The C. Milton Wright Mustangs boys basketball team squandered a 16-point halftime lead Friday night in Edgewood, but the Mustangs were able to regroup and win the UCBAC Chesapeake Division game in overtime. The Mustangs won, 70-63.
CMW (4-0, 2-0) built up a 34-18 lead at the half, but Edgewood (0-4, 0-1) came storming back with 10 three-point baskets, led by Nyeim Murphy (21 points), to send the game to overtime tied at 61.
In the extra period, CMW went on a 7-0 run and pulled away for the win.
Brye Hopkins led the Mustangs scoring with 26 points and Jalen Jackson added 22. Quincy Haughton added seven points and Corey Patterson pulled down seven rebounds.
Stephan Lievers added 11 points and Monzell Ware scored 10 for Edgewood.
Bel Air (1-2, 1-1) traveled to Elkton Friday night and dropped a close game to the Elks, 68-63, in Susquehanna play.
Cam Miller led the Bobcats with 22 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, while Josh Stocum added 10 points.
Andrew Tredennick had nine points, seven rebounds and five assists and Sophomore Adam Piercy added 14 points and four rebounds.
Marquese Battle led Elkton with 24 points and Farod Hawkins added 22 points in the win.
"I'm real proud of the way our guys fought throughout the entire game. Elkton hit 10 three's in the game and we were still able to keep it tight the whole game,” Bobcats coach Alex Darko said. “Elkton shot the ball well from the outside and we just came up a little short.”
Elkton led at halftime 34-27.
Fallston lost at South Carroll, 69-60, in non-league play.
“Couldn’t buy a bucket in the first half,” coach Hulka said. The Cougars trailed 24-16 at halftime and tailed by 21 in the third quarter before making a comeback in the fourth quarter.
Disharoon led the Cougars with 17 points.
Also, Harford Tech (1-3) lost at home, 70-64, to Ben Franklin.
“Back and forth hard fought game all night, they made shots down the stretch and we didn’t”, Tech coach Drew Gill said.