Chasing down the playoffs.
North East's Chase Hollister scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half as the Indians ousted the Tigers 53-49 in the sectional quarter finals last Friday, February 24.
"Hollister hit several big three's and as I said before little things add up to big things," said North East head coach, Alan Foskey. "I thought our defense was a little better. I thought our wings dropped really well and got into the passing lanes and disrupted a lot of things and then we shot the ball a lot better then we have in the past. We held the ball when we needed to, I just think they played a lot smarter."
Tri-State Christian Academy boys basketball triumphed over visiting Perryville 72-49 on Monday, February 13.
The Panthers and the Crusaders tied at nine points each halfway through the first period after Perryville's Dom Gugliotta scored two three pointers, and Willie Hughes added a free throw. Crusader Ethan Wolfe scored three consecutive treys in the final minutes giving them a five point lead over the Panthers.
After an unanticipated loss to Havre de Grace last week, the Perryville girls basketball team was after a win.
The Panthers downed Tri-State Christian Academy at home 41-10 on February 13.
"We just got off a tough loss against Havre de Grace and it really wasn't expected of us. So we came out here knowing that we needed a win in order to get back up in the division to get our wins up to hopefully get that home court advantage for our playoffs," said guard Aubrey Hill.
Bo Manor Eagles soared to a 53-24 victory over Rising Sun at home on February 10.
The Eagles controlled the game from the start, leading by 16 at the end of the half. "Our transition points were excellent. We were getting steals and we were out for the races, scoring our points," said Bo Manor head coach Jazmen White.
"We didn't play with as much confidence as we have in the past couple of weeks and they are a very talented team," said Rising Sun head coach Kathy Stoudt.
Perryville boys basketball fell to visiting Fallston in a nip and tuck game of 47-40 on Wednesday, February 8.
The Panthers led the first period racking up 10 points, with three pointers from Nick Roberts and Dennis "DJ" Johnson bringing them ahead by two. In the second, the Cougars regained control of the floor after a three point shot from Hoerr. Johnson added five points holding the Panthers within two points of Fallston at the half.
North East boys basketball team triumphed over Perryville 70-61 on January 31, avenging the Indians' loss to the Panthers at the start of the season.
The Indians captured a four point lead after Danny Leek added three 3-pointers in the first and Chase Hollister made all four of his free throws in the second. The Panthers held on after two baskets and a three point shot from Nick Roberts. Dom Gugliotta's last three pointer brought the Panthers within four points of North East bringing the score to 34-30 at the half.
"We put in a game plan these last couple of nights and tried to be a little disruptive and not be as predictable as we have been in the past. So we did change up our defense some," said North East head coach Alan Foskey.
Elkton girls basketball team got off to a slow start in its 53-40 win over Tome on January 30.
The Titans and the Elks were tied at 11 points at the end of the first period. In the second, Elkton's Ty Segure and Vanessa Dunn both scored three pointers. Courtney Hardy added two baskets giving the Elks a seven point lead at half-time.
"We were losing our composure at one point and we just got it together and started playing as a team," said point guard Segure.
Perryville girls basketball were in it to win it. The Panthers defeated Rising Sun at home 49-26 last Thursday.
Perryville took control of the game leading by 13 at the end of the half. "They were kind of lingering around at 13 points and they (Rising Sun) had just hit a three and we try to remind them that a couple of threes and we're right back in this," said Perryville head coach Mike Blizzard.
"They controlled the board in the first half. They are definitely a very talented team. We did not match up well with them," said Rising Sun head coach Kathy Stoudt.
Rising Sun wrestling battled to a 42-37 victory over visiting Perryville on Wednesday, January 25.
"We had high expectations coming in and then we had a couple of injuries and a couple of guys go down. We only have one of our three senior captains healthy. So its kind of put a dim on our season when it comes to dual meets. So this is one that we had circled as a winnable one that would mean a lot to the kids. Our guys went out there and wrestled hard," said Perryville head coach Thad Gough.