Digital Harbor was having a little trouble getting some separation from Southside Academy in boys basketball Tuesday night.
But a tripledouble from Corey Mendez and a switch in defense helped the host Rams pull away and win, 55-38.
Mendez finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Digital Harbor (2-0).
The Rams' half-court trap defense gave them a 10-point lead at halftime, but a switch to a full-court press pushed the lead up to 17 points in the second half.
No. 3 Dunbar 64, Maritime Industries 22: John Carroll transfer Kamau Stokes scored a game-high 19 points to power the visiting Poets (3-1) past the Anchors.
Dunbar led 40-15 at the break.
No. 7 City 68, W.E.B. DuBois 30: Juwan Grant scored a game-high 22 points and twin brother John had one of the team's four 3-pointers to pace the visiting Knights (3-0) past the Panthers (0-3).
City led 20-5 after the first quarter and never looked back. The Knights held a 51-22 advantage going into the fourth quarter.
No. 9 Arundel 64, Aberdeen 47: The host Eagles made eight 3-pointers to hang around, but defensive pressure wore them down in the second half. Ryan Hill finished with a game-high 19 points for the Wildcats (3-0). Arundel outscored Aberdeen 23-10 in the second quarter.
Forest Park 62, Mervo 46: Rysheed Corbin scored a game-high 37 points to power the visiting Foresters (4-0) past the Mustangs.
Joppatowne 57, Fallston 54: Markell Huggins scored 15 points and Matthew Jones added 12 to lead the host Mariners past the Cougars.
Broadneck 59, Key School 50: Matt Inch scored 18 points as the host Bruins (2-1) beat the Obezags.
Patterson 65, KASA 25: Anthony Dandridge scored 12 points to lead the host Clippers (2-1).
Ben Franklin 48, Friendship Academy 6: Breyon Graves scored nine points for the host Bayhawks (3-0).
No. 7 Digital Harbor 69, Southside Academy 9: The host Jaguars were held to three 3-pointers, two in the first half. Miqueara Lewis scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Rams (1-1).
No. 3 River Hill wins two: The Hawks (4-0) beat Atholton, 67-6, and Centennial, 54-15. Lee Carter (132) was the only Hawk to get two pins: in 1 minute, 31 seconds over Sam Routt of Centennial and in 2:55 over Josh Dickens of Atholton.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun