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Havre de Grace boys knocked off by Elkton in basketball

Havre de Grace boys knocked off by Elkton in basketball
Havre de Grace's Kenneth Sumpter drives to the basket as Fallston's Brady Mcmaines cloes in hoping for the block during Friday night's game at Havre de Grace. (MATT BUTTON AEGIS STAFF / Baltimore Sun)

Fresh off its final-seconds division victory, Havre de Grace was back on its home court Monday to battle Elkton in an non-division game.

The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 12, but with both Elkton and Havre de Grace playing in state final football games on Dec. 10, the game was postponed.

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Elkton (6-6) won Monday's meeting, 70-61. Kenny Sumpter led the Warriors (9-5) with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Warriors edge Cougars

Havre de Grace senior guard Sumpter scored 13 points in the fourth quarter Friday night. None were bigger than that last point.

Sumpter's 13th point came from the free throw line with 3.2 seconds to play. The point propelled the Warriors past visiting Fallston, 52-51, in a battle for the top spot in the UCBAC Susquehanna Division.

"Fallston had a good game plan coming out," Sumpter said. "They played a hard defense, packed it in, stopped our drives, we just had to make shots when we kicked it out to the wing."

Sumpter's winning free throw was the last point in a wild final minute. The Warriors had a 47-42 lead, but it slowly slipped away with missed free throws and timely Fallston baskets.

Fallston (7-2, 13-4) cut the lead to 49-48, but Sumpter, who had 19 points overall, made two free throws with 15.4 seconds left to give Havre de Grace (7-1, 9-4) a 51-48 lead.

The Cougars pushed the ball up the floor and got it to junior forward Ethan Sommer in the far corner. Sommer let the shot go and it swished the net to tie the game at 51. Havre de Grace called timeout with 5.8 seconds to play.

"I was open, I wasn't really thinking about anything, I just let it fly and hoped for the best," Sommer said. "It went in thankfully, but we didn't shoot good in the first half and that kind of hurt us in the end."

The Warriors got the ball in bounds to Jordan White, who passed to Sumpter along the sideline. Unfortunately for Fallston, Brady McMaines was called for a foul, his fifth, trying to defend the pass. That set up Sumpter's winning free throw.

The Cougars came out of the gate quick. Jack Dennis scored six points in the first quarter that saw the Cougars up 9-1 early. Even an air ball headed for out of bounds found the net as the saved ball went right to Dennis who hit the short jumper.

Havre de Grace got a boost from Mike Flosser, who came off the bench to hit two, three-pointers. The Warriors were down, 14-10, at the end of the opening quarter.

The Cougars scored the first five points in the second quarter to sneak back up by nine, 19-10. Havre de Grace, though, had a big answer.

White came into the game on fire. His three, three-point baskets were part of an 11-0 run and a 21-19 Havre de Grace lead. White had 11 of his 13 points in the quarter, allowing the Warriors to lead at the half, 28-27.

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"I was feeling great, my family support, friends at school, the coaches," White said. "I came into the game shooting bad and they just put some confidence in and I turned out having a great shooting night."

Fallston snuck back ahead, 30-29, on Collin Hoerr's three, but moments later the game was tied again at 35.

The Warriors scored the final four points and led 39-35 into the fourth quarter. Fallston, however, snuck ahead again. Ryan Cassedy's three gave the Cougars a 40-39 lead, but Sumpter's three-point play put the Warriors back ahead, 42-40, and they never trailed again.

Rams beat Huskies

Edgewood (6-1, 12-2) stayed on the heels of Aberdeen in Chesapeake Division standings with a 65-41 win at Patterson Mill (1-6, 4-8).

Aberdeen (6-1, 11-5), which dealt Edgewood its loss, had Friday night off.

The Rams were led by Rocceon Harrison, who had a perfect night from the field and finishing with nine points, three rebounds, there assists, three steals and two blocks.

Rayshod Hooper added 12 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Jahlil Scott had 12 points, four rebounds and two steals.

Dale Harris was the lone Husky to reach double figures, scoring 11 points.

Mariners upset by Elks

Joppatowne (6-2, 16-2) was a 58-46 winner over visiting Elkton (0-6, 4-7), Friday, but no one was there to see it.

Due to an issue that arose during Joppatowne's trip to Elkton on January 4, the rematch was played spectator free.

"An incident did occur at the January 4 basketball game in Elkton. In consideration of the privacy of our students, we will not disclose the details of that incident. What we will share is that the safety of our students is always our first priority. As such, the administration has deemed it appropriate to allow the basketball game to go on as planned this evening, but spectators will not be allowed into the facility," Jillian Lader, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools wrote in an email Friday.

Montrell Horsey scored 24 points in the win and DeAnthony Creighton scored 15. Jalen Willis scored 11 in the win.

Cobras beat Mustangs

Harford Tech (4-3, 11-3) got back in the win column Friday, beating visiting C. Milton Wright (2-6, 6-10), 67-61, in Chesapeake play.

Darius Dangerfield led the Cobras with 26 points, five steals and five assists. The 26 points put Dangerfield over 1,600 career points.

Dominic Webb added 19 points and Jaylen Kelley had eight points.

Imran Hussain (four assists) scored 21 points to lead the Mustangs, who also got 12 points and 11 rebounds from Jack Van Syckle and 10 points from Brett Lindsey.

Bobcats beat Indians

Bel Air (7-2, 7-7) beat visiting North East (2-6, 5-10), 70-40, Friday in Susquehanna play.

Jon Scott led Bel Air with 13 points and four steals. Jamario Sampson added 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while Devin Anderson chipped in eight points and five boards.

Bel Air had the game under control at the half, leading, 46-17.

Patriots beat McDonogh

John Carroll (8-7, 15-9) shook off some recent struggles on Friday, with perhaps its best performance of the year, as the Patriots walloped visiting McDonogh, 83-48, in MIAA A Conference play.

Junior point guard Immanuel Quickley scored 29 points, added seven assists and grabbed seven rebounds to pace the Patriots. Fellow junior Montez Mathis scored 28 points and had seven rebounds, while Cameron Byers added 19 points and five rebounds.

Eagles beat Warriors

Aberdeen visited Havre de Grace Thursday and left with an 61-43 non-division victory.

Myles Douglas had a big game, with the double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds. Jayden Saddler added 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.

Sumpter scored 21 points to lead Havre de Grace.

HCS gets win

Harford Christian (6-8) picked up an 57 56 win over Victory Christian of Orlando, Fla., Thursday at the Bob Jones University Tournament in South Carolina.

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Derrick Orr led the win with 15 points and Jordan Tymes added 11. Darin Miller finished with nine points, while Nate Griffin and Chris Beirle each scored seven.

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