Gavin Howell's season debut turned out to be perfect timing for Boys' Latin.
Howell scored a match-ending pin to help the Lakers (8-1) rally past host Calvert Hall, 37-36, on Thursday in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference match.
A lingering back injury from football season had kept the junior out of the lineup, but he refused to sit out another match with the win against the Cardinals at stake.
Howell, a transfer from Towson High who starts at middle linebacker, pinned Calvert Hall's Nick Donatelli at 220 pounds.
No. 13 Lake Clifton 57, Digital Harbor 43: Stefon Brown scored a game-high 21 points and the visiting Lakers (7-1) held off a second-half rally by the Rams (3-3).
Lake Clifton had a 24-point lead headed into the second half when Digital Harbor went on an 18-4 run in the third quarter.
Digital Harbor 56, Lake Clifton 22: Deja Carroll and Shakira Bradshaw each scored 16 points to lead the host Rams (4-0) past the Lakers.
Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.