Junior Tyson Smith scored a game-high 31 points and Issac Brown added 15 as No. 16 Owings Mills upended No. 13 Digital Harbor, 78-72, at the IAABO Board 290 Mixer at Northwestern Wednesday.

Smith went 14 of 16 from the free throw line in the final quarter, helping the Eagles (8-0 overall) weather a Digital Harbor rally. Tuesday, Owings Mills lost to a 10-point fourth quarter lead then needed two overtimes before turning away Northwestern.

“Tonight we came out with a little more heart and little more intensity to get the job done,” said Smith. “Everybody was on their heels in the fourth quarter thinking they might comeback. I told the team to believe and just win.”

The Eagles led 53-39 in the early seconds of the fourth quarter, but Digital Harbor (5-4) chipped it down to 68-61 with two minutes left in regulation after a steal and basket by Ronald Epps. Gerald Mercer responded with a score for Owings Mills.

A three-pointer by Kevin Smith brought the Rams to 72-66 with 1:07 remaining before the Eagles converted free throws to secure the victory. The Baltimore County school went 20 for 28 in the final quarter.

“We had to show a little more patience and spacing,” said Owings Mills coach Richard Epps. “We did what we supposed to do and made our free throws.”

Smith and DaQuan Cook each scored 19 points to lead Digital Harbor, and Antonio Manns added 14. The Rams’ four losses have come against teams ranked in VSN’s Top 20.