UPDATE: After an issue with permits forced an initial postponement and then weather postponed the proposed make-up date of the Howard County boys and girls basketball all-star games, the event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27 at Oakland Mills High School.
The Oakland Mills Boosters will now serve as the sponsor for the event.
The girls will play first at 6:30 p.m. and the boys will follow immediately after, with a girls against boys 3-point shooting contest and dunk contest scheduled to take place between the two games. The majority of the area’s top seniors are slated to participate in the all-star event, which has an admission charge of $5 that is good for both games.
The game for the girls will pit an East squad made up of players from Atholton, Hammond, Howard and Reservoir up against a West squad consisting of players from Glenelg, Long Reach, Marriotts Ridge, River Hill and Chapelgate. Both teams feature 11 players.
The boys game, meanwhile, is being called the “Class Clash” as the county’s small schools (class 2A) will square off against the county’s large schools (class 3A/4A).
The 2A squad has players from Glenelg, Glenelg Country, Hammond, Marriotts Ridge, Oakland Mills, River Hill and Wilde Lake. The 3A squad has players from Atholton, Centennial, Chapelgate, Howard, Long Reach, Mt. Hebron and Reservoir.
In addition to the two games, there are also plans for a dunk contest and the 3-point contest between the girls and boys games.
The 3-point event will be set up in a girls against boys format, with five girls going head-to-head against five boys. Each shooter will have 45 seconds to make as many shots as they can — the winner of each match-up will earn a point for their team.
The match-ups for the shootout will be: Jess Foster (Glenelg) against Jalen Morant (Chapelgate); Ashlyn McInerney (Hammond) against Robert Gordon (Hammond); Madison Burris (Howard) against Andrew Blanco (Howard); Sarah Dawitt (River Hill) against Jacob Krause (River Hill); and Courtney Furr (Howard) against Sean Taylor (Centennial).