Forfeit costs Milford Mill boys basketball berth in Baltimore County title game

Dundalk, and not Milford Mill, will represent Division I in Tuesday’s Baltimore County championship against Division II winner Woodlawn.

Milford Mill had to forfeit a victory against the Owls on Feb. 9 for using an ineligible player. In the Millers’ previous win against Randallstown, a player was issued two technical fouls, which should have automatically suspended him for the next game against Dundalk.

The regular season concluded with Dundalk, Milford Mill and New Town all finishing 11-1 in league play and the Owls were awarded the berth in the title game on a tiebreaker.

Woodlawn, which clinched its berth with an 89-50 win over Randallstown on Friday, will take on Dundalk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Towson University’s SECU Arena.

Milford Mill coach Ryan Smith was disappointed with the outcome — he wasn’t aware the player had two technical fouls until after the outcome — but said his Millers have moved on with the region playoffs ahead.

“We have to respect the process and respect Baltimore County’s decision,” he said. “It is what it is and we can’t look back, so it’s on to regionals and maybe states. As a group, a program and a family, we can’t let this get in our way.”

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