North East took control early and rolled to a 70-42 triumph over the Rising Sun boys basketball team Friday night.
Trailing 4-3, the Indians embarked on a 9-0 spurt to take the lead for good. North East scored the final nine points of the first quarter to take a 23-10 edge and led 47-23 at halftime.
Joe Giles posted a game-high 22 points. Kenny Waters collected 20 points, 15 rebounds, and seven blocks for the Indians.
Brandon Aro paced Rising Sun (1-2) with 13 points, seven rebounds, and six blocks. Spencer McDermott added six points and five boards. Brennan Martz recorded four points and seven steals.
The Perryville boys basketball team suffered a pair of losses last week to even its record at 2-2.
Bel Air dealt the host Panthers a 70-55 setback Thursday night.
Ahead 11-8 at the end of the first quarter, the Bobcats pulled away for good just before halftime.
The Rising Sun girls basketball team breezed to a 55-16 victory over host West Nottingham Academy Tuesday.
Paige Bradford collected 21 points and 10 steals for the Tigers, who led 37-10 at halftime.
Brooke Bower contributed 16 points and 11 steals. Taylor Allen had a team-high nine rebounds.
The Perryville girls basketball team headed into Christmas break on a positive note with a 39-37 comeback win over visiting Joppatowne Monday night, December 16.
Jill Miller collected 10 points, eight rebounds, and five steals for the Panthers (2-1). Jules Jones added eight points, four assists, and four rebounds. Bella Jones contributed nine points, 11 boards, five steals, and four blocks. Teri Wennersten recorded four points, six rebounds, and two assists.
Perryville jumped out to a 12-2 lead before the Mariners rallied. The visitors went on a 15-2 run and held an 18-17 lead at halftime.
Joppatowne had a 10-0 spurt midway through the third quarter to take a 28-19 lead. The Mariners led 30-21 late in the third quarter before the Panthers mounted a comeback.
Host Havre de Grace opened the game with a three-pointer and never trailed in a 60-50 victory over the Rising Sun boys basketball team Friday night.
The Tigers were down 10-9 after the first quarter before the Warriors began the second quarter with eight straight points.
Rising Sun inched its way back into the game on a basket by Brandon Aro and two free throws from Spencer McDermott.
The Tigers eventually trimmed the deficit to 21-19 with 2:13 left before halftime only to see Havre de Grace nail another three-pointer.
Rising Sun girls basketball coach Kathy Stoudt succinctly summed up her team's 52-45 triumph over visiting Bohemia Manor Friday night.
"I thought we survived, Put it that way" she said.
The Tigers (2-0) overcame an injury to Lexi Osborne and fought off a fourth quarter rally to down the feisty Eagles.
Rising Sun led 43-30 entering the fourth quarter but saw that seemingly comfortable cushion whittled down to two.
Bo Manor cut the deficit down to 46-43 on a Kaitlyn Morse basket with 2:41 remaining. After a Tiger turnover, the Eagles missed two shots but got a pair of offensive rebounds. Morse was fouled and hit a free throw to make it 46-44 with 2:17 left.
The Perryville wrestling team lost to both North East and Bohemia Manor in a home meet last Wednesday.
The match against North East came down to the final bout. With his team trailing 34-33, the Indians' Chris Pippin scored a 7-5 overtime victory over John Witkowski to propel North East to the victory.
Ryan Berger (106) and Chris Brown (126) each won by fall for the Panthers. Dustin Krahn (182) triumphed by major decision. T.C. Foster (132) and Zac Zacerous each won a decision. Kris Campbell (138) and Greg Meekins (220) both received a forfeit.
Bo Manor downed the Panthers 54-25.
Foster, Zacerous, and Krahn each recorded a pin. In the marquee match of the night, Brown topped Tyear Castle 8-0. Ryan Figueroa (285) won a 7-0 decision.
The Rising Sun wrestling team lost 54-24 to visiting Patterson Mill Wednesday night.
Ten of the 12 contested matches ended in a pin.
Ryan Maes (106) got the Tigers (1-1) off to a good start with a pin.
But the Huskies won four of the next five bouts by fall to take a commanding 24-9 lead. The only Rising Sun win in that stretch was a 6-1 decision from Joe Juergens at 126 pounds.
Andrew Baranski (145) won 5-3 to narrow the gap to 24-12. Patterson Mill won by fall at 152 before Rising Sun received consecutive pins from Nelson Phillips (160) and Will Barton (170) to make it 30-24. But the Huskies won the next two bouts by pin and received a forfeit in the final two matches.
Last season, the Rising Sun boys basketball team lost to Tome in the opener.
The Tigers made sure it would not happen two straight years.
Rising Sun rolled to a 69-36 victory over the visiting Titans Friday night.
"It was just how we wanted to start the season," Rising Sun coach Matt Haack said. "We wanted to start with a win, come out with a lot of energy, high intensity on defense, try to execute on offense, and just be aggressive in general."