Mike Hacke and Rob Trudeau scored 18 points apiece and Vernon Joines added 15 and sparked Bel Air's rally from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit as the host Bobcats rallied for a 63-60 victory over C. Milton Wright in an Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference boys basketball game last night.
C.M. Wright (4-6, 1-1) held a 54-46 lead with 4:17 left before Bel Air (5-4, 1-1) came back. Joines made two free throws and later stole an inbounds pass and then made a three-point play to give Bel Air the lead for good at 57-56 with 1:30 left.
The Bobcats needed to overcome the strong outside shooting of C.M. Wright's Joe Heagerty (29 points) and others. Heagerty made three three-point shots while scoring 13 in the first quarter. Eleven of the team's 21 baskets were three-point shots.
Heagerty made his first start since missing three games with an eye injury. Adam Earle added 18 points for C.M. Wright.
No. 1 Mount St. Joseph 60, Loyola 52 -- The visiting Gaels (16-0) held off a late rally by the Dons (5-6). Dejuan Goodwin led Mount St. Joseph with 14 and Chase Adams and Kevin Swecker added 12 each.
No. 2 Towson Catholic 53, McDonogh 45 -- The visiting Owls (14-4) took a 31-20 halftime lead and never looked back. Malcolm Dulaney (18) and Dante Green (15) paced Towson Catholic and DaJuan Summers led the Eagles (9-5) with 14.
No. 3 St. Frances 72, Cardinal Gibbons 68 -- Sean Mosley scored 19 to power the host Panthers (11-3) past the Crusaders. Gibbons took a 52-45 lead before St. Frances regained it in the fourth.
No. 14 Calvert Hall 54, St. John's-Prospect Hall 47 -- Lloyd McCleave scored 13 to lead the host Cardinals (10-3) past the Vikings.
Granite Baptist 67, Calvary Baptist 48 -- Coach Keith Conley earned his 200th win in 11 years with the visiting Braves (8-3).
No. 8 Liberty 34, No. 7 North Carroll 30 -- Lions 125-pounder Sean McNelis won the final, 8-4, over Mike Hoff to secure a Carroll County League victory. The senior made up for last month's 31-30 loss to No. 15 South Carroll, when he lost, 7-6, to C. J. Naper. Pinning for the host Lions (9-2, 2-1) were Mike Hudson (130), No. 1 Brandon Gervie (189) and No. 4 Eddie Digman (275). Kyle Hagy (160) had a major decision, and there were decisions by No. 3 Crit Jennings (145), Nick Fenn (171) and Justin Wildberger (215). The Panthers (6-1, 3-1) got pins from Josh Trainor (112), Zach Forbes (140) and Ryan Schroeder (152), decisions from Tom Goretsas (119) and Rob Bell (135), and a forfeit to No. 5 Jeremy Seipp (103). Jennings (13-2) scored five takedowns in a 13-8 win over No. 5 Tyler Macleod (13-2). Hudson is 16-1, Gervie is 15-0, and Digman 15-1.
Sun reporter Lem Satterfield contributed to this article.