Game time is 7 p.m. Gates will open at 6.
The Region II, Section 1 pairings, which involve Hedgesville, Jefferson and Martinsburg, should be determined this week, according to Hedgesville athletic director Don Dellinger.
The Section 1 and 2 champions meet for the regional title and ultimately a berth in the eight-team state playoffs.
When Mercersburg Academy recently dealt Troy (N.Y.) Holy Redemption a 30-point defeat at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md., , further investigation was needed. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 6 in The Herald-Mail Top 10, have three or four legitimate Division I players, yet Redemption has Lamar Odom, considered by many as the top prep player in the country. Come to find out, Odom missed the game for undisclosed reasons. Odom returned the following night to lead Redemption past Cardozo, which was ranked No. 2 in the Washington Post. ... Williamsport has gone from follower to leader in the course of five days. Before last Friday, the Wildcats trailed Middletown in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League standings. A victory over the Knights created a first-place tie in the league on Friday. On Tuesday, Middletown was upset by Walkersville, giving the Wildcats a one-game lead in the title race. ... Broadfording Christian Academy has won five of its last six games, thanks in part to Mark Proctor. Proctor, a 6-1 senior, scored a career-high 39 points in a victory over Carroll Christian. He's averaging 21.8 points over the past six games.
Around The State
Sherwood is in search of something special. The Montgomery County Class 4A school is 13-1 and ranked No. 11 in the state. Less than two months ago, Sherwood won a football state title. Only once - Churchill in 1977-78 -has a school won both the Class 4A (previously AA) football and basketball state titles in the same school year. The Warriors are led by Rice-bound forward Shawn Tyndell, who's averaged 20.3 points per game. ... Centennial starts the second half of its Howard County league schedule tonight, and the Eagles (13-0) are the only undefeated Class 3A team in the state.