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Class 3A and 2A girls basketball state tournament preview

Class 3A and 2A girls basketball state tournament preview

The 3A and 2A Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association girls basketball state semifinals are set to begin Thursday at SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University, and for the first time since 2008 Howard County will have two teams represented.

Atholton, which will be making its fifth tournament appearance, defeated Long Reach on March 3, 53-44, to win the Class 3A East region title, while Marriotts Ridge clinched the program’s first state semifinal berth after beating Walkersville, 46-39, on March 3 to win the 2A West title.

“It’s exciting,” said Mustangs coach Caitlin Reese. “We knew this year had the potential to be a great year, and I think it has exceeded...

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