North, South boys draw No. 1 seeds

February 18, 2002

North, South boys draw No. 1 seeds

GAMBRILLS, Md. - Five teams from Washington and Frederick counties drew No. 1 seeds when the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association held its basketball playoff draw Sunday morning at Arundel High School.

The regional playoffs begin with girls first round games Friday and boys first round games on Saturday. The girls quarterfinals, semifinals and finals are Feb. 25 and 27 and March 1. The boys quarters, semis and finals are Feb. 26 and 28 and March 2. Tipoff time for all games is 7 p.m.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> In the boys' draw, South Hagerstown is the top seed in the Class 1A South bracket. The Rebels, who have a bye in the first round, will play the Allegany-Williamsport winner in the quarterfinals.

North Hagerstown holds the top spot in the 2A West draw. The Hubs also have a first-round bye and will play the Centennial-Atholton winner in the quarters.


Thomas Johnson, fresh off its win in the St. James Invitational Tournament, is the No. 1 seed in 4A East. The Patriots will face the winner of the South River-C.M. Wright game in the quarterfinals.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> In the girls' draw, Walkersville is the top seed in 2A West and will play the Francis Scott Key-Fort Hill winner in the quarterfinals.

Frederick is No. 1 in the 4A East draw. The Cadets will play the winner of the Broadneck-Meade game in the second round.

For complete brackets, go to the MPSSAA Web site at

Boys first round (Saturday)

1A West - Williamsport at Allegany; Smithsburg at Boonsboro.

2A West - Glenelg at Walkersville.

Boys quarterfinals (Tuesday, Feb. 26)

1A South - Catoctin at Dunbar; Forest Park at Brunswick.

1A West - Williamsport-Allegany winner vs. South Hagerstown; Clear Spring at Beall; Westmar-Northern Garrett winner vs. Hancock; Boonsboro-Smithsburg winner vs. Southern Garrett.

2A West - Centennial-Atholton winner vs. North Hagerstown; Howard at Middletown; Walkersville-Glenelg winner vs. Fort Hill.

4A East - South River-C.M. Wright winner vs. Thomas Johnson; Old Mill-Chesapeake (AA) winner vs. Frederick.

Girls first round (Friday)

1A West - Hancock at Northern Garrett; Westmar at Clear Spring; Boonsboro at Williamsport.

4A East - C.M. Wright at Thomas Johnson.

Girls quarterfinals (Monday, Feb. 25)

1A South - Catoctin at Dunbar; Brunswick at Forestville.

1A West - Hancock-Northern Garrett winner vs. Southern Garrett; South Hagerstown at Allegany; Clear Spring-Westmar winner vs. Beall; Williamsport-Boonsboro winner vs, Smithsburg.

2A West - Francis Scott Key-Fort Hill winner vs. Walkersville; Atholton at Middletown; North Hagerstown at Centennial.

4A East - Broadneck-Meade winner vs. Frederick; Thomas Johnson-C.M. Wright winner vs. Chesapeake (AA).

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