No. 4 Edmondson at No. 3 Dunbar
When: Wednesday, 5 p.m.
Coaches: Darnell Dantzler, Edmondson; Cyrus Jones, Sr., Dunbar
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Dunbar, Baltimore, MD, USA
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Edmondson: Isaiah Tripp, Sr., G; Darius Walker, Sr., G; Darius Hubbard, Sr., G.
Dunbar: Daxter Miles, Sr., G; Kamau Stokes, Jr., G; Keandre Gibson, Jr., G
KEYS TO VICTORY
This Baltimore City rivalry always brings added intensity and emotion — the two coaches played together at Dunbar and are childhood frends — and which team better channels the energy will come out with the win. Both teams rely on deep and talented backcourts and a number of players can take over at any given time. Experience favors the senior-laden Red Storm, with Walker a four-year player and Tripp and Hubbard also returnees that play well together and understand their roles. The Poets' top players — Miles and Stokes — are transfers who haven't experienced the rivalry before. How they deal with the big moments will go a long way. Last season, the Red Storm upset then-No. 1 Dunbar, 68-61, on Jan. 30 with Tripp scoring a game-high 20 points and playing poised in the closing minute to seal the win. It was the third win for Edmondson in the past four meetings against Dunbar.
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No. 1 Archbishop Spalding at No. 6 St. Frances, Wednesday, 5:30
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