harford loses to Perryville
North Harford was looking for win number two Thursday night, but visiting Perryville had other ideas. The Panthers beat the Hawks, 63-47, in a non-division game.
North Harford was down 28-22 at the half, but a 7-0 third quarter run allowed the Hawks to tie it, 31-31. Perryville, however, responded with an 8-0 run and North Harford could not recover, according to Hawks head coach Jeff Burrows.
"My kids played hard, but too many missed layups and foul shots hurt us. Lots of mental mistakes," Burrows said.
Nic Hammer led the Hawks (1-2) with nine points and seven rebounds. Andrew Langan added eight points and Brett Hurley hit two three-pointers in first half for six points, but he hurt his groin and couldn't play the second half. Ryan Feiss had six rebounds, four assists and five steals from the point guard spot and Colton Geiger added seven points.
Tyrell Hollingsworth, who Burrows noted was the best player on the court, led Perryville with 21 points.
In one other Thursday night game, Harford Christian lost at North East, 60-58.