The C. Milton Wright Mustangs rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter of their Tuesday boys basketball contest to hand the host-team North Harford Hawks a 49-46 loss.
The visitors jumped out to a 14-point lead by the end of the first quarter, but the Hawks were able to cut their deficit down to 31-27 by the halftime buzzer.
North Harford took the lead in the second half, and with five minutes left in regulation, the Hawks were leading, 42-35. The Mustangs, however, ended the game with a 14-4 run to wrestle the lead back for good. North Harford managed to get off what could have a been a game-tying three-point shot at the buzzer, but the attempt was no good.
"I'm really proud of our effort tonight," Hawks head coach Jeff Burrows said. "We were without our starting backcourt because of injuries. We played hard, but made a few too many mistakes after we took that seven-point lead in the fourth."
Corey Bays put up team-high totals in three categories, notching 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals.
Mychal Stefanides had 12 points and a team-best three assists in the victory, while teammate Will Hazelton had six points and four steals. Connor Bays netted seven points for CMW.
North Harford's Brock Hurley had 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Madison Varvaris registered 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Max Mullin came up with eight points and four assists in the loss.
Bel Air crushes Tech
The Bel Air Bobcats more than doubled the offensive output of the visiting Harford Tech squad on Tuesday night, beating the Cobras 68-32.
Bel Air led 18-11 after the first quarter, and outscored the Cobras 16-6 in the second quarter to take a 34-17 halftime advantage.
Tyler Norcross led the Bobcats with a 23-point, 18-rebound performance, while Tom Keller had 10 points and nine rebounds in the win. Bel Air's Juwan Singletary had eight points and six rebounds.
Joppa pummels North East
The Joppatowne Mariners earned a home-court victory on Tuesday by pounding the North East Indians, 76-42.
Leading the way for the Mariners was Keith Alexander, who had 14 points, seven assists, seven rebounds and two blocks. Jermaine Head Jr. posted 13 points, seven assists and six steals in the victory, while Nicolas Phillips had 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and one block. Markell Huggins had 11 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks, while Matthew Jones scored 11 points for the Mariners. Joppatowne's Jamaal Gore netted six points.