Centennial point guard Drew Seker scored all 18 of his points in the second half, and the Eagles held Wilde Lake to four points in the third quarter, as the Howard County boys basketball league leaders rallied to a 48-41 victory over the visiting Wildecats.
The Eagles improved to 11-2 overall and 10-1 in the league with their fourth straight victory. Eleven times, Centennial's defense has held its opponent to fewer than 50 points.
Andy Wilhelm, Scott Swinson and Eric Evans combined to hold Wilde Lake's leading scorer Brandon Young to 11 points - seven in the fourth quarter.
Seker, a 6-foot-3 left-hander, also had 10 rebounds. Teammate Chris Moore scored 14 points, had four rebounds and two blocked shots.
"My shots didn't fall in the first half, but I knew they would," said Seker, Centennial's leading scorer this season. "Dribble penetration worked in the second half. And tonight was one of our better rebounding games. Everyone is coming for us now, and we're looking forward to the challenge."
Wilde Lake (7-6, 6-5) led Centennial 16-14 after the first quarter and 23-20 at halftime. But the Eagles started the third quarter with a 10-0 run.
Winters Mill 68, Walkersville 56: Host Winters Mill gained both a key victory and a measure of legitimacy. Facing Monocacy Valley Athletic League power Walkersville, Falcons sophomore Jimmy Dorsey scored 15 points, hitting three of his team's nine three-pointers.
Winters Mill, 3-20 last season, improved to 10-1, including 9-0 in the MVAL and 3-0 in the Piedmont Conference.
"This is a good feather in the cap of the kids," said Falcons coach Dave Herman, whose Carroll County team is in its second varsity season. "Last year, we were so young."
The Falcons took the lead with 4:42 left in the first quarter and built it to 10 points by halftime by hitting seven of their first 15 three-point attempts.
Walkersville (8-2, 6-1, 1-1) pulled to within four with under two minutes left.
South River 70, No. 1 Arundel 67: The visiting Seahawks (10-3) sealed their upset of the top ranked Wildcats (10-2) on two late free throws by Stacy Hunt (22 points).
Alex McGuire led the Wildcats with 22 points.
No. 7 Southside 44, City 33: Janaki Boston led the Jaguars (7-1) with 13 points, four assists and three steals as they defeated the defending Baltimore City champion Knights. Sharee Ledbetter added 12 points, four blocks and four steals for the Jaguars.
Sun staff writer Rich Scherr contributed to this article.