In a physical game that featured 58 fouls, the No. 14 New Town boys basketball team got to the line more than Aberdeen did, and made more free throws.
And the Titans beat the Eagles, 50-35, in the opening round of the Basketball Academy tournament at Morgan State on Thursday night.
New Town (9-4) went 22-for-34 from the line and Aberdeen (6-3) was 16-for-24. Daniel Shand led the Titans with 19 points, and Jaleel Gibson had 18 points for the Eagles.
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Aberdeeen had a player foul out and three who had four fouls. New Town had four players with four fouls.
New Town faces No. 11 Randallstown in today's Basketball Academy games.
C. Milton Wright 71, Northwestern 62: Mychal Stefanides scored 27 points to power the host Mustangs (5-5) past the Wildcats (3-5).
C.M. Wright trailed by two at halftime before rallying in the second half.
Archbishop Spalding 57, John Carroll 53, OT: Victoria Reynolds and Erin Baker each scored 15 points and the visiting Cavaliers (6-11, 3-5 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) outscored the Patriots 7-3 in overtime to win.
Spalding led 23-19 at halftime, but John Carroll (4-6, 1-4) took a 36-34 lead after the third quarter. Haley Kyger and Rita Watson each scored 15 for the Patriots.
Fallston 41, North East 10: Kayla Reilly had 13 points to lead the Cougars (7-6) past the host Eagles (3-3).
Fallston led 17-4 at halftime.
No. 7 River Hill 39, Oakdale 28: River Hill's Logan Kirby doesn't put much weight on scouting when it comes to wrestling.
The Harvard-bound senior has wrestled at 195, 220 and 285 pounds this year, so preparing for a specific opponent amounts to wasted energy.
"We wrestle where we're told to wrestle," said Kirby, a returning state finalist. "It's fun because you get to wrestle different styles of wrestlers from the real big strong guys to the smaller quicker guys. You're not quite sure what to prepare for, but you just go out there and have fun and wrestle."
So against visiting Oakdale on Thursday night, Kirby just prepared for a tough match. He ended up pinning Oakdale's Tyler Brown (195) with 45 seconds remaining in the third period, leading the Hawks to victory.
Sebastian Ames (170), Tyler Smith (285) and Michael Beck (120) also pinned for River Hill (22-5), while Nic Przybocki (145) and Malik Boyd (152) got the falls for Oakdale (6-3).
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