The North Baltimore High School Boys Basketball team made the short trip out to Elmwood High School on Saturday night, with the ride home being quite a bit longer, as the Tigers let one get away, falling to the Royals 62 – 55.
NB took the lead after the first quarter 19 – 13, then traded points at 9 each, to hold the 6 point lead at the half. In the 3rd quarter, Elmwood cut the lead to just 2 points. In the 4th period the Royals outscored NB 24 – 15 to pick up the non-league win.
Sean Watson and Chad Wright led NB with 15 points each. Derek McMahon hit for 9, Levi newcomer scored 8, Lane Bishop 5 and Noah Brian one point. Newcomer and Bishop had 2 steals each; Bishop also had 6 assists.
NB out rebounded Elmwood 30 to 26, with Chad Wright grabbing 14. NB had just nine turnovers and shot reasonably well, but still fall to 1 – 1.
Trevor Solether led the Royals with 26 points while Tayte Lentz and Jarrett Childress added 14 each.
The boys travel to Vanlue to open the Blanchard Valley Conference season.
photos by Lindsay Ziegler