Bel Air Boys Basketball picked up a clutch win over cross-town rival Patterson Mill Wednesday night, topping the Huskies by a score of 51-48. The Bobcats tallied their first win of this season, standing them currently with a record of 1-2.
The Bobcats kept a steady lead over Patterson Mill for the majority of the game, leading after each quarter. Patterson Mill came back late in the 4th Quarter to take a 48-47 lead with under 2 minutes remaining.
But the Bobcats would not be bested in this contest.
Junior Tommy Keller knocked down a jumper to put the Bobcats back on top 49-48, and would also drain 2 free throws with 2.9 seconds remaining to cushion the lead. The Bobcats clung to their 3 point lead down until the final buzzer, and came out on top as Patterson Mill could not answer.
The offense for the Bobcats was led by Senior Captain Tyler Norcross, finishing with 16 points and 12 rebounds – registering his 3rd straight double-double in the team’s first 3 games. Tommy Keller finished with 14 points, and 8 rebounds, and Junior Calvin Fleagle also added 9 points and 5 assist of his own.
Following the big win, Senior Parker Jones was very excited on beating Patterson Mill. Parker had this to say following the game: “This was the greatest game I’ve ever played in. This is the first time Bel Air has beaten Patterson Mill in basketball, so this was a big deal for us. Shout out to Tommy Keller for that big shot at the end.”
Bobcat Basketball is back at home Friday night, against North Harford at 6:45. Come out and support your Bobcat Basketball Team!