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Varsity Game of the Week: No. 4 Milford Mill vs. No. 10 Edmondson

By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun

2:54 PM EST, January 20, 2013

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No. 4 Milford Mill vs. No. 10 Edmondson

When: Saturday, 6:45 p.m.

Where: Basketball Academy at Morgan State University

Coaches: Mike Silverman, Milford Mill; Darnell Dantzler, Edmondson

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Milford Mill: Bruce Watkins, Sr., G; Justin Jenifer, So. G; Allen Costley, Jr., F

Edmondson: Isaiah Tripp, Sr., G; Darius Walker, Sr., G; Darius Hubbard, Sr., G

KEYS TO VICTORY

One of the featured games taking place in the last of the three-day Basketball Academy at Morgan guarantees quality guard play with both teams boasting fine backcourts. The Millers, under first-year coach Silverman, have picked up right where they left off in past years. The four-time defending Baltimore County champions have once again dominated their league with a deep roster led by Watkins and Jenifer. The Red Storm was rolling in Baltimore City until hitting a rough stretch earlier this month, falling to Dunbar in double overtime Jan. 9 and then losing at home to Poly on Jan. 11. Tripp and Walker make the Red Storm go and Hubbard does a little of everything to help bring wins. Which team controls the flow of the game and how well the Red Storm can handle the Millers' inside play will go a long way in deciding the outcome. While this game has no meaning in the teams' respective league standings, it provides a valuable measuring stick and a win for either team would provide added confidence with the postseason approaching.

OTHER GAMES TO WATCH

Boys basketball

No. 5 Archbishop Spalding at 7 John Carroll, Monday, 7 p.m.

No. 8 Poly vs. No. 14 Randallstown at Morgan State, Thursday, 8 p.m.

No. 7 John Carroll at No. 5 Archbishop Spalding, Friday, 5:15 p.m.

No. 3 Dunbar vs. Largo at Morgan State, Friday, 9:15 p.m.

No. 6 City vs. No. 14 Randallstown at Morgan State, Saturday, 4:25 p.m.

Girls basketball

No. 5 Digital Harbor vs. No. 2 Aberdeen at Morgan State, Thursday, 6:45 p.m.

No. 9 Seton Keough at No. 8 Roland Park, Friday, 5:30

No. 10 Milford Mill vs. No. 5 Digital Harbor at Morgan State, Saturday, 10 a.m.

No. 2 Aberdeen vs. No. 4 Poly at Morgan State, Saturday, 1:45 p.m.

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