Maryland High School Basketball State Championships


This past weekend featured the finals of the Maryland high school basketball state championships, featuring as always some great games in a state loves basketball. The games were played at the Comcast Center.

In the MPSSAA system, the state is divided into four equal divisions of roughly 45-50 schools, with division 4A as the largest, and 1A as smallest in attendance.

4A Boys – Dr. Henry A. Wise 70, Whitman 43

The Pumas of Henry A. Wise High School were a veteran team that simply was not going to be denied this year – winning their first state title for the Prince Georges County school since its founding in 2006. The game was over early – with Wise having a 27-point margin at halftime.

3A Boys – City College 59, Westlake 48

City College HS of Baltimore completed a perfect 27-0 season in a game that was closer than the 11-point final margin. The Knights had a seven-point halftime lead, but went into the final quarter trailing the Westlake Wolverines (22-5) by two points.

2A Boys – Potomac 64, Oakdale 51

Potomac (25-4) won their fourth state title in school history over new Frederick County powerhouse Oakdale (22-5).  The Bears of Oakdale had an unusual off day while shooting but 29% from the floor. Potomac senior center Quadree Smith finished with 14 points and 19 rebounds.

1A Boys – Edmondson/Westside 54, Allegany 51

Edmondson held a slight 26-25 halftime lead over a powerful (Western Maryland) Allegany HS (26-2) team that game into the state finals averaging 82 points per contest. A second-half switch from a zone defense to man-to-man, along with a slow-tempo offense, gave Edmondson (22-5) their second consecutive title – having won in 2A last year.

Girls Finals – Scores

4A – Eleanor Roosevelt 64, North Point 30

3A – Milford Mill 40, Damascus 37

2A – Patterson Mill 33, Calvert 30

1A – Southern Garrett 52, New Town 47