Two of the three Bayside conference teams playing for East Region Championships on Saturday punched their tickets to the Maryland High School Basketball Final Four next week in College Park.
In 3A, Stephen Decatur successfully defended their title with a 60-51 win over Centennial. The Seahawks survived a third quarter punch by the Eagles to claim their third straight region crown. In the first quarter it appeared Decatur would cruise to the victory, beginning the game on an 11-0 run.
After leading 29-17 at halftime, Centennial made an attempt to ruin the Berlin party. The Eagles began the third quarter on a 9-0 run. The only thing preventing a Centennial double digit lead was the Seahawks’ senior guard Kevon Voyles who scored all eight of his teams points in the period.
In the fourth Voyles helped restore order scoring 12 of his game high 30 points. Decatur will face Poly in Thursday’s semifinals. It is a rematch of the 2017 semifinal game won by Poly 74-44.
In 2A, something that had not been seen in 29 years at the Ridge. North Caroline wins the region, boat racing Harford Tech 82-51. Joey Adams led the Bulldogs with 30 points. The game was never in doubt. North Caroline led 27-14 after the first quarter and Harford Tech could not recover. North Caroline will face River Hill in Friday’s 2A Semifinal.
In 1A, Snow Hill lost to Patterson Mill 55-39. The Eagles were attempting to reach the Final Four for the first time in eight years.