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Eagles Boys Basketball Plays On After Forfeits

Aberdeen High School was forced to forfeit most of its boys basketball wins this year.

Aberdeen lost 11 games Monday alone.

Aberdeen Athletic Director Tim Lindecamp and Harford County Athletics Administrator Ken Zorbach confirmed to Patch Monday that the Eagles boys basketball team would forfeit its wins through Feb. 1 after using an ineligible player.

But a day after the Eagles' victories had been forfeitted, they forged on, winning Tuesday night against Patterson Mill.

The Eagles defeated Patterson Mill, 58-52, on Tuesday at Aberdeen High School. It was a statement victory for Aberdeen—which vacated an 8-1 division mark and 13-4 overall record, but will continue its boys basketball season.

Before forfeiting all games up until Feb. 1, the Eagles' win Tuesday would have furthered their efforts to play in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference title game on Feb. 20.

Instead, the Eagles record sits at 3-15.

The regular season has been lost, but the Eagles will play out the remainder of the schedule, including the postseason.

Lindecamp told Patch by email late Monday: "We discovered that we had an ineligible player and reported it right away. We will continue the season and participate in the playoffs."


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Kemafa February 13, 2013 at 01:19 PM
This is unfortunate for the boys especially the Seniors. They were haveing a great year! But rules are rules. However, the girls have overcome adversity and have been playing one of the toughest basketball schedules in Aberdeen Lady Basketball history and there has not been much or any coverage of their progress. It seems that the negativity is highlighted but the fact that the girls basketball team have been ranked #1 and #2 in the state all year even after losing Bri, has not beem covered by this paper at all!!. Other media sources, Baltimore Sun, Varsity Sports have memorialized the girls season and the adversity that they have overcome but the LOCAL MEDIA (ABERDEEN PATCH) has not. I believe it is okay to highlight the positive as well as the negative things that may occur. DO BETTER PATCH....Rules are Rules...and Right is Right!!!
Kemafa February 13, 2013 at 01:20 PM
Excuse the typos...
Sean Welsh February 13, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Thanks for the comment. I'll have to update the girls team with a story—you're right. That said, while this story does have some negative news included, I did write it from the positive perspective that the team is playing on, not giving up, and they in fact won their first game out after this became public. I held off on reporting it until after they played their first game back so I could put it in a proper perspective. Regardless, I'll work on a story regarding the girls' season. Also, anyone with photos or their own stories about any of the Eagles' teams is encouraged to post them here: http://aberdeen.patch.com/blog/apply In that we don't have a print publication, Patch can offer that platform. We highlight what the community writes and contributes regularly. I'd love to see parents and fans posting photos of their favorite teams.
Brian June 11, 2013 at 09:21 PM
I am very interested in why the boys basketball team had to forfeit their season. can anyone answer this question for me.. Brianlennon1@yahoo.com or just call me at 410-812-2724. I am old school, just call me if possible. Brian Lennon

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