The Aberdeen boys baskelball team honored its seniors Tuesday night, but it was visiting Fallston that celebrated victory in the UCBAC Chesapeake Division match up.
The Cougars (5-6, 10-9) got off to a very slow start, but eventually found their rhythm in an 65-49 win over the Eagles (2-9, 4-13).
Aberdeen ran out to an 9-0 lead just short of three minutes into the game, prompting a timeout from coach Brian Hulka.
The Cougars responded with their first points, but Aberdeen managed to stay ahead. Both teams made a pair of three-pointers in the quarter that ended with Aberdeen ahead, 18-13.
Fallston scored the first five points in the second quarter to pull even at 18. The game was also tied at 20. Fallston took its first lead at 25-24 with less than three minutes to play in the half.
Ethan Sommer’s two-hand dunk boosted the lead to 27-24 and the Cougars led at the half, 30-26.
The Cougars outscored the Eagles, 12-10, in quarter three to lead 42-36 into the final quarter. That’s when the Cougars pulled away.
Fallston opened the fourth quarter with nine straight points to open up an 15-point lead. The nine points were part of a 14-1 Cougars run and the game’s largest lead at 19, 56-37.
Aberdeen cut the lead back to 14, 61-47, but could get no closer.
Sommer, who reached the 1,000 point mark last week, scored 23 points to lead all scorers. Mullaney added 15 points and Ryan Cassedy netted 10.
Phillip Greene and Jahlil Strother, both seniors, scored 11 points each to lead the Eagles. Isaac Webster added nine points.
“Shooting’s been a troublesome spot for us this year and we lost a couple guys to eligibility who stretched the floor for us, which didn’t help,” Eagles first year coach Patrick Mull said. “We’ve been showing glimpses of some really good basketball and execution, we just can’t seem to put a full 32 minutes together right now and that’s kind of been our inability all year.”
Mustangs beat Rams
With the Chesapeake Division title clinched, C. Milton Wright (10-1, 15-3) added another win Tuesday night, beating host Edgewood (2-9, 4-14),66-55.
Imran Husain (three assists) had another hot night to lead the Mustangs, scoring 23 points.
Quincy Haughton added 11 points and four steals and Jack Van Syckle had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Edgewood had four score in double figures, led by Omari Johnson and Stephan Lievers, with 15 points each.
Tiare Waldon and Rian Watkins added 10 points apiece.
CMW led at halftime, 30-29.
Mariners beat Huskies
Joppatowne (8-4, 11-6) overcame a six-point halftime deficit Tuesday to beat host Patterson Mill (5-6, 12-7), 69-58, in Chesapeake play.
The Huskies were ahead at the half, 28-22.
Montrell Horsey poured in 27 points to pace the Mariners, who also got 20 points from Jalen Morris. Deanthony Creighton added 10 points.
Rashawn Clowney scored 14 points to lead the Huskies and Dale Harris added 13. Connor Madsen finished with nine.
Warriors beat Tigers
Havre de Grace (10-2, 13-5) added a Susquehanna Division win Tuesday, beating visiting Rising Sun (1-11, 1-15), 75-38.
Caprice Butler carried the Warriors with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
Bobcats beat Hawks
Bel Air (5-6, 5-12) traveled to North Harford (5-7, 7-13) Tuesday night and won, 58-48, in Susquehanna play.
Kieran McDermott led all scorers with 23 points, including five three-pointers. He also had five rebounds and four steals.
Freshman Jaiden Jakubowski added eight points. "We knew going in that this would be a tough game. Rebounding and defense weren’t going to come easy against an always scrappy North Harford team,” Bobcats coach Alex Darko said. “Conversely, on offense we showed the poise to close it out in the end with a couple very smart plays by junior Hunter Hruz.”
Bel Air led at the half, 27-26.
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