After defeating the rival Bel Air squad in the first of two regular-season matchups back on Jan. 24, the Harford Tech Cobras won the return match as well, knocking off the visiting Bobcats, 59-56, on Monday night.
With the victory, Harford Tech improved to 11-7 overall, and 8-5 in Susquehanna (lower) Division contests. Bel Air fell to 10-11 on the year, and now has an identical 8-5 lower division mark.
Harford Tech led 34-25 at the halftime break.
D.J. Jackson led the winning side, posting 21 points, while teammate Isaiah Gills had 14 points and 18 rebounds. Harford Tech's Danny Crawford posted 12 points and eight rebounds, while fellow Cobra Telvonne Lambert came through with 14 assists and nine rebounds.
Bel Air's Nick Vazquez scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Tyler Norcross had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Eagles topped by City
Aberdeen (11-7 overall, 8-3 Chesapeake) to a road trip to Baltimore Monday night for an out of conference game.
Unfortunately, the visiting Eagles were knocked off, 64-31, by the Baltimore City College squad.
Jevon Hill-Gee was Aberdeen's top scorer with 11 points, while Brian Adkins had eight tallies in the defeat.
Edgewood over Fallston
The Edgewood Rams went on the road Friday night and beat the Fallston Cougars, 77-58, to win their first Chesapeake (upper) Division boys basketball title.
With the win, Edgewood's record is 14-4 overall and 10-1 in the Chesapeake Division. Elkton, which wrapped up its Chesapeake schedule Friday with a victory over C. Milton Wright, ended with a 10-2 division record. It doesn't matter if Edgewood were to lose its final division game Friday, Feb. 17, against C. Milton Wright. Edgewood's only loss to a Chesapeake team was to Elkton. But if the Rams were to lose to CMW to finish tied with Elkton at 10-2 in the division, the Rams would still win the division championship on the strength of the first tie-breaker: common opponents. Elkton lost once to Aberdeen, a team the Rams beat twice.
In Friday's victory, the Rams were led by Van Rolle, who scored 27 points. Edgewood's Thomas Dillard scored 18 points, Lenier Tucker had 10, Detrick Matthews had eight, Maulvie Williams scored five and Freddie Story scored four.
Wyatt Alexander was Fallston's top scorer with 17 points. Jason Lawrence scored 10 points and John Makres had nine. Fallston is 2-9 in the Chesapeake Division and 2-16 overall.
Edgewood will face the Patterson Mill Huskies, the Susquehanna Division champion who also won their first boys basketball division title.
"I've watched them play two or three times, and it could be a very good game," Austin Hill, Edgewood's coach, said. "They like to put up a lot of shots, and run screens. I think it's going to come down to athleticism. If we can contain their two big scorers, make them play our game, and control the tempo, we'll come out okay."
Edgewood's last appearance in the UCBAC championship was at the end of the 2005-06 regular season when the Rams lost to Aberdeen, the Chesapeake Division champions that year, 65-36, after winning the Rams won the Susquehanna title with a 12-0 division record.
Patterson Mill tops Harford Tech Friday
Having secured their first Susquehanna (lower) Division boys basketball title earlier in the week, the Patterson Mill Huskies went to Harford Tech Friday night and beat the Cobras, 67-56.
The victory bumped the Huskies to 15-2 overall, and 13-0 in the lower division contests. The Cobras fell to 11-6 overall and 8-4 against Susquehanna opponents.
The Huskies led at halftime, 37-29.
Patterson Mill's Garett Burkhead led all scorers with 27 points. Patterson Mill's Jay Kuhn scored 15 points and Malik Bonds scored nine.
Isaiah Gills led the Cobras with 19 points. Danny Crawford scored 17 and Telvonne Lambert scored 10.
Edgewood beats Havre de Grace
Edgewood crept closer to its division title Thursday, beating the Warriors, 83-48, in Havre de Grace.
Thursday's win pushed Edgewood's division record to 9-1 and 12-4 overall., and their overall mark to 12-4.
Williams, scored 22 points, had a team-high five assists and seven steals to lead Edgewood. Van Rolle scored 20 points, had six steals and five rebounds. Edgewood's Dillard and Matthews each scored nine points. Troy Anderson led the Rams with 10 rebounds and Matthews had five.
Lavelle McCullers led Havre de Grace with 18 points.
Bel Air wins again
The Bel Air Bobcats (9-9 overall, 8-4 Susquehanna) won again Friday night, beating the North East Indians, 68-54.
Bel Air led after one quarter, 19-11, and at halftime, 33-23. .
Juwan Singletary scored 21 points to lead Bel Air while his teammate, Tyler Norcross, had 19 points and a team-high 19 rebounds.
Joppatowne beats Perryville
Playing on the road Friday night, the Joppatowne Mariners (14-5 overall, 11-2 Susquehanna) knocked off Perryville, 64-49.
Joppatowne was up at halftime, 21-15.
Trevon Mosely led the Mariners with 18 points, 15 rebounds and three steals. Joppatowne's Keith Alexander scored 17 points and had nine assists while Matthew Jones had seven points and four assists.
CMW falls to Elkton
CMW (8-9 overall, 5-6 Chesapeake) lost Friday night, 75-67, to Elkton.
Mychal Stefanides scored his season-best 30 points and had three assists. Conner Bays had 17 points, five rebounds and four assists. Will Hazelton scored nine points. Matte Kline led the Mustangs in steals with three and scored three points while Sam Hahner scored four points and had a team-high seven rebounds.