“It was a good experience for the kids,” Rogers said. “We should have won Saturday, but that team was very athletic and quick.”
Rogers also said guard Jalen Lewis got some good looks from the coaching staff at Cleveland State University.
* Not to look ahead, but let’s do it anyway.
Currently tied with 8-1 records in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference boys race, Broadfording and Heritage Academy are on target to decide the regular-season title in their second meeting of the year on Feb. 8.
In their first meeting on Jan. 15, Heritage eked out a 62-61 victory over the Lions.
Heading into Friday night’s games, North Hagerstown holds the Antietam lead at 9-2 while South Hagerstown is 7-2. The Hubs have three games left in conference play, while the Rebels have five yet to play, along with non-conference challenges against Oakdale and Linganore.
St. Maria Goretti is in a ‘must-win’ situation the rest of the way in the Baltimore Catholic League if the Gaels hope to get a home game in the tournament quarterfinals. Goretti’s hopes to climb into fourth place were tarnished by Archbishop Spalding in a 61-54 loss Wednesday. Spalding currently occupies that spot with a 7-3 record, while the Gaels are 5-6.
Goretti plays at Mount Carmel Friday night and hopes for some help from St. Frances, which plays Spalding. On Sunday, Spalding comes to the Gael Center.
Boys — North’s Kenny McCrary with eight points and 15 rebounds against West York, 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Williamsport and 19 points and 11 rebounds vs. Catoctin; James Buchanan’s Grant Strawoet with 29 points vs. Littlestown; Southern Fulton’s Nick Smartt with 25 points and six rebounds vs. Everett; Heritage Academy’s Alex Cosner with 18 points and 19 rebounds vs. New Life Christian; South Hagerstown’s Michael Hill with 21 points vs. Smithsburg; Saint James’ Obi Enechionyia with 20 points, 23 rebounds and four blocks vs. St. Andrew’s.
Girls — Mercersburg’s Melody Gomez, back on the floor after early injuries, with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Middleburg Academy and 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Blair Academy; Isabel Forsman with 24 points vs. Brunswick and teammate Samantha Staley with 11 points and 13 rebounds vs. Brunswick; South Hagerstown’s Tayana Stewart with 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Smithsburg; North Hagerstown’s Crystal McLeod with 27 points vs. Williamsport.
Indoor Track & Field
The Maryland Class 1A West region championships will be held Saturday at Hagerstown Community College, beginning at 1:45 p.m.
Boonsboro, which swept the boys and girls team titles at the Washington County championships on Jan. 18, has the No. 1 seeds in 15 of the 26 overall events, boys and girls combined.
The Warriors’ top-seeded girls include Sarah Zielinski in the 1,600 (5:22.60) and 3,200 (11:29.81), Emily Cronise in the 800 (2:29.27), Michaela Grove in the 500 (1:28.46) and Maggie Sullivan in the high jump (5-0). They also are No. 1 in the 4x800 relay (10:15.72).
Boonsboro’s top-seeded boys include Sean Snyder in the 1,600 (4:39.11) and 3,200 (10:12.39), Ethan Allnutt in the 500 (1:10.17), Nick Seabright in the 55 hurdles (8.31) and pole vault (11-7), Josh Testa in the 800 (2:04.63) and Gerick Allen in the shot put (45-5). The Warriors also are No. 1 in the 4x400 (3:39.65) and 4x800 (8:34.89).
The Smithsburg boys have three No. 1 seeds — Zane Gardenhour in the 300 (36.62), Caleb Cardone in the 55 (6.81) and their relay team in the 4x200 (1:33.61).
Emma Gerhold is seeded first in the pole vault (9-10) for the Smithsburg girls, while Sarah Elwood is No. 1 in the shot put (29-6) for the Clear Spring girls.
* North Hagerstown and South Hagerstown will compete in the 3A West championships Wednesday at the Baltimore Armory, and Williamsport will compete in the 2A West meet Feb. 9 at HCC.
— Assistant sports editor Andrew Mason and staff writer Tim Koelble compiled this week's prep notebook.