Joppatowne wins Route 40 boys hoops duel with Edgewood 67-55

The Joppatowne Mariners picked up a big Chesapeake (upper) Division boys basketball victory at home Friday night, beating Route 40 rival Edgewood, 67-55.

The win boosted Joppatowne to 11-4 overall and 7-2 in upper division games. The Rams fell to 7-8 overall and 3-5 against Chesapeake opponents.

Joppatowne led, 26-23, at halftime. The third quarter is where the hosts broke things open, outscoring the Rams, 24-7. Edgewood outscored the Mariners, 25-17, in the fourth quarter, but could not make up enough ground.

Joppatowne's Sir Nicolas Phillips had a team-high 17 points, led the Mariners in rebounds with 12 and dished out two assists. Gary Blackston had 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in the victory, while Jermaine Head Jr. had 14 points, five rebounds and team-best totals of nine assists and six steals. Will Veney had eight points and eight rebounds, while fellow Mariner Rashaad Gore had eight points, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal. Khalil Gore posted six points, four rebounds, one assist and two steals for Joppatowne.

CMW wins tight one

The C. Milton Wright Mustangs won a close one at home on Friday, edging the visiting Patterson Mill Huskies, 65-61.

CMW improved to 10-6 for the season, and 5-3 against upper division foes. The Huskies dropped to 9-6 overall, and 4-5 in the Chesapeake standings.

The hosts led Patterson Mill, 31-29, at halftime.

Mychal Stefanides led the Mustangs in three categories, putting up 25 points, six assists and three steals. Henry Cuffee had six points and led the Mustangs in rebounds with six. Corey Bays scored 16 points in the win, and sibling Connor Bays scored nine. CMW's Gerrod Maddox had five points.

Patterson Mill's Rahmon Felder scored a game-high 29, while C.J. Keyser added 13 points for the Huskies. Dajuan Madden scored eight for Patterson Mill, and teammate Malik Bonds had six.

Bel Air tops Elkton

The Bel Air Bobcats, first place in the Susquehanna (lower) Division earned a home court victory Friday, dispatching Elkton, 85-72.

The Bobcats improved to 10-4 overall, and protected their perfect lower division record, which stands at 8-0.

Bel Air led, 19-17, after one quarter, and outscored the visitors, 27-18, in the second quarter to take a 46-35 lead at halftime.

Jahari Carmichael had 22 points and six assists in the victory, while Tom Keller had 16 points and nine rebounds. Kevin Morrissey scored 16 for the Bobcats.

Havre de Grace topped

The Havre de Grace Warriors (5-9 overall, 5-4 Susquehanna) suffered a 50-45 loss at home to North East Friday.

Havre de Grace's Sean Whittaker scored 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

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