Old Mill's Mike Holley scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in a 37-point fourth quarter for the Patriots, leading them to a come-from-behind 89-79 win over No. 14 and previously undefeated Arundel last night in Gambrills.
The Patriots, who also got 18 points from guard Eric Savage and 14 from guard Chris Day, rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to improve to 11-1 overall and 6-0 in Anne Arundel County. The host Wildcats fell to 11-1 and 5-1 in league play.
Trailing 61-52 going into the fourth, the Patriots cranked up the defense and found their shooting range from behind the arc and at the foul line to win going away. Holley hit two three-pointers, Trae Summers (10 points) added one and Old Mill hit 16 of 17 free throws in the deciding quarter.
"We just came out hard [in the fourth quarter], played good defense and made our open shots - it's a big win," said Holley, a junior guard.
Senior forward Auraum Nuiriankh scored 17 points to lead the Wildcats.
DUNBAR 73, No. 5 DIGITAL HARBOR 55:: The Poets (8-3) raced out to a seven-point halftime lead and never trailed after that in their upset of the visiting Rams (7-3).
Derell Edwards scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the first half for Dunbar.
No. 7 MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 54, No. 12 TOWSON CATHOLIC 37:: Eric Atkins had 26 points as the Gaels (16-4) came back from a three-point halftime deficit to defeat the visiting Owls (8-9).
GLEN BURNIE 56, ANNAPOLIS 44:: Tyler Rudd had 19 points as the Gophers (8-4) defeated the visiting Panthers (8-3).
SEVERNA PARK 72, CHESAPEAKE-AA 49:: The Falcons (6-5) held the Cougars (0-11) scoreless in the second quarter and cruised at home.
Jordan Emge had 18 points for Chesapeake.
DOUGLASS 59, PATTERSON 55: : Lamont Huggins had 18 points as the Ducks got by the host Clippers.
Diawian Scroggins added 14 points for Douglass (4-7), which took a one-point lead into halftime.
BETH TFILOH 52, INDIAN CREEK 51:: Jeremy Schmerling's 11 fourth-quarter points allowed the Warriors (7-5) to hold off the visiting Eagles.
BEL AIR 62, C.M. WRIGHT 52:: Donn Hill scored 13 of his game-high 37 points in the final quarter as the Bobcats (6-6) pulled away from the host Mustangs (5-4).
No. 8 DIGITAL HARBOR 51, DUNBAR 35: : Asia Logan and Nikki Groom each had 13 points as the Lady Rams (8-1) defeated the visiting Poets.
Logan also grabbed 14 rebounds, and Groom had nine rebounds and six assists.