The Edgewood Rams came back to local competition after playing and losing twice in Baltimore last weekend and won in Pylesville Tuesday, beating host North Harford, 62-54.
Edgewood (11-4 overall, 7-1 Chesapeake) led by 15 points during the third quarter, but North Harford (7-9 overall, 2-7 Chesapeake) cut the deficit down to one point before the end of the quarter. The Hawks, however, could never get on top on the scoreboard.
"We played hard, but poor shooting, one for 12 from three-point range, and two costly turnovers were the difference," North Harford head coach Jeff Burrows said.
Van Rolle and Thomas Dillard paced the Rams in scoring, each posting 17 tallies. Lenier Tucker, Detrick Matthews and Troy Anderson all had seven points in the victory, while Roderick Harrison posted six points for the Rams.
Anderson and Dillard were Edgewood's top rebounders with eight boards apiece, while Rolle had five. Harrison led Edgewood in steals with six. Rolle, Harrison and Dillard each dished out a team-high four assists.
Nick Tittle scored 17 points to lead the Hawks' offense, Rodney Barnett notched 14 points in the loss and Brock Hurley registered 11 points.
Pats grind it out with Spalding
The John Carroll Patriots won a low-scoring affair Tuesday night, beating host-team Archbishop Spalding, 46-43, going away.
The Patriots, up seven after the first quarter, found themselves trailing by six in the third quarter.
"The contrast of styles provided a bit of a chess match," John Carroll head coach Tony Martin said. "We mixed defenses throughout, [and] found the half-court zone pressure to be the key."
Rodney Elliott helped the winning cause with 11 points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist. Kamau Stokes came through with eight points, three assists, two steals and a pair of rebounds. Jarred Jones had five points, three rebounds, two assists and a team-best five steals, while teammate Marcus James had nine points and three rebounds. Justin Jenifer had nine points, one rebound and one assist in the win, while Mike Owona and Lionel Owona combined for seven rebounds, four points and one assist.
Aberdeen loses to Elkton
The Aberdeen boys basketball team suffered its second Chesapeake (upper) Division loss of the season Tuesday, as they Eagles were topped, 60-55, by the Elkton Golden Elks.
With the defeat, Aberdeen fell to 10-5 overall and 7-2 in Chesapeake play.
Deandre Henson put up 13 points, six assists and five rebounds for Aberdeen, while fellow Eagle Jevon Hill-Gee had 11 tallies.
Mustangs nip Warriors
In Tuesday's Chesapeake (upper) Division contest in Havre de Grace between the C. Milton Wright Mustangs and host-team Warriors, it was the guests that came out on top, winning 57-48.
The Mustangs (7-8 overall, 4-5 Chesapeake) were leading 26-19 heading into the second half.
Conner Bays led the Mustang effort with 15 points, five rebounds and four steals. Sam Hahner had 12 points for CMW, while teammate Mychal Stefanides notched nine points and a team-high five assists. Kevin Dorsey helped the winning cause with seven points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists, while Will Hazelton put up six points for the Mustangs.
Accounting for nearly half of Havre de Grace's offensive output was Lavelle McCullers, who netted 23 points. Ben Richardson scored eight points in the loss, while Gennaro Nappi and Elijah Bailey each had four points for the Warriors (3-10 overall, 1-7 Chesapeake).
Huskies get back in win column
The Patterson Mill Huskies got back on track after suffering their first two loses of the season at the Basketball Academy Tournament in Baltimore last week, pasting the visiting Perryville Panthers, 72-41,Tuesday night.
The host Huskies (12-2 overall, 10-0 Susquehanna) held their guests to 18 first-half tallies, while scoring 34 themselves.
Garett Burkhead scored 15 points to lead the winning side, while Mike Reed came through with a 14-point performance. Patterson Mill's J.J. Butler and Jay Kuhn both netted 13 points.
Tyrelle Hollingsworth had 12 points to lead the Panther offense, while Jacob Morgan had 10 points in the loss. Daryl Johnson had eight points for Perryville, while fellow Panther Josh Ingram scored five points.
The Bel Air Bobcats (6-8 overall, 5-3 Susquehanna) won their Tuesday-night home matchup, dispatching the Bo Manor Eagles, 81-69, making it three wins in three games over Cecil County foes.
The two teams played to a dead-heat in the first quarter, with each side posting 17 points, but then the Eagles managed to forge a 43-40 lead by the halftime buzzer.
Trailing 57-56 heading into the fourth quarter, the Bobcats outscored their guests 25-12 over the final eight minutes to seal another victory.
The Bobcats' Tyler Norcross had a season-best performance, scoring 31 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Chris Murdock scored 19 points for Bel Air and teammate Parker Jones dropped in 15.
Mariners tame Tigers
In their Tuesday road game with the Rising Sun Tigers, the Joppatowne Mariners (12-4 overall, 9-1 Susquehanna) came out with a victory, beating the host team, 73-41.
Markell Huggins put up 15 points, seven rebounds and six steals for Joppatowne, while fellow Mariner Trevon Mosely had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Keith Alexander registered 11 points and three assists in the victory.
Joppatowne led Rising Sun 47-23 at halftime.