Locals set for challenge in D.C.

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No. 1 Dunbar, John Carroll to meet; No. 5 Milford Mill looks to pull off another big victory

rodney elliottFour of Varsity Sports Network’s top five boys’ basketball teams will be in the District Saturday afternoon for the Maryland Challenge at Coolidge High.

In a matchup of defending league champions, top-ranked Dunbar meets reigning MIAA A champ and No. 3 John Carroll School. The defending Baltimore City champ Poets, who replaced the Patriots at No. 1 in the latest VSN’s Top 20, will take on longtime east Baltimore rival and 18th ranked Lake Clifton Friday afternoon in a city league Division I match.

No. 2 St. Frances Academy, which spent five weeks in the No. 1 spot, takes on D.C.’s Spingarn. The Panthers, who are in first in the MIAA A and Baltimore Catholic leagues, will play No. 6 Archbishop Spalding Friday evening in east Baltimore.

After rallying past Edmondson in the closing minutes at last weekend’s Basketball Academy at Morgan State University, No. 5 Milford Mill Academy will have a bigger test against Theodore Roosevelt (D.C.), ranked No. 3 in the District region by the Washington Post. The unbeaten Rough Riders routed Lake Clifton earlier in the season and knocked off perennial national powerhouse Montrose Christian.

In the final game, Princeton Day Academy from Prince George's County plays event host Coolidge. Princeton Day Academy features former Patterson star Aquille Carr, who was VSN's boys' Player of the Year the previous two seasons.

Maryland Challenge

at Coolidge (D.C.)

justin jeniferNo. 1 Dunbar vs. No. 3 John Carroll School, 3 p.m.

Spingarn (D.C.) vs. No. 2 St. Frances Academy, 4:30 p.m.

No. 5 Milford Mill Academy vs. Theodore Roosevelt (D.C.), 6:15 p.m.

Last Updated (Friday, 01 February 2013 12:17)



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