Playing on the road Wednesday night in an UCBAC non-division boys basketball matchup, the Aberdeen Eagles (8-4 overall, 5-1 Chesapeake) picked up a 64-55 win against the Bel Air Bobcats.
Aberdeen jumped out to an 18-14 lead at the end of the first quarter and was up 35-26 at the halftime intermission. Bel Air, however, was able to close the nine-point gap in the second half, and with one minute remaining the fourth quarter the Bobcats were only trailing by three, 58-55. The Eagles, however, closed out the contest with a two-point field goal and four converted foul shots.
Eric Briggs led the Eagles in scoring with 14 points, while teammates Anthony Bennett and Maurice Harris were both close behind with 13-point efforts. Darryn Garner netted 12 points in the victory and Tyril Rozier, 10 points.
Bel Air's Tyler Norcross led all scorers with 24 points and grabbed a team-best 12 rebounds. Juwan Singletary scored nine points in the loss and teammate J.D. Bruck had eight.
Bel Air (5-2 Susquehanna) fell to 9-6 overall with the loss.
Hawks wing Cobras
In the tightest of Wednesday's out-of-division tilts, the North Harford Hawks (5-9 overall, 1-4 Chesapeake) edged out visiting Harford Tech (4-6 overall, 1-4 Susquehanna), 66-62.
North Harford led the contest, 25-8, after one quarter of play and was ahead, 29-19, at halftime.
The Hawks were led by Brock Hurley's 24-point, nine-rebound performance. North Harford's Nic Hammer had a career-high 16 points, hitting four of six three-point attempts and racking up three steals as well. Nick Tittle scored nine points for North Harford and Max Mullen had seven. Madison Varvaris put up five rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Hawks.
Joppatowne over CMW
The Joppatowne Mariners, who lead the Susquehanna (lower) Division boys basketball standings with a perfect 7-0 mark, took down a Chesapeake (upper) Division opponent on Tuesday night, knocking off the host-team C. Milton Wright Mustangs, 64-51.
Joppatowne improved to 10-2 overall, while CMW (2-4 Chesapeake) fell to 8-5 for the season.
Khalil Gore led the Mariners in the victory, posting a team-best 15 points.
Rashaad Gore helped the winning cause with 12 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Jermaine Head Jr. notched 10 points. Matthew Jones had 10 points for the Mariners, while Keith Alexander had nine points, seven assists and eight rebounds.
Connor Bays led the Mustangs in scoring with 12 points, and also pulled down a team-high six rebounds.
Corey Bays scored 10 points in the loss, while teammate Mychal Stefanides netted nine points, and led CMW in assists with three.
Will Hazelton scored nine points and paced CMW in steals with three. Jamal Worthington had five points in the defeat and Sam Hahner had four points.
Edgewood over Lansdowne
The Edgewood Rams (10-3 overall, 5-1 Chesapeake) took a non-UCBAC victory on Tuesday night, dispatching host Lansdowne, 69-60.
Edgewood was up, 22-19, at the end of the first quarter, and had cemented a 40-33 advantage by the halftime break. After a tight third quarter in which Edgewood posted one more point that Lansdowne, the hosts outscored the Rams, 18-17, over the final eight minutes.
Edgewood's Roderick Harrison had 24 points, seven rebounds, four steals and two assists, while teammate Lenier Tucker notched 11 points, five rebounds and three assists. The Rams' Lolami Charles had 10 points, seven rebounds, one block and one assist, while Fortune Okigweh had six points, two steals and a team-high 10 rebounds. Detrick Matthews notched six points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist for the Rams, and Kevin Ringgold helped the winning cause with four points, three steals and three assists. Aris McGowans had four points and four rebounds in the win, while teammate Immanuel Stokes notched four points, three rebounds and one block.
Cougars top Warriors
Fallston (4-7 overall, 1-5 Chesapeake) took a 51-40 home-court win over the Havre de Grace Warriors (6-6 overall, 5-2 Susquehanna) on Tuesday in a non-division contest.
Leading the Cougars in the victory was Jordan Greenwood, who had 12 points. Fallston's Kyle Tyree had 11 points in the win.
Fallston led Havre de Grace, 23-19, at halftime.
John Carroll wins another close one
It seems that the John Carroll Patriots are just not content to win games by serious margins, as on Wednesday they took their third straight victory by three points or less, beating the visiting Archbishop Spalding squad, 53-50.
John Carroll's Rodney Elliott had 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists, while teammate Malik Tyne posted 12 points, eight rebounds and two assists. The Patriots' Kimbal Mackenzie had 10 points, one rebound and a team-best six assists, while Jordan Martin put up three points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Michael Tertsea helped the winning side with five points, four rebounds, three blocks and one assist. John Carroll's Eli Long, who hit the game-winning shot at the end of regulation time, finished the contest with four points, on rebound and one assist.