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."