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Joppatowne bested by Wicomico in 2A East boys basketball final

Joppatowne bested by Wicomico in 2A East boys basketball final

The Joppatowne Mariners boys basketball came to a halt Friday night with a 60-40 home-court loss to the Wicomico Indians in the Class 2A East regional championship game. They were the Harford County's last boys basketball team left standing in the state playoffs.

After a slow start in the opening quarter, when both teams went silent for the first two minutes, Joppatowne's Markell Huggins opened the scoring with a two-point bucket. It was their only lead of the night, as the Indians quickly went ahead, 7-2, and did not relinquish the lead for the rest of the game.

Down by 10 points in the final minute of the first quarter, the Mariners ended with a four-point run that closed...

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