On Tap Wednesday night in the Peninsula District girls semifinals at Woodside:
(Tickets are $6 for students/adults, $4 for children 12-under).
No. 1 Woodside (22-1) vs. No. 4 Warwick (13-9)
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Regular season: Woodside swept, winning 55-33 on Dec. 7 and 48-31 on Jan. 15.
Outlook: The Wolverines won both games handily, but Coach Mike Tallon has respect for Raiders coach Vanessa Starks and her program. Warwick has two legitimate scorers in Ylexus Traeger (11.9 ppg) and freshman Adria Strothers (11.7 ppg), the latter being among the better outside shooters in the district. The Raiders also have a tough post player in 6-4 Younique Upchurch (8.3 ppg), who has seven inches on Woodside’s tallest player. But the Wolverines have Gs Adrienne Motley (25.3 ppg) and Aianna Kelly (10.6 ppg) and kids like Kemoni Earp, Alexis Bell and DaQuila Washington who their jobs. The Wolverines are allowing only 32 ppg. Both teams have clinched spots in the regionals, and Woodside will open at home.
No. 2 Kecoughtan (20-3) vs. No. 3 Hampton (14-7)
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Regular season: Kecoughtan swept, winning 53-40 on Jan. 8 and 68-48 on Feb. 5.
Outlook: In each regular season game, the Crabbers hung with the Warriors for a while before fading. Hampton will need more consistency and better free throw shooting, like last night’s 27-of-35 accuracy in a quarterfinal win over Phoebus. PG Khadijah Berger (18.1 ppg) is back from her knee injury, but C Dara Pearson (14.5 ppg) has become the main offensive threat of late. F Mikayla Sayle (11.2 ppg) is also stepping up. F Geoquasha Brown didn’t play in Tuesday night’s win and her status for tonight is unknown. Kecoughtan continues to roll behind a group of seniors and an emerging star in PG Alexsis Grate (11.1 ppg). Assuming Woodside beats Warwick, the winner of this game will secure a first-round home game in the regionals.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun