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Rebels boys, Lions girls top seeded

February 23, 2004|from Staff reports

The South Hagerstown boys and Walkersville girls were given the top seeds in the Class 2A West basketball playoffs when the MPSSAA held the annual tournament draw Sunday at Long Reach High School.

The tournament begins this weekend with girls first-round games Friday and boys first-rounders Saturday.

North Hagerstown, Walkersville and Middletown took the second, third and fourth seeds behind South in the boys 2A West bracket and all four teams will have a bye in the first round.

The quarterfinal round begins March 2, when the Rebels will play the South Carroll-Rockville winner, the Hubs will play the Francis Scott Key-Liberty winner, Walkersville will face the Fort Hill-Century winner and Middletown will play host to Winters Mill.

Middletown is the No. 2 seed behind Walkersville in the 2A West girls bracket. Both teams have first-round byes.

No. 7 seed North Hagerstown plays host to No. 10 Winters Mill on Friday, with the winner playing Middletown next Monday. No. 11 South Hagerstown travels to No. 6 Liberty on Friday, with the winner playing Century in the quarterfinals.

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Clear Spring drew the No. 3 seed and a bye in the 1A West boys bracket. The Blazers will play the winner of Saturday's No. 11 Brunswick at No. 6 Beall matchup on March 2.

In other 1A West first round boys action Saturday, No. 9 Smithsburg travels to No. 8 Catoctin, No. 12 Hancock plays at No. 5 Poolesville and No. 13 Boonsboro goes to No. 4 Southern Garrett. No. 10 Williamsport plays at No. 7 Northern Garrett, possibly in a girls-boys doubleheader Friday.

Catoctin has the No. 3 seed and a bye in the 1A West girls draw. The Cougars will play the winner of Friday's No. 11 Brunswick at No. 6 Clear Spring game next Monday.

Other 1A West first round girls action Friday features No. 12 Beall at No. 5 Smithsburg, No. 9 Williamsport at No. 8 Northern Garrett, No. 13 Hancock at No. 4 Allegany and No. 10 Boonsboro at No. 7 Westmar.

In 3A West, Frederick plays host to Einstein in both the boys and girls bracket. Those games could be played in a doubleheader Friday at 6 and 8 p.m.

In 4A North, the Thomas Johnson girls are the No. 5 seed and will play at Lake Clifton in the quarterfinal round next Monday. The TJ boys drew the third seed and a first-round bye. They will play the winner of Saturday's Parkville-Kenwood game on March 2.

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