By SHELDON SHEALER
BELTSVILLE, Md. - Kevin Murphy drove to Beltsville for the high school basketball playoff pairings and walked away shaking his head.
Tom Dickman and Tom Faska didn't bother making the trip.
Murphy, whose Williamsport boys' basketball team is 20-1, drew the No. 3 position for this weekend's Class 1A West Region playoffs. No. 3 means a home game for the Wildcats, but what concerned Murphy is the fact that Williamsport, Westmar and Southern Garrett, regarded as the top three teams in the region, are on the same side of the draw. Only one can advance to the regional final.
"There's no value in analyzing it at this point," Murphy said. "No sour grapes here. That's the system we have. They tell us where to go and when and we do it. Under the system there's the potential (for one bracket to include all the top teams) for that to happen and it did today."